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ART USB Mix Mixer and USB Audio Interface Reviews

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  • Mont Farr
    from Utah May 28, 2016Music Background:
    Lead Vocal and rhythm guitar for lots of country groups

    Great tool for a shoestring budget

    I'm just getting my first studio together and needed an inexpensive audio interface for my computer. I found the ART USB mix and it fit right into my budget. This unit does everything I need and more. I couldn't be happier with it.

  • Customer
    from February 7, 2017

    Good Mixer

    Serves its purpose well. Easy to set up and configure for guitar and mic input into Audacity and Studio 1. Can't beat the price. All around good deal!

  • steve saunders
    from San Jose, CA August 17, 2013Music Background:
    composer, sound designer, recording engineer

    love this thing

    I have owned every interface you can think of on both Macbook Pros and inexpensive Asus PC laptops. I just needed the simplest, dumbed-down interface that I could plug a guitar or bass in and do some amp modeling in Reaper on a $400 laptop. At first there was a ton of latency so I played around with the settings in Reaper, made sure the interface was plugged into my USB 3.0 slot, and downloaded ASIO4ALL which gave me some different audio options in my Reaper preferences, eliminating all latency.

    Also, not sure if its the cable or the USB output on the USB Mix but it doesn't seem to lock in. The cable isn't really falling out of the machine but it seems to go in and out a bit too easy.

    If you are patient, you can get this thing to work flawlessly. I would totally replace it if something happened to it.

  • Frankie Cardona
    from Puerto Rico April 13, 2012Music Background:


    Does the job.

  • Aintry
    from SE Michigan, USA July 31, 2016

    Nice-sounding, but low-gain.

    Like the other ART USB interface I used to own, the USB Mix is a low-gain unit. ART just doesn't like making things too loud, it seems. To get sufficient signal strength for monitoring, you have to hook up the USB Mix to a much-higher-gain unit, in my case, a Mackie 402VLZ4. Unfortunately, that makes it impossible for me to use the ART as anything but a USB monitoring interface. I need a sub-mixer as well.

    You don't have to piggyback with the Behringer Xenyx 302USB, which is sufficiently loud by itself to drive other pieces of equipment in the signal chain, sans maxed-out onboard gain settings. (BTW, the ASIO driver designed to work with the USB Mix also works seamlessly with the 302. I guess CEntrance makes the digital processors used in both mixers.)

    If you just use the USB Mix with a laptop and headphones, or if you have A LOT of headroom for adjusting your desktop monitor levels, you might not notice, or care about, the ART mixer gain issue. But if signal strength is a consideration, I'd recommend getting another mixer/interface.

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