Fader-free, all-in-one M 18 has an on-board WiFi access point with both external and internal antennas, enabling full wireless control from up to 5 tablets. It features a total of 18 analog inputs, 8 mic preamps, up to 19 simultaneous studio-grade effects and a full suite of plug-in algorithms and professional internal effects, including a high-quality stereo reverb and classic emulations of guitar and bass amplifiers. The input EQs (Standard, Vintage and Smooth) enable a wide range of sounds and a flexible sound-sculpting environment. A master processor on the main outputs allows a final fine-tuning of the overall sound. A USB port for the internal two-track player and recorder, MIDI ports and footswitch input provide maximum flexibility.
M18, version 2.0 release
A new, substantial update is available for the M18 Digital Mixer; please update your unit to the latest (version 221) firmware, and control it with the recently released 2.0 MixRemote apps, for both iOS and Android. Several features have been added to enhance the flexibility of your M18, including additional effects, audio metronome, 4-track playback capability, DCA and Mute Groups and more!
- 18 analog input channels, 8 mic preamps and 10 Line inputs including 2 HiZ switchable inputs
- Three internal FX: Reverb, Delay, Modulation
- 19 simultaneous studio-grade effects, including Guitar & Bass emulations developed by Overloud
- MixRemote app ensuring a comprehensive control
- Valve warmer, Xciter, Maximizer and Stereo Graphic EQ on Main Mix
- 1 stereo main out and 6 aux outputs
- USB port for the internal four-track player and two-track recorder
- MIDI IN and OUT ports
- 1 dual footswitch connector
- Internal power supply
THREE PROFESSIONAL EQ CHOICES
The EDIT button gives access to the complete processing chain, which is present on every M 18 input channel:
All the input channels feature a four band parametric EQ, offering three intervention methods enabling different sound timbres.
The Vintage EQ type offers a specific sound print on all four bands, bringing to mind the great vintage equalizers of the analog world. With its distinctive sound-shaping algorithm, this EQ is perfect for voices and percussive instruments.
The Smooth EQ type features a modern and sonically flexible EQ section. Even the most demanding sounds are easy to equalize with this algorithm. Select your preferred type of smoothness for high and low frequencies.
STUDIO GRADE EFFECTS - SEND
The M 18 digital mixer can provide up to 19 simultaneous effects. Three of them are defined as “SEND EFFECTS” and are fed by dedicated FX SENDS. FX1 is a particularly deep and transparent reverb, providing a realistic simulation of large ambients, such as halls, or rooms and plates. FX2 is a professional delay with a tap time up to 2500 ms and dedicated filters on the feedback signal, thus creating interesting sounds and complex tapping effects. FX3 is an assignable multi-effect with several choices: chorus, flanger, pitch shifter, among the others.
M 18 INPUTS & OUTPUTS
The six XLR and two Combo connectors that are present on the M 18’s rear panel provide 8 mic preamp inputs, which are designed to lay the foundations for a transparent, warm and dynamic sound.
Line inputs have been developed with the same focus. The 10 TS jacks from 9 to 18 provide the line inputs of the M 18. Two of them, 9 and 10, are switchable to Hi-Z – High Impedance input (1MΩ) – and allow direct connection of passive or low-level instruments directly, without the need for an adapter. This is the ideal solution for acoustic or electric or bass guitars with passive pickups. The remote-controlled Mic Gain allows the user to control the Mic Preamps and Line input Gain even at high distance from the M 18 box. All the settings are stored in the snapshot memories and can be recalled according to the user’s needs.
Six +22 dB balanced AUX Outputs are on hand to connect stage monitors or external effect processors, in case the M 18’s internal processing is not sufficient for the user’s needs. The +22 dB balanced MAIN MIX outputs are supported by a pair of male XLR.
M 18 ANCILLARY CONNECTIONS
A headphones stereo output completes the M 18’s audio input and output suite. Using the Personal Mix function on the PHONES menu of MixRemote App it is possible to create a fully personalized stereo monitoring. The headphones’ output also offers MAIN MIX and, alternatively, PFL listening.
MIDI IN and OUT ports are also present on the rear panel, allowing the connection of various types of MIDI controllers.
The footswitch port allows connection of a single or double stage footswitch to recall effects’ presets or to mute effects’ returns, as well as providing several other control functions. A USB type-A port allows connection of USB devices, such as pen drives or hard disks, to create a complete stereo system for playback and audio recording: this supports all the most common audio file formats, both high-quality and compressed. The intuitive graphics of MixRemote App helps the user to manage song playlists also with the AUTO play function.
MIXREMOTE APP - COMPREHENSIVE CONTROL APP
The MixRemote App enables complete and versatile control of the RCF M 18 Digital Mixer.
Developed for iOS first, the MixRemote App has been designed with musicians in mind and is very simple to use, thanks to its intuitive Graphic User Interface. Each page or channel functions can be reached with a couple of touches of a single hand – an essential convenience while playing.