The CEntrance MixerFace R4 can now record direct to SD card

CEntrance has updated the MixerFace R4 with the ability to record direct to a microSD card at the touch of a button, called the R4R.

About the size of a smartphone, this 4-input device features two Neutrik combo jacks with Jasmine mic pres and 48v phantom power. This enables mic, line, and instrument recording, with the option of a Hi-Z input for electric guitar or bass.

Other features include a headphone amp and both balanced and unbalanced outputs. The rechargeable battery can last for up to eight hours, and you also get a low-cut filter, Aux input and a zero-latency monitoring blend control.

"With MixerFace we have made professional location recording accessible anywhere. These handheld, travel-friendly units fit in a gig bag and sound great, lasting for a whole session on a full charge," said Michael Goodman, CEntrance CEO. "The internal world-class A/D converters were borrowed from our award-winning Hi-Fi products. They are protected by the lightweight, aircraft aluminum chassis and deliver professional sound quality in a small package. This portable marvel will liberate recording from the confines of the studio and let you find inspiration anywhere."

The MixerFace R4R has an MSRP of $449.99 USD (SD card not included) and is shipping now. You can still get the original R4 model (without the SD-Card recorder) for $349.99. More information can be found on the CEntrance website.

MixerFace R4R SD-recorder model features

  • R4R retains all the features of the original MixerFace R4 and adds a one-touch micro-SD card recorder
  • R4R simultaneously records to SD-card and to a digital device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.)
  • For extra redundancy with video, feed the analog output to a DSLR for simultaneous audio recordings
  • The smartphone, micro-SD card and line outputs are all fed the same stereo mix for safety recording
  • Internal rechargeable battery is designed to last an entire gig, charges from any USB charger
  • Dual Jasmine Mic Preamps(tm) with true 48V phantom power deliver boutique audio quality
  • Two Neutrik(tm) combo XLR jacks to record from Mic, Line or Instrument sources
  • Dual Hi-Z inputs place a "direct box" inside MixerFace for recording electric guitar or bass
  • High Pass Filters to cut wind noise during location recording
  • Adjustable Zero Latency Monitor control for dialling in the perfect headphone mix
  • Stereo AUX input to mix in a 2-channel source for practice or live performance
  • AmpExtreme(tm) headphone amp for extra loudness and clarity, with no distortion
  • Balanced and un-balanced outputs for flexible speaker monitoring
Simon Arblaster
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I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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