Teenage Engineering’s tiny TX-6 field mixer boasts an EQ, filters, compressor, digital effects and more
The ultra-portable mixer can also be used as a multi-functional USB audio interface complete with DJ Mode
Teenage Engineering has announced its TX-6 field mixer, a portable 90mm x 62.5mm handheld mixer. This marks the Swedish brand’s first foray into the world of audio interfaces
The TX-6 is a six-channel stereo mixer, or 12-channel mono, with a built-in equaliser, compressor, aux send, cue and effects including reverb, delay, chorus, freeze, tape, filter and distortion. You can output audio via three stereo outs: a quarter-inch jack, eighth-inch jack and a headphone output.
A DJ Mode allows you to turn the TX-6 on its side and use Channel 1 as a crossfader for Channels 5 and 6. The mixer is customisable, too, meaning the three EQs for each channel can be programmed to control any preferred settings.
In addition, Teenage Engineering’s mixer sports an instrument tuner, an oscillator with four waveforms and four drum machine sounds. You can also make use of TX-6’s Bluetooth connectivity to control MIDI instruments or trigger TX-6’s synth and sequencer from other sources.
TX–6 is encased in aluminium with custom-designed encoders and faders. It also has a rechargeable battery for ultimate portability, and is compatible with iOS devices. An OLED display is on board for visual feedback of individual channels and will automatically sleep when not in use to save battery.
The mixer is the first of Stockholm-based Teenage Engineering’s new Field System line of products, which are made with functionality and portability in mind. “Field System is driven by a desire to rethink the way we approach music-making,” says Teenage Engineering.
Teenage Engineering’s latest contraption won’t come cheap, weighing in at £1,199 – not too far off the price tag of the brand’s coveted OP-1 synth and sampler, which costs £1,299.
The Teenage Engineering TX-6 will be available from May 2022. Find out more at teenage.engineering