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Large Format Audio Console vs. Behringer X32

 

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by Drew Brashler in All Posts, Behringer X32
September 8, 2012 7 comments
Large Format Audio Console vs. Behringer X32

Large Format Audio Console vs. Behringer X32

Large Format Audio Console vs. Behringer X32

Large Format Audio Console vs. Behringer X32

Large Format Audio Console vs. Behringer X32

Updating the blog today and showing some photos of the difference in size of a Large Format Audio Console vs. Behringer X32. The large format audio console being our old Allen & Heath ML4000 48-Channel board.

What is simply amazing is that I have removed 19AU of gear by upgrading to the Behringer X32. In fact, here is a list of all that was replaced!

Even with 19AU of rack gear removed…

Even with 19AU of rack gear removed, the Behringer X32 is leaps ahead of the old system in terms of processing power. With a low cut (HPF), gate, compressor and 4 band fully parametric EQ on EACH CHANNEL, you would need racks upon racks of gear to equal the same amount of processing power.

Sound quality between the two is night and day, without the gates engaged the noise level of the ML4000 was much higher than the X32. Also, the clarity of the audio is amazing. The slightest adjustment with the eq is noticed quickly. With the use of gates on every channel, the reduction of noise has really made the sound system very clear!

I am blown away by this mixer. I honestly don’t know what to do with all of this extra room in the sound booth! Now to just get the lift out to bring the 192lb monster to the ground!

7 Comments
  1. Hans Rothengatter says:

    Hi Drew,
    Just received my X32 last week. It’s an amazing piece of hardware which I’m using together with Logic Pro 9. Thusfar It’s easy to learn coming from an analog world. Still 1 issue I can’t find and solve.

    On a single channel which is panned to left or right (doen’t matter) when I solo the channel it is ouputting on both monitor speakers which are connected just to monitor L R at the back.

    Why can’t I get it’s signal over just 1 speaker ? Regardless of how a single channel is configured, I’m always getting the sound over both speakers. Weird isn’t it.

    Ok Drew I hope you have some time reply.
    Many thanks in advange for taking the time and for your excellent vids on YouTube

    Hans Rothengatter
    The Netherlands

    1. There might be some adjustments inside of the monitor section of the X32, but for every console that I have worked on, when you solo, it goes into both monitor speakers.

  2. Vasily says:

    Could you write something about your experience with X32?
    thanks!

    1. Sure! Let me start working on it!

  3. Andy says:

    Hi – have you had to drop inputs from 48 to 32 in order to use the X32?

    1. Yes, we had to get a bit more creative with our layout. But remember the X32 is really a 40 channel board with the additional line level “aux inputs”. This was what made this console feasible for us.

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