Behringer had a meeting of engineers and came up with a draft proposal for a mixer and power hub for the new Soul/Spirit mini-synths. What do you think?
Apparently, a lot of people had been asking for Behringer to come up with a little mixer and power hub for these forthcoming mini-synths. It would make a lot of sense and be a great way of pulling together a handful of these miniature desktop boxes.
The draft proposal is pretty basic but totally functional and offers 4-ports of USB connection for power and 4 channels of audio. The MIDI In port makes it easy to add MIDI controller and Behringer suggests that it could create an instant Poly Chain between the connected synths. Adding a reverb effect has also been suggested. The Mute switches on touch plates at the bottom is a nice touch and sort of keeps the design in line with the synths.
The biggest complaint I can see in the Facebook comments is the use of MicroUSB ports rather than the more widely liked USB-C ports. It could also have a USB Host port to make it easier to plug in a USB MIDI controller.
Update: Behringer has said that in response to comments they will be replacing the MicroUSB for USB-C – that’s pretty cool.
Otherwise, it’s a great idea and they should definitely do it. It’s only a sketch but what do you think?