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Sonic LAB: Behringer X-32 Digital Desk Review Part 1
  05-Aug-12
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Adam Bailey    Said...

Can it record 32 ch. direct to hard drive, or does it require a computer?

05-Aug-12 06:56 PM


KiwiSteve    Said...

Really interesting on how it interfaces to a computer for DAW style activities. I realise if is a recording desk (I assume therefore no Control Surface features) but I still am interested in how it would integrate into a small or project studio. I guess a shootout between it and say a 24,4,2 StudioLive from Presonus would be a "roughly fair" comparison.. Or the Yamaha (but I guess you have to be careful of your sponsors LOL)

BTW I never saw ADAT IO? So that might be an issue if you wanna integrate other outboard digital gear like a Focusrite Liquid Saffire etc? Hopefully an option card in teh future will include say Thunderbolt, USB3 and plenty of aDAT

05-Aug-12 08:35 PM


KiwiSteve    Said...

Really interesting on how it interfaces to a computer for DAW style activities. I realise if is a recording desk (I assume therefore no Control Surface features) but I still am interested in how it would integrate into a small or project studio. I guess a shootout between it and say a 24,4,2 StudioLive from Presonus would be a "roughly fair" comparison.. Or the Yamaha (but I guess you have to be careful of your sponsors LOL)

BTW I never saw ADAT IO? So that might be an issue if you wanna integrate other outboard digital gear like a Focusrite Liquid Saffire etc? Hopefully an option card in the future will include say Thunderbolt, USB3 and plenty of aDAT

05-Aug-12 08:37 PM


Suuny Jim    Said...

Are there plans to integrate accepting external clock, and if so when?

06-Aug-12 01:05 AM


Starrock777    Said...

Does the display also mirror your chosen DAW?

06-Aug-12 11:57 AM


Alankara    Said...

How is the sound quality of the overall mixer and Comparing to an O1V96i VCM?

How are the effects? How good is the compression and EQ session?

It really looks like an awesome machine!

06-Aug-12 12:11 PM


Ed    Said...

How difficult would it be to set it up for 5.1 output? Does it have integrated surround mixing capabilities?

06-Aug-12 02:00 PM


Jay    Said...

Great review, Nick!

I'd be interested in seeing how well it works as a DAW controller (for Logic, in particular).

Also, how easy is it to record all input channels to a computer (over FireWire), similar to the way the StudioLive does with Capture? Do they have plans for a Capture like app?

Lastly, it comes with the USB 2.0/FireWire card in the back, but do they have any plans for a Thunderbolt option?

Thanks!

06-Aug-12 03:45 PM


mystryda    Said...

The S16 has a P16 jack on it. The X32 has two AES50 jacks, and so can talk to two different sets of S16's over different AES50 jacks. The X32 also has a separate P16 jack on it. Does that mean that the X32 in conjunction with two S16's can run three separate P16 networks? Are is routing to the P16 network(s) also done in blocks of 8, or can any set of individual input channels and buses be routed?

06-Aug-12 05:03 PM


I'mTooLexy4MyShirt    Said...

How is the Reverb? How does it compare to, say, Lexicon?

07-Aug-12 03:32 PM


Rubidot    Said...

How does this compare to the offerings from PreSonus, such as the SL 24.4.2? I'm interested in using this for a church mixing setup, and trying to gauge the comparative feature sets.

08-Aug-12 03:54 AM


Troll    Said...

lol, always rockin the same loops in all the demos for the last few years.

09-Aug-12 02:01 AM


Nick B    Said...

Only for live drums, if someone wants to send me some more I'll use them. Just dont have access to all that many

09-Aug-12 04:06 PM


Ryan    Said...

Is it possible to cascade 2 x32s together using the AES50 for a 64x16 setup?

09-Aug-12 05:51 PM


Nick B    Said...

Ii dont believe so, cascasde is not possible.

10-Aug-12 07:44 AM


Andy Keys    Said...

Do you still get the silver triangle sticker ???

:D

10-Aug-12 01:35 PM


Steve    Said...

I do mostly live musical theater. One of the most critical things there is scene changes. So my questions are:

1. How many scenes does the X32 store?

2. How quickly can it transition from one scene to the next?

3. Does it crossfade smoothly from one scene to the next?

- Thanks

10-Aug-12 07:34 PM


NRG    Said...

part2 please.........!

12-Aug-12 06:24 PM


Denis JAmes    Said...

A great review of a very good looking digital mixer, can't wait for part 2

14-Aug-12 11:08 PM


Danny D    Said...

Hi, Fantastic review - if only all reviews could be this clear and informative! One question - We run two studios in the same building and record between them - could the AES50 protocol be used to send inputs from one X32 to a second X32?

16-Aug-12 11:10 AM


neil harrson    Said...

the reviewer should learn what the features are designed to do. dca's are an important tool. but the cursory mention would leave any newer engineer none the wiser to the benefits of programmable vca's the features of the desk are impressive , a more imaginative review would explain the benefits. a dca is not a stereo output

18-Aug-12 06:00 PM


neil harrson    Said...

the reviewer should learn what the features are designed to do. dca's are an important tool. but the cursory mention would leave any newer engineer none the wiser to the benefits of programmable vca's the features of the desk are impressive , a more imaginative review would explain the benefits. a dca is not a stereo output

18-Aug-12 06:00 PM


neil harrson    Said...

the reviewer should learn what the features are designed to do. dca's are an important tool. but the cursory mention would leave any newer engineer none the wiser to the benefits of programmable vca's the features of the desk are impressive , a more imaginative review would explain the benefits. a dca is not a stereo output

18-Aug-12 06:01 PM


laurie Curry    Said...

the concern I have is they say this is a mixing desk,yet, in a studio situation this console manual does not mention anything about automation or being a slave or master with timecode sources... the behringer DDX 3216 console did make use of the motorised faders in an automated mix.... and automated fader moves and cuts were stored onboard the console.... so this console is just a live board with moterized faders for snapshots only.... too bad, it looked good until i noticed no automation

21-Aug-12 04:52 PM


laurie Curry    Said...

the concern I have is they say this is a mixing desk,yet, in a studio situation this console manual does not mention anything about automation or being a slave or master with timecode sources... the behringer DDX 3216 console did make use of the motorised faders in an automated mix.... and automated fader moves and cuts were stored onboard the console.... so this console is just a live board with moterized faders for snapshots only.... too bad, it looked good until i noticed no automation

21-Aug-12 04:54 PM


laurie Curry    Said...

the concern I have is they say this is a mixing desk,yet, in a studio situation this console manual does not mention anything about automation or being a slave or master with timecode sources... the behringer DDX 3216 console did make use of the motorised faders in an automated mix.... and automated fader moves and cuts were stored onboard the console.... so this console is just a live board with moterized faders for snapshots only.... too bad, it looked good until i noticed no automation

21-Aug-12 04:54 PM


ole    Said...

Great review. The 2 AES 50 jacks can handle 96x96 channels. While the desk only handle 32 channels on 2x16 ch layers. is it possible to mix more than 32 channels or is it just routing and mixing 32 of 96 possible inputs?

22-Aug-12 07:46 AM


Dave James    Said...

Does anyone know how many 32 band eq's this has as amazingly this is not part of the specs and really should be ( for live ) and are they assignable to say auxes, inputs main outs ??

16-Dec-12 09:25 AM


WCBruce    Said...

the usb port: can I save mix settings; remove and edit externally, then return as with a yamaha MC7?

06-Jan-13 03:48 PM


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