[LAU] Searching for audio interface with software-controlled mic gain

Felix Homann linuxaudio at showlabor.de
Tue Aug 25 08:33:25 UTC 2015

Thomas Janu <thomas.janu at gmail.com> schrieb am Di., 25. Aug. 2015 um
09:23 Uhr:

> Hi List,
> for a project at work (nothing to do with music, sadly, but at least
> audio) I'm looking for an audio interface that supports at least
> 16bit/48kHz (24bit/96kHz would be even better, we're potentially looking
> for rather high frequency signals...) for two mics that need phantom power
> and where the preamp gain can be controlled remotely by software,

I'm using a Behringer XR18 for a couple of months now and I'm pretty happy
with it (*). I have not really used it for recording though besides running
some simple tests. It's 24bit/48kHz AFAICT, its frequency range 10 Hz - 22

It is primarily a rack mixer that doubles as a class compliant audio
interface. Everything can be remotely controlled via their control apps for
Linux/Mac/Windows/Android/iOS (**) and via OSC.

The smaller versions XR12/XR16 lack the audio interface.

I use it as a mixer on stage. The audio interface is only used for playback
purposes at the moment. But if you have concrete questions that I might be
able to answer with a reasonable amount of testing time I'll gladly help.

Kind regards,

Documentation is awful/not present. Behringer will delete any kind of
criticism on its forum, especially when it comes to critcising not
delivering on their own and their CEO's claims and promises in time. There
still seem to be some bugs in the firmware, like wrong parameter bindings
for some effects. My first device had defect pre-amps on 2 inputs but was
immediately replaced by the seller. *Do not* rely on the internal router,
you'd better not use it at all.

The desktop apps are full featured on every OS while the mobile apps differ
in a small set of features currently.
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