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Behringer X AIR XR16 Digital Rackmount Mixer  

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The revolutionary XR16 is a powerhouse 16 input portable/rack-mountable mixer for iPad and Android tablets, and is ideally suited for both live and studio applications, thanks to its eight award-winni... Read More

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Overview

The revolutionary XR16 is a powerhouse 16 input portable/rack-mountable mixer for iPad and Android tablets, and is ideally suited for both live and studio applications, thanks to its eight award-winning MIDAS-designed mic preamps, convenient integrated Wi-Fi module for wireless control, plus USB connectivity for file storage, system updates and uncompressed stereo recordings via the USB Stereo Recorder. There are also rack ears and protective bumpers included for added flexibility in your studio and stage applications. The freedom to move around and manipulate all parameters of your mix with the free iOS and PC apps lets you dial in the perfect sound from anywhere in the venue “ or the tracking room.

MIDAS “ The Legend in Sound Quality
Ever since its formation in the 1970s, MIDAS has had a long history of innovation and leadership in the world of audio mixing consoles. Employed by the most famous touring acts and installations worldwide, legendary MIDAS consoles such as the XL4 and Heritage H3000 quickly became industry standards.

MIDAS has earned their impeccable reputation due to their no-compromise approach for audio and build quality and in particular for their Award-winning Mic Preamps which are considered by industry experts as the industry™s best sounding designs. Building on this legacy, the XR16 and PRO Series of Live Mixing Systems continue this great heritage of Award-winning audio quality.

Built-In Tri-Mode Wi-Fi Router
Designed for the ultimate in mobility, the XR16 comes with an integrated Wi-Fi module for direct control of your mixer™s functions “ without the need to setup and configure an external router. The XR16 gives you the freedom to focus on your mix, while allowing you to move about the venue to experience what every part of the audience is hearing. Plus you can adjust live monitor wedges from the artist™s perspective “ or better yet, let them mix their own IEMs and floor monitors via their own tablets.

USB Connectivity and Stereo Recording
The front panel USB type-A connector makes the XR16 not only an amazingly powerful digital mixing solution, but also allows recording your live stereo tracks directly to attached USB flash media or hard drives. Dial in the perfect live mix with effects and zero-latency, while sending a dedicated stereo mix to your thumb drive for recording, or play background music in a break.

Revolutionary Auto-Mixing
When your application calls for a multiple-microphone setup, such as an onstage panel discussion, press conference or courtroom proceeding, etc., it can become a challenge to maintain so many open mics “ and preserve maximum gain and priority for the moderator.

Behringer's X AIR Gain Sharing technology can easily manage fully automated mixes with several live microphones. Based on the legendary Dan Dugan automix system, the XR16™s gain sharing paradigm automatically controls the levels of all selected microphones in real time, without any gating artifacts or noise modulation.

This function dramatically reduces the typical feedback, studio noise and comb filtering challenges that can occur when two, or more mics are in close proximity of each another. X AIR Gain Sharing technology provides a consistent system gain structure, even when multiple speakers are talking at the same time.

4 Onboard X32 Effects Engines
Equipped with the very same FX engines as the X32 Digital Mixing Console, the onboard virtual FX Rack provides access to four true-stereo (8 mono), multi-effects processors including delay, chorus, dynamics “ plus the XR12 can run production-quality, true-stereo reverbs concurrently with 31-band EQ on the main and aux buses, all without the need for any additional hardware.

You can select any combination of high-end simulations of legendary studio effects, such as the Lexicon 480L and PCM70, as well as the EMT250 and Quantec QRS reverbs. Onboard processing means your computer doesn™t have to do the heavy lifting during a mixing session with DAW plugins as the XR16 has a whole studio of FX under its hood.

Custom-designed, and physically modeled after some of the most iconic and sought after processors, all effects run inside the low-latency environment of the X32 mix engine, ensuring flawless performance, flexible routing and the end of cable faults forever.

High-End FX Racks at Your Finger Tips
The XR16 incorporates a vast collection of high-end FX racks available at a moment's notice. These effects emulate some of the most popular and sought after audio-processing effects coveted by top mixing engineers around the world. Choose from over 20 effects each fully capable performers in both live and studio environments.

100-Band RTA for all Channel/ Bus EQ™s
The XR16 includes a high-resolution 100-band Real Time Analyzer (RTA), with full Bar and Spectrograph views. This high-resolution RTA displays the audio energy distribution in 100 frequency bands over time “ capturing a sonogram window of a full 10 seconds.

Switch between the Large RTA view, displaying any available signal in full screen resolution, or the Combined RTA view shown above each of the channel and bus EQ curves “ and see the results of your filtering choices. Additionally, the RTA can be displayed on top of the 31-band graphic EQs in the Main LR or Aux buses.

Uncompromised Channel Processing
The XR16 allows you to achieve the same incredible level of EQ finesse as the award-winning X32 thanks to its 100-band Real Time Analyzer, which is built into every input channel and bus EQ. Visual feedback built into the control app allows you to see and make fast, surgical adjustments to frequencies in need of a boost or a cut.

Every input channel also features Low-Cut, 4-band fully parametric EQ and the same Gate and Compressor dynamics suite found in the X32 “ with one very special addition; you can choose either Expert or Simple functionality. In Expert mode, you can drill down and get your hands on every nuance of your dynamics. Or, if you'e more of the plug-and-play type, Simple mode lets you either select from one of 4 carefully optimized presets “ or load your own channel templates. Add to this 40-Bit, floating-point DSP and you'll experience virtually "unlimited" dynamic range with no internal overload and near-zero overall latency.

In addition to the Main L/R bus for Front of House, 6 Aux buses are provided for dialing in the perfect monitor mixes, or creating a dedicated mix for your USB stereo recording “ complete with inserts, dynamics, and either a 6-band parametric EQ or 31-band graphic EQ. And if all these outstanding EQ options put a smile on your face, you™ll love it even more when we tell you that 100-band RTAs are available for these, too!

MIDI In/Out for Live Performance Controllers
The physical MIDI I/O port on the XR16 mixer can also be used for connecting external MIDI controllers, such as our X-TOUCH or B-CONTROL products, for dynamically controlling channel level, muting and panorama adjustments during your performance. And since the full-featured XR16 also supports the Mackie Control protocol, you easily apply comprehensive remote editing and parameter adjustments via any compatible MIDI devices.

X AIR EDIT (PC/Mac/Linux)
If your application requires a computer for BEHRINGER X AIR mixer remote control, the X AIR EDIT was made just for you. Simply copy and launch the free software with your computer, connect to the mixer via its built-in Ethernet (LAN) connector using a Cat 5 cable (max. 100 m length) “ and all X AIR mixer functions are instantly mirrored on your computer screen. Since your PC screen is larger than the one on your telephone, X AIR EDIT allows you to open and scale more app windows, such as for routing or FX editing “ letting you decide how much information you need at a glance. All touch screens are supported, or you can use a mouse to adjust your physical mixer™s settings. You can even control multiple mixers remotely from a single computer, or create several strategically placed computer stations to control the same mixer. With X AIR EDIT, your PC, Linux or Mac computer becomes your virtual mixer “ both live and in the studio!

X AIR for iPad
Front of House is wherever you and your iPad are “ thanks to the new X AIR app for iPad. Simply download the free app to your iPad, set the BEHRINGER X AIR mixer to Access Point mode and connect your iPad to the XR16 network that will show up. After launching the X AIR app, select the mixer image, and all of your X AIR mixer™s settings can now be adjusted directly from your iPad. You can save your favorite scenes, and load previously stored scenes and presets to/from your iPad or customize your channel layout “ all with the support of innovative drag ™n™ drop functionality.

Download the free X AIR App for iPad from the Apple App Store.

X AIR for Android
Designed specifically for all Android mobile devices (2.2 or higher), which includes tablets and smartphones, the app can be used in one of two modes: full access mixing mode; or bound to a specific aux bus for creating personal monitor mixes remotely on BEHRINGER X AIR mixers. Using this free and easy to learn app, each performer can use their Android device to dial-in the perfect personal IEM or wedge monitor mix, without having to consult the audio engineer for assistance. With the X AIR MIX App for Android, personal monitor mixing just got a whole lot more personal “ both live and in the studio! But it doesn™t stop there “ in full access mixing mode, the app provides control over all channel processing including the RTA overlay, effects editing, storing/loading scenes or presets, and much more “ whether you'e running a 12" tablet or a 5" smartphone.

Features
  • Format
  • Analog/digital: Digital
  • Analog inputs
  • Total: 16
  • Mic preamps: 8
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 8
  • XLR only jacks: No
  • 1/4" only jacks: 8
  • RCA (stereo pair): No
  • Phantom power: Yes (+48V)
  • Analog outputs
  • Main XLR out: 2
  • Main 1/4" out: No
  • Aux XLR: 4
  • Aux 1/4": No
  • RCA (stereo pair): No
  • Headphone: 1
  • Onboard effects
  • Compression: Yes
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Delay: Yes
  • Chorus/flange: Yes
  • Equalization
  • Type: Virtual
  • Bands per channel: 4
  • Treble: Yes
  • High midrange: Yes
  • Sweep high midrange: Yes
  • Midrange: Yes
  • Sweep midrange: Yes
  • Low midrange: Yes
  • Sweep Low midrange: Yes
  • Low: Yes
  • Q: Yes
  • Low cut: Yes
  • Master graphic: 31-band
  • Inserts/buses
  • Inserts (channel): Not applicable
  • Inserts (master): Not applicable
  • Buses: 2
  • Sub groups: 2
  • Connectivity
  • USB: Yes
  • FireWire: No
  • WiFi: Yes
  • ADAT: No
  • Thunderbolt: No
  • S/PDIF No
  • MIDI: Yes
  • Other
  • Width: Info not available
  • Height: Info not available
  • Depth: Info not available
  • Weight: Info not available
  • Automation: Yes
  • Fader type: Virtual
  • Motorized faders: No
  • Bundled software: No
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BehringerX AIR XR16 Digital Rackmount Mixer
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Simple controls (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

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5.0

Buy this if you want to go Digital.

By Christopher

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Behringer X AIR XR16 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

Totally Impressed. I purchased this to replace my Mackie 1604VLZ.
This one unit replaced four pieces of equipment in my home studio. One of the equipment it replaced is built into the FX. Love that.
I am using this with an Ubuntu Linux computer for recording. There is an issue with the parameters transferring to the PC. But I did figure out a way to make it communicate by simply opening a browser.
The software is easy to run and built with tons of great features. I just ended recording some vocals. Again impressed.
It comes with rack ears for easy rack mounting. The android app is easy to install and run. So easy my technically challenged wife can use it when she wants to come play piano for a while. Loving it.
It has taken me a week of playing with it to figure out how some of the routing works. Not having the physical knobs and sliders is a little bit of a mind set change. But knowing how all that routing works helped me grasp it all.
IF you want to go digital. This was a great purchase. I was contemplating another brand for a long time.
I am glad I purchased the X AIR XR16 instead. Saved me a ton.

 
1.0

horrible experience don't waste your time and money on this

By Ray casiragi

from beverly hills

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • disconects easy even if you change channel setup
    • huge audio latency
    • Poor Quality Sound
    • radio interference goes in the audio

    Best Uses

      Comments about Behringer X AIR XR16 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

      waste of time of 40 hours videos studing how to control this mixer I said don't waste your time and money on this! !console

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Small unit, big features

      By paul

      from Detroit

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer X AIR XR16 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

        This is a great mixer. It is compact and loaded with features. I had this mixer up and running in under an hour. I am currently using it with my three piece band. There are plenty of digital effects and they all seem to work great. The only downsides I can see are there are no true instructions that show what this unit can do. Behringer does have a lot of you tube videos that help the issue but I am still left with a feeling that I am not using it to its full potential. The other downside is the internal router is not that great so I definitely recommend hardwiring to the unit.

         
        2.0

        Terrible Service

        By Cousin John

        from Cees CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer X AIR XR16 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

        I use this product to do sound for local bands and events. The unit crashed in less that a year.

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By Customer

        from San Mateo, Ca.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR16 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          I own two of these and they're great!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome mixer

          By Customer

          from San Mateo, Ca.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Awesome
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer X AIR XR16 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

            Wow, is this a nice mixer.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Super Bang for the Buck!

            By Billy G

            from Salt Lake City

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Amazing sound
            • Compact
            • Inexpensive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Incomplete Manual
            • Software Need Help

            Best Uses

            • Any Sm To Med Size Band
            • Jazz Trio
            • Up-scale Singersongwrite

            Comments about Behringer X AIR XR16 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

            Behringer has totally hit the mark with the X-Air series of mixers. It is amazing how much these mixers will do and they are at a silly price point. But don't let the price fool you, you are getting Midas preamps and Klark Technik signal processing. This little box is powerful beyond belief. It would get 5 stars from me but I don't feel like they have the software quite to where it needs to be and the manual is not very helpful. This is a very new product and both those things are to be expected, but they still need to be addressed. If there is a product on the market that will do what this mixer will do at the price, I certainly don't know what it is. Best of all, my mixer, with all the effects I use, my snake, my drive effects, enough microphones for a small gig, my in-ear monitor system, my ipad and all the necessary cables fit in a four space rack bag! At my age the less stuff I have to load in and out the better! Thanks Behringer!

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