Behringer X18 Digital Mixer
X Air Series 18-Channel, 12-Bus Desktop Digital Mixer for iPad/Android Tablet with 16 Programmable Midas Preamps, Integrated Wi-Fi Module, Multi-Channel USB Audio Interface, and Tablet Tray
Behringer's cutting-edge X Air digital mixers integrate with your iPad or Android tablet — and even your smart phone, for unprecedented mixing power and mobility. Plug in your mic and line level sources and mix from anywhere in the venue or studio via the free remote control app. The X18 is an 18-input desktop unit with 16 programmable Midas-designed microphone preamps, Behringer's renowned X32 effects rack, a 100-band Real Time Analyzer on all channel and bus EQs, an 18 x 18 USB interface, integrated Wi-Fi, a convenient tray for your tablet or small laptop, and more. Just add mics, and you've got everything you need to mix a live show or record a multitrack studio session straight into your DAW. The Behringer X18 gives you a whole new way to mix.
at a Glance:
Behringer's X18 gives you the ultimate in mixing mobility. Imagine always being able to mix from the most advantageous spot in the house! The X18 acknowledges the reality of modern live mixing — that you don't want to be tied down to a fixed FOH mix location. Integrated Wi-Fi gives you remote control over the mixer's functions from your tablet or laptop without needing to set up and configure an external router, so you can focus on your mix, moving around the venue to experience what your audience is hearing in the back of the auditorium. Tweak the mix from the balcony. Adjust the monitors from the performers' perspective. This is live mixing the way it should be — natural and intuitive. And the result? Better-sounding shows!
Compatibility with Behringer's Personal Monitoring System
The X18's wireless capability makes it easy for you to modify a monitor mix from the performers' onstage perspective — but why not let the musicians mix their own IEMs or floor wedges? The X18 features an Ultranet port for easy audio routing over Cat 5e cable to other Ultranet-compatible gear. Compatibility with Behringer's P-16 Personal Monitoring System means you can concentrate on whipping up a killer house mix, and leave the monitors to the performers (trust us, they'll thank you for it). Now, that's smart mixing! With 16 channels of personal monitoring, plus six Aux sends to feed stage wedges, delayed mixes, or secondary rooms, you've got it covered. And speaking of networking, if you've got big stadium gigs booked, you'll be glad to know that you can easily integrate the X18 into a larger setup using its Ethernet port to connect to a wired network or a monster router. The X18 includes free iOS and Android apps for remote operation.
Pristine preamps, ultra-wide dynamic range, and more
With 16 Midas-designed mic preamps, and 40-Bit floating-point DSP that delivers virtually unlimited dynamic range with no internal overload and vanishingly low latency, the X18 delivers impeccable sound quality — the same as Behringer's acclaimed X32 digital mixer. The X18's preamps are fully programmable and remote-controllable from your iOS and Android device, for tons of flexibility in a live show situation. And because applications are loaded to the specific device, you can, for instance, prepare your channel layout offline while sitting in your car before a show.
Features that will make you a sound-mixing hero
With numerous variables beyond your control, Fleet knows just how challenging mixing a live show can be. That's why Behringer designed the X18 with smart features that can make you a sound-mixing hero. The X18's channels are loaded for bear, with per-channel low-cut filters, gates, full dynamics (including compression, limiting, expansion, ducking, sidechaining, and more) fully parametric 4-band EQ, and routing to the six Aux outputs. When it comes to EQ, the XR18 lets you sculpt your tracks to perfection, courtesy of its 100-band Real Time Analyzer, built into every input channel and bus equalizer (currently available in Android, PC, and Mac software — iOS coming soon). With visual feedback built right into the control app, you can see exactly what you need to do, and make fast, surgical adjustments to frequencies that need a bit of boost or cut.
Virtual FX Rack with four true-stereo multi-effects processors
The X18 has an entire arsenal of effects under the hood. The X18's virtual FX Rack gives you access to four true-stereo (8 mono) multi-effects processors, including delay, chorus, and dynamics. This engine is beefy enough to simultaneously run high-quality, true-stereo reverbs and 31-band EQ, without the need for additional hardware. Select any combination of high-end simulations of classic studio reverbs such as the Lexicon 480L and PCM70, the EMT250 or Quantec QRS. The X18's onboard processing means your computer won't be tasked with additional heavy lifting during a mixdown session with numerous plug ins.
18 x 18 USB interface makes recording effortless
The X18 sports a fast, bi-directional 18 x 18 USB interface, making the X18 a powerful digital mixing solution for recording directly to the digital audio workstation you have running on your iPad or computer. You can see how this arrangement can boost your productivity in a live scenario, giving you an effortless, immaculate multitrack capture of the show you can take back to your studio for post production. But whether you're capturing a live performance or tracking in the studio, you'll find the X18 makes it amazingly easy to record great-sounding tracks.
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