Maker Hart Loop 8 – the perfect mixer for Korg Volca users
The Maker Hart Loop 8 is a new compact mixer perfect for Korg Volca users and other compact synthesizer setups.
One of the best features on the Maker Hart Loop 8 is expandability. Maker Hart has developed a system for connecting multiple of their devices together. This is great for jams, performances or just expanding your existing mixer with extra channels.
Channel 1 on the Maker Hart Loop 8 features a 3.5mm input however it can supply 1.5v or 48v for any type of condenser microphone. Included in the box is an XLR to 3.5mm adapter to connect a 48v phantom power microphone. There’s also an echo effect built into the microphone channel.
Channel 2 is another 3.5mm input, however you can stream Bluetooth devices directly to this channel wirelessly. Channel 3 is a phono input for connecting turntables if that’s your thing.
Channel 4 is also 3.5mm input, this one has a variable gain control – meaning you can connect anything from another microphone to a Korg Volca or other compact synthesizer. Channels 2 to 4 have a nifty single-knob EQ control for fine-tuning your sounds.
It’s also got an integrated audio interface…
The remaining channels are dual stereo/mono with individual gain control, also able to power anything from line to mic level. Each of the channels, including the master channel, features a linear fader – which is awesome considering the compact size of the Maker Hart Loop 8.
The system features an internal USB audio interface to connect up to a computer for recording your performances, it’s also compatible with USB-OTG for connecting up to Android devices. All-in-all it’s a fantastic option for compact synth, drum machine and Groovebox setups, there’s just one small downside – USB power or battery options would have made this system mobile, although that being said at USD $145.99 (Around R2200 excl. duties) it’s pretty hard to beat.
For more information check out the Maker Hart website here.