Most churches don’t have the luxury of a monitor engineer. When personal mixing products first entered the marketplace it was a valuable solution for houses of worship that wanted to free their front-of-house (FOH) engineer from running monitors from far away. I still spend a fair amount of time as a monitor engineer, so I’m the first to defend that role and say that personal mixing products can’t do what a monitor engineer can.
However, even though there are a growing number of personal mixing systems on the market, there is still an opportunity for an improved experience in personal mixing. Most of the personal monitor mixing products on the market offer “affordable” solutions. As a result, they don’t offer the fidelity and construction quality of what I consider a “professional” product. MyMix personal mixing products stand out because through their feature set – it’s much more than just a personal monitor mixing system – construction, and fidelity efforts they seek to be a professional solution for personal mixing.
The components of myMix are simple. The myMix personal mixer is a small mic-stand-mountable device with a high quality color LED screen, six buttons, and one backlit knob right below the screen to get you through the internal menus. Each myMix unit uses an external power supply, or can be powered by the switch via power-over-Ethernet (POE). There are two XLR inputs on the side of myMix with input gain control for each input and switchable phantom power. There are two ¼-inch balanced outputs on the back, as well as a headphone output. There is also an SD card reader on the side. (More on that later.)
To take the myMix system further, you’ll use the IEX–16l, which is a 16-channel interface capable of accepting DB–25 (“D-Sub”) line inputs as well as ADAT inputs. MADI, Dante and USB options all exist to route audio signals into the myMix network.