MIDAS MR18 Portable Digital Mixer

The MR18 has 16 award-winning Midas Pro microphone preamplifiers, four DSP engines, extensive control options, and a full 18-channel audio interface. The Midas MR18 is a great digital mixer for live sound and also a stunning piece of gear for your recording studio.

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MIDAS MR18 Portable Digital Mixer

To begin with, the MR18 is an 18-input/8-bus portable mixer for use with iPad and Android tablets. It features 16 Midas PRO Preamps, 2 Line Inputs, Integrated Wifi Module and USB Stereo Recorder. The Midas M18 completely redefined what is possible from a digital mixer – and thousands of users are enjoying the results.

MR18 – A Mixer Whose Time Has Come

Over the past few years, the world of recording and performance audio has experienced a major paradigm shift. Now, musicians and performers alike are required to take advantage of emerging technologies that offer flexibility and ease of use.

To summarise, the MR12 is ideally suited for both live and studio applications. This is thanks to 16 award-winning Midas Pro mic preamps. Also, an integrated Wifi module for wireless control, MIDI I/O – and a multi-channel, bidirectional USB Audio Interface.

Free iOS, Android and PC apps enable you to move about the room and manipulate your mix. Also, the performers have the same freedom to dial in their personal monitor mixes.

In fact, advanced engineering and meticulous design combine to deliver professional-grade performance and impressive affordability – the MR18.

16 Midas Pro Mic Preamps

The Midas Pro mic amp was developed for the PRO Series mixing consoles. It is also found in the M32 and has been recognised by leading live sound and recording engineers.

It is here in the MR18 that more than 40 years of design excellence have come together with premium-grade components to provide unparalleled warmth and depth, subtle ambience, and immaculate spatial positioning – for more precise imaging than competing models.

In brief, the award-winning Midas microphone preamplifier has inspired generations of live sound engineers to their best work, creating sonic landscapes that have captivated audiences worldwide.

MR18 comes equipped with 16 Midas Pro preamps, all of which are literally ready for your input via the Neutrik combo connectors with locking latches.

MR18 Allows Freedom to Focus On Your Mix

Designed for the ultimate in mobility, the MR18 comes with an integrated Wifi module for direct control of your mixer’s functions. Without the need to set up and configure an external router.

The MR18 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.

  • Access Point is the easiest way to connect up to 4 clients directly and concurrently (i.e., iPad, Android smartphone/tablet or laptop). This mode should have your remote control up and running in less than a minute.
  • Wifi Client allows you to add your mixer to the existing wireless network.
  • Alternately, wired connections can be made directly to your PC, to a local area network (LAN). Or when connecting to a dedicated Wifi router, e.g., for extended range or 5 GHz applications.

Recording Simplified

The incredibly fast and comprehensive 18 x 18 channel, bi-directional USB interface makes the MR18 an amazingly powerful digital mixing solution for recording directly to your iPad or PC.

Dial in the perfect monitoring mix with effects and zero latency. You can do this while sending up to 16 source signals. This includes the keyboard player’s MIDI notes to your DAW for recording and editing.

Whether you are making rock history in the studio, or you want to capture intimate live performances – it has never been easier to record stunning tracks with exceptional clarity.

Revolutionary Auto-Mixing

When your application calls for a multiple-microphone setup, such as an onstage panel discussion, press conference or courtroom proceeding, etc., it can become a challenge to maintain so many open mics – and preserve maximum gain and priority for the moderator.

A major first for compact audio mixers, the revolutionary M 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 MR18’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. M AIR Gain Sharing technology provides a consistent system gain structure, even when multiple speakers are talking at the same time.

4 Onboard M32 Effects Engines

Equipped with the very same FX engines as the now legendary M32 Digital Mixing Console, the onboard virtual FX Rack provides access to four true-stereo (8 mono), multi-effects processors including delay, chorus, dynamics – plus the MR18 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.

Additionally, you can select any combination of high-end simulations of legendary studio effects. Later, use the Lexicon 480L and PCM70, as well as the EMT250 and Quantec QRS reverbs. Onboard processing means your computer no longer has to do the heavy lifting during a mixing session. The MR18 has a whole studio of FX under its bonnet.

Also, custom-designed, and physically modeled after iconic processors, all effects run inside the low-latency environment of the M32 mix engine. Thus, ensuring flawless performance, flexible routing and the end of cable faults.

MIDI In/Out for Live Performance Controllers

Lastly, the physical MIDI I/O port on the MR18 mixer can also be used for connecting external MIDI controllers. Controllers such as BEHRINGER’s X-TOUCH or B-CONTROL products, for dynamically controlling channel level, muting and panorama adjustments during your performance. The installed firmware also supports the Mackie Control protocol. This allows you to easily apply comprehensive remote editing and parameter adjustments via any compatible MIDI device.

MR18’s High-End FX Racks at Your Finger Tips

  • Leisure Compressor
  • Ultimo Compressor
  • Fair Compressor
  • Combinator
  • Xtec EQ1
  • Sub Octaver
  • Edison Ex1
  • Sound Maxer
  • Dimensional Chorus
  • Modulation Delay
  • Enhances
  • Exciters
  • Stereo true EQ
  • Vintage Room
  • Plate Reverb
  • 3 Tap Delay
  • Hall Reverb
  • Flanger & Delay
  • Wave Designer
  • Stereo Precision Limiter
  • De-esser
  • Vintage Reverb
  • Chorus & Chamber
  • 100-Band RTA for all Channel/Bus EQS
  • M-AIR Mix for Android, Ipad
  • M-Air Edit (PC/MAC/Linux)

 

  • iPad*/Android* tablet controlled 18-input digital mixer for studio and live application
  • 16 award-winning Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers
  • Built-In Tri-Mode Wifi router for the direct operation-no need for external routers
  • 18 x 18 channel, bidirectional USB2.0 interface
  • Dugan*-style Auto-Mixing automatically manages microphone gain sharing
  • 4 digital signal processing effects engines
  • ULTRANET connectivity for P-16 Personal Monitoring System*
  • Rack ears and protection bumpers included for flexible rack and onstage applications
  • 6 aux and main LR buses with inserts, full dynamics processing and 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic EQ
  • 6 XLR aux outputs and 2 XLR main outputs plus phones connector
  • 40-bit floating-point digital signal processing
  • Free iOS, Android and PC/Mac*/Linux* apps available for remote operation via Ethernet, LAN or WiFi
  • MIDI In/Out allows controlling the mixer via MIDI equipment or for use as a USB MIDI interface
  • Future firmware updates, incl. new FX “Plug-Ins”, downloadable from midasconsoles.com free of charge
  • Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply

Type: Digital
Channels: 18
Inputs – Mic Preamps: 16 x XLR-1/4″ combo
Phantom Power: 16 channels
Inputs – Line: 2 x 1/4″ (mic preamps also accept line signals)
Outputs – Main: 2 x XLR
Inserts: Main (left, right)
Aux Sends: 6 aux buses
Busses/Groups: 6 x XLR (aux out)
Data I/O: Ultranet port (P-16 monitor system)
USB: 1 x Type B
Computer Connectivity: USB (18 x 18), Ethernet, Wi-Fi (built-in Tri-mode router)
MIDI I/O: In/Out
Headphones: 1 x 1/4″
EQ Bands: 6-band parametric EQ, 31-band graphic
Effects: 4 x effects engines
Signal Processing: Dynamics
Software: PC, Mac, iOS, Android Apps available
Rack mountable: Yes
Height: 14 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Width: 33 cm
Weight: 3.9 kg
Manufacturer Part Number: 000-C8H02-00010

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