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Ui-16 Compact 16 Input Remote-Controlled Digital Mixer

SKU: # 437567   |   Model: # UI-16   |    Product Reviews8 Reviews  Write a Review

Ui-16 Compact 16 Input Remote-Controlled Digital Mixer

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Ui-16 Compact 16 Input Remote-Controlled Digital Mixer
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Ui16 packs a complete digital mixing system into a compact, road-rugged stagebox format, with built-in Wi-fi and the ability to be controlled by any connected device via a standard web browser - no Apps, no OS limitations, no constraints on how or where you mix.

Ui is safe, simple and secure, empowering you to be able to mix easily from anywhere in the venue and supercharge your live sound with powerful digital mix features and dedicated processing from some of the biggest names in the business - dbx, Lexicon and Digitech.


Features:

• Tablet/PC/Smartphone Controlled Digital Mixer
• Integrated Wi-Fi
• Cross-platform compatibility with iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux devices
• Use up to 10 control devices (tablets, phones, PCs) simultaneously
• Legendary Harman Signal Processing from dbx, Digitech, and Lexicon
• Fully recallable and remote-controlled mic preamps
• 4-band Parametric EQ, High-Pass Filter, Compressor, De-esser and Noise Gate on input channels
• 31-band Graphic EQ, Noise Gate and Compressor on all outputs
Real-Time Frequency Analyser (RTA) on inputs and outputs
• 3 dedicated Lexicon FX effects processors: Reverb, Delay and Chorus
• Subgroups, Mute Groups, View Groups, and more mixer controls
• Show/Snapshot recall with channel safes and security lockout
• 2-channel USB audio playback and recording

Integrated Wi-Fi

No dongles. No unsecure connections. No worries. With Ui there's no need to setup and configure an external router. The hardware has an integrated Wi-Fi router onboard, enabling direct remote control of your mixer's functions. Wired Ethernet connection is also provided and can be used in conjunction with the Wi-Fi connected devices.

Connect up to 10 devices simultaneously

Everybody gets control. But not of everything. Up to 10 devices can be connected simultaneously with security settings applied to each to limit the parameters they have access to. So musicians can control their monitor mixes with no danger of affecting the front-of-house sound. It all adds up to quicker, easier set-ups, happier musicians and a better live sound.

Legendary live sound processing

Mix with Soundcraft and you're always in good company. Premium effects and processing from dbx, Digitech and Lexicon bring truly professional 'outboard-quality' live sound production power to your mix.

Don't settle for generic style effects - Ui offers the best tools to help you put on a great show, including dbx dynamics processing, advanced feedback suppression, Digitech Amp/Stompbox Modelling, and three Lexicon effects processors for stunning reverbs, delays and choruses.

Specifications:

Hardware Form: Floor/Rack
Wi-Fi Router Onboard: Yes
Ethernet control: Yes
Total Inputs: 16
XLR Mic Inputs: 8 Mic/Line, 4 Mic
Hi-Z/instrument channels: 2
Main Outputs: XLR and 1/4"
Aux / Monitor Sends: 4 balanced XLR
USB Playback: 2-channel
USB Stereo Recording: 2-channel
HDMI Output: Yes
Headphone 1/4" out: 2
Stereo RCA Line input: Yes

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Almost like using a DAW for live mixing 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Danforth), Ontario
Having used digital mixing gear in the studio for close to 40 years (Synclavier, PostPro, WaveFrame, Pro Tools) I've been looking for something similar for live mixing. This fits the bill for my use perfectly. Although you can't use 3rd party plugins with the Ui16, it comes with a solid complement of DSP tools on EVERY input and output channel. The only feature I miss is side-chain ducking; for example, occasionally I'd like to attenuate backing rhythm instruments a couple of dB automatically when the lead vocalist is singing. Other than that, I have had zero issues with connectivity using a spare switch and wireless access point that I had lying around in lieu of an all-in-one external router. If you do your networking homework, you shouldn't encounter any problems with connectivity. The ability to save snapshots and shows allows you to pre-program most parameters during rehearsal, and then step through the snapshots one at a time as you work through a set of songs on stage. Useful extras include the ability to record the master 2-mix (at much higher than CD-quality) and play music between sets directly off USB sticks. Performers who use stereo or mono backing tracks in their shows will also find the USB playback useful. For the ridiculously low price of the Ui16, I have given the product 5 stars in every category. If it were priced three times higher, I'd expect a slightly more robust power connection (like an IEC connector), cooling fans (considering that the rack ears invite rack-mounting the unit in an enclosed portable rack case), and better on-board Wi-Fi performance. But these are really very minor issues in view of the Ui16's incredible price-performance ratio.
Posted by Alan Hardiman on Sep 8, 2023
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Great Price point...lacking reliability. 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sudbury, Ontario
This is a great little mixer for the price point with a surprising amount of features and power under the hood. With that being said It does have one large flaw...the reliability of the wireless hot spot is "shotty" at best. And its kind of the key feature of the unit. I have had it drop out on me numerous times during a live event. And the only way to reconnect to the mixer is to disconnect the device and power cycle the mixer. Not the best scenario for live situations. You do have the option to of connecting a mouse, keyboard and monitor to the mixer directly, but again, I have had it loose its handshake and get stuck waiting for the mixer to reconnect. The only reliable way to avoid the dropout is to hardwire a PC directly to the mixer and configure the mixer's network settings to allow multiple devices to connect to it. If you're like me and mobile, smaller venues and smaller gigs don't always provide you with the best area to set up for Front of House. Although the redundancy is an effective failsafe, you may find yourself having to run across your venue space to get your control back. Again, not the best solution. I've checked with Soundcraft's recommended settings and supported devices (newer gen hardware won't interface with this device), and still have the issue. I have access to two of them at both venues I work for, and run into the issue on both consoles. In conclusion, the preamps are a little "cold" and its packed with features for little mixer. But if you're going to spend the money, plan for fails and have redundancy in line to save you. Or consider getting the big brother, the Ui24, I've worked on that unit with no fails to date. Happy mixing!
Posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2023
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Groundbreaking product 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Guelph, Ontario
I have been mixing FOH professionally for forty years. Pretty stuck on analog gear. It was time to break into digital for a small P.A. I was building for a jazz band. A bit of research lead me to this, and I bought one sight unseen. Out of the box, to mixing in about 20 minutes! If you have even rudimentary skills with an analog board, you will figure this out without reading the manual. Watch a few videos, and you uncover enough features to make analog look positively last century. Let's see 18 parametric EQ's, 18 DBX compressors, 18 Lexicon reverbs, 6 31 band EQ's in analog terms that's $20K! Add in snapshot automation, and you're in a whole different world. One fail- The built in Wifi is only OK. It will work if you are only mixing from stage, but it farts out walking around in the audience. Simple fix, a $70 router, and the WiFi works flawlessly everywhere. In a home studio you would connect with ethernet anyway. The only reason this doesn't get a perfect review is the WiFi. Otherwise, it will rock your world.
Posted by Paula Pykala on Aug 13, 2018
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Amazing mixer - great price! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
I've been using analogue mixers for 20-years and so I know my way around a board. The Soundcraft UI16 is my first digital mixer and I can tell you right up front that the UI16 is a winner. You?d need racks and racks of outboard processors to get what is available on every channel here. It's fabulous to set everything up - once - then save it and bingo you're good to go. The stereo record function is also great for a virtual sound check or taking your work to garage band. Just get your levels right before you record because you can't change them later. The internal WiFi is ok for rehersal's, but not gigs. Get an external router and you'll be golden on stage. Mixing from any html5 browser (iPad or iPhone) works great and is super intuitive. Having full led metering on every channel and input is super useful. No more ?clipping indicators!? Be aware that your level presets are stored with one function but the other 'local mixer settings? are stored with another function. You'll need to save/load both when you finish/start to get back what you had last time. I just can't say enough great things about this rig. I will never go back to analogue mixers.
Posted by Lloyd Bunbury on Jun 21, 2018
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Great compact unit 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
Used it in our band. Great piece of gear. Love the HTML-based mixer app to control my monitor mix. The only thing I found odd was the aux sends not being 1/4" instead of XLR. Otherwise, I love working with this unit.
Posted by Marc on Jan 14, 2018
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Sonically Great 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
the overall sound is very clean, nice expanding bass with tight articulation of the low notes, this all in one rig is great for working musicians who wanna set up and break down fast. I'd recommend it to anyone, can't wait to get the new Ui24R
Posted by B. on Mar 21, 2017
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Awesome. 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   London North, Ontario
I've been an analogue guy for years and making the transition to digital with this mixer was super simple. The interface, although digital, is very familiar when you first see it. The features and the menus for reaching them is very well thought out and intuitive. I would have gone live with this, comfortably, after using it for about 1/2 hour. For more advanced features, there's also excellent tutorials on Youtube I highly recommend.
Posted by Marc Mielhausen on Jun 10, 2016
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Wireless mixing...not quite ready for primetime 4 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Waterloo, Ontario
I recently purchased this for use at a school, hoping it would help make live event setup and production faster and easier. It's a really great concept that turned out to lack reliability and created significant frustration due to w/l signal loss. It's reliable using network cable to connect to a laptop or other controller but that totally defeats the purpose of a wireless mixer. Use of a browser to control your mixing features is genius however and the feedback filter setting process is excellent - especially since it's available on every input and monitor channel. I question the marketing of this product. It's advertised as having 16 input channels but functionally, you can access only 12 for live production. Wireless reliability is this product's downfall. If you buy it, be prepared to do a lot of research and scan w/l channels at your venue to minimize risk of signal loss. You could also purchase a separate wireless router but why should you? For me, the risk of using this is too great to justify keeping it. Maybe the next generation of this product will be an improvement.
Posted by Matt on Jun 6, 2016
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