RCF M 18

Digital Wireless MixerDesigned for the ambitious musician and small bands, the RCF M18 is the first digital mixer to have various realistic amp simulations for guitar and bass on board.

It has 18 channels and can be controlled remotely via WLAN. With three different EQ simulations in each input channel, 11 realistic guitar and bass amp simulations including two Hi-Z connections, up to 19 effects that can be used simultaneously, and its internal audio player / recorder, nothing is left to be desired.

Six balanced AUX outputs are available as monitor paths even for larger applications and the headphone jack can be used as an additional stereo monitor path.

The integrated WLAN router with two internal and one external antenna encrypted with WPA / WPA2. Alternatively, an Ethernet connection is also available. In addition, audio files of the formats WAV, AIFF and MP3 can be recorded and played via the USB2.0 port.

  • 18 Input channels
  • 8 Microphone inputs (2 combo sockets)
  • 10 Line inputs, 2 of them with Hi-Z
  • 6 Balanced outputs via 6.3 mm jack
  • Stereo main out via XLR
  • 6 Buses
  • 19 Simultaneous effects
  • 3 Different EQ types in the input channels
  • 11 Integrated realistic Overloud and Markbass amp simulations for guitar and bass
  • Internal audio player / recorder
  • The headphone jack can be used for personal monitoring
  • MIDI in / out
  • Dual footswitch input
  • Integrated Wi-Fi dual-band router (2.4 and 5 GHz) with 2 integrated antennas and additionally supplied external antenna with WPA2 encryption
  • Ethernet connection
  • USB2.0 connection for recording and playback (wav, mp3, aiff)
  • MixRemote app available for free on iOS and Android
  • System requirements WLAN remote control via iPad (not included); iPad from version 2, iOS version from 8.1, "MixRemote" app (available free of charge from the AppStore)
  • Matching rack mounts: Art.393409 (not included)
  • Suitable protectors: Art.393435 (not included)
  • Suitable bag: Art.393372 or Art.492447 (not included)

Further Information

Buses 6
Inputs 18
Channels (max. amount) 18
DCA (Digitally Contr. Amp.) No
Card Slot (external) No
Touchscreen Yes
Offline Editing Yes
Demountable Stagebox No
External Power Supply No
Port For Ext. Power Supply No
19" Rack Unit No
Built in Audio player Yes

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Amazing digital mixer at a reasonable price
NickKorobo, 26.03.2020
This product packs lots of features in an affordable price.
In general digital mixers are the only serious choice if you want an in-ear mix and this one packs all these features that you would need. If you play live you do not need to worry again for your stage monitoring or ask your sound engineer to increase a bit this or that. You simply open your smartphone and do it with a few clicks.
Another great feature is the stereo recording in a usb stick. It's so easy to create demos of your band, record your live or simply an idea of yours. Valuable for drummers or bands.
For a live situation you can either send your final stereo mix to the house (if it is a really small venue) or combine this with splitters in a small rack and your mics/inputs will feed both your d.mixer for your monitoring and the venue. Software is straight-forward and easy to learn. Finally, the wi-fi is ridiculously strong and stable. No need for an external router (as in the Behringer competitor).

Being now really strict given the price, here are some cons:
- only 8 xlr input out of 18 total inputs (so you need pre-amps to connect more mics. Thankfully e-guitars and bass can go directly from amp to the mixer without mic)
- no USB audio interface in order to separately capture the 18 inputs + 2 mono tracks
- only 1 stereo headphone jack (you can of course use the 6 additional mono aux outs for more in-ear or combine them in couples for 3 more stereo mixes).

Wish RCF was releasing their M24 as announced in 2016 as that would cover all of the aforementioned cons.

All in all, this is a great quality product for the price. I would definitely recommend it.
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Pedro Pavão, 07.02.2018
use in the bandwidth test at home, which makes it quiet with headphones for everyone (band of 5 elements each with your smartpone controls your mix), you can record some idea or change music directly on a USB stick and listen on the spot . With a signal splitter is an optimal monitor circuit in ear closed to the band and unleashes to a situation where the PA fails + the mixer being wireless is top ... I recommend 5 stars
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Great value
Karl2988, 23.07.2019
This is really a great item. Easy to use and set up. I bought a swissonoc router with it....have not needed it yet. I can walk about 30m from the mixer and its perfect, so hold of on the router until you test the mixer. It is worth reading the manual. The EQ is easy to use both on the main outputs, and the AUX outputs....which is very useful for monitors. you can connect many ipads to it, this is handy if you want an AUX mix on one ipad, and the main mix on another ipad.

Its wort keeping in mind, when you save the settings....they are saved to the mixer, not the ipad. So if you loose ipad simply get another and download the app, and you are ready to go. (This was obvious when i though about it)

The only down side is the cost of the rack mounts....far to expensive, but RCF know you will buy them, as you really have no choice. i am using an ipad with the RCF software, and its easy to navigate. The maximiser, and the HPF are amazing and well worth reading up on. One thing that is very badly needed is a LED light on the front of the unit. There is no light to show you if its on/off. (there is a light on the back, but this is useless if the unit is in a flight case.
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Impressive
djcue, 05.09.2017
many of my client impress with the sound and portability very good product from thomann and it was quick delivery... highly recommended with all audio enthusiastic.
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