Audio giant Behringer has announced this week that it is launching three premium small format mixers with iPad docking stations at the 2012 NAMM Show in California. The XENYX iX Series mixers are designed to handle live performance and provide state-of-the-art tools to create professional recordings. Performances can also be synced to video by using the iPadís video out capability.
The new XENYX iX Series, which includes the XENYX iX3242USB, iX2442USB and iX1642USB, features a built-in iPad docking station designed to send signal to and from the iPad with a wide range of routing options. The innovative feature set included in the mixers enables the user to record and mix on a professional level, thanks to the built-in stereo USB audio interface. Connect these mixers directly to a PC or Mac via a single USB cable to record any signal source connected to the mixer.
All iX mixers include the new dual-engine KLARK-TEKNIK FX processor with 32 editable, studio-grade presets such as reverb, chorus, flange, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects. In addition to literally thousands of apps, the iX mixers use the iPad to control the new KLARK-TEKNIK FX Processor app, enhancing the mix by allowing the user deep control of EQs, compressors and reverbs and a full spectrum analyser.
The mixers also feature high-performance XENYX mic pre amps, which represent a major step in the evolution of audio technology. Comparable to far more expensive, stand-alone mic preamps, XENYX preamps offer a staggering 130 dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to 200 kHz for transparent, crystal-clear performance.
Source: Behringer via Engadget"The new XENYX iX mixers demonstrate the innovation that stems from our massive investment in Research and Development," says Mark Wilder, VP of Marketing Communications. "These are the first of many more ground-breaking products to be announced at NAMM 2012."