Free Update turns Teenage Engineering TX-6 mini Mixer into Portable Digital Audio Recorder



Teenage Engineering TX-6 mini mixer is now a standalone portable recorder. And, you can now play the built-in synth chromatically from a Bluetooth MIDI keyboard


Teenage Engineering has released a free firmware update for the TX-6 Field Mixer that turns it into a portable digital audio recorder.


Teenage Engineering TX-6 mini mixer already had a surprising amount of functionality within its slight frame – effects, a DJ mode and even a built-in sound generator – and now its first firmware update has turned it into a standalone portable recorder.


Additionally, there are new MIDI features: external MIDI control of all parameters and the option to play the built-in synth chromatically from a MIDI keyboard. Bluetooth MIDI support is now included, so you could connect that keyboard wirelessly.


New in TX–6 firmware update 1.1.4:


  • USB mass storage disk record/playback for 24-bit 48 kHz stereo wav files, including armed recording with automatic start on audio detect.
  • PO-sync output on aux and cue, with selectable 8th note for PO-sync and 16th note for modular systems.
  • External midi control of all TX–6 parameters, for complete remote control over midi.
  • Extended midi support for synth mode to play the synth chromatically using midi notes from an external keyboard.
  • Added ‘scenes’ to save and load all settings.
  • USB audio multiple sample rate support: 48 kHz and additionally 44.1 kHz, for compatibility with MPC live etc.
  • BLE midi clock in/out support with clock routing settings.
  • BLE host mode to connect peripherals like BLE midi keyboards.
  • Switchable aux and cue outputs, to be able to utilize the higher output level of the aux jack if needed for high impedance headphones.
  • Added balanced mono input mode in addition to the stereo / mono / split modes.
  • Parameters keep their values until a knob is moved, making it easier to switch knob config without undesired behavior.
  • No snap back of the freeze FX parameter. click to reset instead.
  • Smoother change of FX I send.
  • Stability bugfix for usb midi host mode.
  • USB audio mode set on menu exit, instead of directly


It’s a free download at the TE website.



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