Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer



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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby oscillateur » Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:55 am

ognoy wrote:I always thought this was just another midi controller, might have mixed it up with another KMI product.

But this looks super rad!
I've been thinking about getting an audio interface with 8 inputs, but also more outputs, for sending sound to different amps/speakers.

And I can use it without a computer as well? Just as a mixer?
That would be super handy!


Yeah, it's basically a fancy audio interface and/or a mixer with effects/etc. and tons of routing options (that can function standalone) and/or a MIDI controller.
I want one too but I have other priorities for now...
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby ognoy » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:21 pm

I doubt I'll ever buy it, but it looks super fun.
But if I got 500-600$ to spend on gear it's more likely I'll buy a guitar, amp, synth or some wicked pedals than a new recording interface.

But I should upgrade my recording gear, but I think getting some new mics and a good headset comes first when I decide to spend money on that. :)
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby behndy » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:25 pm

yurpah. kinda where i'm at. i would love to have one, but i have $1-$2 g's worth of other loot i could use way more before.

the recording setup i have isn't super complex/perfect, but it works for how i roll.
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby baremountain » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:04 am

GASing so hard for one of those KMixes. Last night I set up a rig with 4 parallel chains, all synced via CV or MIDI (Organelle, Volca FM, Volca Beats, and guitar). I routed the first three through my audio interface and the guitar through my amp. It worked alright, but any discrepancy in levels is a pain to manage with the 18i20 interface. I was thinking about it and the KMix seems to be the perfect solution - visual readout of levels, built-in per-channel limiter, on-the-fly touch-to-change level controls, serves as an interface so I can still record. It wouldn't replace my 18i20 because I still need 8 XLR inputs for tracking full bands/doing studio work, but it seems like it'd be a great on-the-go interface on top of just being a great mixer. Does anyone wanna talk me down from this? Is there a cheaper solution?

And secondly, I have it pulled up on Sweetwater and I see it's qualified for 48-month 0% financing ($13/mo!!!!) Has anyone here done this? I've got quite a bit of money to pay off on my Paypal credit, but I do that about $200-300 at a time at the beginning of each month, so I figure $13/mo won't even really be noticeable & this mixer seems like an ideal solution to solve what is otherwise a clunky problem. Basically I wanna know if I can guarantee $13/mo, will I: 1) Definitely not spend (much) more than the full price - I see they round dollar amounts but that's relatively trivial, 2) Be able to maybe make a lump-sum payment should I come into some money (like, pay $300 off one month to get ahead), and 3) Get this mixer when I order it (ie, not layaway)?
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby baremountain » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:52 pm

Bought it & love it so far. I've got a gig this weekend & I've pretty much only used it to figure out that signal chain situation, but I'll update with a more comprehensive review soon. It's actually smaller than I imagined & *super* easy to use straight out of the box. I get a weird thing when I have it working wtih my computer sometimes where it'll basically only emit rumbles from the computer's audio output, but a quick off/on seems to fix that. No other complaints so far!
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby waltdogg » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:28 pm

how are you dealing with only two xlr ins?
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby baremountain » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:06 am

waltdogg wrote:how are you dealing with only two xlr ins?

I have a Scarlet 18i20 that I'm gonna keep as well to do recordings of live bands and all that jazz. I think the KMix will be my go-to for recording myself though. If you're into having more than a couple mics (with XLR to XLR cables at least) there could be some problems that arise pretty quickly though. However I think mics with XLR to 1/4" cables would be fine as long as they don't require phantom power.
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby behndy » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:06 am

resuscitation because i'm about to grab one i think. my M-Audio 8 in 8 out just crapped out on me. fucker.

sooooooo.... still digging yours Nekid Runnin Large Hill?
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby baremountain » Mon May 01, 2017 11:00 am

I PM'd you back a longer response, but I'll repeat here for public eyes that I freakin' love this thing. It's been indispensable in solving routing issues & has fixed a ton of headaches when it comes to live setups. 10/10 would KMix again.
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby behndy » Mon May 01, 2017 12:59 pm

VERY. REASSURING.

yesssssss. mines gets here Wednesday. EXCITED.
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby oscillateur » Mon May 01, 2017 9:09 pm

Urrr, the Folktek Mescaline made a (very nicely shaped) hole in my planned purchases for this year (because I seem to finally be an adult and I plan things now), so the K-Mix will likely have to wait a bit more.

I don't remember if I asked this before : does it handle modular level signals nicely (i.e. enough headroom to attenuate things without clipping first) ?
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby oscillateur » Mon May 01, 2017 9:09 pm

Urrr, the Folktek Mescaline made a (very nicely shaped) hole in my planned purchases for this year (because I seem to finally be an adult and I plan things now), so the K-Mix will likely have to wait a bit more.

I don't remember if I asked this before : does it handle modular level signals nicely (i.e. enough headroom to attenuate things without clipping first) ?
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby behndy » Mon May 01, 2017 10:25 pm

there's a 15 page thread on Muffs about it, people seem to have no problem using it with modular shizz.

lol. which is GOOD. because that's my PLAN.

so, i know there were those hinky wood Block things, but.... i would love a little patch point box that is 1/4 mono jacks on one side, 1/8 mono jacks on the other. so i could have a little Euro Out breakout box to make cabling more simple.

where..... would i get something like that? apparently my SearchFu is SHIT.
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby Psyre » Sat May 20, 2017 12:25 am

Hey behndy :hello:

How are you fairing on your continued path of fandom for the K-mix? I think that's what's next.... everything about it screams yes yes yes :omg:
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Re: Keith McMillen K-Mix interface/mixer

Postby behndy » Sat May 20, 2017 1:26 am

doooood it's such an awesome little bugger. i haven't even setup any efx loops, just using basic in and outs and it just WORKS. love the size, love the interface.

and Danno is working on a 1/4 to 1/8 exchange boxy for me.

VERY HAPPY.

WOULD FUCK AGAIN.

10/10.
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