It crossfades. It controls. It’s a mixer. It’s stereo. It’s mono. Intellijel continues to spawn new module ideas in the 1U format they created – now with a crossfader module. That may get the attention of anyone who hadn’t taken 1U seriously yet.
They’ve done their usual high-end job of this: you get a Innofader crossfader, which can mix CV or signal (in mono or analog), or can just be a handy controller for other stuff. You get all the extras – crossfade shapes, unipolar and bipolar operation, and you can even chain this to their other gear.
Here’s the full specs:
Smooth and ultra-low friction Innofader™ Mini-Innofader module with moving capacitance technology
Three crossfade shapes: DJ cut, Constant Power and Linear
Stereo or Mono operation
DC coupled inputs and outputs
Unipolar or Bipolar CV outputs
US$189, though I will say, everything Intellijel has been absolutely top-grade quality-wise.
Now, nice as this is, one of my favorite modules of all time remains the Noise Tools 1U. I had to actually look up the price again and – $99 is honestly a no-brainer. Having this module is one of the things keeping my Eurorack rig ultra-compact. But I’ll save that for a proper review.
The real mystery: why is there a man behind a bunch of CDJs in their background image? Uhhh… live set, please? With the modules I just bought? Heck, if I owned a CDJ, I could sell it and then buy more Intellijel. Maybe I’d even work out some kind of CV-controlled MP3 players and use the Xfade 1U.