Behringer X Air XR18 Portable Digital Mixer for iPad/Android
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- Product Highlights
- Built-In Wi-Fi for Tablet Control
- 16 Midas-Designed Preamps
- 6 XLR Aux Outputs
- 18x18 Bi-Directional USB Interface
- 4 X32 Effects Engines for DSP
- 100-Band RTA for All Channels & Bus EQs
- Ultranet Compatible
- 5-Pin DIN MIDI I/O
- iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Linux Control
- Rack Ears and Protection Bumpers
18-Channel, 12-Bus Digital Mixer for iPad/Android Tablets with 16 Programmable MIDAS Preamps, Integrated Wifi Module and Multi-Channel USB Audio InterfaceControl your mix wirelessly with your iPad or Android tablet, whether live or in the studio with the X Air XR18 18-Channel, 12-Bus Portable Digital Mixer with Integrated Wi-Fi from Behringer. Featuring 16 Midas-designed preamps in addition to dual 1/4" line inputs, the XR18 can function as an 18x18 fully bi-directional USB audio interface for your iPad, Android device, Mac, PC, or Linux computer. A wide variety of DSP effects and processing are available built right in, powered by 4 X32 effects engines, taken right from Behringer's X32 mixer line. Additionally, each channel and bus EQ has an integrated 100-band real-time analyzer (RTA) that provides a visual display of the frequency behavior of your tracks, for easier EQing.
The mixer is fully compatible with Behringer's Ultranet personal monitoring system, and includes 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O, allowing you to use an external MIDI device for additional mix and parameter control, or to use the XR18 as a USB MIDI interface. A set of rack ears and protection bumpers are included.
Midas has earned their reputation due to their approach for audio and build quality, in particular, for their award-winning mic preamps. Behringer incorporates Midas designed mic preamps for high-quality audio reproduction in both live and studio environments
Built-In Tri-Mode Wi-Fi Router
Designed for mobility, the XR18 comes with an integrated Wi-Fi module for direct control of your mixer's functions, without the need to setup and configure an external router. The XR18 gives you the freedom to focus on your mix, while allowing you to move about the venue to experience what every part of the audience is hearing. Plus you can adjust live monitor wedges from the artist's perspective, or better yet, let them mix their own IEMs and floor monitors via their own tablets
The fast and comprehensive 18x18 channel, bi-directional USB interface makes the XR18 a powerful digital mixing solution for recording directly to your iPad or PC. Dial in your perfect monitoring mix with effects and zero-latency, while sending up to 16 microphone signals - and the keyboard player's MIDI notes to your DAW for recording
When your application calls for a multiple-microphone setup, such as an onstage panel discussion, press conference or courtroom proceeding, it can become a challenge to maintain so many open mics and preserve maximum gain and priority for the moderator.
Behringer's X Air Gain Sharing technology can manage fully automated mixes with up to 16 live microphones. Based on the Dan Dugan automix system, the XR18's gain sharing paradigm automatically controls the levels of all selected microphones in real time, without any gating artifacts or noise modulation.
This function reduces the typical feedback, studio noise and comb filtering challenges that can occur when two or more mics are in close proximity of each other. X Air Gain Sharing technology provides a consistent system gain structure, even when multiple speakers are talking at the same time
4 On-Board X32 Effects Engines
Equipped with the very same effects engines as the X32 Digital Mixing Console, the on-board virtual FX Rack provides access to 4 true-stereo (8 mono), multi-effects processors including delay, chorus, dynamics, plus the XR18 can run true-stereo reverbs concurrently with 31-band EQ on the main and aux buses, all without the need for any additional hardware.
You can select any combination of simulations of legendary studio effects, such as the Lexicon 480L and PCM70, as well as the EMT250 and Quantec QRS reverbs. On-board processing means your computer doesn't have to do the heavy lifting during a mixing session with DAW plugins, as the XR18 has a whole studio of FX under its hood.
Custom-designed, and physically modeled after some of the most iconic and sought- after processors, all effects run inside the low-latency environment of the X18 mix engine, ensuring reliable performance and flexible routing
100-Band RTA for All Channel and Bus EQs
The XR18 includes a high-resolution, 100-band Real Time Analyzer (RTA), with full bar and spectrograph views. This high-resolution RTA displays the audio energy distribution in 100 frequency bands over time - capturing a sonogram window of a full 10 seconds.
Switch between the Large RTA view, displaying any available signal in full-screen resolution, or the Combined RTA view shown above each of the channel and bus EQ curves - and see the results of your filtering choices. Additionally, the RTA can be displayed on top of the 31-band graphic EQs in the Main LR or Aux buses
16 Channels of Personal Monitoring
Behringer's Ultranet connectivity allows you to send 16 digital sources over a Cat5 cable to P16-D Digital Ultranet Distributors, or directly to P16-M Personal Monitor Mixers. This technology makes it easy for individual performers to create their own "more me" mix - and frees you up to put on your best show. Ultranet also provides a conduit for sending your mix to the new Turbosound iQ Series loudspeakers, which can tap into the 16-channel digital bus directly
The XR18 allows you to achieve the same level of EQ finesse as the X32 thanks to its 100-band Real Time Analyzer, which is built into every input channel and bus EQ. Visual feedback built into the control app allows you to see and make fast, surgical adjustments to frequencies in need of a boost or a cut.
Every input channel also features low-cut, 4-band fully parametric EQ and the same gate and compressor dynamics suite found in the X32, with one very special addition; you can choose either Expert or Simple functionality. In Expert mode, you can drill down and get your hands on every nuance of your dynamics. Or, if you're more of the 'plug and play' type, Simple mode lets you either select from one of Behringer's 4 carefully optimized presets - or load your own channel templates. Add to this 40-bit, floating-point DSP and you'll experience virtually unlimited dynamic range with no internal overload and near-zero overall latency.
In addition to the Main L/R bus for front of house, 6 Aux buses are provided for dialing in monitor mixes, or creating a dedicated mix for your USB stereo recording, complete with inserts, dynamics, and either a 6-band parametric EQ or 31-band graphic EQ
The physical 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O port on the XR18 mixer can also be used for connecting external MIDI controllers for dynamically controlling channel level, muting and panorama adjustments during your performance. And since the full-featured XR18 also supports the Mackie Control protocol, you can apply comprehensive remote editing and parameter adjustments via any compatible MIDI devices
Dedicated Apps and Software for All Platforms
Behringer realized that "one size doesn't always fit all," and provided apps for all the most popular devices and operating systems, including iOS, Android, PC/Mac and Linux based applications for the XR18 mixer
X Air Edit for PC, Mac, & Linux
If your application requires a computer for Behringer X Air mixer remote control, the X Air Edit was made just for you. Simply copy and launch the free software with your computer, connect to the mixer via its built-in Ethernet (LAN) connector using a Cat5 cable (maximum 100 m length) - and all X Air mixer functions are instantly mirrored on your computer screen. Since your PC screen is larger than the one on your telephone, X Air Edit allows you to open and scale more app windows, such as for routing or FX editing - letting you decide how much information you need at a glance. All touch screens are supported, or you can use a mouse to adjust your physical mixer's settings. You can even control multiple mixers remotely from a single computer, or create several strategically placed computer stations to control the same mixer. With X Air Edit, your PC, Linux or Mac computer becomes your virtual mixer - both live and in the studio
X Air for iPad
Front of House is wherever you and your iPad are - thanks to the new X Air app for iPad. Simply download the free app to your iPad, set the Behringer X Air mixer to Access Point mode and connect your iPad to the XR18 network that will show up. After launching the X AIR app, select the mixer image, and all of your X AIR mixer's settings can now be adjusted directly from your iPad. You can save your favorite scenes, and load previously stored scenes and presets to/from your iPad or customize your channel layout - all with the support of innovative drag and drop functionality
X Air for Android
Designed specifically for all Android mobile devices (2.2 or higher), which includes tablets and smartphones, the app can be used in one of two modes: full access mixing mode; or bound to a specific aux bus for creating personal monitor mixes remotely on Behringer X Air mixers. Using this free app, each performer can use their Android device to dial-in the perfect personal IEM or wedge monitor mix, without having to consult the audio engineer for assistance. With the X Air App for Android, personal monitor mixing just got a whole lot more personal - both live and in the studio. But it doesn't stop there, in full access mixing mode, the app provides control over all channel processing, including the RTA overlay, effects editing, storing/loading scenes or presets, and much more - whether you're running a 12" tablet or a 5" smartphone
- iPad*/Android* tablet controlled 18-input digital mixer for studio and live application
- 16 award-winning MIDAS-designed, fully programmable mic preamps for 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 on iPad etc.
- Revolutionary Dugan* Auto-Mixing automatically manages microphone gain sharing (future firmware)
- Award-winning X32 effects rack featuring 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 EQ's
- ULTRANET connectivity for BEHRINGER's P-16 Personal Monitoring System*
- Rack ears and protection bumpers included for flexible rack and onstage 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 (incl. Mackie Control* protocol) or for use as a USB MIDI interface
- Future firmware updates, incl. new FX "Plug Ins", downloadable from behringer.com free of charge
- Internal switch-mode power supply for noise-free audio and low power consumption
- 3-Year Warranty Program
- Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
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