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American Audio MXR Series Stand-Alone Controllers

American Audio’s MXR Series controllers will allow DJs and mobile entertainers to mix more than just music. This versatile series of stand-alone MIDI controllers lets you smoothly blend your past with your future by providing a way to control your professional audio software without having to sacrifice the benefits of traditional DJ mixers.

Mixing The Past With The Future!

American Audio’s MXR Series controllers will allow DJs and mobile entertainers to mix more than just music. This versatile series of stand-alone MIDI controllers lets you smoothly blend your past with your future by providing a way to control your professional audio software without having to sacrifice the benefits of traditional DJ mixers. The three models in the MXR Series—the 10 MXR, 14 MXR and 19 MXR—all give you the tactile feel of a classic analog DJ mixer while you make cutting-edge music using your favorite computer music programs.


MIDILOG™ channel inputs are a key element of the MXR Series, giving the controllers an unprecedented level of functionality and flexibility. With the option of using MIDI or analog inputs on all available channels, DJs and mobile entertainers can not only exercise total control over any computer music software—they can also add traditional playback sources like turntables, CD players and media players to the mix with ease.


“The revolutionary MXR Series provides DJs and mobile entertainers with the best of both possible worlds when it comes to audio-playback mixing,” said Tom Freret, National Sales Manager for American Audio. “These incredible MIDILOG controllers offer everything you need from a traditional analog mixer, plus they’re completely compatible with all of the popular DJ software on the market today. By combining traditional audio devices with your favorite computer music program, you can use the 10 MXR, 14 MXR and 19 MXR to thoroughly customize your mix and boost the overall impact of your show.”


Unlike previously available MIDI controllers, the MXR Series includes all the essential features of professional-quality DJ mixers, such as balanced XLR outputs, line/phone inputs, output level LEDs, multiple mic inputs (3 mics on the 19 MXR, 2 on the 14 MXR, 1 on the 10 MXR), stereo headphone input and replaceable crossfaders with curve adjust. At the core of each MXR unit, a DSP sound card with a 4-in/4-out audio interface allows for seamless audio mixing of everything from Macs and PCs to old-school analog inputs.

To this happy marriage of old-school mixer and cutting-edge controller in a stand-alone unit, American Audio has added a low/high pass filter effect with bandwidth control to each channel, a built-in software browser, full transport controls (play–pause–cue–sync) and track load buttons—all mapped to the included Virtual DJ LE software.

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The 19 MXR is the flagship of the line, with 20 user-assignable, easy-to-navigate MIDI control buttons on a 19-inch unit. It includes 4 RCA line input channels, 2 phono inputs, 3 mic inputs (2 quarter-inch balanced, 1 quarter-inch balanced XLR), mic volume control, mic reverb control, 3-band EQ with rotary kills, multi-voltage operation (AC 100V~240V 50/60Hz), 10-segment VU meter, controller mode and crossfader channel assign. The 4-rack-space unit measures 19"L x 7.25"W x 3.5" H (482 x 178 x 85mm) and weighs 8 lbs. (3.4kg). MSRP: $419.95.

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The 14 MXR is a 14-inch controller with 20 mapable MIDI control buttons, 4 RCA line input channels, 2 phono inputs, 2 mic inputs (quarter-inch balanced/XLR combos), mic volume control and talkover, 3-band EQ with rotary kills, multi-voltage operation (AC 100V~240V 50/60Hz), 10-segment VU meter, controller mode and crossfader channel assign. It measures 14.25"L x 13.75"W x 3.5"H (356 x 320 x 85mm) and weighs 10 lbs. (4.5kg). MSRP: $419.95.

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The 10 MXR is a 10-inch, 2-channel controller with 18 MIDI control buttons, 2 RCA line input channels, 2 phono inputs, 1 mic inputs (quarter-inch balanced), mic volume control, 3-band EQ with rotary kills, multi-voltage operation (AC 100V~240V 50/60Hz), 10-segment VU meter and crossfader channel assign. It measures 10.25"L x 10"W x 3.5"H (260 x 254 x 85mm) and weighs 6 lbs. (2.5kg).