TipTop Audio MIXZ
MIXZ is a low cost analog multi-channel mixing module for mixing audio, CV and gate signals with an excellent linear response and low noise. Balancing a clear visual layout and multiple mixers in a small footprint makes the MIXZ easy to use in a variety of configurations within the modular synth. Its high quality analog mixing circuitry makes for a great sounding mixer with plenty of headroom, providing a smooth organic merge of dynamics, and excellent separation of mixing sections and channels. MIXZ has three sections:
Mixer A - a low noise 4 channel mixer with independent gain control per channel
Mixer B - a low noise 4 channel mixer with master gain control
Bus Mix - a multi channel mixer that mixes signals from modules utilizing the Tiptop Bus Mix
Mixer A and B can be configured as either two independent 4 channel mixers or as a single
8 channel mixer. If the output of Mixer A is not in use, then Mixer A will be routed internally to Mixer B forming the 8 Channel mixer.
Tiptop Bus Mix is a new method we have developed to mix audio signals through the Eurorack
power bus board without patch cables, a little bit of magic ahh? Although this technique doesn’t
stand for a low noise mix, we found it to be useful for some applications including the mixing
of our drum modules, which all have a Bus-Mix enabled output. The result is that all your drum modules are always available and mixed on the master out of the MIXZ with a flip of a switch,
saving you the time and cables to repatch sounds again and again, while keeping the channels of MIXZ’s Mixer A or B free to bring other signals into the mix.
Combining the Bus Mix with Mixer A and B, the MIXZ can sum dozens of channels in only 10 HP.