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  • Mixing on iphone?!

    Posted by Jeremy Roye on at 9:42 pm

    Wouldn’t this be cool if possible?

    I imagine I’m not the only one that got really inspired by Dana’s mixing on Reastlic speakers tossed in the corner of the room (among some of the best gear there is). Great real-world application!

    However, I couldn’t find that exact model with the knobs on top and the silly dolby button anywhere. Noooo! “How can I get Grammy-nominated-level-awesome at music if I don’t have these Radioshack relics”?

    But then I thought, alternatively, it would truly be a dream for me to be able to save some ebay bucks and just mix directly on my iphone speakers because if it doesn’t work there (among other places), it doesn’t work. I guess. And I really, really don’t enjoy the bouncing-to-iphone process and the wait. Agony. I muuuust tweak live!

    One late night on my hunt for a solution I found a Reddit suggesting a *free* virtual-session platform (for remote recording and mixing collaboration) like Dana uses that also has an iphone app so that one could theoretically hear the daw via the iphone speakers.


    Yet, I didn’t save the tab and forgot the name. 🙁 And haven’t been able to find it since. Womp womp.

    Does anyone here happen to know this app or similar perchance or some other way to send one’s Ableton/daw session/mac output to the iphone for live mixing and referencing?

    Would be awesome!



    Dana Nielsen replied 6 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Dana Nielsen

    at 1:34 pm

    “Radioshack Relics” LOLOL

    Fantastic question, @shimmerisland, that got me thinking of an awesome solution I’ll be using all the time now – thanks! Unfortunately, it’s not free but it IS freaking cool. Here’s a quick, scrappy video demonstrating my new fav “small speaker” mixing hack!

    [Sorry my audio got screwed up and you’re hearing Pro Tools output and not the iphone speaker as intended, but trust me- it works and sounds great coming right out of the phone!]


  • Jeremy Roye

    at 4:57 pm

    Thanks for the solution and video, Dana!

    Looks legit.

    Seems like the free version is only mono so bueno there though I will definitely subscribe if I don’t find a free alternative in the meantime.

    • Dana Nielsen

      at 12:07 am

      Ah, didn’t realize the free version is mono. Tho, when listening on your phone speaker that wouldn’t be such a dealbreaker. I know many phones have stereo speakers now, but once it’s arm’s length from your face it’ll all sound like a mono source anyway … very similar to my Realistic speaker setup: those two speakers can reproduce stereo sound, but I intentionally push them close together to make it essentially a mono sound source in my room.

  • Dana Nielsen

    at 12:15 am

    This Mix To Mobile $39 app looks pretty sweet as well!


  • Kenny Harrington

    at 4:56 am

    I recently started using Mix to Mobile when I was looking for this same solution. Works great! I have some lag issues with it, but that probably has more to do with my wifi situation.

    It’s not only nice to have the ability to check the mix on iPhone speakers, but also Bluetooth devices like speakers and AirPods

    • Dana Nielsen

      at 1:49 pm

      Fantastic – love having some real-user feedback on this product, thanks @Kenny! I’m gonna check it out!

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