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Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer

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The revolutionary XR18 is a powerhouse 18 input/12 bus portable/rack-mountable mixer for iPad and Android tablets, and is ideally suited for both live and studio applications, thanks to its 16 award-w... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The revolutionary XR18 is a powerhouse 18 input/12 bus portable/rack-mountable mixer for iPad and Android tablets, and is ideally suited for both live and studio applications, thanks to its 16 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 XR18 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 XR18 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 XR18 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 XR18 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 XR18™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 XR18 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 XR18 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 XR18 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 XR18 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 XR18 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 XR18 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 XR18 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 XR18 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: 18
  • Mic preamps: 16
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 16
  • XLR only jacks: No
  • 1/4" only jacks: 2
  • RCA (stereo pair): No
  • Phantom power: Yes (+48V)
Analog outputs
  • Main XLR out: 2
  • Main 1/4" out: No
  • Aux XLR: 6
  • 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: 12
  • 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 XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (14)
  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Simple controls (9)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Performances (12)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Take it from a Pro - Best Mixer for Live and Bands

ABSOLUTELY BUY THIS!! We gig twice a month and this piece of equipment is better than $3000 units. I have mixed with many boards and this thing sounds incredible! Imagine taking an...Read complete review

ABSOLUTELY BUY THIS!! We gig twice a month and this piece of equipment is better than $3000 units. I have mixed with many boards and this thing sounds incredible! Imagine taking an IPAD....no more snake to run...no more front of house to set up. Wireless control for each musicians mix? Say What...Amazing! No interruption in connection on the wireless. I have been EXTREMELY HAPPY with this unit and the Midas amps are incredible. Great FX's processors built in. 18 inputs....6 monitors outs...hard connected just in case someone trips over a XLR cable. USB....and MIDI? What...yes sir. The APP for this little monster is the best I've seen even for $3000 units. This thing BLOWS the competition away. Don't be fearful of the price....this thing is absolutely the best investment you'll ever make. Good for getting the band together to practice....save you mix scenes on the fly...take snap shots and record 16 channels simultaneously. live....What? Yes sir...I'm in love with this thing. Don't buy anything else...we have spent countless thousands for gear half this good. Just take an IPAD and you're mixing front of house with a breeze. Oh...and if you build your tracks in the studio and want to play those live and have the band play along? What....Yes sir....easy to do with this monster. Sounds Amazing....Trust me....use it one time and you'll be so impressed you'll wonder why you ever bought anything else. Set up time is literally cut in half.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So happy to return this thing.

I've worked with a lot of iPad/WiFi mixers in my time, and when I purchased this, I was really giving Behringer the benefit of the doubt, considering the overall lack of faith...Read complete review

I've worked with a lot of iPad/WiFi mixers in my time, and when I purchased this, I was really giving Behringer the benefit of the doubt, considering the overall lack of faith that many audio engineers have in their gear. I can definitely say that I have no faith in this product for its intended live usage. The app itself is pretty good, though some settings (such as pre/post-fader sends) could be a lot smoother if I wasn't having to go through each individual channel to then switch that for each individual send. I don't have many clear complaints like that, because on my very first gig using this, the built in WiFi decided to stop working. Not a great thing when it was tested and working in the morning prior to the gig, and especially not acceptable when the only means of interface is via that WiFi signal. Luckily, my buddy was able to bail me out of that, by bringing in his A&H Qu-16, but considering that my XR18 was safe in a floating rack case during transit, I can't point the finger to anything but poor construction. I'm almost tempted to keep it for the sake of having a larger audio interface, but that's not a good enough reason to hold onto a faulty box. The WiFi capabilities have completely ceased operation, and lucky for me, I'm still good to return it for its full price. Thank god.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Take it from a Pro - Best Mixer for Live and Bands

By SoundPro

from Charlotte NC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Best App For Mixing
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

    ABSOLUTELY BUY THIS!! We gig twice a month and this piece of equipment is better than $3000 units. I have mixed with many boards and this thing sounds incredible! Imagine taking an IPAD....no more snake to run...no more front of house to set up. Wireless control for each musicians mix? Say What...Amazing! No interruption in connection on the wireless. I have been EXTREMELY HAPPY with this unit and the Midas amps are incredible. Great FX's processors built in. 18 inputs....6 monitors outs...hard connected just in case someone trips over a XLR cable. USB....and MIDI? What...yes sir. The APP for this little monster is the best I've seen even for $3000 units. This thing BLOWS the competition away. Don't be fearful of the price....this thing is absolutely the best investment you'll ever make. Good for getting the band together to practice....save you mix scenes on the fly...take snap shots and record 16 channels simultaneously. live....What? Yes sir...I'm in love with this thing. Don't buy anything else...we have spent countless thousands for gear half this good. Just take an IPAD and you're mixing front of house with a breeze. Oh...and if you build your tracks in the studio and want to play those live and have the band play along? What....Yes sir....easy to do with this monster. Sounds Amazing....Trust me....use it one time and you'll be so impressed you'll wonder why you ever bought anything else. Set up time is literally cut in half.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Exactly what you need for small band gigs

    By Reeber

    from Berlin, NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

      I used this for the first time at a small venue with a 4 piece band. We mic'd the kick drum, e guiltar, a guitar, 3 vocals, sampler, and DI bass. It worked flawlessly. The ipad never lost connection. However, I do advise to set the "sleep" to "never". This way, it'll never disconnect, or go black on you, when you need to adjust settings quickly. I haven't had a chance to dive into the depth of the effects, but there are MANY to choose from. The best part of this setup is that you don't need a sound guy! We save great money and still have a Pro sounding rig. I matched this unit up with 2 x QSC K12's on a stick for mains, as the venue was too small to need subs. I had 3 x QSC K10's for monitors, plus my in-ear setup behind the drums. The most impressive part of this, was how quiet the in-ear mix was. It sounds NO different than our X32. Look at it this way: You can buy a 16 channel mixer, case, rack, etc and take up half of the back of your compact SUV. Or, buy this unit that's no bigger than a shoe-box. You now have a chance to fit an entire PA in your small SUV. Good bye trailer, Tahoe, Suburban, gas-guzzler!!

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Product!! Even for a novice

      By Captain Leisure

      from Mount Pleasant, SC

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

        I'm not a musician and I've never played an instrument. The only things I know about bands is they prefer cash over checks, and they like beer! Last Saturday I pulled the trigger on the Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital. That same night a 9 piece band with no sound guy or mixer came to play, 2 drum sets, 2 horns, all together 12 inputs. I ran sound by myself! Zero experience! I will not lie and say I didn't make my mistakes, I had no clue how to send sound to the aux monitors, and by hooking up the sub to bus 3 so I had no deep bass. The first few songs I got dirty looks from the band, and no one was happy the monitors were not working. The sound on the floor was fine, the crowd was happy, but the band couldn't hear themselves. Little by little I started to think things out and had everything working by the end of the first set. Monitors worked, sub booming, and musicians moderately happy. I stayed basic, no effects, no gates or compressors, which at the time was foreign to me. At 1:45 AM the band walked off the stage to congratulate me. 200 customers were happy, band was happy, and as the owner I was ecstatic!!
        Kudos to Guitar center North Charleston SC, and a job well done to Behringer!! Your X AIR XR18 Digital is amazing. Even for a first timer. BTW Behringer, thanks also for informative and easy to understand videos on YouTube!!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Behringer ain't your fathers mixer.

        By Cal Pow

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Practical
        • Quality Preamps
        • Reasonable price

        Cons

        • Lightweight
        • Poor Power Placement
        • Some Software Quarks

        Best Uses

        • Best For Events
        • Stage And Recording

        Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

        I've reluctantly owned a few Behringer products in the past and I've had some fail miserably and some be perfect. Xenyx 2442 failed in what I'm guessing was just a general good case of bad vibes. Anyway, i picked this up from GC and after a quick trial at my house, and took it to its first gig within two hours of purchase. To top that off with 3 custom wedge mix's and stereo foh without any tutorials or manual, I was very pleased. So were the guys. This out sounded our usual Mackie board and we hardly got to any of its parlor tricks like comp and the plethora of fx. In a small rack box on the floor with a power conditioner, we used it just like a stage snake.
        I brought it home and put some condensers in the mix and it really impressed me. It's a reasonable price for how gouged it made my rack look. Goodbye outboard fx and EQ. GOODBYE DAW. I got some cables to sell now. The software could be better for fail safes and realtime purposes but it's still cheaper than a person us? It does eat battery and ram. One thing about behringer, they make quality parts but put it in a subquality container. I hope this thing can handle the road and the juice. Anyway, behringer done good on this one. Very happy.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Coolest personal mixer ever

        By Mj

        from Oakland Ca

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          I love this thing. It is a game changer. Only issue is that it doesn't have a master volume knob on the unit- so if ur feedback starts going crazy, you better hope ur ipad didn't just shut off from low battery or switch wifi connection, etc. Other than that, i'm all about this mixer. It's a workhorse, sounds incredible, compact, and you don't need long cables or a snake cuz it can be on stage with band while you mix from anywhere you want. The future of live mixing is here

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          love it, im hooked

          By Ron James

          from fallston Md.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Excellent Sound
          • Handles More Than Thougt

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Live Sound For Venues
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          Performs better than we thought, thinking of upgrading to 32 channel, using all inputs and sub outs, operates flwlessly so far, great sound and control of sound

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          You bring the controls, it does the rest

          By Tom Williams

          from Philippi WV

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • No onboard controls

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          A few months ago, I was looking for a graphic EQ for my analog mixer. Even an inexpensive 31 band stereo GEQ is $200, and good ones are more like $400. For the same money, I could get an XR16, which is a combination mixer / snake / GEQ, with gate, parametric EQ, and compression available for all input channels. I almost bought that one. I would still buy it in a heartbeat.

          Instead, I went for the XR18. It and its flatter brother, the X18, have 16 full-featured Midas-designed digital preamps (vs the XR16's 8 Midas and 8 "regular" inputs), so I can plug anything in anywhere. The XR18 also functions as an 18 channel USB audio (and USB-to-MIDI) interface for my computer, if I want to do multitrack recording; and it provides for future pro-level individual monitor mixes. Even without going full-tilt on monitors, the XR18 has 6 extra auxiliary outputs which can be used individually or in stereo pairs.
          It's also controllable with just about any computer -- Windows, Mac, iPad, or Android.
          If I had to come up with a negative for this box, there would be two, but these are nit-picks: (1) the built-in Wi-Fi router is not terribly strong (but you can attach your own, or use wired Ethernet); and (2) since it uses its USB port to connect to a computer, it lacks the onboard USB recording available with the XR-12 and -16 models. Neither of those negatives is enough to cost it even one point, though.

          Many users will find that the XR-16 sacrifices little -- only 8 microphone inputs, only 4 aux outputs, and no mixing bus for individual monitor mixers -- and it gains onboard recording, at a little over half the price of the 18. That's no slouch either!

          Put simply, I love this beastie. My next mixer will probably be an XR16, and I will probably never buy another analog mixer.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Totally worth it!

          By Elijah

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          This thing is a dream! The interface learning curve on this was minimal, due to the bus mixes my band and support apps my band can create their own IEM or monitor mixes, icing on the cake is the clarity we've been able to get out of the visual EQ! I 100% recommend this, totally worth it!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Awesome mixer! Mobility makes it priceless for touring.

          By Drummer Mike

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          Great mixer. Easy to set up to tablet. Manual lacks in actual use instructions. But is pretty easy to figure out by playing with it.

           
          4.0

          It packs a punch BUT...

          By Shul

          from Phoenix AZ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Ipad app freeze
          • Poor WiFi connection

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          Out of the box I connected superb with the built-in wifi it has. Was going through the menus and fell in love with the easy to use gui. The pre amps are very nice.. I would say pristine for the money with a very rich mid-range and not too anemic like in cheap mixers. The 4 different fxs you can have running simultaneously is great. I like that you can even send signal of an fx to another fx. Having a specific reverb for a delay fx makes your vocals creamy. Very easy to have channel names and colors assigned to your faders in the iPad. The fact that is a small box and very light and portable is just a cherry on top. It's a powerful mixer for it's price but...

          BUT... After 30 or 40 mins of usage in my home I started noticing miliseconds drops in the connection... Eventually the signal loss happened and the iPad was struggling to connect back to it. Mixer is up to date on firmware as well as the edit app for Windows/Mac. I thought maybe I did something that caused the signal Al loss.
          Anyway I take it to my church.. set up instruments do a short soundcheck.. everything is running okay.. people start arriving. That means a lot of cellphones active so the air got very dirty.. signal loss was evident and I thought hope this does not fail... Well it did.. mid performance in our worship band I lost signal and iPad couldn't connect on the app. The thing that saved me somewhat is the fact that the mixer does not shut down on signal loss.. but I was afraid if a feedback happened I wouldn't be able to shut it down... At this point we had to quickly switch some mics to our studiolive mixer and we ended the night with that. I was lucky nothing went terrible. This weekend I'm gonna test this Lil beast with an external decent quality router... Let's hope the connectivity issue, which is gonna be your enemy ALWAYS when it comes down to wifi mixers, will be solved or at least be more reliable.
          P.s. there was an odd noise in a mic that I still have to check out.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          So happy to return this thing.

          By Tim

          from Fullerton, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Paperweight?

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          I've worked with a lot of iPad/WiFi mixers in my time, and when I purchased this, I was really giving Behringer the benefit of the doubt, considering the overall lack of faith that many audio engineers have in their gear. I can definitely say that I have no faith in this product for its intended live usage. The app itself is pretty good, though some settings (such as pre/post-fader sends) could be a lot smoother if I wasn't having to go through each individual channel to then switch that for each individual send. I don't have many clear complaints like that, because on my very first gig using this, the built in WiFi decided to stop working. Not a great thing when it was tested and working in the morning prior to the gig, and especially not acceptable when the only means of interface is via that WiFi signal. Luckily, my buddy was able to bail me out of that, by bringing in his A&H Qu-16, but considering that my XR18 was safe in a floating rack case during transit, I can't point the finger to anything but poor construction. I'm almost tempted to keep it for the sake of having a larger audio interface, but that's not a good enough reason to hold onto a faulty box. The WiFi capabilities have completely ceased operation, and lucky for me, I'm still good to return it for its full price. Thank god.

           
          5.0

          Really happy with this product

          By eoe52

          from Reykjavik Iceland

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Haven´t found any downside yet

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          Love this litle big mixer.....

           
          5.0

          Great buy

          By nancy

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          This thing is KILLER!!!!

           
          5.0

          XR18, where have you been all my life?

          By Adrian

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          Took the plunge to get this baby and just tested it live two nights ago for a weekly church event where we had 7 mics ,1 bass, 1 acoustic guitar, 1 e-piano, 1 e-drum, and 4 monitor amps in a school hall. It was a joy to finally mix the sound from the anywhere within the hall. Very nice clear output thanks to the midas preamps. Wifi signal from the XR18 was reasonably strong enough. Controls by the ipad were effective. Make sure to go through the downloadable owner's manual for more effective set up on the ipad. Also awesome that it has an autorange power supply in case you need to use it outside of the USA (i'm using it in a 240Vac country). wish i had gotten this baby earlier!

           
          5.0

          I would definitely buy it again.

          By Timothy

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

          Great to work with. It has tons of features. Easy set up once the firmware update was completed.

           
          5.0

          Love my new XR18 Digital Mixer

          By smez

          from Beaverton Oregon

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

            My Yamaha mixer was running out of channels at our jam night so I bought the XR18 so I could get everything plugged in. After it showed up at my door I unboxed it, connected to it with my ipad, plugged in my acoustic guitar, added some reverb and played for two hours! It sounds so good. I am excited about using it at our open mic/jam night next week. I plan on having the drummer manage his aux out monitor mix, I'll be using two aux outs for my own wireless in ears monitor mix of acoustic guitar and vocals and I'll be giving the bass player and lead vocalist control over their mixes too; they'll use their Behringer headphone amps to amp their aux out lines for their in ears.

             
            5.0

            Excellent purchase!

            By Ricknt

            from Dallas - TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

              Very easy to use with all the functions you need

               
              5.0

              Excellent Product

              By James

              from Atlanta GA

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Great Build Quality
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

                Great build quality, excellent sound and very pleased with the size and portability. It's easy to use and simple to connect to your device. I had to contact tech support a few times and was pleased with the response time and found them to be very knowledgeable. Great overall experience so far!

                (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not sure. Too nervous to use in live setting!

                By rbrazz

                from Ft.Scott KSl

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • iPad and analog different screen configuration!

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Behringer X AIR XR18 Digital Rackmount Mixer:

                  Compact. No snake. iPad latency. Not intuitive. Needs 1.12 firmware upgrade and edit download. Not same screen in analog and iOS. It is compact. If I figure it out I think it will be a nice tool. Complex.

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