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RCF M 18 Digital Mixer with Integrated Effects (Black)

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RCF M 18 Digital Mixer with Integrated Effects (Black)
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RCF M18 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2MixRemote Comprehensive Control App
  • 3Dedicated Interactive App
  • 4EDIT Button Access to the Processing Chain
  • 5Channel Strips
  • 6Studio-Grade Effects
  • 7Two Amp-Modeling Channels

The black M 18 Digital Mixer from RCF is a fully integrated solution for musicians with maximum flexibility and comfort granted by internal power supply, 18 input channels, integrated Wi-Fi access point, and antennas. It features six XLR and two combo connectors which are present on the rear panel and provide 8 mic-preamp inputs, 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 Mixer. Two of them, 9 and 10, are switchable to Hi-Z (High-Impedance input - 1 MOhm), 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 Mixer enclosure. 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 Mixer’s internal processing is insufficient for the user’s needs. The +22 dB balanced MAIN MIX outputs are supported by a pair of male XLRs.

A headphone stereo output completes the mixer’s audio input and output suite. Using the Personal Mix function, it is possible to create a fully personalized stereo monitor mix. The headphones output also offers MAIN MIX and, alternatively, PFL listening. MIDI In and Out ports are also present on the rear panel, allowing for 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. Thus, the mixer supports virtually all audio file formats, both high-quality and compressed. The intuitive graphics of MixRemote App helps the user to navigate between pages and fully control the mixer's parameters.

MixRemote Comprehensive Control App
  • MixRemote App enables complete and versatile control of the M 18 Digital Mixer
  • Developed for iOS, the MixRemote App has been designed for musicians and is very simple to use, thanks to its intuitive GUI
  • Each page or channel functions can be reached with a couple of touches of a single hand, making it convenient to play
Dedicated Interactive App
  • Ensures quick and intuitive interaction with the M 18 Digital Mixer
  • Offers consistent navigation among pages
  • The screen area is divided into 5 different zones
  • Main page presents three fader layers to control the FX sends; FX1-FX2-FX3 provide three internal FX feeds
  • Main page presents six fader layers to control the AUX sends; AUX1 to AUX6 provide six auxiliary output feeds
EDIT Button Access to the Processing Chain
  • EDIT button gives access to the complete processing chain, which is present on every M 18 input channel
  • Input Gain with high-pass filter, 48V phantom power switch for MIC input, phase inversion, and Hi-Z selection (available on channels 9 and 10)
  • Noise Gate, an essential tool for the use of high-sensitivity microphones
  • Professional compressor suitable for managing sources with demanding dynamic program material
Channel Strips
  • Channels that feature a high-end mic preamp are equipped with a digital gain remote control
  • A gate, a dynamic compressor, and a four-band parametric equalizer are present on all input channels
  • Each channel strip has three auxiliary sends dedicated to feeding the three internal effects processors and six AUX sends for stage monitors or external effects
Studio-Grade Effects
  • Mixer provides up to 19 simultaneous effects, three of which 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 ambient noise such as halls, 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 including chorus, flanger, pitch shifter, and others

  • MultiFX effects chain option can be applied to up to 4 channels
  • Chain of three effects—Pitch Shifter, Chorus/Flanger, Delay—can be inserted into channels 5 and 6 or, alternatively, 7 and 8
  • Channels 9 and 10, which also have a selectable Hi-Z input line, provide an insert effect chain of 5 simultaneous effects


Two Amp-Modeling Channels
  • Two line inputs can be switched to a Hi-Z mode and host several realistic amp-modeling simulators
  • Guitar and bass players can use 11 specifically designed simulators including Darkface ‘65 (US), JazzC (JP), Rock ‘64 (UK), Rock 800 (UK) Crunch, Rock 900 (UK) Lead, Top30 (UK), Modern (US), BassMate (US), BassAmp (DE), Markbass Little Mark III (IT), Markbass TTE 500 (IT)
  • Combine each amp with many different cabinets, and explore various sound possibilities, emulating three types of microphone and three distinct positions including Near on axis, Near off axis, and Far from cabinet (3.3’)
  • Wide range of integrated sound options allows every musician to re-create his own personal familiar sound without the need to transport heavy amplifiers and cabinets

RCF M18 Specs

Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD+N20 dB gain in, 0 dBu Out: 0.003% A-Weighted
Signal Processing32-bit floating point
ConversionA/D to D/A: 24 bits @ 48 kHz
Dynamic Range114 dB
Wireless Specifications
Access pointInternal
TypeIEEE802.11 b/g standard: 2.4 / 5.0 GHz
Antennas2 internal, 1 external
Remote ControlRemote Controlled Storable Gain
Gain Range0 to 60 dB
Equivalent Input Noise Level-128 dBu A-Weighted
Input Impedance1 kOhm
Low Cut FrequencyAdjustable 10 to 500 Hz
Phantom Power+48 V
Gain Selection-10 dB / +4 dB
Line Input Impedance10 kOhms Hi-Z: 1 MOhm
Line Inputs2 x HI-Z
Dynamic Range114 dB
Main Mix2 x L/R
AUX Sends6
Sound FXFX Sends: 3
Phones1 Stereo
Output ImpedancesMain Out Impedance: 50 Ohms
Main Out Level: 21 dBu
Aux Out Impedance: 50 Ohms
Aux Out Level: 21 dBu
Phones Out impedance: 40 Ohms
Phones Out Level: 35 dBm
D/A Dynamic Range: 114 db
GatePresent on all input channels
CompressorPresent on all input channels
AuxiliaryAUX: 2
AUX: 4
FX: 3
Bands2 Parametric / 2 Shelving
Standard, Vintage, Smooth EQs on all input channels. Standard EQ on AUX Out
Mastering FormatsValve Warmer, Xciter, Maximizer, 31 band Graphic EQ present on MAIN MIX
USB AudioType: A
Play Track: 2
Recording Track: 2
Supported Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Supported Play Formats:MP3, WAV, AIFF
Compressed File Format Play: Up to 320 kBps
Supported Rec Format: WAV
Other Features
LAN PortYes
Power SupplyInternal
Voltage Requirements100 to 240 V
Power Consumption40 W maximum
Dimensions3.5 x 13 x 7.1" (8.8 x 34 x 18 cm)
Weight5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.9 x 10.1 x 5.2"

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