BEHRINGER X AIR
Behringer has just announced four new products that are being added to their digital mixer lineup, which are designed to give FOH engineers freedom of movement throughout the venue.
Building on the success of its popular X32 mixer, the X Air series is wireless and remote-controllable with a range from 12 to 18-inputs. All of the new mixers feature the Midas-designed mic preamps, an integrated tri-mode Wifi router and 4 oX32 stereo FX processors (which includes close to 50 of the X32’s plugins).
Certain X AIR models will feature multichannel, bidirectional USB audio/MIDI interfaces and ULTRANET connectivity for Behringer’s P-16 Personal Monitoring System.
“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,” stated Music Group Senior Engineer of Conception Jan Duwe.
The range isn’t confined to iOS either, but includes Android, Windows, Linus tablets (along with the iPad) and PC notebooks.
The X18 (pictured) can be used as a universal dock for tablets and notebooks, with the XR18, XR16 or XR12 acting as stage box format mixers and come with a rack-mounting kit.
Australia prices have yet to be confirmed but as soon as we’ve heard, we’ll update this article.
Australian Distributor: Turramurra Music, Phone: 02 9449 8487 or www.turramusic.com.au
Excerpts from Press Release