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Behringer X-Air XR18 Direct Monitoring? Mixers (Digital)
Old 12th August 2018
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Behringer X-Air XR18 Direct Monitoring?

Greetings:

I'm wondering if it's possible to do direct monitoring with this mixer, or whether every input goes through ADC/DAC. I want to use it as a live audio interface for a laptop, and really love this feature on my RME and MOTU interfaces.

Thank you.
Old 12th August 2018
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The answer's a definite "no". It's a digital mixer.

And, if you want a closer look at why, here's the XR18 block diagram
Old 12th August 2018
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Thanks. That's too bad, though perhaps it doesn't make a difference.
Old 12th August 2018
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The spec should have the end to end latency listed somewhere, usually digital mixers have extremely low latency so give that a look.
Old 13th August 2018
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I have been using my XR18 as my "live" audio interface on my Mac for almost 2 years. It's just fine. I do tend to keep X-Air Edit running with a utility window open to control things. 48 kHz. all is well.
Old 13th August 2018
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Thanks. What’s your setup? I use the laptop as a looper and a sound module for a controller.
Old 13th August 2018
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Various microphones, guitar input, MIDI (and audio) from my PX330 digital piano, stereo pair input from Mac over USB, virtual drums from Mac
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