Sonic State Studio / Digital Mixers / BEHRINGER DDX3216

Average rating: 8.0/10 out of 10

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Tommi a hobbyist user from Finland writes:
It seems that most of previous writers have evaluated this piece of hardware as a decent - this is good as I'm about to purchase my piece tomorrow. What comes to problems some of you have had with compressors of ddx3216, it seems that behringer has released a software patch that should fix noise problems that come with use of compressors. Then again : when looking for some special features like output metering etc, you really should buy some external VU-meters or behringer digital eq's with spectrum analyzer embedded - should do the trick without too much additional cost. By specs and other that I have read the only things this product lacks of are dedicated transport controls, mac (dig.perf) compatibility and super silent microphone preamps. These preamps are quite easy to fix since buying preamp like Focusrite Penta you should have all that you need for even a high-end studio.

I really hope the hardware is good - I'm about to pay about 1250 Euros (incl. 22% finnish vat) for it...

posted Wednesday, 16-Jun-04 at 19:13
Francis a part-timer user from canada writes:

ok to answer to the message who said about you cannot have meter of the output ... it let me know a lot about your audio qualification ....

: BUS OUT MAN!!! go to you routing panel follow this for all chanel : -select button- chanel one destination bus 1-2 (pan left) select button chanel two destination bus 1-2 (pan right) etcetc for all chanel

so after when youll mix a band juste push bus out 1-16 and youll see your output level !!!!!

ok for my comments ill say i have tinny trouble with my fx 1 button wich need sometime to be push 2-3 time to get on it ..

and my control room output sometime juste goes away need to tickkle the cable to get it back ... thats real pain and totaly shitty problem... those output arent made from same socket as auxsend and input so dont worry too much ..

for good point ill say it does sound real nice eq is precise and fast to use all menu and control are easy of access efx reverb is realy nice .. delay is kind of normal.. dont expect to much of it.. phaser is realy creative heheh ! chorrus too

thats a good board for its price ...

Rating: 7 out of 10 posted Monday, 17-May-04 at 11:20
Warren a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Yes, the compression issue has been fixed. I did an update a long time ago and it took care of the problem. Where did you see where this was addressed specifically?

No further problems to report, that update did it for me. Now I'm thinking of upgrading to Cubase to have a control surface!


Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 18-Jun-03 at 22:3
Matt a hobbyist user from USA writes:
it's also important to note that the occasional compression distortion on the DDX3216 has been addressed by Behringer, and fixed. You just need to get a software update from and flash the mixer's memory. i like that. a lot.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Sunday, 16-Feb-03 at 14:10
Matt a hobbyist user from USA writes:
i just had my first session since setting up my DDX3216. For the price, this thing is killer. The effects sound much better than I had anticipated as well. I had digital noise coming in for a little bit but chalked it up to a wordclock conflict. Fixed that up and it sounds very clean.

My only complaint is that I can't use it as a DAW controller for my Digital Performer setup on my Mac. The fact that it has flashable memory is awesome, but the update software is only available on PC. I think it as a huge oversight to completely ignore the mac platform.

On the other again, again, this mixer's memory IS flashable, and DAW controlling is all MIDI, so I don't think there's any reason that they wouldn't be able to implement DP controlling in the future.

Bottom line: this thing is worth the money. I've talked to people who've used this against the DM-24 and I'm hearing basically the same thing: the benefits from the DM-24 over the DDX3216 simply to not outweigh the price difference. I got my DDX3216 for $1,150 brand new from an online purchase. I'm not about to spend $2,300 for a DM-24 so i can control my DP setup, especially since the DDX3216 may even be able to support it in the future if Behringer take their heads out of their asses.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Sunday, 16-Feb-03 at 14:3
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