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Section 1: Channel Strip And Monitoring; Section 2: Input Channel Banks - Behringer X32 Quick Start Manual

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Getting Started
Mixer Operational Overview
Welcome to the X32 PRODUCER digital mixing
console Quick Start Guide! This document will give
you an overview of the basic operations of the
mixer, allowing you to get up and running quickly.
While reading through the information in this
document, we encourage you to experiment with the
console's different screens and controls. The console's
user interface was designed to be extremely easy
to navigate through and learn. In addition to this
Quick Start Guide, there is an English user manual
available as a PDF download from
General user interface operation
The X32 PRODUCER user interface is divided into five
major sections:
(1) Channel Strip and Monitoring
(2) Input Channels
(3) Display
(4) Group/Bus/Main Channels
(5) Various Assignments
View buttons rule
Throughout the top panel of the console,
you will find small buttons labeled View. Press these
buttons to immediately switch the console's large
color display (known as the Main Display) to show
information related to the section whose View
button you have just pressed.
For example, if you are editing the equalizer
and feel like seeing a large display of the EQ
frequency response curve or corresponding EQ
parameter value, simply press the adjacent View
button in the EQ section. If you need to check where
the monitor signal is being routed, simply press the
View button next to the Phones Level knob and the
main display will show the details.
(3) (5)
With the View button approach of the X32 PRODUCER
console, there is almost never a need to drill down
through multiple menu pages, since the View buttons
will always take you directly to the relevant screen.
Tip: The Setup/Global tab on the main display allows
preferences for the behavior of View and Select
buttons to be adjusted.
Customizing the X32 PRODUCER through the
Utilities page
Press the Utility button, located to the right of
the main display, to bring up useful functions in a
"context-sensitive" manner. For example:
When you are adjusting the equalizer of a
console channel, pressing the Utility button
will offer copying, pasting, loading or saving of
equalizer settings
Pressing the Utility button while holding a
channel select button depressed will present
a naming screen where you can customize the
channel's appearance on both the main display as
well as the small channel display
On the Routing pages, pressing the Utility button
will offer loading or saving different presets of
routing scenarios
In the Scenes menu, pressing the Utility button offers
copying, loading, saving or naming console scenes
Sometimes there is more to say
Some of the individual pages
on the main display contain
Dir 05
Dir 06
more adjustable parameters
than can be controlled by
Key In
the 6 rotary push encoders
located beneath it. In these
cases there is a small page
number indication, e.g. "1/2". Simply press the Layer
Up/Down buttons to switch between layers.
Quick Start Guide
Certain sections of the channel strip (such as the
low cut filter, noise gate, EQ and compressor)
contain a respectively labeled button that can be
pressed to switch the specific effect on and off.
The button illuminates to show the effect is active,
and goes dark when bypassed.
Within the channel strip, the rotary control knobs
are surrounded by an amber LED collar that
indicates the parameter's value. Whenever this
backlit knob is turned off, it indicates that this
specific control/parameter is not available for the
selected channel type. For example, if an output
bus is currently selected, the LED collar and the
gain knob are turned off, because there is no input

Section 1: Channel Strip and Monitoring

gain to be controlled on an output bus.
The X32 PRODUCER's channel strip offers dedicated
The channel strip consists of the following
controls for the most important processing
parameters of the currently selected channel.
To adjust controls for a given channel strip,
simply press the Select button on the desired
Gate, Dynamics
input or output channel.
The Input Channels section of the console is
located on the left hand side, and offers 8 separate
input channel strips. These 8 channel strips
represent six separate layers of inputs for the
console, including:
Input Channels 1-8
Input Channels 9-16
Input Channels 17-24
Input Channels 25-32
Aux Inputs 1-6/USB playback
Effects Returns
Press any of the correspondingly labeled layer
buttons on the left side of the console to

Section 2: Input Channel Banks

switch the input channel bank to any of the six
You will find a select button on top of every
layers listed above. The button will illuminate,
channel that is used to direct the control focus of
reminding you which layer is active.
the user interface, including all channel related
Two more layers (Bus Master 1-8 and 9-16)
parameters (channel strip and main display),
are also offered, allowing you to adjust the
to that channel. Please note that at any time,
levels of the 16 Mix Bus Masters, which is useful
there is exactly one channel selected (either Input
when you wish to include Bus Masters into
Ch 1-32, Aux 1-6/USB, FX Returns 1L-4R, Mix Bus
DCA Group assignments.
1-16, Main LR/C, or Matrix 1-6). DCA Groups
(digitally controlled amplifier) cannot be selected
On each fader strip you will find a motorized
because they control a number of assigned
100 mm level fader, Mute and Solo buttons,
channels rather than one specific channel.
a Gate indicator, an input level meter,
Compressor indicator, and the channel
select button.
Main Bus
Each of these subsections correspond to the
processing steps of the currently selected channel,
and they each have their own View button that,
when pressed, switches the Main Display to a page
displaying all related parameters for that subsection.
Monitoring and Talkback
There are two separate Level controls in this
section, one for the headphone output located at
the front of the console, and a second one for the
monitor outputs located on the rear panel.
Press the section's View button to edit various
monitoring preferences, such as the input source
for the phones bus and the monitor outputs.
This section also contains independent Talkback
buttons (A and B). Press the View button next to
the Phones Level knob, then press Page Select right
to access the Talkback A and B edit pages.


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