A whole new way to mix. A better way.
Behringer's cutting-edge X Air digital mixers integrate with your iPad or Android tablet — and even your smartphone — for unprecedented mixing power and mobility. Plug in your mic and line level sources and mix from anywhere in the venue or studio via the free remote control app. The XR18 is an 18-input, rackmountable stage box unit with 16 gain-programmable Midas-designed microphone preamps, two hi-Z inputs, Behringer's renowned X32 effects rack, a 100-band Real Time Analyzer on all channel and bus EQs, an 18 x 18 USB interface, and integrated Wi-Fi, all in a convenient rackmount chassis. Just add mics, and you have everything you need to mix a live show and record pristine multitrack sessions straight to your DAW. The Behringer XR18 gives you a whole new way to mix.
Behringer XR18 at a Glance:
- Built-in Wi-Fi module
- Convenient stage box/rackmount chassis
- Includes rack ears and protection bumpers
- Midas-designed preamps
- 40-bit floating-point DSP
- Full-featured channel processing
- FX Rack delivers studio-quality effects
- 100-band RTA for all channel and bus EQs
- Ultranet compatible
Hover over features below for a detailed description
Mix From Anywhere in the House
Built-in Wi-Fi and tablet integration for unprecedented mixing mobility
Behringer's XR18 gives you the ultimate in mixing mobility. Imagine always being able to mix from the most advantageous spot in the house! The XR18 acknowledges the reality of modern live mixing — that you don't want to be tied down to a fixed front-of-house mix location. Integrated Wi-Fi gives you remote control over the mixer's functions from your tablet or laptop without needing to set up and configure an external router. Now you can focus on your mix, moving around the venue to experience what your audience is hearing at any place in the auditorium. Tweak the mix from the balcony. Adjust the monitors from the performers' perspective. This is live mixing the way it should be — natural and intuitive. The result will be better-sounding shows!
- Mix from anywhere in the venue
- Instant wireless for your tablet or laptop
- Complete remote control over mix functions
- No need to set up and configure an external router
Let the Performers Mix Their Own Monitors
Compatibility with Behringer's Personal Monitoring System
The XR18's wireless capability makes it easy for you to modify a monitor mix from the performers' onstage perspective, but why not let the musicians mix their own IEMs or floor wedges? The XR18 features an Ultranet port for easy audio routing over Cat 5e cable to other Ultranet-compatible gear. Compatibility with Behringer's P16-M Personal Monitoring System means you can concentrate on whipping up a killer house mix and leave the monitor mix to the performers (trust us, they'll thank you for it). Now that's smart mixing! With 16 channels of personal monitoring, plus six aux sends to feed stage wedges, delayed mixes, or secondary rooms, you have it covered. If you've got big stadium gigs booked, then you'll be glad to know that you can easily integrate the XR18 into a larger setup using its Ethernet port to connect to a wired network or a monster router. The XR18 includes free iOS and Android apps for remote operation.
- P16-M Personal Monitoring System compatible
- 16 channels of personal monitoring
- Six aux sends to feed stage wedges, etc.
- Ethernet port connects to wired network
Great-sounding Mixes Start Here
Pristine preamps, ultra-wide dynamic range, and more
With 16 Midas-designed mic preamps and 40-bit floating-point DSP that delivers virtually unlimited dynamic range with no internal overload and vanishingly low latency, the XR18 delivers impeccable sound quality — the same as Behringer's acclaimed X32 digital mixer. The XR18's preamps are fully gain-programmable and remote-controllable from your iOS or Android device, for nearly unlimited flexibility in a live show situation. Because applications are loaded to the specific device, you can prepare your channel layout offline while sitting in the tour bus before a show.
- Acclaimed X32 technology for impeccable sound quality
- Fully gain-programmable, remote-controllable preamps
- Applications loaded to specific device
- Facilitates offline pre-production
Comprehensive Channel Processing and Routing
Features that will make you a sound-mixing hero
With so many variables beyond a mixer's control, Sweetwater knows just how challenging mixing a live show can be. That's why Behringer designed the XR18 with smart features that can make you a sound-mixing hero. The XR18's channels are fully loaded, with per-channel low-cut filters, gates, full dynamics (including compression, limiting, expansion, ducking, sidechaining, and more) fully parametric 4-band EQ, and routing to the six aux outputs. When it comes to EQ, the XR18 lets you analyze the frequency content of your tracks courtesy of its 100-band Real Time Analyzer, built into every input channel and then sculpt them with the bus equalizer (currently available in Android, PC, and Mac software — iOS coming soon). With visual feedback built right into the control app, you can see exactly what you need to do, and make fast, surgical adjustments to frequencies that need a boost or cut.
- Smart features make mixing easier
- Extensive per-channel processing
- 100-band Real Time Analyzer
- Visual feedback simplifies EQ
Virtual FX Rack with four true-stereo multi-effects processors
The XR18 has an entire arsenal of effects under the hood. The XR18's virtual FX Rack gives you four true-stereo (8 mono) multi-effects processors, including delay, chorus, and dynamics. This engine is beefy enough to simultaneously run high-quality, true-stereo reverbs and 31-band EQ, without the need for additional hardware. Select any combination of high-end simulations of classic studio reverbs such as the Lexicon 480L and PCM70, the EMT250, or the Quantec QRS. The XR18's onboard processing means your computer won't be tasked with additional heavy lifting during a mixdown session with numerous plug ins.
- Four stereo multi-effects processors
- Simulations of legendary studio reverbs
- Robust FX engine
- Lightens the load on your computer
Record Straight to Your Favorite DAW
18 x 18 USB interface makes recording effortless
The XR18 sports a fast, bi-directional 18 x 18 USB interface, making the XR18 a powerful digital mixing solution for recording directly to the digital audio workstation running on your iPad or computer. You can see how this arrangement can boost productivity in a live scenario, giving you an effortless, immaculate multitrack capture of the show to take back to your studio for post production. But whether you're capturing a live performance or tracking in the studio, you'll find the XR18 makes it amazingly easy to record great-sounding tracks.
- Bi-directional 18 x 18 USB interface
- Easy direct recording to your DAW
- Works easily with tablet or computer
- Pristine multitrack capture
Four Models to Serve Your Needs
Behringer X Air digital mixers are available in four models. Three are rackmount units; the X18 is the desktop unit with an integrated tablet tray. The XR units are rackmountable. The XR18 offers near-identical specs, but as it can be used as a stage box, it offers a few connectivity upgrades for more secure connections onstage. The XR16 and XR12 are more affordable rackmountable options with scaled-back feature sets.
|Model||Wi-Fi||Form Factor||Inputs||Aux Buses||Ultranet||USB||hi-Z Inputs|
|X18||Built-in||Desktop||18 (16 mic)||6 TRS||Yes||16-ch||None|
|XR18||Built-in||Rackmount||18 (16 mic)||6 XLR||Yes||16-ch||2|
|XR16||Built-in||Rackmount||16 (8 mic)||4 XLR||No||2-ch||2|
|XR12||Built-in||Rackmount||12 (4 mic)||2 TRS||No||2-ch||2|
Behringer X Air Digital Mixers
On the leading edge of the mobile mixing revolution
The Behringer X32 digital mixer has been a massive hit, a Sweetwater best seller that sees constant use in busy studios and on the world's biggest stages. The X Air series continues the revolution, maintaining the same uncompromising level of audio quality, while offering you even more smart features aimed at the way you mix music today. We're impressed with Behringer's X Air mixers, and we think you will be, too!