Teenage Engineering’s TX–6 portable mixer and multi-channel audio interface processes 32-bit 48kHz audio with six stereo input channels.
The mixer’s custom CNC aluminum build comes with proprietary encoders, faders and PCB board. A rechargeable battery holds the TX-6’s power for about eight hours.
The six-channel stereo mixer layout on the TX-6 comes with three-band EQs or customizable individual knobs controlling any parameter in the device. An adjustable compressor on each channel helps with more dynamic mixdowns. Its built-in effects include reverb, chorus, delay, freeze, tape, filter and distortion.
In true Teenage Engineering fashion, the TX-6 is built as more than just a simple recording device: it is also an instrument tuner, effects unit, synthesizer and drum machine. The device’s synthesizer and sequencer comprise of four oscillator waveforms and four synthesized drum sounds. The “Tempo Sync” feature keeps devices connected to the TX-6 working in unison.
The TX–6’s audio interface feature can connect to any DAW and uses 12 channels over USB-C. MFi also allows you to connect to iOS devices. BLE connectivity turns the TX–6 into a wireless controller for other BLE midi devices. Trigger and sync from internal synths and sequencers from other sources is also an option.
Turning the TX–6 on its side enters it into “DJ Mode,” in which is works as a DJ mixer. Channel one becomes a fader to crossfade or cut between channels five and six.
The device connects to any audio output using a 3.5 mm mini jack, and a removable 6.35 mm jack to 3.5 mm mini jack adapter is provided. Slimline cables allow use of six channels at once, as well as a field bag for easy packing.
The TX-6 runs for $1,199. Find more information on the Teenage Engineering website.