Midas MR 18

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Fantastic product!
Jbite, 24.05.2018
For its price point at the time of purchase (£4 than the XR18), the MR18 was a worthwhile upgrade over the Behringer XR18. For this review I'm only going to explain why I think the MR18 is better than the XR18.

The pre-amps sound fantastic. The first microphone I tested them with was an AKG C414 on vocals and acoustic guitar and I was blown away. They are in my opinion better than the pre-amps on the X/XR series (which are already very good) and they are considerably better on some older digital mixers (Yamaha 01v96i in particular).

The genuine neutrik locking xlr connectors are fantastic and mean I no longer worry about cables getting pulled out and the 10 year warranty is also fantastic and gives me great confidence.

The wifi is sadly as poor as on the XR18 and you will need a wireless router with you to ensure a strong, reliable and secure connection. The MR18 also lacks hi-z inputs (the XR18 has these) but this is because the Midas Pro Preamp design lacks the circuitry for hi-z, but I prefer to use a DI anyway - hi-z was just a nice 'just in case',
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Best purchase
Michi_Drums, 15.08.2020
This might easily be one of the top 5 purchase I've ever done.
This is simply great! I use it as audio interface for recording drums.

I used to go through a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40+adat, and was very concerned about sound quality/noisy pres. There's none of that! If you crank it, you will hear something, but if You record in a safe spot (-12, -6) you will be more than fine! Pres sound very good. I clean the signal at the source, and record after filters/eq on my DAW via ethernet cable, cause I will anyway be the only one using this boy, and have absolutely no plans to use it live for mixing, so I actually have never tried the wifi-router thing.
I was also a bit worried about the USB connection, being used to Firewire-Thunderbolt, but I have to say it's just flawless already recording on an external SSD connected to a 1TB SSD MacMini.
I can't praise this little monster enough!

Absolutely awesome!
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The future is here
amiko, 12.01.2018
The future is here, no more need for heavy and cumbersome stage snakes, this small box takes care of everything. I've heard you should prepare with an external wifi point if you inted to use this wirelessly, as the included wifi is somewhat weak and drops out easily when everyone in the audience has smart phones in their pocket. With this, you can also record everything on a computer with 16 separate tracks, which is a huge plus! Instant live album, which you can mix later in your home studio. The guitar effects are uselessly horrible sounding, but basic EQ, compression and gate work ok, the reverb isn't too good. So not ultimate hifi experience, but that's not required when you look at the price tag and think what this tiny box accomplishes. Just few years ago that would have required a huge and heavy rack. Mixing from ipad with no cables is awesome.

The Android app is quite ugly but works fine, the ipad app looks a lot better. Oh, and a side note, the recording driver for windows is different in Midas and Behringer versions of the mixer, so don't try to install the wrong one and then wonder why it doesn't work.
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Good Mixer with some things to cosider
Rimek, 18.12.2017
The overall sound quality is good and noiseless. that's primary function so that's good. in terms of the configuration it requires some practice and would be confusing how the FXs are controlled, i think that that part could be done better, rest is clear and perfectly fine.

In terms MIDAS pre-amps, I have not problem with it is really solid part.

I decided to get this equipment because I was planned to control it through MIDI interface. it works good however transition from one FX setup to the other takes 2-3 seconds, which is not expected behavior.
Missed item is no pedal FX ON/OFF possibility.

Well know issue with WIFI, could be solved. I replaced antenna, and secured network, no issues identified.
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Slightly better than I expected
DudeMan, 05.05.2020
Primarily using as a usb interface, and noticed a lot more options than I expected with routing etc. I'm using the midi to usb function also, which seems fine so far.
The preamps definitely sound nicer and cleaner than xr18/x32 pre's.
Worth the extra money over an XR18.
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The best console for the money yet
eatabeat, 18.07.2019
This is a little lightweight mixer in comparison to many of the other options on the market. I is operated by tablet, however as recommended you may need to use external router in more busy events. Preamps are top and I am not missing Behringer X32 producer which I used before MR18.
The features of this unit are very impressive for the size and price. I've got a good digital mixer that is working well for recording sessions and live events. Format, size and specifications are the best price-quality-features ratio at the moment for my needs.
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Very nice mixer for the price
Svend Skogy, 20.01.2021
You can also Connect via usb and it will show up as audio device in logic. Nice
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Loving it!
Endrio, 31.01.2019
Decided to buy this instead of behringer x air. The only bad point is the internal wi-fi when working in venues with more then 20-30 people or when range from device and tablet/phone is bigger then 10-20 meters. The issue is well known and you can connect any advanced wifi acces point to the device.
Also a good device to use as an audio interface in studio. many inputs and very good interface to control connected directly to the pc as a heads up display
Buy it and don't hesitate.
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Much bang for your buck
Rötte, 12.03.2019
I've used it for rock, jazz and classical concerts. Indoors and out.
Also for concert recording.

Pros:
Good preamps, easy interface, realiable software, well built.

Effects plug-ins are ok sounding. Nothing really good, but their fine. They handle well at least.

Cons: The built-in wifi is pretty much useless. You WILL need to buy an external router.
You can only change the volume of auxes in post fader mode for some reason.

Quite easy to comprehend. Although some specific features are sometimes hard to find.
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MR18 App not working
Bassman5306, 19.11.2019
MR18 app not working but,
the MR18 app dosent work on ipad iOSx 13.2.2
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Sold my X Air for this. Glad I did!
Studio Man, 02.01.2021
Good mikser, and sounds as it should!
Sold my Behringer, and got this identical mixer with Midas preamps.
Good choice!
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Generally a very good product
Strandengen, 01.09.2020
Suddenly, after about a year of use there was an increased noise level on ch.14. It is persistent and the channel cannot be used. In general I am very happy with the product
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Amazing Product
Stevemartin81, 17.05.2017
I have just upgraded from the Behringer X-air to this MR18. The software is identical to the Beringer units, the only difference from what i can see is the MIDAS PRO pre amps and lockable Neutrik XLR sockets on the front panel.

Just like any other digital mixer unless you know the interface you will need to spend a bit of time learning your way around the features. Once you do you will realise that almost anything is possible for your mixing needs.

I use this for outside broadcasts and comedy productions for radio. The automix function is something i could not do without now, just this feature along makes this mixer (or Behringer) worth it's weight in gold!
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good enough
bumbu osuta, 01.12.2019
i have not enough expedrience with it, but it seems that it deserve all the money
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Midas Mr18
gaborzajzon, 18.05.2018
A very handy piece of equipment.
Great sound quality and many good features.
It would be great to have a proper manual although you find lots of useful info on the net.
It is a lot of value for this price.
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This is an amazing mixer
Raggi, 01.01.2018
We have been using this mixer for approx. 1 month now, and i'm very happy with the mixer.
It sounds fantastic and the built in WiFi is working like a charm. No lag, even in bigger churches with a lot of people.
I will recommend this product with all my heart.
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very good
SUNGMIN WOO, 17.12.2019
very good product MR18
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Excellent product
Stef10695, 11.02.2020
It's very good as a starter digital mixer but the program its a bit difficult to comunicate with that but ok hopefully they exist tutorials in YouTube!!
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perfect
elinot, 14.06.2020
Nothing to say the product is just perfect
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Great for live perfomance
Devourment, 29.05.2019
Pros:
1. Really tiny
2. A lot of features (eq, dynamic processing, gates, reverb etc.)
3. A lot of channels
4. Great for the price

Cons:
1. There is no master fader or knob at all. This is really bad
2. Software is sloooow
3. Produced VERY loud "POP" sound while turning off. So be careful. Can easily kill your PA tweeters
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Great product
Corman, 30.12.2017
i love this unit.
I use it for DJ gigs (pa hire), Radio OB's and recording.
It is a digital desk in a box for gigs and is a sound card with Midas pro preamps for recording.
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Almost perfect
Studio 2000, 30.09.2017
This console is very nice to handle.
I tested it, but i sended it back because of the lack of iphone control.
But this MR18 is still very good, it has good pre amps and a nice Ipad app. controls are easy and simple.
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