Behringer announces X AIR XR12 digital mixer at NAMM 2015

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Behringer has unveiled a powerful new digital mixer at NAMM 2015, with a built-in Wi-Fi module that integrates with an iPad/Android tablet or smartphone for a totally mobile mixing experience. The X AIR XR12 gives you the freedom to move around and manage all parameters of your mix with the free iOS and PC apps,  allowing you total control over the production from anywhere in the venue, tracking room or mixing suite. XR12 also offers 12 inputs, four programmable Midas preamps, eight line inputs plus USB connectivity for file storage, system updates and uncompressed stereo recordings via the USB Stereo Recorder.
Behringer XR12

 

Built-In Tri-Mode Wi-Fi Router

Designed for the ultimate in mobility, the XR12 comes with an integrated Wi-Fi module for direct control of your mixer’s functions – without the need to setup and configure an external router. The XR12 gives you the freedom to focus on your mix, while allowing you to move about the venue to experience what every part of the audience is hearing. Plus you can adjust live monitor wedges from the artist’s perspective – or better yet, let them mix their own IEMs and floor monitors via their own tablets.

USB Connectivity and Stereo Recording

The super-fast USB type-A connector makes the XR12 a really powerful digital mixing solution for recording your live stereo tracks directly to your iPad or PC. Dial in the perfect monitoring mix with effects and zero-latency, while sending your stereo mix – and the keyboard player’s MIDI notes to your DAW for recording.

Revolutionary Auto-Mixing

A major first for compact audio mixers, the revolutionary X AIR Gain Sharing technology can easily manage fully automated mixes with up to 16 live microphones. Based on the legendary Dan Dugan automix system, the XR12’s gain sharing paradigm automatically controls the levels of all selected microphones in real time, without any gating artifacts or noise modulation.This function dramatically reduces the typical feedback, studio noise and comb filtering challenges that can occur when two, or more mics are in close proximity of each another. X AIR Gain Sharing technology provides a consistent system gain structure, even when multiple speakers are talking at the same time.

4 Onboard X32 Effects Engines

Equipped with the very same FX engines as the now legendary X32 Digital Mixing Console, the on-board virtual FX Rack provides access to four true-stereo (8 mono), multi-effects processors including delay, chorus, dynamics – plus the XR12 can run production-quality, true-stereo reverbs concurrently with 31-band EQ on the main and aux buses, all without the need for any additional hardware. You can select any combination of high-end simulations of legendary studio effects, such as the Lexicon 480L and PCM70, as well as the EMT250 and Quantec QRS reverbs. On-board processing means your computer doesn’t have to do the heavy lifting during a mixing session with DAW plugins as the XR12 has a whole studio of FX under its hood. Custom-designed, and physically modeled after some of the most iconic and sought after processors, all effects run inside the low-latency environment of the X32 mix engine, ensuring flawless performance, flexible routing and the end of cable faults forever.

Behringer XR12 X32 Screen

100-Band RTA for all Channel/ Bus EQ’s

The XR12 includes a high-resolution 100-band Real Time Analyzer (RTA), with full Bar and Spectrograph views.

MIDI In/Out for Live Performance Controllers

The physical MIDI I/O port on the XR12 mixer can also be used for connecting external MIDI controllers, such as our X-TOUCH or B-CONTROL products, for dynamically controlling channel level, muting and panorama adjustments during your performance.

Dedicated Apps and Software – All Platforms Covered

Apps are provided for all the most popular devices and operating systems including  iOS, Android, PC/Mac and Linux based applications.

X AIR EDIT (PC/Mac/Linux)

If your application requires a computer for BEHRINGER X AIR mixer remote control, the X AIR EDIT was made just for you. Simply copy and launch the free software with your computer, connect to the mixer via its built-in Ethernet (LAN) connector using a Cat 5 cable (max. 100 m length) – and all X AIR mixer functions are instantly mirrored on your computer screen

Behringer XR12 X AIR Edit

X AIR MIX for iPad

Front of House is wherever you and your iPad are – thanks to the new X AIR MIX for iPad. Simply download the free app to your iPad, set the BEHRINGER X AIR mixer to Access Point mode and connect your iPad to the XR12 network that will show up. After launching the X AIR MIX for iPad, select the mixer image, and all of your X AIR mixer’s settings can now be adjusted directly from your iPad. You can save your favorite scenes, and load previously stored scenes and presets to/from your iPad or customize your channel layout – all with the support of innovative drag ’n’ drop functionality. Download the free X AIR MIX for iPad from the App Store.

X AIR MIX for Android

Designed specifically for all Android mobile devices (2.2 or higher), which includes tablets and smartphones, the app can be used in one of two modes: full access mixing mode; or bound to a specific aux bus for creating personal monitor mixes remotely on BEHRINGER X AIR mixers.

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Three companies shared a common vision – to engineer and build the very best sounding, technically advanced audio products for discerning professionals. The feature-packed XR12 is the result of the engineering, manufacturing and application expertise of legendary console manufacturer MIDAS, the iconic signal processing genius of KLARK TEKNIK – and BEHRINGER’s unique ability to deliver a superior value proposition.

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