Following some extremely big product announcements at CES 2012, Behringer has at least one more product lineup to show off at the upcoming NAMM 2012 Jan. 19-22. Based off Behringer’s mobile digital XENYX mixers, the new high-end XENYX iX Series lineup includes three small form factor mixer/usb audio interfaces with integrated iPad docking stations.
All three models, including the XENYX iX3242USB, iX2442USB and iX1642USB pack in a stereo USB audio interface, XENYX mic pre amps with a dynamic range of 130 dB, 3-band channel EQ designed after “circuitry used in British consoles”, and “one-knob” compression on every mono channel. Of course the iPad will act as the mixer’s main display, enabling any number of live recording and performance setups through “literally thousands of apps”…
Another nice addition is a 32 customizable presets including reverb, chorus, flange, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects powered by the KLARK-TEKNIK FX processor engine providing “deep control of EQ’s, compressors and reverbs and a full spectrum analyzer” through an a dedicated iPad app. Behringer is also promising the ability to sync audio to video streamed over HDMI from the iPad. Not mentioned in the press release are the “iPad ASSIGN”, presumably assignable pads, in the bottom right corner of the mixer, including presets “Video Out” and “Room Mic”.
There’s no word on pricing yet and exact specs, but we can see Behringer plans on offering the iX mixers in 16 , 24, and 32 input channel variants. We’ll keep you posted when we learn more from NAMM 2012.