Behringer has debuted the new X18 digital mixer, designed specifically for use with the iPad and other tablet devices in both live and studio applications.
The X18 is an 18-input/12-bus portable mixer with 16 Midas-designed mic preamps. A virtual FX rack loaded with true physical models of famous processors, such as the Lexicon 480L, PCM70 and Pultec EQs, plus Teletronix and Fairchild compressors, eliminates the need for outboard gear.
Access is provided to four onboard true-stereo (eight mono) multi-effects processors, such as delay, chorus, dynamics and more. In addition, the X18 can run production-quality, true-stereo reverbs concurrently with 31-band GEQ, the same effects included in the X32 digital console.
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity provides direct tablet control over the mixer’s functions without the need to set up and configure an external router. The freedom to move about and manipulate all parameters of the mix via free, downloadable iOS and PC apps lets the user dial in the perfect sound from anywhere in the venue or the tracking room.
The fast and comprehensive 18 x 18 channel, bi-directional USB interface also makes the X18 a mixing solution for recording directly to an iPad or PC.
“The best part of tablet computing is the way the Behringer X18 brings the power of mobility to the art of making music,” said product manager Jan Duwe. “With the X18’s beautifully laid out top panel, all you need to do is plug in your mic and line-level sources, grab your tablet and walk away. You can then mix from anywhere you like with the free and intuitive remote control app – right on your tablet.”
Ultranet connectivity allows the user to send any of the 18 input sources over Cat-5e cable to compatible gear, such as P16-M personal monitors or the new iQ Series loudspeakers from Turbosound.
The X18 is available at a suggested U.S. MAP of $799.99, and is covered by MUSIC Group’s 3-Year Limited Warranty Program.