I’m very happy with my Behringer XR18 mixer as an 18/18 audio interface. Relative to other interfaces with similar I/O, it’s an excellent value.
As the XR18 is a full digital mixer, there may be a bit more of a learning curve than a simpler interface. However, 18 inputs, 8 busses, 2 main and 6 Aux outputs made it worth the extra time to learn how to use this powerful stage box format device. As a bonus, the built in digital effects are surprisingly good, making podcasting and webinar work easier.
Be aware that while the XR18 has excellent, Midas-designed mic preamps, it supports only a maximum 24 bit, 48 kHz AD/DA.
It has been 100% reliable. Just for the heck of it, I walked across our home to my studio and turned everything on.
My 2018 iPad Pro 11” running iOS 16.2 connected instantly to the XR18. Cubasis 3.51 sees 18 channels over USB, and audio played perfectly.
I love my XR18. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in equipping my rig (ok, next to my semi-hollow body electric, base keyboard, upper keyboard, synth and sampler - yeah, I love my awesome gear!).
Make sure you have a quality USB hub/power supply between the two. The Apple USB C AV adapters are safe choices, but I’ve also had good results with the Anker 6 in 1 and the ADG 9 in 1, both of which feature Ethernet, HDMI AND USB hub functionality.
Lars - unfortunately - there IS a problem.
More unfortunately - it’s not really your problem - you’ve inherited it from Apple.
Please test a 2022 Ipad Pro or iPad Air with either an M1 or an M2 running iPados 16.3 with Cubasis 3.
If you find the same issue, could Steinberg let Apple know - it will carry more weight.
Cubasis is working perfectly on my iPhone. Which is an iPhone 7 plus.
It works ‘very’ well on the iphone.
Which is great because I now have a solution, even if not the ideal solution.
I can record on my iPhone - and edit on my ipad with the bigger screen.
Hopefully, Apple will resolve this soon.
Hi Lars, first of all thank you for looking into this.
Settings > Microphone> “ON”
External Soundcards now work.
By default, on initial setup - for security. I had set the internal ipad microphone to off.
And forgot about it.
Now, with the internal iPad microphone being physically different to an external soundcard, I would have made a distinction. iPadOS 16.3 doesn’t.
Permissions are set by allowing ‘microphone’ on. ( even though when using an external soundcard - the internal microphone is disabled )
Which really means ‘any audio input’
That same ‘logic’ also applies for other unexpected non-audio permissions on the iPad.
Hunting down the pertinent check box is essential.
Apologies for not realizing this sooner.
My iPad Pro is now happily working as expected with Cubasis and my UR44.
It really is a great solution for mobile recording and sketching ideas when away from my studio.
No fan noise. Huge advantage when recording acoustic instruments.
Easy to get through Security when travelling
Easy to hook up a larger external screen and connect fast external NV drives / SD cards
Data easily integrated with Nuendo