RCF M18 Tablet Mixer Now Apple iOS And Android Compatible. Coupled with that, a new firmware version allows for updating the M18 with the MixRemote 2.0 app that provides enhanced functionality that includes several improvements and additional processing effects.
Enhancements include the expansion of amplifier modeling simulations, licensed from Overloud, an acoustic simulator, as well as four additional stomp box style effects.
Other additions include an audio metronome, DCA and mute groups, backup and restore functions via USB, additional mute controls and expanded MIDI implementation.
The stereo file player will be expanded to allow four-channel playback, representing one of the few compact mixing solutions with multichannel playback on the market.
Explaining the rationale behind the player upgrade, Umberto Zanghieri, director of RCF Digital Audio Division, says, “I wanted the musicians to have the backing track in stereo along with a click track which they can route on their headphones.”
Summing up, Zanghieri states, “These models now have one of the most comprehensive feature sets in their class.
“It’s the only series on the market of compact digital mixers that has dual amp modeling, licensed from Overloud and Markbass, 4-track file playback from USB drives, internal WiFi access point and various audio effects”.
Designed for the performing musician, the M 18 provides comprehensive remote control on a wireless tablet. On stage or walking around the venue, you can control your inputs, EQ, add effects and fine tune the overall mix by using the intuitive Graphic User interface and integrated Wi-Fi. The 8 microphone preamps lay the foundation for a transparent, warm and dynamic sound. The M 18 features 18 input channels, 19 simultaneous studio grade effects, stereo main and 6 aux outputs. Just bring your instruments and perform for your audience!
RCF M18 Integrated WiFi Remote Controlled Digital Mixer Features
- 8 High Performance discrete Mic Preamp Input
- 10 Line input including 2 HiZ switchable input
- 1 Stereo Main Out
- 6 balanced Aux output
- 1 Stereo Headphones Out
- 1 dual footswitch connector
- MIDI IN and OUT Ports
- Selection of three type of PEQ , Gate, Compressor on every input channel
- Standard PEQ on every Aux Out
- Three internal FX: Reverb, Delay, Modulation
- Up to 16 insertable Plug-ins selected between plenty of option
- Valve warmer, Xciter, Maximizer and Stereo Graphic EQ on Main Mix
M Mixers represent a fully integrated solution for musicians. Maximum flexibility and comfort are granted by internal power supply, integrated Wi-Fi access point and antennas: the only items musicians need to carry are their instruments.
The six XLR and two Combo connectors that are present on the M 18’s rear panel provide 8 mic preamp inputs, which are designed to lay the foundations for a transparent, warm and dynamic sound.
Line inputs have been developed with the same focus. The 10 TS jacks from 9 to 18 provide the line inputs of the M 18. Two of them, 9 and 10, are switchable to Hi-Z – High Impedance input (1MΩ) – and allow direct connection of passive or low-level instruments directly, without the need for an adapter. This is the ideal solution for acoustic or electric or bass guitars with passive pickups.
The remote-controlled Mic Gain allows the user to control the Mic Preamps and Line input Gain even at high distance from the M 18 box. All the settings are stored in the snapshot memories and can be recalled according to the user’s needs.
Six +22 dB balanced AUX Outputs are on hand to connect stage monitors or external effect processors, in case the M 18’s internal processing is not sufficient for the user’s needs. The +22 dB balanced MAIN MIX outputs are supported by a pair of male XLR.
A headphones stereo output completes the M 18’s audio input and output suite. Using the Personal Mix function on the PHONES menu of MixRemote App it is possible to create a fully personalized stereo monitoring. The headphones’ output also offers MAIN MIX and, alternatively, PFL listening.
MIDI IN and OUT ports are also present on the rear panel, allowing the connection of various types of MIDI controllers.
The footswitch port allows connection of a single or double stage footswitch to recall effects’ presets or to mute effects’ returns, as well as providing several other control functions.
A USB type-A port allows connection of USB devices, such as pen drives or hard disks, to create a complete stereo system for playback and audio recording: this supports all the most common audio file formats, both high-quality and compressed. The intuitive graphics of MixRemote App helps the user to manage song playlists also with the AUTO play function.