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WNAMM13: Ultra-Compact Digital Mixer For iPad
Behringer launches the iX16 25/01/13
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BEHRINGER has unveiled the iX16 Digital Mixer for iPad. They say that designed around a form factor that is equally at home on stage or the house mix position, the unit features 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. Here's more details direct from Behringer...
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. With 4 true-stereo virtual effects racks, inserts on all 8 buses, 6-band parametric EQ and full dynamics processing, the iX16 delivers all of the power you're likely to need for most recording or live sound applications. Built on a sophisticated 40-Bit floating-point DSP core that offers "unlimited" dynamic range with no internal overload and near-zero latency of <0.8 msec, the iX16 makes no compromises in performance.
BEHRINGER has included their 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 CAT5 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 told us, "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; a feature that will be appreciated by every engineer the very first time they use.
For recording applications, iX16 features a bi-directional 18-channel USB audio interface that, combined with the 40-bit digital mix engine, elevates recording to a new level of sonic clarity. 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. ULTRANET connectivity works with the BEHRINGER P16 Personal Monitoring System to further enhance both live and studio applications.
The BEHRINGER iX16 allows serious audio professionals and the novice alike to harness the power of the iPad with a state-of-the-art professional audio interface.
iPad* controlled 16-input, 8-bus digital mixer for studio and live application
16 MIDAS-designed, fully programmable mic preamps for audiophile sound quality
6 TRS aux sends and 2 XLR main outputs plus phones connector
18 x 18 channel USB 2.0 audio interface
iPad* and PC apps available for remote operation via Ethernet, LAN or Wifi**
8 buses each featuring inserts, 6-band parametric EQ's and full dynamics processing
Virtual FX rack featuring 4 true-stereo FX slots including high-end simulations such as Lexicon 480L* and PCM70*, EMT250* and Quantec QRS* etc.
40-Bit floating-point DSP features "unlimited" dynamic range with no internal overload and near-zero overall latency (0.8 msec)
Scene management allows full storage and total recall of your setups
USB type-A connector providing file storage and uncompressed stereo recordings plus show presets and system updates
Integrated ULTRANET connectivity for BEHRINGER's P-16 Personal Monitoring System**
MIDI In/Out for remote scene recall or controlling other MIDI equipment
Future firmware updates downloadable from behringer.com free of charge