Following the massive success of its X32 Digital Mixing Console, BEHRINGER announced today the addition of four new models to its X32 product line. Uli Behringer, founder/CEO of BEHRINGER's parent corporation, the MUSIC Group, told Sonic State, "The introduction of the X32 demonstrated that a high-performance, cost-effective digital mixer, is not only possible, but has been embraced by a very demanding market place. Now that the X32 has earned critical user acclaim, we want to bring its functionality to applications where form-factor plays a more significant role."
Here's the lowdown directly from Behringer:
The X32 COMPACT, X32 PRODUCER, X32 RACK and X32 CORE all share the flagship X32's performance specifications with powerful digital connectivity, plenty of virtual FX, MIDAS-designed mic preamps, and a wide variety of inputs and outputs. All models include KLARK TEKNIK-engineered AES50 ports, which can be connected to BEHRINGER S16 Digital Snakes for expanded I/O regardless of mainframe size, and can be controlled using XControl for PC/Mac/Linux, XiControl optimized for iPad and XiQ for iPhone/iPod Touch.
The X32 COMPACT is a 40-input channel, 25-bus Digital Mixing Console with 16 programmable MIDAS Preamps, 17 motorized faders and all of the features, functionality and intuitive workflow of the original X32. Sporting a slimmed-down chassis, the X32 COMPACT is designed for applications where space is limited or the application only requires 16 local mic inputs. When connected to an S16 Digital Snake, I/O is expanded to full X32 capacity.
The X32 PRODUCER is a 40-input channel, 25-bus Digital Mixing Console with 16 programmable MIDAS Preamps, 17 motorized faders and a form factor that makes it ideal for professional and home project studios. The X32 PRODUCER is equally at home in a recording environment or on the road. A high-resolution, day-viewable 5" TFT screen provides complete visibility into the mix, FX and metering--plus it can be rack mounted via the included rack kit. Remote mixing is a breeze using an iPad or Laptop.
The 40-input channel, 25-bus X32 RACK Mixer features 16 programmable MIDAS Preamps and a high-resolution 5" day-viewable TFT, housed in a rugged 3U rack housing. Equally at home in a studio rack, road-case or even a fixed installation, the X32 RACK delivers the mixing and FX power for even the most demanding applications where PC/MAC/Linux computers, iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch control is desired.
X32 CORE is a 40-input channel, 25-bus Digital Rack Mixer that packs all of the mixing, routing and FX power of the flagship X32 into a 1RU rack-mountable chassis. I/O connectivity requires the addition of S16 Digital Snake boxes and accommodates up to 96 remote inputs, or X32 CORE can be connected to a DAW with a full 32 x 32 channels, massive FX and near-zero latency using USB 2.0 or FireWire.
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So much power in a small package - but how does it perform?