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Behringer Announces Wirelessly-Controlled Mixers
X AIR Series works with iPad, Android, PC, Mac and Linux tablets 22/10/14
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Building on the success of the Behringer X32 which they say has become the world's best-selling digital console family, the company has announced 4 revolutionary products that are being added to their digital mixer lineup.
The wireless, remote-controllable X AIR Series ranges from 12 to 18-inputs, with all boasting award-winning Midas-designed mic preamps, an integrated tri-mode Wifi router – and 4 X32 stereo FX processors that include close to 50 of the ever-growing X32's high-end FX "Plug Ins". Select X AIR models feature multichannel, bidirectional USB audio/MIDI interfaces and ULTRANET connectivity for Behringer's P-16 Personal Monitoring System.
Music Group Senior Engineer of Conception Jan Duwe, had this to say,
"For the first time in audio history, Behringer has created a digital mixer which is integrated into a stage box and combined with a wireless router, recording interface, personal monitoring system and even a revolutionary auto-mixing function. While not only unprecedented from an engineering point of view, the starting price of US $299 is equally unheard of.
"While our competitor 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. 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!"
Behringer says that, ideal for traditional front of house applications, the robust X18 excels as a universal dock for tablets and notebook PCs, while the XR18, XR16 or XR12 stage box format mixers provide maximum onstage versatility – and come with a convenient rack-mounting kit making it ideal for installed applications.