The Teenage Engineering TX-6 update imbues the fascinating micromixer with additional features. Let’s find out what’s instore for users.
The TX-6 firmware update 1.2.5 is now available, with more accurate tap-tempo, and bpm sync to the ping-pong tape scratching effect.
Teenage Engineering TX-6 Update
So what exactly does live beat tracking do?
For one, it makes it possible for the TX-6 to provide real-time sync for other hardware, over MIDI and Bluetooth. When the audio input signal is analyzed, there is even a “confidence meter” which tells you how sure it is of the accuracy. The algorithm anticipates beats before you hear them to avoid being thrown by any sporadic musical changes.
Once the tempo is set, the TX-6 can also send a click track to make for easier collaboration. In the development of the beat tracking feature, Teenage Engineering has paid attention to detail and “spent a lot of effort on finding the right balance between these two opposites: reactivity and stability.”
It might be outlandishly pricey for a portable micromixer, but the features make it far more versatile. What’s more, the “Teenage” design methodology means that future updates could bring even more features to this little monster. It’s certainly aimed at becoming the tiny centerpiece of your portable music creation setup.
Price and availability:
The TX-6 is currently available from Thomann.
Teenage Engineering TX-6
More about the TX-6:
- teenage engineering tx-6-04: Teenage Engineering
- teenage engineering tx-6-03: Teenage Engineering