Teen Engineering TX-6 Audio Interface

Just 15 years ago, you would have been called crazy if you told them they could create their own music produced entirely from a device in their pocket. While recording software like Apple’s GarageBand has been around for a few decades now, the ability to mix and master on your phone or tablet has only really been possible since 2011. And with the rapid advancement of technology for home music, devices like the teenage engineering TX-6 are just the beginning.

Whether you’re mastering your tracks on mobile or your laptop, the TX-6 audio interface serves as a very compact mixer with 6 stereo input jacks, 2 stereo output jacks, a main headphone connector (with optional both 3.5mm jacks and a 6.35mm jack with adapter) and a USB-C port. The 12-channel multitrack mixer also features wireless connectivity to BLE-MIDI units and can plug into your computer or any iOS device to create on the go. While many small audio interfaces are phantom-powered, the 32-bit TX-6 runs on a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 8 hours.

Among its range of features used via its display screen, the TX-6 has a built-in synthesizer and sequencer, with the ability to be controlled via an external MIDI device. It also has a metronome, tuner, drum machine and various effects such as reverb, distortion and delay, among others, and can be used in “DJ mode” for crossfading between the channels.

Transcending the popularity of the ever-ephemeral audio gadget, the aluminum TX-6 is revolutionary in its accessibility to the mixing process. Compact devices like this will improve production mobility while simplifying it. You can now pick up the TX-6 from the Teenage Engineering website for $1,199.

Purchase: $1,199+

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