Behringer Intros X18 Portable, iPad-Integrated Digital Mixer

behringer-ipad-0114Behringer’s new X18 Digital Mixer is is a 18-input/12-bus portable mixer designed specifically for use with the iPad for both live and studio applications. Since its integrated with a “virtual FX rack,” loaded with true physical models of famous processors, such as the Lexicon 480L, PCM70 and Pultec EQs, plus Teletronix and Fairchild compressors, it eliminates the need for any outboard gear.

Access is provided to four on-board true-stereo (eight mono) multi-effects processors, such as delay, chorus, dynamics and more. The X18 can also run production-quality, true-stereo reverbs concurrently with 31-band GEQ. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, an 18×18 channel bi-directional USB interface also makes the X18 a powerful digital mixing solution for recording directly to an iPad or PC.

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.

The X18 is available at a suggested U.S. MAP of $799.99. Specs are here.