RCF M18 18-Channel Integrated WiFi Remote Controlled Digital Mixer
Designed for the performing musician, the M 18 provides comprehensive remote control on a wireless tablet. On stage or walking around the venue, you can control your inputs, EQ, add effects and fine tune the overall mix by using the intuitive Graphic User interface and integrated Wi-Fi. The 8 microphone preamps lay the foundation for a transparent, warm and dynamic sound. The M 18 features 18 input channels, 19 simultaneous studio grade effects, stereo main and 6 aux outputs. Just bring your instruments and perform for your audience!
8 High Performance discrete Mic Preamp Input
10 Line input including 2 HiZ switchable input
1 Stereo Main Out
6 balanced Aux output
1 Stereo Headphones Out
1 dual footswitch connector
MIDI IN and OUT Ports
Selection of three type of PEQ , Gate, Compressor on every input channel
Standard PEQ on every Aux Out
Three internal FX: Reverb, Delay, Modulation
Up to 16 insertable Plug-ins selected between plenty of option
Valve warmer, Xciter, Maximizer and Stereo Graphic EQ on Main Mix
M Mixers represent a fully integrated solution for musicians. Maximum flexibility and comfort are granted by internal power supply, integrated Wi-Fi access point and antennas: the only items musicians need to carry are their instruments.
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.
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
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20 kHz
Processing Channels: 20
Signal Processing: 32 Bit Floating Point
A/D-D/A conversion: 24 Bits @ 48 kHz
Dynamic Range: 114dB
IEEE802.11 b/g standard: 2.4 / 5.0 GHz
Antennas: 2 int. + 1 ext.
Mic Inputs: 8
Mic Gain range: 0 to 60dB
Mic Input Noise Level: -128 dBu A-Weighted
Mic Inputs Impedance: 1 kΩ
Mic Low Cut: adjustable 10 to 500Hz
Line Inputs: 10
Line Gain Selection: -10 dB / +4 dB
Line Input Impedance: 10kΩ
HI-Z Line Inputs: 2
HI-Z Line Inputs Impedance: 1MΩ
A/D Dynamic range: 114 dB
Main MIX Outputs: 2 (L/R)
AUX Send Outputs: 6
FX Send Outputs: 3
Phones Outputs: 1 Stereo
Main Out Impedance: 50 Ω
Main Out Level: 21 dBu
Aux Out Impedance: 50 Ω
Aux Out Level: 21 dBu
Phones Out impedance: 40 Ω
Phones Out Level: 35 dBm
D/A Dynamic Range: 114 db
GATES: Gates present on all input channels
COMPRESSORS: Compressors present on all input channels
EQ BANDS: 2 Parametric / 2 Shelving (Standard, Vintage, Smooth EQs on all input channels. Standard EQ on AUX Out.)
Send Effects: 3
MultiFX insert effects: 16
MASTERING PROCESSORS: Valve Warmer, Xciter, Maximizer, 31 band Graphic EQ present on MAIN MIX
USB AUDIO: Type A
Supported Sample Rate: 48kHz
Supported Play Formats: MP3, WAV, AIFF
Compressed File format play: up to 320Kbps
Supported Rec Format: WAV
Power supply: Internal
Voltage requirements: from 100V to 240 V
Power consumption: 40 W max
Cabinet Material: ABS
Dimensions: (H x W x D) 3.465 x 13.386 x 7.087” (88 x 340 x 180mm)
Weight: 5.5lbs (2.5kg)