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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Behringer DDX3216
The ddx digital mixer has all the standard studiotools on board, like channel delay, gate, compressor, effects, and even phase reverse. It's just a complete production package, can't think of something missing. the expansion slots give you the opportunity to hook up adat , tdif en aes-ebu equipment. In the near future , i'm going to install a adat board in the ddx and in my pc, so i can record up to 32 channels digital audio on my computer. Wow, at that price!!

Price paid: 1399 euro


Not much has to be said here, very easy! I started without reading the manual. Offcourse, when you're a newbie in studioland, it's neccessary to read the manual. But hey, why should you buy such an advanced device then?


Well, let's be honest, it's not a yamaha o2r96, but i'm not owning a 1 milion professional studio. For semi professional use, especialy when you won't make any acoustic recordings, it's perfect. I believe the pre amps, can be of better quality.But in my situation, only line gear is connected except for one condensor mic. And even that one sounds great! effects are pretty good, but i wont sell my lexicon! dynamics are a bit lame, better use the inserts to route them to youre analog compressor. But in most circumstances, they are pretty usefull.


The first range of analog behringer mixers were not that robust. but i have to say, this one is just as robust as e.g. the yamaha o1v, wich i recently laid my hands on for a mixjob. No negative comments here!

i love it!!!! Because of it's price it's a perfect substitute for the more expensive mixers from e.g. yamaha. I own it just for a few days, but this is the best buy i made in years!

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Zeubest's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Report functions / unbeatable price"

Behringer DDX3216
Is Rack? yes
What is the type of connection (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)? XLR microphone inputs, line inputs for Jack
How many lanes, bus attendant, departures, returns ...)? 16 channels in native range in 32 with a card and two ADA8000 adat.
The parametric equalizer is it? full 4-band parametric
An effects section is it integrated? ... For digital consoles: 4 multi-effects built acceptable.
Automation is supported? yes


The general configuration is it simple? yes
The usual functions are they easily accessible? very
The manual is clear and sufficient? ... Little use: it is an intuitive console.


Overall sound quality is good.


I have three, and used live outdoors for 4 years. The live and the outdoors are demanding circumstances, and I had 2 times of trouble, but for reasons that would have impacted any console (console in the water, and console forgotten in the sun, after drying and cooling, ddx return to life!).
Personally, I prefer the interface of ddx that of yam. that have a slightly higher sound quality.
The value for money of these consoles is unbeatable. They have a reputation dragged major downtime, I did not have this concern. I have three, then, and I bought in a failed, I repaired and works every day since. I said all along, alerted on the forums for information failures in the heating power supplies, I grafted additional fans on my boxes in my lim consoles.
I would do if this choice? yeah, definitely. I look also forward to X32 the behringer. :)

chevrier.emmanuel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" My first console ..."

Behringer DDX3216
View manufacturer's description.


I bought it because it fesais an all in one, mixing and effects. I have not exploited its full potential. I used it only for mix tapes are and what instrument I played. For the first console, I managed to get out with the documents provided. Both in terms of uses that connection to my instruments and my sound card.


The sonoritée is good for my level of use. My chain is generally consistent with his plays and microphones Behringer Samsons more I used it in my room in a small room with sound not studied.


I do not use more than 2 years since I moved and not yet reinstalled my music corner. She almost always had a problem at the level of which ventillo fesais sound of chopper aumoins for a good quarter of an hour before doing a little quieter. She sleeps in a closet and hope it will eve ... well surprise the day I remmetrais up.

I hope this little review has helped you, I'm not exercise specialist.

earz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excelente small console, power fiabilitee doubtful"

Behringer DDX3216
everything is already said elsewhere, the month I use the extension with adat and 8 in the same brand. of shots I can route a what I want, but only in groups of 2 in / out.


not need manual, overall if you know the 01v well ... damage must be forgotten because the ergonomics of this console and have a reverse reflex ....
but everything that is annoying on the 01v is easy to access this one.


is the c or c is interesting: against all expectations the sound is really good, contrary to what one might expect for the price and c is astonishing .. by comparison beside the 01V96 has converters aggressive enough in the highs and low cold enough ... The EQ is much more complete and effective on the console.
the effects are quite correct. however I'm not super convinced by the compressors.


What I love most is ergonomics c which is much more simple and accessible as on a 01V.
there is a bar graph in lane c is great.
the sound is also better that what we say (and despite the difference in price opportunity !!!!).
c now it is a pity theres no treatment on the master or the 16 bus ... no delays no longer possible .... c is really poor on this side ...
in fact what the console has suffered reliability cest. I think the problem come from the power supply, fan and drain hole are ridiculously small and the console seems poorly ventilated. Me my mine made some false starts in extreme conditions, below and above 10.C 35.C but since I've done it 4 years, used multiple configurations, I have never had any problems but I add for safety behind a UPS.

I work on a lot of numerical models 01v/96, 02V, M7CL, DM1000, DM2000, SONY-DMXR100, PM5D ICON ETC ....
I can say that Berhinger really did a great job on this console and also really shit on food, once they are thrown from professional .... damage
But this table is very interesting and helps out if you fall on a series reliable.

r2-d4's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent console"

Behringer DDX3216
* Is the rack?
* How many lanes, bus, auxiliary sends, returns ...)?
32 channels 16bus, 4 auxiliary
* What type of connectors (RCA Jack, XLR ...)?
* An effects section is integrated? ... For digital consoles:

* What is the accuracy of the sample (bits / kHz)?
Good RAS
* Automation is supported?
* What type of sync are supported? ...
ADAT sync or word clock


Excellent console in use!


Sounds great! Maybe not optimal, but some will say though, I love!


* For how long have you been using it?
I use it regularly now for a little over a year.
* What thing do you like most/least about it?
I love everything about this console and I've never had problems with (though I use it often in difficult conditions (cold, humidity ,...).
* Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Yes, I fiddled a little Yamaha 01V96. And I tried the Tascam DM3200, these two are great too, but I love my ddx so I prefer it in common use in the past two
* What is your opinion about the value for the price?
* Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

xav69's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer DDX3216

This in my opinion the most interesting part of this console, though different from his most famous rival 01V96 (la01v Classic does not even compare yours), it is nonetheless equally useful and sometimes more simple.

the ddx features 16 mix busses which opens many possibilities, but surprisingly, no routing is allowed on these buses which requires them to return each bus in a slice if you want to take advantage of routing options (the least for assigning the hand)

it has 32 channels with 16 "virtual" home that can operate entirely provided you have an interface.
if using the 32 channel mixer with external sources, we can no longer enjoy the 16canaux "virtual" to mix buses, or the fx which requires an external treatment for dynamic eq and other treatments offered by the machine .

no grid patch compared to the 01V96, we can assign the inputs on faders in groups of 8, and the PSU ghosts walking by 2x6 3x4 cons for yamaha.

cepandant, how to use the console is more open than the Japanese graces encoders on each channel and the other six rotary encoders and push under the screen, you can have control on the selected channel 4 start (at or fx) and a departure on all other channels which is more comfortable on stage.

the machine is very thoughtful, very intuitive, very easy to access and although no longer distributed, still deserves its place in our regulated (for models that works in any case ...)

48khz and 24 bit conversion is the maximum available, 4 internal effects are present whatever the configuration, the cepandant fx 3 and 4 do not dsposent reverbs.

everything can be made using the fx or circuits as onstage, but it obviously sacrifices the effect fx channel selected. can therefore have a total of 8 circuits independent mixes

and it is rackabe flycase proposed by Thomann is very well designed

Word clock sync by internal or external via the slot extensions.


very simple to use, and adaptability to the style of chaqun: eg

you can choose to display either the channel parameters to first select either by touching the fader or encoder of the channel.

the manual is very clear and explicit

all important functions are the same and a little more ...

a statement on the mine: it tends to become unstable hot, so I removed the cover from the slot 2 in order to install additional ventillo which solves this problem.

I think having the forum and the opinions that this console has the capacity and performance alternative to the 01V96 which is expensive but in return for its price, you have to fiddle a bit to get some reliability
yamaha It's expensive but it works and you buy you ask yourself questions
ddx the other hand is cheap but it you offset the financial gap that inevitably creates a gap in reliability


RAS on sound, transparent and dynamic, so you hear everything and its opposite ...


I know very well on small 01V96 but the LS9 and M7CL, I had the opportunity to work on vista studer 2000, harrison (film studio mix) and some other nice machines incomparable

I like my little cepandant ddx offering me a lot of possibilities for a lower prices despite the hacks

Note that worries me one encountered on this machine seem to be very often due to the PSU heats can very well deport this one out of the console and ventilate more efficassement has provided you know what ing.

it is a choice of mc Guiver sound broomsticks abstain.

noswitch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer DDX3216
<span class="sub-title">Behringer, Just do not buy!</span>

lampadaire's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer DDX3216
4 effects


It is more ergonomic than the 01
It was always a dpart For at hand, without having to change page.


The pramp.sont clear crystal hair.
prvoir lamps to cut corners.


It is very well fiddle to the house.
But sail with her for a show or a recording, if it is your only console,
would be "absolutely suicidal"
It can lcher a while on the other.
mine broke down in garantie.Aprs rpar t have it again the same fault (Alim) a few weeks after.
Silent as the guarantee expires when the SAV rpondu me that I had to pay for the rerparer.
It's a gadget unreliable and trade policy malhonnte

domos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer DDX3216
For CHARACTERISTICS, visit the Behringer.
It is a console numrique, do not forget to synchronize with the rest of the hardware.
Otherwise, some will say that is the Behringer!


Me, I have AIM routing functions, safeguarding paramtres MDIA * Smart and visualization of the level on each channel.

* With adapter PMCI


I use it with the expansion card connects to a 1616 ADT ALESIS HD24.
The 3216 synchronizes the HD24.
Personally, I 'm very satisfied. Not seeking any color in the sound, but plutt transparency, it suits me well!
When it is 100% mastery operation, it provides good service.
Trslgre coloration in the acute to the headphone jack.
The fan of the original noise was cold, I have replaced by an equivalent MODEL and now ... silence! (12volt-100-mA 40mmX40mm)
Available at Conrad REFERENCE: 53 14-29 73 at a price of 9 Euros.


Nothing to do with the consoles diffrent Behringer that I tried. The DDX3216 has convinced me its price over quality.
I use it for about two years (every day) from the fan, no worries.
I keep my and my mackie soundcraft in relief, but at the risk of shock to some, I prfre my 3216!
There are better, but that is much more expensive .....

Added 10 fvrier 2006

I possde this console since 2002 and I 'm used almost every day.
I record concerts often "classic" in DIFFERENT places (churches, chapels) where the temprature and the rates are quite hygromtrie nfastes for the electronics.
The heckling by van dplacements somewhat DDX3216!
Well, not a failure, not the least abnormal!
I use it mainly input / output interface via ADAT numriques 1616 with routing functions.
The techniques DIFFERENT problem faced by some of you, s' explained by the application of a pricing policy "trs" emissions that fact that Chinese manufacturers Behringer consult DIFFERENT . Thus, despite the specifications imposed by Behringer, making this console is in Ingala of SERIES SERIES.
If we can criticize dmarches commercial products of the brand, it is difficult to criticize the console that benefitted from an excellent qualitprix.

Added November 18, 2008
Since 2002, not a failure, always Fidler!
If it falls in the road, I make you sign ...
Studio/Sono CASMA08/21/2007

Studio/Sono CASMA's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer DDX3216
a few gaps in the paramtrage (compared with 01V96), I find trs complte (except SPDIF input and also the tape that take place in other entries).


Very easy to use, I find it intuitive trs. (Easier than the yamaha o one sometimes gets lost in the menus if you do not use the same MODEL all the time)


The pramps are transparent (no breath (-72dB gain with background - calculate with my RME HDSP9652 ADAT in))
The converters will rev well (taken from his sound good in general)


For almost five years of use (and yes, I bought it in 2000 while beginners with ADAT card! So do not complain of the quality price because I am me trs happy even this price (except that now the 01V96 is almost the same price as the DDX3216 5 years ago 500 prs see 1000) I have never encountered worries, the same ventillo level that has never made a noise monster (can be the first model taient stronger than 600 new releases!)