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Behringer launches X18 digital mixer for direct use with tablet devices

At the 2014 Winter NAMM Show, Behringer debuted their X18 Digital Mixer, designed specifically for use with the iPad and other tablet devices. Featuring Midas-designed microphone preamps and onboard effects, the X18 is suitable for both live and studio applications. Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi connectivity it unleashes the power to mix from anywhere in the venue. The X18 als was showcased at ISE 2014, Amsterdam.
The X18 is an 18-input/12-bus portable mixer for iPad and other tablets, with 16 Midas-designed microphone preamps. A virtual FX rack is loaded with models of famous processors, such as the Lexicon 480L, PCM70 and Pultec EQs, plus Teletronix and Fairchild compressors.
Access is provided to four onboard true-stereo (eight mono) multi-effects processors, such as delay, chorus, dynamics and more. Plus the X18 can run production-quality, true-stereo reverbs concurrently with 31-band graphic equalizer. These are the same effects featured in the award-winning X32 Digital Mixing Console.
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity provides direct tablet control over the mixer’s functions. 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 sound from anywhere in the venue – or the tracking room.
Behringer lX18 digital mixer
The fast and comprehensive 18 x 18 channel, bi-directional USB interface also makes the X18 a powerful digital 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 iQ Series loudspeakers from Turbosound.
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