Behringer introduces the latest version Android app for the company’s X AIR Digital Mixer Series.
The dedicated app allows users to control all mixing, processing and effects functions directly from their Android tablet or smartphone.
X AIR version 1.21 delivers control for the X18, XR18, XR16, and XR12 mixers. The user interface is configurable for either simplified access, or expert level editing, for mixing 18 input channels to 12 buses.
Control is also provided for the 4 internal stereo effects processors – all of which feature the Behringer X32 audio processing engine.
Newly added features include: support for XR12/XR16 USB recorder functions with I/O metering; show and scene storage within the app; faster data synchronization between X AIR mixer and application, and enhanced IDCA performance.
“While competing systems only work with iOS-compatible tablets, the X AIR Series is an equal-opportunity launch pad for your dreams. It works beautifully with Android, PC, Mac and Linux tablets as well as mini-notebooks – and yes, even iPads of all sizes,” stated Music Group senior engineer of conception Jan Duwe. “The X AIR Series 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 app provides the mobility for the user to adjust the house mix from any seat and fine-tune monitor mixes from on-stage. All X AIR mixers feature internal access points, just select the X AIR network and connect the Android device to it. Upon opening the app, the X AIR mixer appears as a controllable device, and even allows locking the Android smartphone or tablet to that specific X AIR mixer.
All versions of the X AIR App can also run in demo mode – without connecting an X AIR mixer. Additional hardware is not required, making the X AIR Android App the ideal solution for seamless remote mixing applications.