To realise the full potential of Funktion One loudspeaker systems it is of vital importance that everything in the signal path is of equivalent quality to the loudspeakers. Choosing to work with an inadequate mixer can fatally impair the performance of a system and even some of the most used models actually sound terrible. Around 2004 we became increasingly frustrated with the lack of audio quality of almost every DJ mixer in the market and resolved to do something about this. We formed a working party of Funktion One sound technicians and DJs to design a layout for a new mixer and then worked in collaboration with Formula Sound to produce the FF4000 which delivers a revolutionary combination of DJ friendliness and stunning sound quality.
- 4 Channels.
- Channel 1 switchable to Mic - Line, (mic input Lo Z balanced).
- Channels 2 - 4 are switchable to either phono/line or line. All inputs have rear panel gain trims to set individual levels.
- Channels 2 - 4 have a concealed switch to select phono or line input.
Front Panel Controls
- 1 Illuminated input select push switch with adjacent led indicator.
- 1 Gain pot with adjacent clip indicator and 5 segment led meter indicating signal presence.
- 3 band E.Q. featuring +6 dB boost and -25dB cut at HF 10kHz, Mid -1kHz & Bass 100Hz
- Full routing to crossfader A - B or direct to master from all channels. Illuminated push buttons.
- Cue switch.
- Rotary or Linear faders on removable panel along with 45mm VCA controlled crossfader.
- Very comprehensive effects routing and mixing facilities
- Features 2 effects loops A & B with wet/dry mixing controls, punch or latching push switches.
- Loop Swap facility. Mono switch and bal/pan control.
- Send and return gain trims to allow correct level matching into any outboard effects processors.
- Cue switch allows checking of the desired effect before selection.
- 1 switchable insert on the main outputs.
- Master output available in stereo and mono on XLR connectors (balanced)
- Zone output available in stereo and mono on XLR connectors (balanced)
- Booth Monitors output switchable to mono on XLR connectors (balanced)
- Record outputs are provided on phono connectors.
- An input for a separate console microphone (XLR connector Lo Z Balanced) is fitted. This signal is routed to the zone and master outputs but it is not present in the booth outputs. 2 band E.Q. Cue & Mic ON switch also fitted.
- Phones outputs are provided on 3.5mm and standard 6.5mm jack sockets driven by a powerful headphone amplifier.
- Split cue switch and cue mixing control are also featured.
- 2 x 12 segment stereo led meters are fitted to visually monitor Cue and output signals.
- Steel Front panel with a rear printed polycarbonate overlay guarantees that the mixer will still look good in years to come.