Akai announced this year at Musikmesse 2015 the MIDImix. MIDImix is a compact USB MIDI mixer, designed to give you tactile control of your DAW mixer’s controls. The Akai MIDImix can transform into a surface control for your DAW with the touch of a button so that you can process and mix up to 8 tracks simultaneously in real time.
“We are particularly excited to introduce the MIDImix, because up until now, there was just no solution for musicians and producers who needed a compact, easily-portable way to mix and process their projects on site.” Dan Gill – Akai Professional Product Manager.
Akai MIDImix Features:
- 8 track faders and 1 master fader
- 24 knobs (3 per channel)
- 16 buttons organized into 2 banks for mute, solo and record arm functions per channel
- Send all mixing parameters to the DAW via a dedicated button
- Ableton Live map
- USB connection
The Akai MIDImix is expected to be released in June 2015 priced at $99.99. An interesting thing is that it will ship with Ableton Live Lite DAW.