It might seem like we’ve gone mixer mad around here, but with a huge music trade-show starting this week, it’s no surprise there’s a pile of new tech on offer. The StageScape M20d visual mixer from Line 6 being one such example. Of course, we have inputs (12 line / mic, four line-only, and two for USB/SD streaming) and outputs (four XLR monitors, two master) all strummed along by internal 32-bit floating-point processing. What piqued our interest, however, was that seven inch screen you see up there. Rather than fumble over a mash of faders, you thumb the instrument’s icon to pull up its parameters. Other features include Kaossilator style X-Y multi-parameter control, and color coded pots — presumably so you don’t kill the guitar solo by mistake. A final flourish is remote control via an iPad, for mid-track sound tweaks — though you might need one of these. Tap the PR after the break for more info.