Synido LiveMix Duet Review

Today we are writing our Synido LiveMix Duet Review to discuss this audio interface from Synido. The company is new to the audio interface market and aims to create budget-friendly pro-level devices.

Last October, the company launched its Synido Live 100 – a powerful product for live streaming. From there, Synido announced its goal to build its line of products for users on a budget. It will create products that provide cost-effective solutions for audio recording and produce projects for everyone. 

So recently, Synido announced its LiveMix Duet audio interface, which we have for review. It is a durable, compact, and affordable platform you can use to record podcasts. Plus, it delivers top-notch quality audio for your content. 

The LiveMix Duet integrates notable features and specifications we will discuss later in our Synido LiveMix Duet Review. We will also look at its design, functions, and how it performs. 

But before these in-depth details, what is inside the box? 

Synido LiveMix Duet Packaging

The first part of our Synido LiveMix Duet Review will focus on the product packaging and its contents. 

The LiveMix Duet arrived in a square box showing an image of the product with its name and company branding. Inside, everything is well-packed, so you do not have to worry about damages during shipping. 

Aside from the LiveMix Duet, you will find a desk tripod, ear pods, a stereo plug adapter, and an OTG cable. 

Our package also includes the Synido MS1 condenser microphone in a separate box. A microphone bundled with the LiveMix Duet makes the product perfect for beginners in recording music.

Inside the box, the microphone shipped with an anti-pop filter, XLR cable, and a folding tripod. Plus, you will find additional accessories for mounting the microphone.

Synido LiveMix Duet Review – Design and Functionality

The LiveMix Duet is an affordable interface for beginners. Unlike the previous devices focusing on podcasts and live streams, Synido designed the LiveMix Duet for recording professional-quality music. 

Other manufacturers often design compact audio interfaces to capture audio for output via PC or Mac. But Synido stepped up its game by creating an entire audio production studio in a small form factor. Also, the company made it possible to connect it to mobile devices, making it even better than its competitors.

The most recognisable difference between the LiveMix Solo and the LiveMix Duet is the number of XLR mic jack inputs. The LiveMix Solo only has one, while the latter has two.

Underneath the LiveMix Duet are four anti-static feet to keep it stable and in place. However, Synido recommends using an anti-shock stand for optimum performance.

Since we have discussed the functions of the product, our Synido LiveMix Duet Review will also focus on its design. Aside from that, we will check out all its connectors & dials and how to use these.

The LiveMix Duet has a compact rectangular build made of aluminium, which gives it a durable feel. Its dials are also metal.

Our audio interface is grey, unlike the signature purple colour of Synido audio interfaces. This version is ideal for those who want a classic look but something different from black.

On top of the LiveMix Duet, you will only see the Synido branding engraved at the centre. Everything is at the front and back portions of the product.

Its front has various connectors and dials separated into three sections. The first two parts on the left are identical, each featuring a jack input for microphones or instruments. Also, you will find INST/Line switches and 48V power indicators.

The leftmost section has a dial for local microphone volume adjustment. In the middle, the LiveMix Duet also features a dial to adjust the mic, line-in, and instrument volume. You can use these to control the gain level captured by the sound card.

The third and rightmost section focuses on audio monitoring. You will find a STEREO/MIX/USB mode switch and a 6.35mm headphone jack. Also, there is a dial for adjusting the local monitor volume. 

Its rear features two line-outs (6.35mm jacks) for connecting speakers or studio monitors and a USB-C port. You will also see the company branding, product name, and tagline. There is also an indication that Synido designed and manufactured the LiveMix Duet in Shenzhen, China.

Key Features of the Synido LiveMix Duet

If you want to know what elements the product can offer, continue reading our Synido LiveMix Duet Review. In this part, we listed the features that make it stand out from its competition. 

2-In / 2-Out, 48 kHz / 24-bit AD/DA Conversion for Perfect Digital Transmission

The product supports 24-bit/44.1kH 48kHz sampling parameters for recording stereo, guitar, or vocals. It inputs signals with Line, XLR, and instrument inputs using phantom power. 

With these, the LiveMix Duet delivers a punchy and clear sound quality even in varying environments. Moreover, the unit is portable and compact to bring with you on the go.

An Ideal Tool for Newbies

The entire package is perfect for beginners since it has everything you need to start. You’ll find an audio interface, a condenser mic, a desktop tripod, earphones, and an OTG cable. It is a ready-to-use kit after unboxing!

We currently have the grey unit. But if the colour is not your cup of tea, you can choose purple. 

Additionally, the LiveMix Duet sports a pair of combo TRS/XLR jacks. These can handle line input, microphones, instruments, etc., with 48V phantom power. 

Create Anytime, Anywhere

This audio interface is a well-made unit with a durable and compact form factor. It has integrated connection ports, which make it excellent for recording no matter where you go.  

Independent Audio Chips

Another notable feature of the LiveMix Duet is its independent audio chip. It helps decrease recording lags and captures every detail during the process.

That means, even if you are arranging or singing, you will receive the best results thanks to the chip. 

Hardware + Software Compatibility

The unit offers seamless compatibility with computers and Smart devices. It works with Windows 7 (or higher), Mac osX 10.11 (or higher), and Android & iOS 10.0 (or higher). 

The product also works with well-known software like Cubase, Studio One, Adobe Audition, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, etc. 

A Stunningly Unique Purple or Grey Design

The LiveMix Duet is available in two colour choices: purple and grey. Both are visually appealing, but with orange accents, the purple variant is perfect for a colourful setup. 

Specifications

This part of our Synido LiveMix Duet Review focuses on product specifications. These details help you determine if the product is perfect for your needs. 

The LiveMix Duet has 2-in / 2-out channels with a sample rate of 24-bit, 48kHz. Its SNR is 105dB or higher for music, while recording is 96dB or higher. 

This product has a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, two mic jacks, an instrument input connector, and headphones input connector. Lastly, it measures 165 x 115 x 45mm and weighs 320g. 

Hands-on with the Synido LiveMix Duet

During our tests for this Synido LiveMix Duet Review, we recorded voices and instruments to determine the audio quality of the product. We tried it for over a week to see how well it performed. So now, we are sharing this experience with you.

Setting up the LiveMix Duet was a quick process. Its plug-and-play design and compatibility with multiple hardware and software make it a beginner-friendly product. Once connected, our PC and phone immediately detected and powered up the LiveMix Duet, so we started our tests.

The first thing we noticed was the stable connection without static sound. 

When we adjusted the gain of the LiveMix Duet, the microphone captured more noise from the environment. Despite that, unwanted noise was not highly audible. Also, having a higher gain did not require us to speak too close to the microphone.

We also tried connecting a microphone and an instrument simultaneously. To our surprise, the LiveMix Duet captured the sound well, and our sound card processed it into high-quality audio. The raw audio was impressive, even without using noise filters or effects.

One of the things we liked was the sensitivity of the dials. A slight adjustment made a noticeable difference in the volume levels, which is essential in recordings.

While playing instruments, we connected our headsets to monitor our recordings. We were also impressed since we could hear everything in real time.

The LiveMix Duet performed excellently in our test. As Synido claimed, it is a high-quality compact audio interface that is user-friendly, making it excellent for beginners.

Synido LiveMix Duet Review Summary

The LiveMix Duet from Synido is impressive for beginners and professionals alike. The best thing about it is its concept: a compact audio interface with all the essential functions for high-quality recordings. Plus, it has an aluminium body that adds to its durability.

We were impressed with its overall performance during our tests for this Synido LiveMix Duet Review. The low latency made recording music easy, which was also a surprise since it is a budget-friendly product for newbies.

Aside from its build and performance, we also appreciate the bundled accessories, especially the microphone that filtered ambient noise well. Despite being a condenser type, it did not capture unwanted sounds in the environment. 

We highly recommend this product if you want to begin your journey in recording music.

To learn more about the LiveMix Duet, visit the official product page of Synido for additional details.