1. Behringer Xr18 Xair Digital Mixer
Behringer X-Air XR18

The Behringer X-Air XR18 is a digital mixer and multi-channel audio interface. It gives the user a high level of control over all audio in- and outputs during an experiment.

  • 2Installation
    • 2.1Connection
  • 3Interface

X-AIR-Edit, Free Download by Behringer. A free assistant for X AIR X18, XR18, XR16 and XR12 digital mixers.



The XR18 audio mixers placed in the labs are fully pre-installed and ready to go. The following steps only serve as reference for new or mobile setups.


The XR18 communicates with its digital interface via Ethernet, either wired or wireless. We offer several solutions for wired connections as described below, but recommend the first one.

Connection with hub, DHCP Server

Behringer Xr18 Xair Digital Mixer

X-Air Edit connection settings when used with the Kensington UH3000-e hub.

Here described is a connection with the Kensington UH3000-e hub.


Make sure the connection of the Behringer is set to 'DHCP Server'. If it is not, use the second connection method to change the setting.

Now connect the Kensington hub to a USB port on the computer. Preferably use a USB3 port (these ports are marked 'ss' and/or have a blue inside like the ports on the hub itself). Connect the Kensington hub to the Behringer XR18 with an ethernet (RJ45/8p8c) cable. Use the port that is marked 'remote' on the XR18. The cable will also fit in the port marked 'ultranet', but this will not do.

Additionally you may want to connect the hub with the XR18 with a USB2-AB cable. This is not necessary for controlling the mixer, but additional functionality becomes available if you do.

Make sure the switch on the XR18 is set to 'ethernet'.

Your can now start the software.

Connection without hub, DHCP

Connect both your computer and the XR18 to a ethernet (RJ45/8p8c) wall outlet. Make sure the connection is set to 'DHCP'. The is the default. The XR18 will revert to this setting if you press the reset button for 2 seconds.

Make sure the switch on the XR18 is set to 'ethernet'.

Your can now start the software.


The TSG has developed a custom, simplified interface for controlling the XR18 mixer called 'Beer'. This program can be found in the start menu on our lab computers (StartAll ProgramsBehringer).If you require more controls and options, you can use the official Behringer 'X-Air-Edit' program.


Beer, simplified control interface for the XR18.

Beer shows the audio sources (microphone 1, microphone 2, PC output) where the sound comes from on the bottom, and to the right are the outputs (phones 1, PC input, phones 2, speakers, monitor), i.e. where the sound goes to. The grid in between shows what is connected to what.

In the example on the right, sound goes from the first microphone to the first set of headphones. The experiment leader can use his own set of headphones to listen in on what the participant is hearing (monitor: phones 1).

Press 'get ip' to query where the XR18 is. Then press 'use' to use this device. You can also type the address manually if you want, which is unlikely.

The software is available for on our git server.You can download a more comprehensive manual here.

X-Air Edit

If you require a more elaborate setup than the simple Beer interface can provide, please consult the TSG or the official X-Air Edit documentation.

External Links

Retrieved from 'http://tsgdoc.socsci.ru.nl/index.php?title=Behringer_X-Air_XR18&oldid=4809'

After so many requests to release my X32 Preset Library for the X-Air series consoles, I have put these together into a downloadable package! Over the years as an audio engineer, you tend to learn certain tricks to sculpt the right sound out of an instrument or microphone. I have spent the time placing my knowledge and experience into this Behringer X-Air Presets Library Download so that you can quickly finish sound check and get to having more fun mixing!

These presets work for all of the Behringer X-Air consoles including:

These presets also work for the following Midas consoles:

24 X AIR Presets for your Behringer Library

Included in the download are 24 presets that range through all of the popular instruments. They include:

  1. dBB-Kick Out B52
  2. dBB-Kick In B91
  3. dBB-KickDrum B91
  4. dBB-KickDrum B52
  5. dBB-Snare NoTone
  6. dBB-Snare Easy
  7. dBB-Snare
  8. dBB-Snare Bottom
  9. dBB-Hi Tom
  10. dBB-Mid Tom
  11. dBB-Floor Tom
  12. dBB-Hi Hat
  13. dBB-Ride
  14. dBB-Overheads
  15. dBB-Electric GTR
  16. dBB-Acoustic GTR
  17. dBB-Keyboard
  18. dBB-Bass 1
  19. dBB-Bass 2
  20. dBB-Bass LowFreq
  21. dBB-Bass HiFreq
  22. dBB-MaleLessBass
  23. dBB-Male Vocal
  24. dBB-Female Vocal

Behringer X-Air Presets Download Documentation included!

Not only do you get a full set of 24 presets for your library, but a .PDF that includes the WHY for the settings that I applied to the channel. Often times presets will help you get the sound you are looking for, but you don’t know HOW it helped get the sound. If you don’t understand the how you won’t feel confident to tweak the preset to really sculpt the perfect sound for your mix. This is why I not only include the presets with the download but a 24 page .PDF with SO much information on why I applied the settings that I did. Presets are not an ‘end all fix all’ item, they are merely a very good starting ground for getting that golden mix you want.

NOTE: X AIR Edit is required for loading onto your XR12, XR16, XR18 and X18. You can download X Air Edit through Behringer’s Website here. Also, a .PDF reader is required for viewing the documentation. Make sure to have the most current version of Adobe Reader which can be downloaded for free here from Adobe.