Fairly new to eurorack, but am quickly becoming a huge Intellijel fan. So far I have a 7U Performance case that is genius. I also have a Mixup, Steppy, Quadratt and Noise Tools. Next module on my list is the Dual ADSR. But I have a couple thoughts on mixers and wonder why they don’t exist.
I was pretty set on getting the WMD mixer with the expansion options. Individual faders, mutes, auxes and the ability to send each channel out into a DAW for mixing. Seemed perfect to me, albeit kinda big and expensive. I mentioned this to a friend who has a lot more experience and a much higher budget than me. He sold his WMD and sent me an audio comparison of the WMD vs a Cwejman 4 channel mixer and I quickly understood. The Cwejman had way stronger low end and detail in the lows as well as smoother highs. The WMD didn’t suck, but the Cwejman was noticeably better. Seems to me there’s a market for a great mixer with faders, mutes, solos, auxes and individual outs for recording. Cwejman is crazy expensive and very tough to find. It also lacks some of the features mentioned.
Another thing I think could benefit a mixer is a simple high pass filter per channel. When I record my eurorack tunes one channel at a time, I notice that massive low end that I often can’t hear well, but it eats up headroom and muddies up the track. I don’t need 20hz on a snare drum!
In summary, it seems like a 4-8 channel mixer with faders, mutes, a simple high pass and individual line level outs would sell like hot cakes but I could be wrong?