Noise Engineering Intros Xer Mixa Eurorack Mixer + Expando Expandi CV Expander Module


Noise Engineering has introduced a new Eurorack mixer, Xer Mixa, and a companion CV expander, Expando Expandi.

They will be debuting it at Knobcon 2023, being held September 8-10, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago, but it will begin shipping September 6.

Xer Mixa Eurorack Mixer

Xer Mixa is a hybrid analog/digital design: it features a fully analog signal path, with low noise and crosstalk, “pristine” sound quality, and ultra-high headroom. Xer Mixa’s digital side allows for state save and recall, per-channel pan law and pre/post send settings, multichannel editing, and MIDI I/O.

The mixer features 10 stereo-paired input channels: 8 interactive fader-controlled channels and two aux channels, each with clickless mutes.

Per-channel options include pan-law settings, pre- or post-fader send routing, and more. Settings can be saved for easy recall during future sessions or live sets.

Expando Expandi CV Expander Module

As for users who want CV control, Noise Engineering is also offering a 4HP, 8-input expander, Expando Expandi. Up to two expanders can be connected to the mixer via the rear panel and the inputs routed to a maximum of 32 modulation destinations on the mixer.

“We wanted Xer Mixa to be as compact as possible and bring a core feature set to the mixer,” said Noise Engineering Chief Noisemaker Stephen McCaul. “Every feature we included added to the base price, so there were a lot of tradeoffs that we considered. We polled a bunch of users and based on their feedback, we opted to put CV control onto the expander. The mixer was already the largest, most dense, and most complex product we’d ever made. Bringing the expander into the ecosystem added even more complexity from a programming perspective — two different MCUs have to talk to each other. But it also opens up other possibilities for Expando Expandi which we’re pretty excited about.”

The expanders are available separately, but a discounted bundle of Xer Mixa and Expando Expandi (10% off) is also available.

A unique feature is that Xer Mixa is reversible, so that it can be oriented with the jacks at the top or the bottom. A simple system setting inverts the screen and interface.

Preorders are open now, with shipping from Noise Engineering and retailers starting September 6, 2023;

  • Xer Mixa MSRP $999
  • Expando Expandi MSRP $169
  • Bundle (purchased together) MSRP $1,051

 

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