The digiMIX 18 from Ashly comes in a light and compact chassis and is designed as a versatile and user-friendly 18-channel digital console, ideal for mixing live sound in small performance spaces, as well as worship and educational facilities. It’s also well suited for recording in project studios.
The unit combines the feel of traditional analog mixers with the convenience and flexibility of a recallable digital mixer. The live-control surface features real knobs, a single motorized 100mm fader which can be assigned to any individual channel, and an Intelligent Meter Bridge that displays signal levels and fader positions. Use the 7″ color-LCD touchscreen to navigate sub menus and toggle various settings quickly and intuitively. The unit offers an EZ-Mode with simplified and secure control for non-technical users in schools or houses of worship, and a Normal Mode with the depth and flexibility expected by audio professionals.
The digiMix18 comes with 16 Class-A microphone preamps, 8 auxiliary channels with dedicated outputs, programmable 48V phantom power for all 16 mic pres with status LED button display, and a programmable automix mode for the 16 mic pre channels. DSP options abound, with dynamic and equalization processing, a 31-band graphic EQ, and two stereo effects processors with reverb, delay, chorus, and more. Other features include modular expandability via optional Dante and USB cards, which provide 18 digital inputs and up to 30 digital outputs. Selectable digital audio channel-insert points allow you to record, process in native mode, and/or playback from your favorite DAW using the optional USB-3018 card.
16 low noise mic/line preamps with Neutrik combo jacks, dedicated trim controls, +48V phantom power, and phase invert
Includes rack ears for mounting to a standard 19″ equipment rack
Automixer (gain sharing), individually assignable to input channels 1 thru 16
Stereo line-level input on 1/4″ jacks
Cross-fade mode for panning between any two assigned channels
TRS inserts on channels 1 thru 8
8 aux sends, assignable pre/post
6 DCAs for fader or mute groups
2 stereo effects buses (FX) with fully editable reverbs, delay with tap tempo, tremolo, flanger, and chorus
7″ color LCD touch screen for graphical viewing, assign, and setup
Wired network interface for iPad remote control using Ashly digiMIX18 downloadable app, available free on the App Store
EZ-Mode for secure, simplified touchscreen or iPad control
100mm precision, motorized fader
High resolution delay (0.2mS) on every main L/R output, input 1 thru 18, aux 1 thru 8, or FX1-2
Expander/noise gate on every input and FX channel
Compressor/limiter on every input, output, and FX channel
4-band parametric/shelving EQ filters plus HPF/LPF on every input, output, and FX channel
31-band graphic EQ on main L/R and aux 1 thru 8 outputs
Stereo link available on inputs 1 thru 16 and aux 1 thru 8 outputs
Solo/PFL on every input, main L/R output, aux 1 thru 8, or FX1-2
Stereo main L/R output on XLR and 1/4″ phone jacks with dedicated level control
Headphone and control room outputs with level control
User presets for scene settings, DSP channel settings, FX settings, or GEQ settings, plus channel copy function
24-bit A/D and D/A converters, 32-bit DSP processing, 48 kHz sampling rate
Utility programs for Windows and Mac for preset backup/restore and firmware update
Internal 100 to 240 VAC universal power supply
Ashly DigiMIX 18 Specs
Microphone Input Class-A discrete balanced, 7.3 kOhm input impedance
Frequency Response to L/R Main Output: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (0 / -0.5 dB)
Distortion (THD + N) to L/R Main Output: < 0.01% at 0 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz Equivalent Input Noise: -126 dBu, unweighted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz (150 Ohm source) Gain (Trim): 0 to +50 dB Maximum Input Level: +20 dBu, balanced Phantom Power: +48 VDC, +0 / -4 V (assignable to channels 1-16) Line Inputs Balanced, 75 kOhm input impedance Frequency Response to Main L/R Output: 20 Hz to 20 kHz at 0 dBu (0 / -1.5 dB) Distortion (THD + N) to Main L/R Output: < 0.01% at 0 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz Gain (Trim): -20 to +30 dB Maximum Input Level: +20 dBu Inserts Channels 1 to 8 only Connector Type: 1/4" TRS, unbalanced, tip = send, ring = return Maximum Output Level: +20 dBu, 120 Ohm source impedance Maximum Input Level: +20 dBu, 5 kOhm source impedance Stereo Line Inputs 17 to 18: 2 x stereo pairs Connector Type: 1/4" TRS, balanced Impedance: 27 kOhms Frequency Response to Main L/R Output: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB Distortion (THD + N) to Main Output: < 0.07% at 0 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz Gain: -∞ to +10 dB Input Level (Max): +20 dBu Maximum Output Levels 240 Ohm source impedance Main L/R Outputs (Max): Balanced XLR and TRS phone jack, +20 dBu AUX 1-8 Outputs: Pseudo-balanced TRS phone jack, +20 dBu Control Room Outputs: Balanced TRS phone jack, +20 dBu Residual Output Noise: -88 dBu unweighted (one mic input channel assigned at 0 dB), -78 dBu unweighted (16 mic inputs assigned at 0 dB), -78 dBu unweighted (18 mic inputs assigned at 0 dB) Crosstalk Adjacent Channels (1 kHz): -82 dB Noise: -70 dB (bus noise, adjacent channels 20 Hz to 20 kHz) Analog to Digital Converter Bit Rate: 24 A-D Converter Dynamic Range: 104dB, unweighted Internal Processor: 32-bit floating point D-A Converter Dynamic Range: 105 dB, unweighted Latency: 5.8 ms, 1 kHz, analog input to analog output Channel DSP Functions Polarity Invert (inputs, main L/R, aux 1-8, FX 1-2): Per channel, on/off Delay Time (inputs, main L/R, aux 1-8, FX 1-2): Per channel, 0 to 300 ms in 0.2 ms increments Noise Gate / Expander On inputs, FX 1-2 Threshold Range: -84 to 0 dB Attack Time: 0.5 to 200 ms Release Time: 10 to 1000 ms Ratio; 1:1 to ∞ Compressor / Limiter On inputs, main, aux, FX 1-2 Threshold Range: -50 to 0 dB Attack Time: 10 to 150 ms Release Time: 10 to 1000 ms Ratio: 1:1 to ∞ Gain: 0 to +24 dB Parametric Equalizer On inputs, main, aux 1-8, FX 1-2 Filter Type (EQ1, EQ2, EQ3, EQ4): Parametric, low shelf, high shelf Parametric Filters: 20.6 Hz to 20 kHz, Q 0.4 to 24, boost / cut ±24 dB Shelving Filters: 20.6 Hz to 20 kHz, boost / cut ±24 dB HPF and LPF: 20.6 Hz to 20 kHz, 20 filter types HPF and LPF Filter Types: Bypass, Butterworth (BW) 6 dB/oct, Bessel (BS) 6 dB/oct, BW 12 dB/oct, BS 12 dB/oct, Linkowitz/Riley (LR) 12 dB/oct, BW 18 dB/oct, BS 18 dB/oct, BW 24 dB/oct, BS 24 dB/oct, LR 24 dB/oct, BW 30 dB/oct, BS 30 dB/oct, BW 36 dB/oct, BS 36 dB/oct, LR 36 dB/oct, BW 42 dB/oct, BS 42 dB/oct, BW 48 dB/oct, BS 48 dB/oct, LR 48 dB/oct Graphic Equalizer On main L/R, aux 1-8, outputs Filter Type: 31-band, constant Q, boost/cut ± 24 dB FX Sends from all 18 inputs FX output assigns to aux 1-8, main L/R Effect Types: 3 x reverbs, delay (1200 ms), tremolo, flange, chorus, combinations Features Automixer (for speech only): Gain-sharing type, individual assignment of channels 1-16 Crossfade Mode (system screen): Pan control fades between any two assigned inputs, outputs, or FX Stereo Link: Inputs 1-16, aux 1-8 outputs, paired only as 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, etc. DCA groups: 6 x groups, level, mute, soloEZ Mixer: Simplified individual fader adjust, on/off, icon assign EZ Mixer #1: Main L/R, DCA1-4, aux 1-4, password lock EZ Mixer #2: Main L/R, DCA1-6, aux 1-8, ch. 17-18, password lock Preset Types: Scene (24), DSP channel (48), FX (104), GEQ (48) Optional Accessories Optional Digital Audio Modules: Dante-3018, USB-3018 (field installable) Dante-3018 Bit Depth, Sampling Rate: 24-bit, 48 kHz USB-3018 Bit Depth, Sampling Rate: 24-bit, 48 kHz Digital I/O Digital In Ch 1-18 (pre-DSP): On/Off, level control +10dB to -70dB, off, fixed channel mapping Digital Out Ch 1-16 (Selectable as group pre- or post-DSP): On/Off, +10dB to -70dB level, fixed channel mapping Digital Out Ch 17-18, main L/R, Aux 1-8, Solo (post-DSP Only): On/Off, +10dB to -70dB level, fixed channel mapping Temperature Operating (Free-Air): 41 to 113° F / 5 to 45° C Storage: -4 to 140° F / -20 to 60° C Power Requirements AC Mains: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 120 W max Safety Compliance cTUVus, CE, FCC, RoHs Dimensions 19.3 x 5.7 x 14.0" / 49.0 x 14.4 x 35.6 cm Weight 17.0 lb / 7.7 kg Packaging Info Package Weight 21.9 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.9 x 17.3 x 8.3"