Soundcraft has released a third model in the UREI 1601 DJ mixer series, the 1601E, which comes with a new digital effects section.
The 1601E's effects section is built around a core of five effects (filter, delay, pan, cutter and flanger), but also has a set of 25 combo presets in five banks that allow DJs access to a range of chained effects sounds. For example, one preset could include a combination of filter, flanger and delay effects. The effects can be individually assigned to each channel, and a bpm fx cross-fader allows the DJ to select the desired blend of effect and original sound with a wet/dry mix.
Two effect parameter controls provide a way of modulating key parameters of each effect currently selected, plus there are five selectable effects speeds from 1/4 to 2/1.
A separate 3-band isolator allows DJs to choose which frequencies of the music will pass through the effects section (LF, MID or HF).
Urei's bpm analysis engine automatically synchronizes the effects to the track bpm, allowing the DJ to concentrate on the effects parameters in the mix. Tap mode allows the DJ to manually set the effects bpm by tapping it in, which is useful on tracks with no detectable bpm, such as scratch records and a cappella mixes.
All of the standard features of the 1601 are retained, including connectivity for six inputs, the Urei Exciter section, 3-band isolator EQ, headphone EQ, adjustable channel fader curves and both pro and standard output connectors.
For more information on the 1601 Series, including the new 1601E, visit Urei online at www.ureidj.com.
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