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Behringer X32 Standard

X32 Standard, Digital Mixer from Behringer in the X32 series.

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 15 reviews )
 3 reviews20 %
 11 reviews73 %
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Audience: Advanced users Value For Money : Excellent
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MAHARAJAZZZ08/20/2014

MAHARAJAZZZ's review"Killer console"

Behringer X32 Standard
Nice tool, conceived for professionals.
I have only good things to say about it.
Except that I found yesterday someone who had the S16 and a X32 compact...
And I noticed that my problem wasn't isolated:
Male XLR connectors can get stuck in the console!
It's shocking: I had never had that with any other console.

The solution? I got a metal saw blade and, since it's a bit curved, I was able to saw off the male XLR until the input was free. Then think about leaving a mini connector so that nothing ever gets stuck again, and don't forget to cut the peg. And that's it. I don't even want to imagine if Behringer has to recall its 40000 consoles for such a stupid problem.

UTILIZATION

Great design and usability.
No manual, but there's really no need for one.

To access the functions, simply press view.

SOUNDS

Everything's great, converters, dynamics, filters, effects, soundcard, all good.

OVERALL OPINION

I've used it live for 6 months. It's excellent and has everything to become a standard.
cedricjablonski08/09/2014

cedricjablonski's review

Behringer X32 Standard
In a flight case with the S-16 x2 option and then wifi

UTILIZATION

I do PA for an orchestra

SOUNDS

Good preamp, the console works very good (up to now) after a month using it live outdoors. The effects are a small drawback, they are a bit fuzzy, it's a pity.

OVERALL OPINION

Good console for live concerts, the monitors can be managed via iPhone, iPad...IT'S GREAT, each musician deals with his own monitor, so it's a weight off your back, and it's easy to use. Berhinger is progressing....
pmaillot08/02/2014

pmaillot's review"I'm very happy with it!"

Behringer X32 Standard
You can find the features almost everywhere. It's not worth it to list them here again.

Noteworthy: Since it's digital you can connect the console to "external devices" via CAT5 cables. Behringer has introduced an array of accessories to extend the I/Os, let the musician manage his mix directly and soon (in September 2014?) the ability to stream audio directly to digital loudspeakers (Turbosound, UK).

(Balanced) XLR connectors almost exclusively. Buy a bunch of cables with the mixer, they will come in handy!

Midas has launched a console with a very similar user interface, but it works at 96KHz, unlike the x32, which works at 48KHz, and with the corresponding price and support for professionals.

UTILIZATION

The manual leaves a lot to be desired, but the forums and the wiki available allow you to solve any situation.

It's pretty intuitive to set up (easier than the Yamaha AW4416 that I used to have) and all functions have one-push access via the View buttons, which take you to the parameter pages in one click. It's pretty well thought-out.

SOUNDS

The A/D and D/A are up to market standards. No remarks in this regard. The Midas preamps are good, without too much noise.

I think the preamps are more transparent than those on the Yamaha AW4416, which render a warmer sound. You can find the same sound with a couple of tweaks here and there.

Good overall dynamics. Gate and compressor on each input, bus, output, etc. You can switch the dynamics pre- and post-processing.

Good filters. The parametric EQs are effective. The possibility to manage directly the outputs on the console, like with a matrix, and using a 24db Butterworth filter is a great plus to filter the outputs towards the subs and line arrays.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm very happy with it. A real step-up in relation to the Yamaha AW4416, which was getting outdated.
The X32 allows you to record the mix directly on a USB stick, as well as record/play back 32 channels on a PC via a USB/ASIO interface, and it works great!
The USB stick allows you to save your setup, which is very useful when you do the same venue again or to recall the parameters of a mix without starting from scratch. It has utilities that allow you to set it up offline on a PC, which is nice.

I bought the console and a flight case with casters (it's approximately 90lbs altogether) and plexiglass protection cover (Decksaver) for less than $3250). Excellent value for money.
asmileofachild07/31/2014

asmileofachild's review"Very good!"

Behringer X32 Standard
Nothing to add here!!

UTILIZATION

I think this is its main strength: In concert, everything can be accessed quickly and intuitively, there's no need for a manual (which is only available as PDF).
You can access the dynamics section quickly, the EQ benefits from a very practical analyzer, an "assign" block lets you freely configure 12 pots and 24 buttons (distributed in 3 banks) to the parameters of your choice, intuitive "bus sends" and "DCA" sections, comfortable scene management and fast FX management.
The list is long, just to say that it's a pleasure to mix with the X 32.

SOUNDS

Regarding sound, it's hard to say, it may have some issues in the high end, but I'm really satisfied with the overall sound (post-EQ).

OVERALL OPINION

I've used it for 2 months (in concert and studio) and have no complaints.
Yes, I have used lots of other models in the same price range as the X 32 and also at much higher price points. If I had to choose between he LS9 and the x 32, I'd take the x 32 (despite preferring the yamaha preamps).
The hardest thing for me was to trust its reliability, I hope it was a good choice.
It's also not easy to convince bands to use this mixer, but every single one of them has been satisfied and even seduced by it. I have to explain many new bands that I do FOH for that Behringer has released a good product, etc., etc., which is a negative point (to talk to someone and say: "My mixer? A Behringer!" is not easy)

In my opinion, this mixer is for concerts, but it is also quite useful as a soundcard. You can do multitrack concert recordings without a sweat, the send-return connections with the DAW are relatively comfortable, recording on a USB is practical for rehearsals, I'm thrilled with the possibility to mix on a tablet (it's awesome;) ), both to control the monitors and to mix when the console is hidden in a dark and dirty corner of the venue (it spares me having to go back and forth from the center of the venue to the console and then again to the center of the venue and back to the console.
It features a practical built-in talkback mic on 2 assignable channels, the delay and reverb effects are good (but be careful not to change certain parameters live because it's not very smooth), the 31-band EQs are a bit weak, in my opinion, but the EQs on the channels are very good, plus, it also features an oscilloscope and noise gate.

Unbeatable value for money IMHO, I never would've thought I'd get such a console at this price.
stompboxjon12/02/2012

stompboxjon's review"The workhorse "

Behringer X32 Standard
The Behringer X32 Digital Mixer is a 32 channel digital mixer that has 6 matrix buses. There are 16 outputs XLR (analog) and 2 phones connectors, with an added bonus of a talkback function built into it. this unit is great for a medium sized personal studio. You can even download an iPad app that will allow you to mix remotely without a host PC. This app is also free which is great because most apps like this cost money.

UTILIZATION

Setting it up is very simple, but understanding it could take a little time. It can be a bit overwhelming at first because the set up of it is different than a lot of other major mixers that I have used in the past. It does come with a manual that will help you with anything you need help with and Behringer also has excellent phone support that will walk you through something if you need help.

SOUNDS

The 7 inch color display is a great bonus on this unit, it would be nice to have a bigger built in screen considering the price of this unit. There are built in EQs and Processors on the X32, so you can get rid of some of the extra luggage that you might be toting around and just have the X32.

OVERALL OPINION

While using this mixer you will immediately notice that you are getting no latency from the inputs and outputs. You will have everything you need to have a solid and fluid workflow with this mixer. It even has 25 motorized faders and separate compressing for each channel. Working with this unit has become very easy over time. After I finally got the swing of it I was able to work quickly and do some very good mixing and recording with it. I do not recommend getting this unless you need this many inputs and outputs. Otherwise it will be a waste of money because it is not cheap.
maxime aubin d'son05/07/2014

maxime aubin d'son's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer X32 Standard
32x entries
16x outputs
8x stereo effects returns
6x bus matrix with insert
6x Mute Groups
8x DCA groups
Parametric EQ by channel
Adjustable delay on all channels
Virtual effect rack with 8 slots effects
Integrated USB Recorder
Remote control via USB or Ethernet
AES / EBU digital
MIDI implementation

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use,
we need the manual for advanced functions

SOUNDS

the above nothing wrong, at the same time it comes to design Midas, except once or background noise is heard, reboot the deleted

OVERALL OPINION

This console is a marvel for the price at which it is sold.
The positives?
- Quality preamps
- Quality of built-in effects
- Ease of use: almost no need manual (better, moreover, because it comes with a Quick Start Guide 4 pages!)
- Features: 32 channels / 16 omni outs / 6 to / 8 stereo effects ... etc ...
Detailed specifications easily find the Behringer site.
The color 7 inch screen is legible we very quickly to super fast access menus with function keys beside each control area.
The "send on faders" function to view the send to a bus or from a channel levels is very convenient.

Remote control from a computer or an iPad (Android version expected) is useful for setting a return to his return. And as the table includes an ethernet port, no need for a computer "master" at the table, a simple router enough!

Negative points?
Ben must seek to find, however, that mainly lack, for me, the insert entries, we have for each channel on most tables I would say. In fact, it requires the use for it, and y'en 6 ... we quickly after ... although the 16 output bus (12 available) to help offset this concern.
And any technical problem from the one he had to change as a fader and we screen HS.
Fred Son 1703/02/2014

Fred Son 17's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good investment for my taste."

Behringer X32 Standard
Is rack?
NO

How many lanes, bus attendant, departures, returns ...)?
What is the type of connectors (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?
32in - 16out (XLR) + 6in - 6OUT In jack (stereo RCA symmetrical with 2 doubles on in and out) + 2 XLR out - 2 Jack Stereo Symmetrical (exit to listen Monitor)

The parametric equalizer is it?
4 band parametric on input (low cut and more) and 6 bands on output (insert can equal 31 bands on outputs)


The effects section is it integrated?
4 slice effect fully configurable.

For digital consoles: What is the accuracy of the sampling (bits / kHz)?
44.1 or 48 kHz

Automation is supported?
yes

What type of sync are supported?
no external sync

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is it simple?
very intuitive

The usual functions are they easily accessible?
direct access to the usual function, and ease of access to the most accurate function

The manual is clear and sufficient?
the manual is very basic, behringer Whereas it is for everyone to find his way to work with this console. but the manual is more than enough for live use of the beast in moin 1h.

SOUNDS

The A / D converters and D / A are transparent?
CONVERTER the Midas are very good bill, the sound is really clear and easy to rework.

The effects and filters are effective?
efficase very simple to miseen work, and very full when we enter the most accurate parameter.

The dynamics are respected?
Yes

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
1 year

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
the remote control via iPad is convenient
the moin is the lack of color choices and logo on the display of slices.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Soundcraft Xi, Presonus StudioLive, Yamaha LS9 ...

How would you rate the quality / price?
nothing to say. this is a very complete console cheap.

With experience, you do again this choice?
yes

General advice:
I, unwanted my X32 for 1 year now, I've never had a single bug. I happened to have a crash recording via usb stick (but reboutage console without problem on my mixes frontage) of a usb key of poor quality.
reminds me more of the old firmware too, I'm currently on version 2.0 Beta (we have more control over the ipad for now, but the shift will come).
a RTA was added, very convenient. in safe mode, I visualize the frequency on Selected slice, very useful.
the little gate be set at the opening of a specific frequency and choice.
diffent techson we work on for the first time last month, and they were all surprised and conquered by the console and made a little lost on the ergonomic grip and at the beginning, but his did not last longtemp.
claudealain.zuchuat11/11/2013

claudealain.zuchuat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a console for the live"

Behringer X32 Standard
I think everything was already said.

UTILIZATION

I use a touchscreen PC and it's up to adjust returns directly from the scene.
The view button is a major advantage of this console as the send fader is used in both directions.

SOUNDS

This is a console that sounds like an analog. I find the less cold on a Yamaha sound.

The default is only 31 months to strip not attenuate enough.

OVERALL OPINION

A perfect console for the grace to live screens on each track and view button. A consol with great power thanks to a remote control. A very good value price for me. I beuge is seen only once and it came from the PC.

Unfortunately, do not expect to make home with this console.
Pierre LH11/04/2013

Pierre LH's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bet lost, console unusable."

Behringer X32 Standard
The console is very attractive in many ways: connectivity, ergonomics, routing options ... Missing some things like the ability to make real subgroups (not DCA) in order to insert a stick or equalo above.

UTILIZATION

No official French manual. We found a not too bad but very incomplete a super nice guy who is stuck.

In use, however, ergonomics and menus are quite nice and quick access via the View are very practical Live. The configuration of the layers is bein thought. He will miss a small LCD screen at the EQ to allow viewing without changing the setting eyes on the screen.

The problem is the repeated crashes, white noise at 0dB Output Master, cut all the physical inputs, have to reboot the console in full concert, digital creaking gain knobs ... I forget again, but the list is already too long to use a little serious or professional.

I said that these crashes were observed after updating the firmware, and for frequent use for more than 3 weeks.

SOUNDS

Nothing to say level converters, reverbs sound fine, and compressors work well.
The EQ is really feeble I find, I do not intend to + /-15dB correction announced. to check, I do not have time to measure price.
Same for the 31 EQ bands are also limited. Too bad not being able to insert linker several FX overall.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 1 month. And she leaves pronto presto-where it came from. After two dates or console showed many shortcomings, I can not consider work peacefully with such tools, no matter how tempting.
My LS9 certainly seems vieillote can, but it has never left me in 5 years of service ... And since I put a iPad wifi, use a little less tedious.

If we speak of coùt suddenly ... and therefore the ratio Q / P. .. The console will break everything if it actually worked, it is not the case. So no, I will not repeat that choice, and I will continue to be banned as possible Behringer equipment I meet.

I also had a bad experience with BF2000, I returned the product 3 times until you have one that works.
Jahwalia prod09/12/2013

Jahwalia prod's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Geniale"

Behringer X32 Standard
It lacks nothing in terms of connections.

UTILIZATION

Configuration and very easy to use.

SOUNDS

The effects are largely up to the live.

OVERALL OPINION

It calls me an opinion?
I just got back from tour. We spend two months at the lug from city to city.
I was only one thing to say: Congratulations!
Console reliable, robust, easy, effective. She has not always had the simple life and it was really a crash test to take the console on this tour. She got out in perfectly here. (There was just to crash and reboot automatically when I wanted to make use of the recorder USB. Suffisais to know. I do not try again).