A pocket sized cross fader for mixing two stereo sources into a master output. Sure, your music player has a random shuffle, but you know how a bad song can kill a vibe. You want control of the next song, when it comes on, how long it fades across, and how to juggle the music selection like a real DJ.
About the size of a deck of cards, 2.5" x 4", about 1/2" tall, and weighs under 3 ounces!
Bedroom (or aspiring) DJ's, geek gear fanatics, households with multiple music players all in rotation, podcasters, party makers, everyone who ever though they could rock the party!
We wanted to make the xFader very compact, pocket-sized, and not require any additional cords (as we know how those get misplaced). Therefore, we incorporated the two standard headphone inputs right into the unit. Assuming your speakers have a headphone input as well, you'll only need some music players!
Nearly anything! Cassette players, CD players, MP3 Players, advanced cell phones, hand-held video players, video games. Anything you can use to play music with a built-in headphone jack.
Same place it's always been, on your hand held music player. You may need to ride source volume knobs when mixing two sources with unequal output, such as classical music and heavy metal. Of course, anyone mixing those two types of music may not ready to DJ for a crowd.
Yes, it does, but you'll hardly notice. Audio routed through the xFader will be lower then if routed directly into an amplifier. Turn up the volume on the amp slightly to compensate.
The xFader will route the opposite source input to the output, with no ability to crossfade. This is a feature, so that there is always an audio signal. Quick unplugging can also give you a cut or transform effect. Depending on your dexterity, you can use this to add to your mix.
The xFader is a passive circuit, and not the source of the problem, merely a conduit. Audio glitches can be sourced to your music player or source material.
Assuming the reception hall already has speakers and an amplifier, sure could. (Don't forget to bring the "Electric Slide"!)
Not feeling Pink is the new Red anymore? Download a new skin and print and apply at home, buy a skin pack, or even draw on or paint the old one, the xFader is ready for future fashions and colors. We know that black is the new green, orange is the new black, and red is still hot, but your color wheel may vary.
Begin by selecting a color by clicking on any color, so you can read the page. Then actually change the color name in the form field to "black". Know your HTML color down to the letter? We can try to match "1E82F5" for you. Final printed color may not match this computer screen exactly or even closely.
You'll have to register your product in order to receive any warrantee service. If they fail due to our negligence within the first 90 days, we'll fix it. You ship the defective unit to us, and we'll send you a new xFader. Contact technical support, and we'll talk. Failure is limited to function and not form. Replacing a defective lead is valid, Torn skins are considered a user-replaceable part and not subject to service.
There are parts in the xFader that will wear out some day. They are rated for a lifetime of service, but not forever. Eventually, dirt and other pollution will get into the sensitive electric contacts inside the xFader's circuitry and create gaps and scratches in the sound as you use the xFader. This is expected and is unfortuantly unavoidable.
Make no mistake, each xFader is lovingly hand-assembled, signed by the artist, and tested right here at Under Design in Philadelphia. Some of the source electronics in the xFader are manufactured in China. We always strive to get high-quality components that exceed our technical specs, and might change a component during production if we like it.
In a world of mass-production and a million options, we offer a simple one-of-a-kind product personalized for each customer. Each xFader is like a artist print, each similar overall, but each unique in subtle hand-worked details. Each is also numbered and can be considered extremely rare and unique with smart owners as collectors!
Contact us at Under Design We'll do what we can to help you out. Need it quickly? Special color? Special design? No problem.
Marc Sirinsky (Owner of xFader #143) reports:
when the slider is all the way to one side, the opposite input can still be heard..faintly but still audibly....shouldn't it be totally silent with any input from the opposite side when the slider is fully to the opposite side.