Eglo boss and renowned vinyl specialist Floating Points has collaborated with gear company Isonoe to build a seriously high-quality DJ mixer.
As RA reports, the London DJ and producer came to Isonoe asking if they could create a mixer of the same high standard as the rest of his equipment. “In comparison with the quality of equipment employed to record and mix much of his record collection, the DJ mixer represented a bottle-neck,” Isonoe note in the product specs for the mixer, which is due to go on sale soon.
The two-channel rotary mixer includes several world-firsts in a DJ mixer, according to Isonoe, including single-ended class A circuitry throughout, while its mechanical construction “is of equal calibre to the circuitry”, with all electronics being shielded by twin layers of alloy.
“The funny thing about DJ equipment is that what’s considered industry standard in the studio world is considered madly exotic in DJ equipment terms,” said Isonoe’s managing director, Justin Greenslade in an interview with MN2S. “If you distill what we’ve done with Sam’s mixer, it’s a fairly similar thing to a Neve 1073 pre-amp – it uses very similar technology. It’s the kind of thing you find in mastering studios.”
He added: “Most DJ setups have a single isolator, meaning the DJ cuts/boosts the bands of the whole mix. In the case of the FP mixer, there are two isolators. This means that the DJ can, for example, blend the bass from one record with the hi-hats from another. This takes a lot more skill than just killing frequencies with one isolator.”
Check out the full specs here and keep an eye out for a release date and price. If you want to hear it in action, the FP Mixer has in fact been in operation at East London’s Plastic People for the past few months, and is set to arrive in more clubs soon according to Greenslade.