Behringer Eurodesk SX3242FX User Manual

Ultra-low noise design 32/24-input 4-bus studio/live mixer with xenyx mic preamplifiers, british eqs and dual multi-fx processor.
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    User Manual A50-81233-00001...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX Important Safety Instructions This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the enclosure - voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock. This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the accom- panying literature.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    It is our philosophy to share our joy with you, because you are the most important member of the BEHRINGER team. With your highly competent suggestions for new products you’ve greatly contributed to shaping our company and making it successful.

  • Page 4: Introduction, Before You Get Started, Shipment, Initial Operation, Online Registration

    BEHRINGER is a company with its roots in professional recording studio technology. For many years now we have been successful in developing products for studio and live use. These include mi-...

  • Page 5: The Manual, Mono Input Channels, Microphone And Line Inputs, Equalizer

    They can easily be found on the enclosed numbered illustrations. If you need more detailed information on specific topics, please visit our web site at The product-related information pages and the ULTRANET-based glossary explain the relevant audio engineering terminology in full detail.

  • Page 6: Aux/fx Send Buses, Mono Channel Fader And Further Control Elements, Stereo Channels, Channel Inputs

    EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX 2.1.3 Aux/FX send buses Aux sends enable you to take the signals from one or multiple channels and collect them on one bus. This signal is then present at one of the aux send jacks, from where it can be routed to an active monitor speaker or external effects device, for example.

  • Page 7: Stereo Channel Equalizer, Stereo Channel Aux/fx Send Buses, Stereo Channel Fader And Other Control Elements

    Control elements and connections EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX Stereo channels 21 - 24 (SX2442FX) or 29 - 32 (SX3242FX) Fig. 2.8: Auxiliary stereo channels Your EURODESK has two stereo channels with an aux send section ((23) AUX 1 and AUX 2) and one LEVEL control (24).

  • Page 8: Mono Out Section For Subwoofer Applications, Main Out Section

    EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX Fig. 2.10: Subgroup outputs 1 - 4 (28) These four SUBGROUP OUT (puts) carry the signals of the individual subgroups. For multi-tracking connect the outputs to the inputs of a multi-track recorder (see chapter 4.1 “Studio set-up”). Mono out section for...

  • Page 9: Talkback, Phones & Control Room, Cd/tape, Master Aux Send 1 And

    (46) Connect your headphones or monitor speaker to the PHONES/CTRL ROOM OUT 1/4" TRS connector. Control elements and connections EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX IMPORTANT! High volume levels may damage your hearing and/or your headphones/loudspeakers. To avoid switch-on/off thumps from the console and any...

  • Page 10: Graphic 9-band Stereo Equalizer, Effects Section

    EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX Fig. 2.23: Master aux send outputs (52) Use the AUX SEND outputs 1 and 2 to take the masterAUX SEND signals and route them to an external effects device or your monitor speakers. Subsequently, you can return the effect signal, e.g.

  • Page 11: Digital Effects Processor, Rear Panel

    Blown fuses should only be replaced by fuses of the same type and rating. Please also read the information given in chapter 6 “Specifications”. (73) SERIAL NUMBER. EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX Digital effects processor Fig. 3.1: 99 FIRST-CLASS PRESETS Here is the list of all multi-effects presets. The built-in...

  • Page 12: Wiring Examples, Studio Set-up

    EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX The following wiring example shows a studio set-up for 4-track-recording: the drums are mixed down to two subgroups and then routed via the subgroup outputs to two tracks of the multi-track recorder. The remaining two subgroups are used to record the guitar, keyboard (stereo channel) and two vocal signals on the remaining two tracks.

  • Page 13: Live Set-up

    EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX Live set-up Fig. 4.2: Wiring the console for live operation This example shows a classic live set-up. As in the studio example, four drum microphones, bass, keyboard (stereo channel), guitar and two vocal microphones are connected. The four drum channels (kick drum, snare, overhead L, overhead R) are mixed down to two subgroups and then routed to the main mix.

  • Page 14: Audio Connectors

    EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX Audio connectors The inputs and outputs of the BEHRINGER EURODESK are designed as unbalanced 1/4" TS connectors—except for the bal- anced line inputs of the mono and stereo channels and the main out connectors. Of course, all inputs and outputs work with both balanced and unbalanced connectors.

  • Page 15: Presets

    Guitar amp simulation. Vinylizer Adds the clicks and noise of old vinyl records. Test Tone 1-kHz test tone. EURODESK SX3242FX/SX2442FX Presets Description Solo instruments / vocals in slow pieces. A classic for drums (snare) and vocals. Creates an "atmosphere" (e.g. radioplay voices).

  • Page 16: Specifications

    1/3 as far left as possible; channels 2/4 as far right as possible; reference = +6 dBu. BEHRINGER is constantly striving to maintain the highest professional standards. As a result of these efforts, modifications may be made from time to time to existing products without prior notice.

  • Page 17: Warranty

    BEHRINGER logo, JUST LISTEN and EURODESK) mentioned belong to their respective owners, and such use neither constitutes a claim of the trademarks by BEHRINGER nor affiliation of the trademark owners with BEHRINGER. BEHRINGER accepts no liability for any loss which may be suffered by any person who relies either wholly or in part upon any description, photograph or statement contained herein.

  • Page 18

    = Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. = Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Important information: Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by BEHRINGER USA can void the user’s authority to use the equipment. EURODESK SX3242FX / SX2442FX...

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