Behringer has today revealed the availability of its new X AIR XR18 digital mixer.
The XR18 is a remote-controllable 18-input/12-bus portable mixing solution housed in a sturdy stage box form factor, and is the first of its kind designed for use with iPad and Android tablets, as well as smartphones and PC, Mac and Linux computers.
XR18 is ideally suited for both live and studio applications, with its 16 award-winning Midas-designed mic preamps, integrated tri-mode Wifi module for wireless control and fast, bidirectional USB audio/MIDI interface.
Other features include four high-end X32 stereo FX processors, with close to 50 studio-grade X32 high-end FX 'Plug Ins'; X AIR Gain Sharing technology for hands-free auto-mixing; a high-resolution 100-band Real Time Analyser (RTA) with full bar and spectrograph views, and Ultranet connectivity for Behringer’s P-16 Personal Monitoring System.
“For the first time in audio history, Behringer has created a digital mixer integrated into a stage box and combined with a wireless router, recording interface, personal monitoring system and even a revolutionary auto-mixing function,” stated Music Group senior engineer of conception Jan Duwe.
“Competing products only work with iOS-compatible tablets, but the XR18 ... works beautifully with Android tablets and PC, Mac and Linux computers, as well as mini-notebooks – and yes, even iPads of all sizes. The XR18 not only changes the game, it changes the very playing field by accommodating all of the world’s most popular operating systems."
The X AIR XR18 has a suggested US MAP of $699 and is covered by Music Group’s three-year Limited Warranty Program. To download the new X AIR, Android and X AIR Edit software apps free of charge, see the website below.