16 Midas Pro Preamps in a Rackmount Mixer Combining 16 award-winning Midas Pro microphone preamplifiers, four amazing DSP engines, extensive control options, and a full 18-channel audio interface, the Midas MR18 isn't just a killer digital mixer ...
16 Midas Pro Preamps in a Rackmount Mixer Combining 16 award-winning Midas Pro microphone preamplifiers, four amazing DSP engines, extensive control options, and a full 18-channel audio interface, the Midas MR18 isn't just a killer digital mixer for live sound, it's also an amazing addition to your recording studio. It borrows heavily from the highly successful M series mixer line, including essential live sound tools such as four independent DSP effects engines, dynamics and EQ processing for each bus, and Ultranet connectivity for Behringer Powerplay P16 personal monitor system compatibility. What's more, the MR18 features auto mixing, making it one of the most user-friendly portable mixers out there. Best of all, it fits perfectly in your 19" equipment rack, so you can easily take all of this mixing power anywhere you go. Loaded with legendary Midas Pro Preamps Midas Pro microphone preamplifiers are praised throughout the live sound industry. Their high common-mode rejection ratio and low harmonic distortion produce transparency that's so good, they are perfectly suited for studio recording as well as sound reinforcement. To make the most of all 16 of these stellar preamps, Midas outfitted the MR18 with 40-bit floating-point DSP architecture capable of sustaining 112dB of dynamic range. It provides the best possible accuracy for the onboard Dugan-style auto-mixing engine. This brilliant bit of processing actually manages microphone levels for you, cutting down the gain of unused preamps and balancing the levels between multiple presenters or performers. Together, these technologies practically guarantee a professional sound. Flexible DSP for effects, EQ, and dynamics Powerful digital signal processing is one of the key components that has made the medium-format M32 one of the most popular digital mixing consoles Sweetwater has carried, and it's all available to you in the ultra-compact MR18. In fact, the MR18 comes loaded with four DSP effects processors. Choose from legendary studio gear and industry-standard effects that let you enhance your audio in powerful and creative ways. This onboard DSP also extends to the stereo master bus and all six aux buses, providing them with full dynamics processing plus your choice of 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic EQs. If you've been running live sound for some time, then you're probably going to need a smaller rack, because there's no reason to haul around a ton of outboard gear when you're mixing on a Midas MR18. Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and MIDI control onboard Rackmount digital mixers like the Midas MR18 are always a bit of a daunting concept to anyone who hasn't used one before. Luckily, Midas has a well-established history of providing reliable wireless control over their digital mixers via a number of avenues. First up, there are free apps for iOS and Android that let you harness the full potential of your MR18 wirelessly, making it easy to control the mix from anywhere. A tri-mode Wi-Fi router built into the MR18 ensures that you'll always have the best possible connection to your mixer. An Ethernet connection provides even more secure control via your Mac, Windows, or Linux PC with the provided control software. And if you prefer hands-on control, you can hook up any MIDI control surface via 5-pin MIDI or USB and take command of the mix with tactile faders, buttons, and knobs. Advanced monitor mixing and recording options The MR18 may be a compact mixer, but its capabilities are absolutely huge. A lot of that has to do with the bonus features Midas included in its design. First up, its Ultranet compatibility lets you connect a Behringer Powerplay P16 personal monitoring system for extensive onstage monitor control and audio distribution. This alone makes the MR18 an ideal mixer for any band who wants to be in control of their own sound. Keep an iPad onstage, and you don't even need a sound man! Next, there's the MR18's full 18-channel USB 2.0 audio interface. This capability is perfect for both studio and live recording, making the MR18 a true all-purpose workhorse mixer.
Midas MR18 Rackmount Digital Mixer Features: -18-channel digital mixer with onboard DSP and wireless control -16 Midas Pro microphone preamplifiers deliver transparent gain -40-bit floating-point digital encoding provides 112dB of dynamic range -Full 18-channel audio interface for recording and playback -Dugan-style auto mixing flawlessly manages microphone levels -Onboard DSP includes 4 independent effects processors -Full dynamics and EQ available for stereo master and all 6 aux buses -Choose from 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic equalizer types -Ultranet accommodates Behringer Powerplay P16 personal mixer/distribution systems -Integrated tri-mode Wi-Fi router for secure and stable wireless connections -Free iOS and Android apps let you take full control of your mix -Free software and Ethernet connectivity offers Mac, Windows, and Linux PC control -Add tactile control via any MIDI/USB control surface -Includes rackmount ears for standard 19" equipment racks
Just like the well known Behringer X air 18 digital rackmount mixer, but with the real Midas pro preamps and a better app for mxing. This thing kicks butt. I've been working live sound for quite a while now and this thing is a miracle. It is almost unknown to the public because Behringer is obviously going to market their own products more, but this thing is just the upgraded version. The preamps are the pristine, beautiful midas pro preamps that are in the legendary M32 mixer, so you know its the real deal. The app is super intuitive and easy to use. I love that you can setup presets so you can mix a band and then when you see the same band a year later for the same event, if you saved the scene you can pull it up and its like none of you ever left. It saves everything (Channels, phantom power, phase, compression, eq, gate, levels, gain, aux sends, DCAs, etc...) and everything is super customizable with names and colors so you dont have to worry about forgetting where your channels are. Not to mention the four onboard effects engines, with a huge list of effects to choose from so its like having your core rack gear built right in to save a ton of rackspace or eliminate the rack completely for smaller gigs. I can't say enough good about this thing as a professional who lives for audio. I'm not saying its the best mixer in the world obviously, I'd take a Neve over this any day, but considering just what it is and what it is supposed to do; a digital, rackmount, mixer. it does the job phenomenally. A+ Midas.