With a basic, well-balanced mix already configured, a stab at the Finalize button kicks in a multiband compressor and enhancer on the whole mix. There are three Power Compressors available as inserts and they work really well with guitarsand vocals. Digital mixers can prove a headache for those who are used to traditional studio gear. There are also control room outs and a single quarter-inch headphone socket, plus the data-connection socket for hooking it to the audio module. Further down, you’d expect to see level sliders, but they’re actually rotary pots with centre detents, which could be off-putting to many.
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You can save configurations for later recall. However, the signal-processing options are not only useful but sound great.
The first four channel strips are familiar enough. It suffers a little from digital multifunction overload – enough to confuse at the outset – and an absence of MIDI ports and levels sliders also count against it.
In certain ways, this system enables you to control a computer-based mix in analogue style, although there are no transport controls on the mixer’s fascia.
Aux Return 1 has quarter-inch jack sockets. Digital mixers can prove a headache for those who are used to traditional studio gear.
A closer look reveals we’ve moved beyond analogue-type operation. Further down, you’d expect to see level sliders, but they’re actually rotary pots with centre detents, which could be off-putting to many. With an analogue desk, once you’ve learnt one channel strip, you’ve usually learnt the lot, but with digital, you’re suddenly confronted with Shift, Utility, Enter 16d other keys more usually associated with computer keyboards.
Edirol MDX review | MusicRadar
There are also control room outs and a single quarter-inch headphone socket, plus the data-connection socket for hooking it to the audio module. This extends to the Aux controls which are multi-function, too: Still, it would have been nice to have MIDI ports, though their inclusion would likely mean a higher price-point. Cursor, Utility, Value and Display buttons feature, as does a Scene button. Image 2 of 2 Audio interfacing is handled by a separate box.
There are six effects available, each of which can be adjusted, and the Natural preset is great. The mixer appears reasonably sturdy if lightweighttakes up little space and has a bonus pair of line ins.
But there’s fun to be had by messing about with the built-in signal processors. There’s a Narration Enhancer which combines a de-esser and enhancer and does a tidy job with close-miked, spoken-word material.
At the front, there are four XLR balanced mic inputs with one button assigning phantom power to all or none, and each is paired with a balanced TRS line in socket. Combining Room Acoustic Control with Finalize creates a quick route to a powerful, modern-sounding master that should sound good on any system – provided you’ve got the basic arrangement and mix sorted in the first place.
Any changes show up in the backlit LCD, which switches to display whichever parameter you’re adjusting.
Edirol / Roland MDX – Channel Digital Audio Mixer MDX
Each has a low-cut filter at 75Hz, three-band EQ, pan, solo and mute, but a couple of things make it apparent that we’re dealing ediro, a decidedly digital device here. Pros A solid digital mixer.
If you don’t mind the learning curve, the MDX is an attractive option for project-studio audio control. A quick examination reveals that the MIDI sockets absent from the audio module are also absent from the mixer.
Punch it in and you have to twiddle one knob to access one of the 32 frequency bands, and then use another to boost or cut, then move on to another frequency band with the first knob. The Room Acoustic Control resides here edigol, as does a peculiar implementation of a band stereo EQ.
They’re designed to emulate vacuum tube amps and compressors, and operate on low, mid and high frequencies. These are concerns that apply to Edirol’s latest bright idea: So far, so good, but it’s the mixing desk that leads to some head-scratching. Cons Takes a bit of effort to master. The EQ mid is sweepable and there’s also the facility to Q the frequency range, but rather than multiple or concentric rotaries, you’ve got multi-function rotaries at the right that adjust mids for the eight channels that have EQ controls.
With a basic, well-balanced mix already configured, a stab at the Finalize button kicks in a multiband compressor and enhancer on the whole mix. There are three Power Compressors available as inserts and they work really well with guitarsand vocals.