All user reviews for the Behringer Composer Pro MDX2200
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The make up of the Behringer MDX2200 Composer Pro allows for a good amount of control over your sound between the two sections on each channel for your compressor/limiter and expander/gate. The expander/gate section has parameters for threshold and ratio, while the compressor/limiter has those for threshold, ratio, attack, release, output level, and another threshold for the peak limiter it has on board. There’s also a button in between the two channels for stereo coupling. Each channel also has LED metering for threshold, gain reduction, and input/output level. A manual might be a good thing to have if you’re new to the world of dynamic processing, but otherwise it’s probably not necessary.
The sound of the Behringer MDX2200 Composer Pro is a bit below average in my opinion. I’ve got plug-ins that sound a whole lot better than this, although they certainly cost more as well. It does give you a lot of control over your sound, but most of the time it kills your signal more than anything. The expander/gate section is pretty useful, but I’m just not a big fan of the way the compressor/limiter sounds. This is an okay unit to get started with if you have a really basic home studio, but even then I’d recommend getting plug-ins over this for convenience purposes.
Overall, I can’t say that I’d recommend the Behringer MDX2200 Composer Pro to anyone really. It’s cheap for sure, but it’s not an equal trade off in my opinion. If you’re looking for a dynamics processor for your home studio, I’d encourage you to either spend a few more bucks on hardware, or go with a plug-in like Digidesign’s Smack LE, which sounds better than this even though there isn’t as much control there. Behringer works from the inside out with their products, and it definitely shows.
Audio Geeks relax! Of course it's just a Behringer. But for $75 it's simply amazing what you can get these days.
I record acoustic instruments and vocals in my home studio. One main problem for self-recording is focusing on good playing and singing without clipping the signal. (Staring at the meters while you're performing just kills the emotion in the music!) The MDX 2200 is two-channel, inexpensive compressor/limiter that meets the challenge nicely.
It is relatively easy to use, if you understand the basics of using an audio compressor. It's another LONG article to explain their use, but essentially, their purpose is to keep sounds from be being too loud or too soft. Used properly they canb add desirable sustain to instruments and more pleasing dynamics to a recording.
I've used Alesis and DBX products with the same features, and the DBX is aurally better, but costs double and more. If you're on a budget, don't let the Audio Geeks scare you. This unit really does the trick nicely without discoloring your music, IF you learn how to use it.
The price point is for beginners, but the manual is not. Behringer should include a primer for first-timers. Inputs and outputs are laid out a bit awkwardly. It would be easy to put the wrong plug in the wrong jack. Read Carefully!
So far, it works great and seems built well. Built in power supply (no wall wart) with a typical computer-style power cord. Rackmount case.
Excellent beginner unit. Great for experimenting and learning about Compressor/Limiter/Noise Gate effects. And, by the way, I've used the MDX 2200 on several home CDs that have sold more than enough to pay for all my recording gear (and instruments) and no customer has noticed or whined about my "cheap compression."
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Taigong's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Correct Compressor"
Rack model. Analog technology.
Connectors: Jack, XLR
for two mono tracks. Getting started is simple with easy to make adjustments.
Use to compress the signals of two tracks (songs) or release level amplifiers.
Within reach of any beginner who is starting a little sound.
Effects are notable but not extraordinary either.
The low-cut filter is useful in particular to avoid the drone. The peak limiter also work correctly.
But IKA compression Hard Knee is soft and slightly noticeable and feels little difference when changing settings.
The countervailing power loss is correct, but soon causes a feedback loop or saturation when you push too much.
Correct compressor for the price but this is the entry-level equipment.
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Gumpa Maker's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Zero"
-10dBv / +4 dBu Input
orders are honest.
edition ... bin there, it has a direct relationship with the next paragraph! NIL NIL NIL
Editing the sound is delicate PCQ this compressor is an effect "lo-fi" a compressor!
The deterioration of the sound is intolerable!
I have a config studio with electro synths and BAR hardwares, all that connected to my console.
I wanted to use it as an insert on my kicks Drumstation and I also tried the master of my console with a kick in the side-chain: the same low ratio and low threshold (without much in return, what) and regardless of the settings attack / release or even soft knee, lower frequencies are hot (and not an illusion, anyone can quickly realizing it) and there is a spike (a kind of "clack" or "peck" according to the settings) intolerable generated at each start of compression!
In summary, even with soft settings (almost no compression):
-Transient intolerable beginning of each compression
Completely hot-low frequencies (even with the optional SC FILTER enclanchée)
Bcp-raising too pronounced mids.
The only source with which it does not pose a major problem (as far as I've tried) is the voice. But again, it might help on the rock or other music that is not too thin!
I cry for 6 months now!
I tried several compressors (soft & hard) and I know how it rules!
What I like most ... er ... I see it!
What I like least: MDX 2200 Composer Pro!
This filth can not be resolved, IT MAY NOT DROP!
For me, it has served me throw 50 euros out the window! I can not even resell PCQ I feel scammed qq'un!
NIL NIL NIL!
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)
Are they edited? Via a publisher Mac / PC?
What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
Is this a rack or rack-mount model?
The general configuration is simple?
Editing sounds and effects is easy?
The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough
Which instruments do you use?
Which ones do you prefer, you hate?
For how long have you been using it?
I use it more because I invested in a model much higher in terms of compression.
What thing do you like most/least about it?
It is very easy to use
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Yes, it still has the opportunity to use it for voice or instrument whatsoever in the studio by repeating or to enhance live sound in particular.
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radikal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Discard the sea, another scam behringer on ebay.de there are shovels, all the world s rid ... do not be the next victim in the buying ...
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
dowap's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Very easy to use, light switch practices. Note the notched Knob, which limit the sharpness of tuning (but at that price ...)
I did that for some time, and have not yet had the opportunity to really use it. However I tested it, and it is clear he is far from transparent.
A big worry to report: the simple act of connecting one output to the console and electrically connected sends a significant buzz in the sound! Even MDX2200 off!
This behavior is intolerable for me (ds compressor is connected to a rack and console permanently powered), I sought a solution. The outsourcing of the transformer power supply solved the problem. I do not think it's a problem but to wave interference between the sector (or ground) and output amplifiers on the MDX. The fact is that leaving the transformer to the buzz disappeared.
This buzz of power supply removed, bypassed nothing to say, but once you activate the channel, you'd almost turn an equation!
As Lenoir said in its opinion, it is not the tool's home studio demanding.
Anyway, in my case, for the price and use that I'll have (voice evening entertainment) are not killed.
For the price (especially used), it is a good device, with gate and practice independent limiters (minimum, but it helps out).
Live, where to bcp channel dynamics processor that can be fitted neatly enough for a small budget.
But I think his lack of transparency makes it unusable for complex signals, and also monitor instru serious impact because the color in my opinion much lower frequencies.
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djibou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The manual is not bad after it's a matter of taste.
Me I like the number of possibilities, it is visual and efficient.
The eternal question ... "It will not be colored or", "it will not pump or pump," I confess that my favorite reply is "the cauliflower to 1 kg sub will never approach that sold 10 in"
Well ... I'd say it does its job with good will, I do not find him unique color and without adjustment wild not especially effective pump ...
Now it's all about school, I find in some cases and I said well in some cases better than super high end stuff.
It is obviously subjective to the time of "over-compression" everywhere and on everything ...
I like that one, it starts to lag behind several years that more or less together but obviously the world is too small for us both.
Whatever I do, I find it everywhere and I know why:
Not very expensive, solid (after several falls during transport and a glass of whiskey / cola spilled on him by a charming assistant, he is still alive) and relative effectiveness, what more?
A Universal Audio compensate for my old 57 sm poorly positioned in front of the ugly singer?
Nah I'm kidding ...
I'm making the same choice without hesitation.
Lenoir's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Configuration is very simple when you know how to use a compressor, everything is clear. The buttons are small but easy to handle. Being ribbed fine adjustments are impossible, and so personally I do not have this problem (the opposite), some might take offense.
The sound quality, the nerve!
The thing to point out immediately is that the MDX2200 is not the only home studio compressor-ist demanding. Why? Simply because it is anything but transparent, it is a little colorful and is easily capable of pumping a bit like how an Alesis 3630, only better. I used it with bass, guitar and drums. On these instruments, I loved: no noise, the sound is round, balanced and rather the ability to pump the beast itself adds enough, I think, a plus. You either love or hate! To be perfectly honest, I must say that it will not necessarily suited to certain types of voice catches and he definitely prefers a more transparent compressor. But otherwise, it's been very well his job.
The side-chain is effective and complements the range of use of the effect.
+ Sound (Note: The creature pump easily. You like it or not)
+ The multiple uses (gate, compressor, limiter, de-esser via side-chain, etc. ...)
+ The value for money
- Lack of versatility
I do it again without hesitation that choice because it is entirely appropriate for what I did. It is found used for cheap and it would be a shame to deny, especially if you already have a compressor rather transparent and you want to slum it a bit!
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muzikal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Compressor with standard controls, no specific comments.
Let's cut to the chase, sound: Compression is rather "hard", it distorts the sound and pump merrily. Usable in PA but not in the studio, on instruments electro / electric but I think to outlaw the vocal or acoustic instrument.
I had one 3 months and I sold.
The sound is really - and strangely - different series mdx2000 and 2100 (I own both). These series there are real compressors, versatile and transparent if properly adjusted.
The MDX2000 served a few years ago the voice recording of a musical with static (AKG "The Tube, NT2 ...). The catch bluffed sounds of experienced engineers ...
Since the FMR and I JOEMEEK. The mdx2000 or 2100 still serve me. They are a whole step down but does not spoil (main use drums). It is very clean and the patches are relatively well respected.
In conclusion, I advise MDX2000 or 2100 instead of 2200.
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