January 31, 2013, by PSW Staff
Behringer has introduced the iX16 digital mixer for iPad, incorporating 16 digitally-programmable, high-resolution Midas-designed mic pres, all controllable remotely from the supplied iPad app.
Extensive control options include PC/Mac/Linux over Ethernet or Wi-Fi as well as iPhone/iPod Touch for personal monitor mixing right out the box.
The iX16 leverages Behringer’s extensive suite of remastered digital FX emulations that include classic favorites such as Lexicon 480L and PCM70, EMT250 and Quantec QRS.
It also includes 4 true-stereo virtual effects racks, inserts on all 8 buses, 6-band parametric EQ and full dynamics processing.
The iX16 is built on a sophisticated 40-bit floating-point DSP core that offers “unlimited” dynamic range with no internal overload and near-zero latency of
Behringer has included the ULTRANET digital audio network technology for direct connection of the iX16 into a network with X32 digital mixers or the company’s new iQ Networked Active Loudspeaker line, for 16-channel connectivity over a single Cat-5 cable.
The same system allows for connection of the P16 personal monitor system, allowing for up to 64 monitor mixes without consuming a single mix bus on the iX16. Flexibility abounds with the inclusion of a USB 2.0 interface that turns the iX16 into an 18 x 18 channel audio interface.
MUSIC Group senior VP of marketing Costa Lakoumentas comments, “The iX16 is a product that makes so much sense for so many users; from houses of worship to gigging musicians and even project studios. You get a full-fledged digital mixer with tons of processing, a USB interface, ULTRANET digital networking and iPad/iPhone control, plus the quality of MIDAS-designed mic pres, in a unit that is as affordable as it is portable.”
In addition to its extensive audio connectivity the iX16 also includes MIDI In/Out for remote scene recall or controlling other MIDI equipment. Presets can be saved internally and backed onto a USB drive through the type-A connector that also serves as a stereo recorder directly to flash.
For recording applications, iX16 features a bi-directional 18-channel USB audio interface that, combined with the 40-bit digital mix engine.
A Virtual FX rack is also included with 4 true stereo FX slots including high-end simulations such as Lexicon 480L, PCM70, EMT250 and Quantec QRS, etc.