Professional Audio Design (PAD) unveiled Aurora Audio International’s new Mini-Mixer at AES 2003; PAD will be the exclusive distributor of the mixer, which was designed by Geoff Tanner, co-owner of Aurora Audio. The Mini-Mixer is primarily geared toward digital audio workstations and plug-in users.
The new modular rack-mounted unit interfaces directly with various workstations. The Mini-Mixer is a line input mixer that allows engineers who are using DAWs to perform a complete monitor mix-down through it. The pre-fade insertion line balance is paired with a VU meter that tells the user if the signal is hot on the input. The unit also has a pre-fade cue mix with a separate control. The unit also features a remote fader option and phase meter, as well as the meters on all inputs and outputs.