SL MIXFACE

freedom to connect. total control.

Studiologic SL Mixface

The SL MIXFACE is a complete controller device which combines style and simplicity with a powerful engine. Designed for mobility, you can bring it everywhere and use it in total freedom thanks to its hosting capability and auto-mapping of the main DAW apps.


Studiologic SL Mixface

Through its connectivity and the integrated batteries it's a perfect portable device, which with a simple gesture becomes the best desk companion.


Press a button and switch the control from the DAW environment to your favorite instrument and vice versa. All the Transport functions are always ready to go, while you can edit any sound parameter of the instrument or mix the tracks of your song.



SL Mixface DAW Mode
SL Mixface CONTROL Mode

Connectivity

The SL MIXFACE is able to host any keyboard turning it into a full 4 layers MIDI controller. Thanks to its connectivity ports it communicates with the computer as device by using Bluethooth and USB at the same time.

SL Mixface bluetooth connection

Extended capability

The SL MIXFACE perfectly matches the SL controller line expanding its control capability. Thanks to the magnetic system it sticks on it becoming a natural physical controls extention. Simply plug MIXFACE to an SL keyboard and it gets the control of the 4 layers on the fly.

SL Mixface in live stage concert
SUPPORTED DAWS

Ableton Live

Apple Logic Pro X

Apple GarageBand

Steinberg Cubase

Motu Digital Performer

Presonus Studio One

Avid Pro Tools

Propellerhead Reason

Steinberg Nuendo

SL Mixface back
perm_device_information General
  • OLED display 128 x 64 dots
  • Navigation Encoder
  • 8 Knobs, 9 Sliders, 8 Buttons
graphic_eq DAW
  • Rec, Mute, Solo, Select
  • 3 Controls for each Track (Knob, Slider, Button)
  • Master Slider
  • Transport
  • Play/Stop, Record, Next track, Previous Track
  • Set marker, Next marker, Previous marker, Cycle
  • Supported DAWs1
  • Ableton Live
  • Apple GarageBand2
  • Apple Logic Pro X
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Motu Digital Performer
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Propellerhead Reason
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Steinberg Nuendo
tune Controller
  • 12 User Presets
  • Integration with SL Controllers
  • 4 Zones
  • Controls for Zone
  • 16 Sets (Knob + Slider + Button)
  • 2 Master Sliders
settings_input_hdmi Connections
  • USB Device (type micro B)
  • USB Host (type A)
  • Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy
power Power and battery
  • USB powered (when connected via USB)
  • Three AAA batteries3 (when connected wirelessly)
zoom_out_map Size and weight
  • Width: 26,2 cm / 10,3"
  • Depth: 13 cm / 5,1"
  • Height: 3,6 cm / 1,4" - 5,6 cm / 2,2" raised
  • Weight: 570 g / 1,25 lbs without batteries
unarchive Package content
  • SL Mixface
  • USB Cable
  • Anti-slip desktop pad
  • Informative material

1. Some DAWs require the installation of an additional component, downloadable for free from the DOWNLOAD section of this page.
2. macOS version only, Garage Band for iOS is not supported. Marker functions are not available.
3. Batteries not included.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Configure your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for use with Mixface

To use Mixface as a control surface for your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), follow the instructions that vary with each software.
The available MIDI Ports in Mixface are:

  • Port 1: CTRL Mode
  • Port 2: Firmware update
  • Port 3: DAW Mode

The ports are called SLMIXUSB in case of USB connetion or SLMIX BT in case of Bluetooth connection.

Make sure the product is configured to work with your DAW:
  1. On Mixface, keep pressed DAW/CTRL to access to the GLOBAL EDIT.
  2. Choose DAW Port and type.
  3. Select the DAW and the type of connection.

Ableton Live

  • Launch Ableton Live and choose About Live > Preferences...
  • In the dialog box, open the tab Link MIDI and set the parameters as follow:
  • Control SurfaceMackieControl
    Input PortSLMIXUSB (Port 3)*
    Output PortSLMIXUSB (Port 3)*

Apple Logic Pro X

  • Apple Logic Pro X requires the installation of an additional component, downloadable here.
  • After installing the Add-on, launch Logic Pro X and choose Logic Pro X > Control Surfaces > Setup...
  • In the dialog box, choose New > Scan All Models. When the scan is complete, Mixface will automatically be selected.
  • Set SLMIXUSB (Port 3)* on Input and Output port.

Apple GarageBand

  • Apple GarageBand requires the installation of an additional component, downloadable here.
  • After installing the Add-on, no other action is required.

Avid ProTools

  • Launch ProTools and choose Setup > Peripherals...
  • In the dialog box, open the tab MIDI Controllers and set the parameters as follow:
  • TypeHUI
    Receive fromSLMIXUSB (Port 3)*
    Send toSLMIXUSB (Port 3)*

Motu Digital Performer

  • Launch Digital Performer and choose Setup > Control Surface Setup.
  • In the dialog box, set the parameters as follow:
  • DriverMackie Control
    UnitMackie Control
    Input PortSLMIXUSB (Port 3)*
    Output PortSLMIXUSB (Port 3)*

Presonus Studio One

  • Launch Ableton Live and choose Studio One > Preferences...
  • In the dialog box, select the tab Link MIDI and press Add...
  • On the left list choose Mackie > Control and set the parameters as follow:
  • Device Nameas you like (e.g. SL Mixface)
    Receive fromSLMIXUSB (Port 3)*
    Send toSLMIXUSB (Port 3)*

Propellerhead Reason

  • Reason requires the installation of an additional component, downloadable here.
  • After installing the Add-on, launch Reason and choose Reason > Preferences...
  • In the dialog box, select the tab Control Surfaces and press Auto-detect Surfaces. When the scan is complete, Mixface will automatically be selected.
  • Close the Preferences and open the Mixer section.
  • Rigli click on the Master Track, enable Lock Studiologic Mixface to this Device.

Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo

  • Before proceeding with the configuration, download and install the Steinberg SKI Remote software, available from the manufacturer's website.
  • Once the SKI Remote is installed, launch Cubase or Nuendo and choose Studio > Studio Setup.
  • In the dialog box, select Mackie Control on the left column and set SLMIXUSB (Port 3)* as MIDI Input and Output.

 

 

*In case of Bluetooth connection, choose SLMIX BT instead of SLMIXUSB.

Manuals
Firmware and updates
  • memorySL Mixface OS

    1.0.1

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    Release note

    1.0.1
    Fixed an issue that blocked some controls in DAW mode
    The port for the DAW connection has been renamed to "USB Port 3"

    1.0.0
    Initial release


    Update procedure

    1. Connect the Mixface to your computer via USB;
    2. Turn on the instrument while keeping pressed the Encoder; the display will show the message FIRMWARE UPDATE;
    3. Launch the Mixface Manager app;
    4. On Mixface Manager, set SLMIXUSB Port 2 in both drop-down menus;
    5. Select the firmare file (*.mix);
    6. Click UPDATE and wait for the end of the procedure;
    7. Restart the Mixface (off and on).


    Download

    file_downloadSL Mixface OS

Software
  • extensionApple Logic / Garage Band Add-on

    1.0

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    Using Mixface with Apple Logic Pro and Garage Band requires the installation of an additional component.


    Choose you operating system

    file_downloadmac OS

  • extensionPropellerhead Reason Add-on

    1.0

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    Using Mixface with Propellerhead Reason requires the installation of an additional components.
    Follow the instructions according to your operating system.


    Choose you operating system

    file_downloadWindowsfile_downloadmac OS