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Ian Matthews
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Behringer Xr18

4.5/5, 4.5 from 1 review
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Recent Reviews

  1. Ian Matthews
    light weight and easy to use.
    4.5/5, 4.5 out of 5, reviewed Sep 12, 2018
    Sound:
    5.00/5,
    Build Quality:
    5.00/5,
    Features:
    4.00/5,
    Feel:
    5.00/5,
    Value:
    5.00/5,
    Pros
    • + Easy to set up, light weight and saves space.
    Cons
    • - app control only.. dont forget your tablet/smartphone :)
    *I've put this under recording but my band are also using it as a live desk and for recording.*


    We purchased this a couple of weeks ago as a group and we couldn't be happier.

    Set up was very easy - you can even play around with the app to get a feel for how it works without buying the desk.
    We use an android tablet for the main set up currently.

    Being able to change your own monitor mix via smart phone app without effecting anyone else's monitor output has been especially useful.

    We used it to multi track record a rehearsal for the first time a couple of days ago via garage band. Again this was easy to set up with no other interface or drivers required. Just USB direct from the desk to my MacBook.

    We are planning to record future gigs using the desk simultaneously for live function and as the input to recording software.

    The unit itself is compact and very light weight. It was as simple as you would expect to add it to our amp rack... ears are provided. It takes up a lot less space than a traditional desk.

    Overall if you are thinking of upgrading your desk for live or recording purposes I see no reason why this wouldn’t work for you.
    However this is the first desk that I have used that uses a tablet so there may be better available.

Item Details

  1. Price:
    £344.00
    Features:
    •iPad/Android tablet controlled 18-input digital mixer for studio and live applications
    •16 award-winning MIDAS-designed, full programmable mic preamps ensure audiophile sound quality
    •Built-in Tri-Mode Wifi router for direct operation - no need for external routers
    •18 x 18 channel, bidirectional USB interface for direct recording via iPad and more
    •Revolutionary Dugan-style Auto-Mixing automatically manages microphone gain sharing
    •Award-winning X32 effects rack with 4 stereo FX slots including high-end simulations such as Lexicon 480L and PCM70, EMT250 and Quantec QRS etc
    •100-band Real Time Analyzer (RTA) for all channel and bus EQs
    •Ultranet connectivity for Behringer's P-16 Personal Monitoring system (not included)
    •Rack ears and protection bumpers included for flexible rack and on-stage applications
    •6 aux and main LR buses with inserts, full dynamics processing and 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic EQ
    •6 XLR aux outputs and 2 XLR main outputs plus phones connector
    •40-bit floating-point DSP features ''unlimited'' dynamic range with no internal overload and near-zero overall latency
    •Free iOS, Android and PC/Mac/Linux apps available for remote operation via Ethernet, LAN or WiFi
    •MIDI In/Out allows controlling the mixer via MIDI equipment (including Mackie Control protocol) or for use as a USB MIDI interface (future firmware)
    •Internal switch-mode power supply for noise-free audio and low power consumption
    •Designed and engineered in Germany
    Other Specs:
    Power Consumption: 30W
    •Switch-Mode Power Supply: Autorange 100-240V (50Hz/60Hz)
    •Dimensions: 333mm x 149mm x 140mm / 13.1'' x 5.9'' x 5.5''
    •Weight: 3.2kg / 7.1lbs
    The Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Mixer is an 18-channel, 12-bus digital mixer designed for iPad and Android tablets. The AIR XR18 was developed to be a revolutionary digital mixer, pushing forward new technology by incorporating iPad and Android connectivity. The mixer itself is housed in an exceptionally durable stage box designed, ideal for live and studio applications. The mixer features 16 MIDAS Mic Preamps, integrated WiFi for wireless control and a bidirectional USB Audio Interface. The XR18 also features 6 aux and main LR buses with inserts, full dynamics process and 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic EQ. The 40-Bit floating-point DSP features ''unlimited''dynamic range with no internal overload and near-zero overall latency. With its myriad of features and extensive connectivity, the XR18 is a powerhouse of a digital mixer, delivering the perfect audio solution for studio and live use.

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