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Behringer XR 18 and Crestron

We have three Crestron systems that have a Behringer XAIR XR18 Mixer. As of right now, there is no way we can control these mixers using Crestron SIMPL Windows. We are using a dedicated application to control audio in these spaces (XAir). Do you know if there is a Crestron module or some way other way (TCP/IP, etc) we can control this mixer(preferably using SIMPL)?

NYCCT_Josh Contributor - Level 1 2020-02-22

2020-02-22

Behringer XR 18 and Crestron

We have three Crestron systems that have a Behringer XAIR XR18 Mixer. As of right now, there is no way we can control these mixers using Crestron SIMPL Windows. We are using a dedicated application to control audio in these spaces (XAir). Do you know if there is a Crestron module or some way other way (TCP/IP, etc) we can control this mixer(preferably using SIMPL)?

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Re: Behringer XR 18 and Crestron

Hi Josh @NYCCT_Josh 

Welcome to the forum. This question has come up occasionally over the years. Unfortunatley the X-Air and X32 digital consoles do not communicate via TCP/IP. Instead it uses UDP via ethernet and uses the OSC protocol for its control commands. 

 

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Re: Behringer XR 18 and Crestron

Hi @NYCCT_Josh , 

 

I'm actually kicking around the idea of implementing an XAir bridge that talks OSC to the XAir and a simple command set over either serial or tcp/ip from an automation controller.  The target system is going to be Homeseer but I could probably make it general enough to support just about any controller.  The bridge would run as a service on a Raspberry Pi so is should be nearly maintenance free once configured.  

 

PM me if you are interested in discussing this further. 

 

Ken

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