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Audio for Video

OK, if you're a songwriter you may want to make a video of yourself performing your song. Your phone can make a nice video but capturing the audio with your phone's mic is, well … awful. MixerFace can grab control of the audio recording process in your video recording app and seamlessly apply the professional audio results to your video. Now you can post your song on YouTube™ and have it sound great. And there is a host of other Audio for Video applications that the Mixerface R4 can fulfill.

 
 

Post Production

If you mix and produce what you've recorded using Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton or some other high end DAW, MixerFace can serve as your desktop or laptop interface. MixerFace can connect to your PC or Apple computer like any traditional hi-end audio recording interface and its balanced outputs can go right to your studio monitors. The R4 top panel monitor pot becomes your room listening volume control. Now that's flexibility!

 
 
   

When music comes it's nothing less than magic … real magic. The closer you can get to capturing the initial inspiration, the purer and more emotional the music will be. But that moment of inspiration is often fleeting. Precious moments lost can cost you the groove, the feel, the emotion, the lyric and too often the basic idea itself. Getting your gear setup to capture those crucial moments can take too long, is often very cumbersome and basically not fun... Until now! It's all about the music and the MixerFace R4™ is instantly ready to capture your audio anywhere, anytime - the moment inspiration hits.

     
     
    Capture the Moment
   

Set an R4 on your coffee table, aim the tiny stereo mics (optional from CEntrance), hit the onboard red record button and you're capturing … it's that easy. Or, plug it into your phone or tablet and launch your favorite recording app. MixerFace will serve as your professional Mobile Recording Interface™. Have a particular vocal mic that suits your voice? No problem. Mixerface has 2 XLR inputs with 48v phantom power to accommodate any high-end condenser. The custom designed Jasmine Mic Pres™ deliver a world class signal, designed to capture every nuance of the performance.

     
     
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Because the R4 has a high capacity rechargeable internal battery no wall plug is needed. The battery will work for 8 hours before needing a refill and your standard USB charger will charge it. It's the internal battery that allows MixerFace to provide true 48v phantom and lets it work with a phone or tablet without wall power. Without the battery, it isn't mobile.

     
     
    Take the Show on the Road
   

MixerFace R4 has two Neutrik™ combo inputs which accommodate microphones line level instruments, guitars or bases. You can plug your guitar straight in. R4 also has an Auxiliary stereo input that can be conveniently mixed in right on the top panel. So if you want to add a drum machine or another mixer, it's there — R4 has Balanced outputs, an Unbalanced stereo output and a Headphone output. The top panel gives easy access to all of the adjustments with familiar analog pots. No searching through menu pages to find the right adjustment — quick and easy control is always at your fingertips. R4 can work as a Mixer even if you're not using it to record!

     
     
    Key Features
   

High Dynamic Range Jasmine Mic Pres™ offer plenty of clean gain

Professional series A/D converters deliver high audio quality, on the go

Adjustable ZLM, Hi-Z inputs and Low-Cut filters let you cover all bases

Custom AmpExtreme™ headphone amp offers clarity, detail and volume

Aux input lets you mix in a stereo source for practice or performance

Works with Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and most phones and tablets

 

Works with most smart phone and tablet recording apps

Lithium-Polymer battery plays for a full session without refill

Aircraft-grade aluminum chassis offers scratch protection and durability

Balanced, Unbalanced, and Headphone outputs for true versatility

Two versions are available: with and without the internal backup recorder

     
     
     
     
     
 
 
   
 
 

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Features

 
     
     

 

 

 

 

Bit-4-Bit Digital Audio

 

With over 100 licensing clients under our belt (Benchmark, McIntosh, Lavry, others), CEntrance wrote the book on USB audio. We designed DACportable as a true 32-bit device, ensuring"bit-for-bit" audio fidelity, at all supported sample rates, across all supported OSs.

 
         
 

Precision Clock Oscillator

 

The art of digital-to-audio conversion is in the quality of the clock. CEntrance's clock management system uses military spec clock oscillators with 10ppm precision. Our JitterGuard™ clock cleanup system earned us enthusaistic reviews from Stereophile and dozens of other audio publications.

 
         
 

Class A Headphone Amp

 

Capacitors introduce distortion. DACport's Class-A audio circuit is direct-coupled (capacitor-free), maintaining audiophile quality all the way to the headphones.

 
         
 

18V internal power

 

DACport's advanced, low-distortion Class-A amplifier circuit runs on super-clean 18V rails (±9V, bipolar supply). Higher voltage means lower distortion, higher headroom and more output power to drive any headphones.

 
         
 

RoHS Compliant

 

Our products are sold all over the world and we go to great lengths to ensure compliance with international regulations. DACportable is RoHS, FCC and CE-compliant, which ensures safety and protects our environment.

 
         
 

Made in America

 

DACportable is designed and assembled by CEntrance in USA from components sourced from around the world. When you purchase our products you are bringing manufacturing jobs back to America. Thank you for your support!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Digital specs

 

Resolution (USB)

32-bit (Also supports 16 and 24-bit)

Sample Rate (USB)

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.4 kHz, 384 kHz

 

DSD Support

DSD64 and DSD128

 

Inputs

USB 2.0, asynchronous, Bluetooth

 

Clocking

Two custom, mil-spec clocks, 10 ppm precision, 1 ps jitter

 

Jitter

Unmeasurable

 

Compatibility

iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Linux, PC. Driver is available for Windows.

 


 

Analog Specs

 
 

Freq. Response

20Hz...20kHz +/-0.5dB

 

S/N Ratio

-113dBu, no weighting

 

THD+N

0.002 %, 0.014% (Full Scale Modulation, 1kHz)

 

Crosstalk, 1kHz

-111 dB

 

Output Impedance

0.4 Ohm

 

Output power, 32ohm

500mW (total) 32 Ohm, drives 600 Ohm headphones

 

Supported Headphones

16...600 Ohm

 

Max Output Level, 1kHz

2.9 V rms / +11.3 dBu

 

Gain Switch

20dB range

 

 

General Specs

 
 

Audio Output

Gold-plated unbalanced 3.5mm headphone jack, Gold-plated balanced 2.5mm headphone jack

 

Headphone Amp

Custom-designed AmpExtreme™ with Class-A circuit and super-clean, bipolar power supply

 

AC Adapter

Supports standard 5V adapters with USB "micro B" plug

 

DC Powering/Charging

+5V (2.1A) from external adapter, such as iPad charger. 2A recommended for fast charging

 

Internal supplies

Battery-isolated, triple-filtered ±9V, analog power supply rails

 

Unit Dimensions:

110mm (4.3") (L), 57mm (2.2") (W), 18mm (0.7”) (H)

 

Unit Weight:

120 grams (4.3 ounces)

 

Chassis Material

Soft-touch, scratch resistant, Earth-friendly biodigradeable plastic

 

Battery Specs

Rechargeable Li-Polymer, 20 hours play time (bluetooth input)

 

Format Support

BlueDAC supports, in addition to the standard SBC codec, APTX, MP3, AAC and Faststream codecs.

 
 

 

 

 

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Press Reviews

CNET

"Mission Impossible: An audiophile-worthy Bluetooth portable headphone amp."

"If you have a decent wired headphone, BlueDAC will likely make it sound better than you've heard it sound before... if you own a recent iPhone that lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, and have a set of expensive wired headphones, BlueDAC would be a wise investment."

 

 

 

- Steve Guttenberg, CNET

 
 

Digital Audio Review

"What a find!"

"Bluetooth from iPhone to BlueDAC convincingly outperforms a direct-wired connection that relies on the Apple’s inferior D/A conversion and headphone circuitry."

 

 

 

- Jon Darko, DAR

 
 

Bad Guy Good Audio

"This looks like a real winner!"

"Very powerful device!..."Very easy to pair"

 

 

 

- Chris B, Bad Guy, Good Audio

 
 

Facts Chronicle

"Worth buying for sure"

"A rare success for Bluetooth devices! "

 

 

 

- Mike Hardy, Facts Chronicle

 
 
 
 

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