MATRIXSYNTH: KVgear Vixen Mixer for Korg Volcas Now on Kicktarter

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

KVgear Vixen Mixer for Korg Volcas Now on Kicktarter


Published on Oct 4, 2017 Mike Rafferty

"Demonstration of prototype KVgear Vixen mixer. All audio was recorded directly from the headphone output of the Vixen into the video camera. Outboard effects on Aux 1 and Aux 2 of the mixer are Strymon Dig dual delay (my favorite!) and Strymon BigSky. For more information see kvgear.com/products/vixen-mixer"


via Kickstarter

"This is the mixer Volca lovers have been wanting for years: 8 audio channels, panning, mutes, 2 aux sends/returns, and onboard power for 8 Volcas. It can be powered by batteries or the included AC power adapter. All this fits into the footprint of a single Volca!

The images below are of the special limited edition blue version. The standard version will be black. See more info at the bottom of this page.

The Vixen has 3.5 mm (1/8") mini jacks on each audio channel for easy connection to small synths without the need for adapters. Your adapter-less existence continues as you connect to/from external effects boxes and monitors through standard 6.35 mm (1/4") jacks.

Visibility is important, whether you're in a dimly lit studio or outdoors in the sun. All knobs on the Vixen have painted indicator lines. Graphics on the control panel are crisp, clear and as large as possible. The translucent top panel allows LEDs to be visible for Mute, Power, and VU meters.

The Vixen has the same footprint as a Volca, allowing it to fit into most Volca stands and racks. KVgear stands such as the Lobe V3 and V4, Volc 45-2, -3, and -4, and Ramp Racks (3 sizes) are perfect matches for the Vixen.

The Vixen can be powered by any of three sources: external AC mains power supply (included), internal AA batteries (batteries not included), or an external mega battery that you provide. All synths connected to the power hub (using optional power cables) can draw power directly from the Vixen, eliminating piles of batteries or wall warts.

Specifications

AUDIO

Channels 1-6

Mono 3.5 mm input jack (accepts TR or TRS plug)
Mute button w/ LED indicator
Gain knob
Pan knob
Aux Send 1 knob
Aux Send 2 knob
Channel 7

Stereo 3.5 mm input jack
Mute button w/ LED indicator
Gain knob
Channel 8

Stereo 3.5 mm input jack
Mute button w/ LED indicator
Gain knob
Aux Send 1 and 2

6.35 mm (1/4") mono jacks
Aux Return 1 and 2

6.35 mm (1/4") jacks for L/mono and R
Stereo gain knob
Main Out (stereo)

Stereo gain knob
6.35 mm (1/4") jacks for L/mono and R
Phones Out (stereo)

Stereo gain knob
3.5 mm (1/8") stereo jack
POWER: INPUT

The Vixen mixer can be powered from any of three sources:

External AC-DC power supply included with each mixer. Depending on your shipping address, you'll receive a mains power cord for USA, UK, or EU wall sockets. Customers with other wall outlet types can purchase their own IEC 320-C7 power cord.
Internal battery compartment for 6 AA batteries that you provide.
High capacity, rechargeable external 9 VDC battery attached to the power input jack on the Vixen. You will need an adapter plug with a 5.5 x 2.1 mm barrel plug. Depending upon demand, KVgear might produce an adapter plug.

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