I wandered by the Beachtek booth at NAB and had a chance to see the new Beachtek offerings. Meet the ultra compact MCC-2 which is basically a passive two channel mixer for $89. The MCC-2 is designed with 3 cold shoe adapters around the outside of the unit, giving you plenty of mounting options for a wireless mic like the Sennheiser G3 system or an on camera mic like the Rode Videomic pro.
If the devices you’re using already have the ability to deliver a high gain signal, this is actually a reasonably priced solution. The very compact design, low price, and good mounting solutions actually make the Beachtek MCC-2 a very handy little audio adapter. $89 might be a bit on the high side as far as the price is concerned, but if you need something simple for a dual wireless mic video shoot it’s still something interesting to consider.
The Beachtek MCC-2 starts shipping May 5th and I’m told pre-orders will be available in the next few weeks. I’m glad to see Beachtek is starting to add a little bit of innovation to their product line