A bold move from Line 6 this - their vision to popularize the live sound market launched at NAMM this year comprised of several components - the first of which is the StageScape M20D mixer which HAS NO FADERS or MUTE BUTTONS!!
So right from the get go, you can see this is going to be a totally different approach.
The Line 6 StageScape M20D is a kind of visual, easy to use yet comprehensively specified live sound desk with recording capabilities (direct to USB drive) and PC interfacing.
We had one arrive on Friday last week and decided to shoot an un-boxing video to canvas any questions you might have about the unit. The full review will of course be along in due time, but please do ask away in the comments section.
What we know:
20 inputs, colour touchscreen, USB recording, £1900/$2499 price
Why does it cost so damn much?
01-Oct-12 10:45 PM
It's more of a rhetorical question, but wouldn't it have made more sense to make an App that does what this screen does, and just built the housing kind of like the Mackie offering? I don't really expect anyone to answer that, but at $2500, there's got to be some logic to this no?
07-Oct-12 01:34 PM
BB1970 - I think it depends on the customer. Some people don't want to fuss with tablet computers. It makes more sense to make a product with an iPad dock in the short term, but in the long term a digital mixer that doesn't rely on a thrid party brain will likely prove to be a more stable system. The customer this appears to be targeted at likely isn't the kind of person who checks out Sonic State on the regular. This appears to be designed for working bands who want an alternative to traditional PA hardware. Working bands typically are willing to spend a little bit of money on gear, especially if it can solve some nagging old issues.
11-Oct-12 12:37 PM
Fender's first venture into the in-ear monitor market