Midas MR 18

18 Input Digital Mixer for iPad / Android Tablets

  • 16 MIDAS PRO microphone preamplifiers
  • Integrated Wi-Fi module and multi-channel USB audio interface
  • Tablet-controlled (via iOS or Android) 18-way digital mixer for studio and live use
  • Built-in Tri-Mode Wi-Fi router for direct operation - no external router required
  • 18 x 18 channels
  • Bidirectional USB2.0 interface
  • Dugan-style automixing automatically manages microphone gain
  • 4 DSPs
  • ULTRANET connectivity for P-16 Personal Monitoring System
  • 6 AUX and main LR buses
  • DSP and 6-band parametric or 31-band graphic EQ
  • 6 XLR aux outputs and 2 XLR main outputs plus headphone output
  • 40-Bit digital signal processing
  • Free iOS, Android and PC / Mac / Linux apps for remote control via Ethernet, LAN or Wi-Fi
  • MIDI In/Out allows the mixer to be controlled via MIDI devices or used as a USB-MIDI interface
  • Free download of future firmware updates, including new FX "plug-ins", from midasconsoles.com
  • Automatic universal switching power supply
  • Height: 3 U
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) 333 x 149 x 140 mm
  • Dimensions without side panels: 311 x 132 x 150 mm
  • Installation depth: 114 mm
  • Weight 3.9 kg
  • Includes rack mounts and rack bumpers for flexible rack and stage applications
  • Suitable bag: Article no. 466438 (not included)

Further Information

Buses 8
Inputs 18
Channels (max. amount) 18
DCA (Digitally Contr. Amp.) Yes
Card Slot (external) No
Touchscreen No
Offline Editing Yes
Demountable Stagebox No
External Power Supply No
Port For Ext. Power Supply No
19" Rack Unit Yes
Built in Audio player No
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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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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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