The eq.xfader will be available from June

UK - Union Audio has launched an EQ/crossfader unit designed to accompany and expand the mixing possibilities of the company’s flagship orbit.6 analogue rotary mixer. The eq.xfader is a 1U rackmount unit featuring a dual four-band isolator design with an Innofader crossfader, adding another dimension to the capabilities of the orbit.6, and opening up an array of expansion options to innovate customer set ups and promote dynamic mixing.

Designed with a six-channel architecture to mirror the orbit mixer, the dual crossfader transitions between audio sources connected to either side of the crossfader, placing channels 1-3 and channels 4-6 on opposing sides of the crossfader. A Mix/Cut switch alters the crossfader's functionality from a carefully designed curve to create gradual transitions in Mix mode, to full volume in Cut mode when the crossfader is moved towards the end-stop.

The eq.xfader also provides dual four-band isolators, allowing detailed control of the frequency bands of corresponding audio sources from any two out of the three channels on either side of the crossfader, allowing users to boost or cut them as needed. The pair of isolator circuits take the place of the Orbit.6's onboard three-band ISO, allowing it to be used for any additional external gear.

“The eq.xfader is a brilliant addition to our growing portfolio,” says Union Audio founder, Andy Rigby-Jones. “Not only is it a fantastic accessory, adding yet another dimension to the capabilities of the Orbit.6, it also opens up a wealth of expansion options making it a highly versatile product. Sonically, its four-band design offers another level of precision for creating smooth transitions or adjusting the tonal balance of a mix. Not only that, it’s all housed in 1U rackmount casing for universal installation. We’re proud to be introducing it to the family.”

In keeping with Union Audio’s orbit and elara mixers, the eq.xfader is available in various coloured front panels from the standard black, to red, silver and blue, as well as a limited edition gold.

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