Roland GO:MIXER music gear

Music Gear Review: Roland GO:MIXER

The Roland GO:MIXER is a small portable audio mixer for shooting videos on a connected smartphone. Measuring 3.75 inches (95 mm) square and 1.1 inches (28 mm) high, GO:MIXER sends a stereo audio signal out its USB jack to your phone. (Although some Android smartphones will convert this stereo to mono.)

With the GO:MIXER you have a total of five inputs for guitar/bass, microphone and a stereo keyboard plus two stereo 1/8-inch jacks for line-level devices such as music players (for a backing track) or drum machines.

There are level controls for the guitar/bass, mic and L/R keyboard inputs so you can do a polished mix of the sound going into your phone. An audio mixer would not be complete without a stereo analog monitor output and GO:MIXER includes a stereo TRS jack for listening on headphones or driving an external powered monitor speaker system.

GO:MIXER is powered by the connected smartphone (USB jack) so no batteries are required. If you’re doing a lot of Facebook Live or YouTube videos you should have this device!

It sells for $99 street.


BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com