Behringer announces the release of the latest version of 1.12 firmware for the X Air Series mixers, which lets you have hands-on, tactile control of your mix using the X-Touch control surfaces. The update allows you to hook up an X Air mixer via MIDI or the built-in Ethernet port. X Air is already compatible with iPad and Android tablets for wireless remote control, but there’s nothing quite like real faders. The controller also provides nine moving faders with LED scribble strips, eight rotary encoders, FX send/return with parameter controls, assignment and adjustment of Mute Group/DCAs and AutoMix channels. You also get Gate/EQ/Dynamics and transport controls for the two-track USB player/recorder on XR16 and XR12 models.
X-Touch can also act as a DAW control surface via Mackie Control and HUI protocols.