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Owner's of the Behringer Music Mixer 32-Channel, 16-Bus, 40-Bit Digital Mixing Console with Programmable MIDAS Preamps, Motorized Faders, 32-Channel Audio Interface and iPad Remote Control gave it a score of 2.0 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
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31 X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual
• To load a preset from the UTILITIES screen, adjust the rst encoder to select
which aspects of the selected channel you wish to recall, then press the 2nd
encoder. A conrmation screen will pop-up, asking you to conrm you wish
to load a preset to the currently selected channel. Use the page left/right
buttons to conrm or cancel.
• Press the LIBRARY button to go straight to the “libraries” screen, where you
can scroll through a list of stored preset libraries.
• Use the 5th and 6th encoders to import/export presets to/from an attached
USB drive.
5.13 How do I set up a Matrix for a delay
column/toweror a remote zone mix?
The X32 console oers 6 separate “Matrix” outputs that allow an extra level
of functionality when routing any of the 16 mix buses out of the console.
TheseMatrix outputs are particularly useful when working with separate “zones”
of speakers, such as a delayed group of speakers in an alternate location.
1. Press the SELECT button for a mix bus you wish to assign to a matrix output.
2. Page right to the SENDS page, where you can adjust the 6 encoders to
send the selected mix bus to the 6 matrix outputs, at the desired levels.
Alternatively use the controls in the BUS SENDS section.
3. When sending a group of mix outputs into a matrix send, you may wish
to adjust where in the signal path the insert point for a mix output occurs,
andalso re-congure the order that the mix output’s EQ and compressor
occurs. To adjust these setting, press the SELECT button for the desired mix
output, and on the HOME screen that appears, use the 3rd and 4th encoder
to adjust these settings.
4. Press the MATRIX button on the console, then press the SELECT button on
the rst output fader. The main screen will display settings for the matrix
1output allowing you to do all your EQ and dynamics settings for this bus.
In general, time alignment is very important in larger venues, because when
groups of speakers are placed at varying distances to the audience, the sound
from them arrives at the listener’s ears at dierent times. By applying a digital
delay to the speakers that are CLOSER to the listeners, it has the result of delaying
the sound to align it, in time, with the sound from further speakers whose
signal take longer to reach the listener. By performing this “time-alignment”,
thelive sound mix from the dierent speakers are presented as a more clear and
cohesive audio signal, without the comb-ltering or anging sound you might
5. To attach an output to the matrix you have set up, press the ROUTING
button, then page right to the ANALOG OUT page, then use the 1st and 4th
encoders to assign the matrix output to your rear-panel analog output of
choice. Adjust the amount of delay if necessary with the 6th encoder for each
6. In some situations, you may wish to create a matrix mix that is actually a
mix of some output buses and the main LR output. To do so, simply press
the SELECT button above the master fader, then press the HOME button,
thenpage right to the SENDS page. On the SENDS page you can tap the signal
from the main LR bus and send it to the 6 matrix outputs, the same way you
have with any of the 16 mix outputs.
5.14 Using the X32 in recording and
production studioenvironments
While the X32 is primarily targeted at a live sound environment, it also can work
as an extremely full-featured and powerful studio console as well.
• The console contains extremely clean and detailed microphone preamps,
allowing you to capture up to 32 separate microphones for recording even a
very large ensemble.
• High-end analog to digital converters for each channel preserve the audio
quality as it is recorded to assorted DAW software.
• With the X32’s built-in XUF card, individual channels of audio can be sent,
inthe digital domain, to a studio DAW computer, using USB 2.0 and/or
Firewire. With this card, the X32 becomes the “world’s biggest computer
audio interface” allowing up to 32 channels of microphones to be sent into
the DAW software, while at the same time allowing up to 32 individual
channels of DAW tracks to return back to the console for mixing “out of
• With the X32’s full recall of all preamp and monitor settings, the console
makes a great solution for the modern home and project studio, where
multiple projects are worked on in “stages” and previous settings need to
be quickly and easily recalled. For example, if a band returns the following
week to pick up where they left o, a single “load project” command can
return the console to exactly where it left o, in terms of mic gain settings
for the dierent instruments, as well as various dierent monitor mixes for
the dierent performers.
• With its onboard MIDI ports, the X32 console can work as a large-format
control surface for many popular DAW platforms. The X32’s motorized faders
can control the onscreen DAW faders, while each channel’s mute and solo
buttons can control their onscreen counterparts. This makes it possible
to quickly work with the ner nuances of a DAW mix, much better than
adjusting channel levels one at a time with the mouse.
• Since the X32 console works with the aordable S16 digital stagebox,
thecombined system makes a great solution for routing audio signals
between a separate studio and control room. The S16 and various Ultranet
personal monitor mixers can be set up in the studio, while the console
itself is set up in the control room. A single Cat-5 Ethernet cable is all that
is needed to connect the 16-32 channels of audio from 1-2 S16 boxes and
all of the Ultranet mixers, a much better alternative than a thick, noisy,
andexpensive analog snake. In more modern homes and apartments
that have Cat-5 cabling running through the walls as part of a pre-built
“structured wiring” package, the S16/Ultranet mixers and X32 console can
even be set up in dierent rooms, with no need to run a long cable or leave
any doors partiallyopen!