Some months ago we introduced the Mixerface R4, an interesting new mobile recording tool from CEntrance. Today the company announced the launch of MixerFace R4R, a new version of the acclaimed mobile recording interface that now comes with a built-in audio recorder. We’re eager to try out the MixerFace 4R4, hopefully we’ll have one in our lab soon!
The new model retains all the features of its parent MixerFace R4, but adds a built-in, “one-button record,” stereo micro-SD card recorder for added in-the-field flexibility and extra recording redundancy.
The original MixerFace R4 turns a smartphone into a portable DAW, ideal for capturing musical ideas, interviews, or live events at a remote location. Invaluable for podcasting, video blogging, newsgathering, live streaming, songwriting, and other mobile recording uses, the passport-sized mobile recording interface makes it easy to record professional-quality audio anywhere. An internal, long-lasting rechargeable battery sets the CEntrance product apart from other portable audio interfaces and makes it the ideal companion for the road. Two built-in high-quality mic preamps with true 48V phantom power let users choose their favorite microphones for recording. The Neutrik Combo input jacks with the Hi-Z feature allow plugging in electric guitars and basses, which makes MixerFace R4 an ideal practice tool, idea pad, or on-the-gig mixer.
The built-in SD card recorder in the R4R enhances those applications as it captures audio immediately, without waiting for the phone. An extra benefit of the built-in SD Card recorder is the ability to stream audio via the phone, while recording a local copy to the SD card, a level of flexibility unmatched by existing field recorders.
The tripod-mountable device will be also appealing to video bloggers and DSLR videographers. Paired with a smartphone or a video camera, the product improves audio quality over typical on-camera audio, dramatically improving production values of semi-professional video shoots. R4R will also add redundancy to live streaming events. Allowing live music sessions to be streamed online via the smartphone, R4R can simultaneously record a safety copy to the internal micro-SD card recorder, creating a professional backup solution. The recorder is perfect for field recording, concert taping, band rehearsals, live performance, capturing audio from the FOH position, and much more.
“With MixerFace we have made professional location recording accessible anywhere. These handheld, travel-friendly units fit in a gig bag and sound great, lasting for a whole session on a full charge,” said Michael Goodman, CEntrance CEO. “The internal world-class A/D converters were borrowed from our award-winning Hi-Fi products. They are protected by the lightweight, aircraft aluminum chassis and deliver professional sound quality in a small package. This portable marvel will liberate recording from the confines of the studio and let you find inspiration anywhere.”
Price and Availability
The new MixerFace R4R has an MSRP of $449.99 USD (SD card not included) and is now shipping to US dealers and worldwide distributors. CEntrance is also shipping the original “MixerFace R4” model (without the SD-Card recorder) with MSRP of $349.99 USD. For more info, please visit the CEntrance website.