Thanks for the quick responses everyone. Looks like I'll be going the refurb Fire HD 10 inch route. I do have my own iPad, but I want a device I can keep locked up in the shared space for Sundays I'm not there. On the WiFi front I never intended to keep it in AP mode (I work in IT infrastructure, so I know just how garbage the AP is... Seriously, only WEP security?!). I already have a leftover ASUS dual band router I plan on setting up in wifi bridge mode with our shared space's wifi so that I can have devices joined to the internet while also being able to control the mixer. That way if we could also do mixing on the MacBook that is livestreaming in case the livestreamer hears some issues with the aux mix (since the live sound guy probably isn't wearing headphones all the time).
Hi Everyone, I'm new to the XR18. I have it set up using X Air Edit from my PC, but I'm currently building this for our dedicated sound guy in our spiritual community and I want to make things as simple as possible for him since he is used to using traditional mixers. I'm wondering what the best UX will be; he's tech savvy, so I'm not worried about using a tablet, but I am trying to discern the best tablet experience for the least amount of $$$. We want to run live sound for about 8 channel inputs as well as mono USB out for our livestream (with one of the USB sends assigned to an Aux bus so we can apply onboard FX for the livestream only, such as reverb and compression). The USB send is going into a MacBook Pro and Open Broadcast Software for the livestream. I'm basically posting a new thread because this forum was designed by a crazy person who doesn't understand community design (sorry Behringer, tags and labels does not equal forum categories), so apologies if this is covered elsewhere. The options I'm currently exploring: Fire HD 10" tablet Refurb iPad 4 Using the paid Mixing Station X Air Pro app (either IOS or Android) My questions are: Mixing Station X Air Pro - worth it? It's pretty inexpensive, but I'm wondering if it covers everything the XR18 can do. Do the Android / IOS apps have any critical deficiancies? Would it be worth it to invest in the X Touch control surface and build out with a dedicated WiFi router (to have both tablet and control surface simultaneously)? My main critera are going to be simplicity of setup and ease of use since we are in a shared space and have to tear down our sound equipment every Sunday. I'm wanting to make sure the level of complexity is kept at a minimum since that reduces the chances things can go wrong. Thanks much for the help! -Russ