The BEHRINGER X32 digital mixing console sets a new benchmark for live sound mixing along with unprecedented value.
The X32 is a full-featured digital mixing console with large input and output channel count, comprehensive processing, flexible expansion options and intuitive user interface—all at a price point that anyone can afford.
Now churches, theaters and recording studios can afford to bring high-performance mixing technology to their venues.
Event Focused Mixing
The new BEHRINGER X32 digital mixing console lets you focus on your event, instead of navigating a vast sea of knobs, buttons and menus like most other live digital mixers. X32 is intuitive and powerful with 40 processing channels and 25 mix buses, all equipped with serious signal processing (dynamics, EQ and inserts), which can be configured quickly to meet the demands of virtually any gig, large or small.
Ready For Your Input
Use any combination of the local 32 console mic inputs or the networked digital snake inputs on stage—their audiophile quality programmable preamps always ensure full control, purity and impeccable dynamics.
The dedicated channel strip section puts 17 backlit buttons and 13 rotary controls with LED-collars right at your fingertips for nuanced adjustment of each channel’s compressor, 4-band parametric EQ and much more. Each input and output channel strip features its own color backlit 128×64 graphic LCD, which provides vital channel information at-a-glance.
Virtual FX Rack
The onboard virtual FX Rack provides access to eight true-stereo, multi-effects processors (16 mono) including delay, chorus, dynamics—and it can run 4 production quality true-stereo reverbs concurrently with 8 channels of 31-band graphic equalization, all without the need for expensive, space-consuming external hardware.
High-Count I/O Options
I/O abounds with 32 high-end programmable mic preamps; 6 Aux Inputs on 1/4″ TRS; 16 balanced XLR Outs, plus balanced Control Room outputs on both XLR and 1/4″ TRS connectors. A single CAT5 cable from FOH to the stage can receive up to 48 channels of audio input—and deliver all bus outputs, along with 16 individual monitor feeds for BEHRINGER’s brand new P16 personal monitoring system.
Vital Information is Just a Click Away
Thanks to the netbook-resolution, 800×480 high-contrast color TFT display, you are never more than one or two button presses away from any of X32’s eight highly intuitive control screens.
Once you select the desired function, dedicated rotary/push encoders allow you to set parameters and source I/O assignment, without the need to “drill down” through multiple layers of menus or page through a complex owner’s manual.
Versatile Signal and Scene Management
Signals can be assigned to eight DCA groups (Digitally Controlled Amplifier), which provides simultaneous group level control via dedicated 100 mm motorized faders.
The audio engineer can communicate with the talent by means of the Talkback section’s onboard mic or an external mic of their choosing. X32’s scene management allows snapshots of high-level production mixes to be captured and recalled for future use (you can even save them to a USB stick).
The BEHRINGER X32 digital mixer even has a dedicated custom control section with user-definable knobs and buttons where you can create your own set of controls.
Powered by MIDAS & KLARK TEKNIK
The programmable, high-grade mic preamps found in the X32 are based on a genuine MIDAS design, all the way down to their A/D converters.
The resulting design ensures superior common mode rejection (CMRR) and extremely low harmonic distortion (THD). The X32 is an amazingly clean amalgam of high technology merged with superb user-friendly features.
MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK also contributed to the design of the X32’s GUI (graphical user interface) and drew on their experience in FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) coding for rock-solid, ultra-low latency digital channel patching—giving the X32 the capacity to handle up to 168 sources on 168 destinations.
Bus and Rear Panel Flexibility
The X32 digital mixer provides extensive output connectivity including 16 balanced XLR outputs, six balanced Line I/O on 1/4″ TRS connectors; dual Phones outputs; Main LCR (Left, Center, Right) buses; 16 mix buses (also configurable as subgroups) with Inserts, 6-band parametric EQ and dynamics processing; plus six independent Matrix Mixes with Inserts, also with 6-band parametric EQ and dynamics processing.
The rear panel also sports two AES50* ports, each with KLARK TEKNIK’s SuperMAC 48-channel I/O networking capability (for addressing a total of 96 inputs and outputs). Stereo digital output and MIDI are also supported, as well as ultra-low jitter, ultra-low latency communication between the X32 and digital snakes, remote stage boxes and outboard recording devices.
A convenient top panel USB port is available for recording an uncompressed two-channel “board mix” straight to any standard USB thumb drive or for playing background music.
*The AES50 trademark is property of the Audio Engineering Society, NY
The Future is Here—Now!
System expansion and connectivity capabilities are provided via an integrated card slot, which allows you to add up to 32 channels of digital audio I/O by way of IEEE1394 FireWire, ADAT TOSLINK or USB. It will even support standalone 16-channel uncompressed multi-track recording to an attached USB drive—without requiring a computer!
- The X32 comes with the XUF 32-channel USB/FireWire recording card. This makes the X32 compatible with ProTools, Logic, Cubase, Studio One and nearly any other ASIO or Core-Audio compatible DAW.
- A deluxe dust cover
- iPAD* app for professional remote mixing operation available free of charge—no host PC required
- Built-in expansion port for Firewire/USB card** or digital networking interfaces
- Virtual FX rack featuring 8 true-stereo FX slots for high-end simulations of famous outboard gear such as Lexicon 480L* and PCM70*, EMT250* and Quantec QRS* etc. (included)
- USB type-A connector providing file storage and uncompressed stereo recordings plus show presets and system updates.
- Networked remote control for show setups with software editor via Ethernet (included).