By MUSIC Tribe Brands DE GmbH
- Category: Music
- Release Date: 2019-07-20
- Current Version: 1.0.2
- Adult Rating: 4+
- Developer: MUSIC Tribe Brands DE GmbH
- Compatibility: Android
MX-Q is a new app available for iOS devices that allows controlling personal monitor mixing for all Midas M32 and M-AIR series, as well as Behringer X32 and X-AIR series digital mixing consoles.
With MX-Q, musicians can control their own monitor bus mix (mono/stereo) with full access to all input channels individually. Input channels can also be grouped into 4 MCA (Mix Control Association) wheels for easy control of multiple channels. Each band member can group inputs to their own liking, greatly simplifying the individual monitor balance during performance.
Setup is simple – just connect your device to the same wireless network as the digital mixer. MX-Q start screen will show available mixers in the network, to chose from. Once connected MX-Q allows everyone in the band to take control of their own mix.
* Select the mix bus for your personal mono/stereo monitoring control from your phone
* Assign any combination of inputs to four available MCA (mix control association) wheels
* MCAs allow concurrent trimming of all assigned signals with just one control:
--more me--less band--more click track--less percussion ...the choice is yours!
* Control all input channel send levels and panorama individually
* Control all send levels of auxiliary inputs and stereo FX returns
* Meter all input channel levels and the bus master for visual feedback
* Connect multiple mobile devices to the same mixer simultaneously
* MX-Q can be used in portrait and landscape orientations
Requires the digital mixer to be in the same Wifi network as the mobile devices
MX-Q app reviews
No main mix? 1/5
Why wouldn’t they give you the option of controlling the main mix?
Response to below.... fair enough. But a lot of us use only a couple of channels on the main mix and no monitor and occasionally need to do a minor adjustment of the main mix. Think guitar track one vocals track two. It would be nice to have an additional way to do these minor adjustments. You could’ve made it very clear to the user to not adjust the main mix via a warning prompt, password protect changing the main mix, etc. but eliminating functionality to prevent unintentional changes is unfortunate. Limited control possibilities is what could’ve been added rather than advising against it. The fact that you need multiple different apps on multiple different devices to control this hardware is not exactly what I’d consider user friendly.
Unusuable lag 1/5
Using an iPad air 2 to mix an A for V aux mix. Latched channels must be set adjust and re-sent together before completing a single fader move. This alone renders the app useless. Using the M32 q app on an iPad gen 2 was significantly faster. Not sure that the programmers got this right at all. In the audio world we want the fastest speeds and the lowest latencies. This is a solid step backwards and we will not be moving away from the M32Q app. Avoid until later iterations.
So great! 5/5
Everything is clear and easy to use. Stereo panning works really well. Groupings are super easy to set up. No IP address is convenient.
The text size of the track names is MICROSCOPIC which, as you can imagine, is very helpful on stage.
With this version of the App you no longer have the choice of just selecting just 1 side of a stereo pair, you have to have BOTH which takes up twice the screen realestate!
Oh, and did I mention it is BUGGY? It locks up, quits and does weird stuff constantly.
Not ready for prime time would be the understatement of the century! Honestly, how hard could it be to update a simple app like this?
PS the auto detect of the console over WiFi network however is a most welcome improvement.