X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Table of Contents Legal Disclaimer .............3 6. USB Interface Operation Guide ......37 Limited warranty ............3 6.1 Configuring the X-USB card for use in the console ..............37 Introduction..............4 6.2 Configuring the PC to Interface 1. Operational Overview ..........5 with the X-USB Card ...............
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96 bidirectional channels over SuperMAC AES50, stereo AES/EBU out, 16 channels Continue through this User Manual to learn all about the functionality of BEHRINGER’s Ultranet personal monitoring and 32 x 32 channels for recording that this powerful mixer has to offer! We also recommend that you check over USB.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual VIEW VIEW VIEW VIEW VIEW VIEW VIEW Channel Strip the LED collar and the gain knob are turned off, because there is no input gain to be controlled on an output bus. The X32’s channel strip offers dedicated controls for the most important processing parameters of the currently selected channel.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual On each fader strip you will find a motorized 100 mm level fader, Mute and Solo buttons, a Gate indicator, an input level meter, Compressor indicator, and the Ch01 channel select button. Aux5 Each of the 16 input channels has an individual (and customizable) color LCD screen that can display a channel number, nickname, and even a graphical Soundcard channel icon.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Various Assignments (DCA groups, mute groups, The “Sends on Faders” Function custom assignable controls) The X32 console features a very useful function that can be accessed by pressing the dedicated Sends on Faders button, located between the two fader sections. •...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 13:45 Ch01 A: S16 A: 48K 0:00 - 0:00 : 19 C: X-USB home analog out aux out p16 out card out aes50-a aes50-b Channel Processing Block Patch Connected Devices Inputs 1-8 Inputs 9-16 Inputs 17-24 Inputs 25-32 Aux In 1-4...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 14:09 Ch01 A: S16 A: 48K 0:00 - 0:00 : 37 C: X-USB analog out home aux out p16 out card out aes50-a aes50-b Edit Output Assignment Analog Output Current Setting Category Processed Output Signal Tap Output 01 MixBus...
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Also offered is a separate remote editor running on host computers that will or any stored scenes. If you wish to clear all scenes, please use the ’Initialize All allow for complete editing control of the X32 via Ethernet. Check out behringer. Show Data’ option on Setup/Config page.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 2. Callouts 2.1 Channel Strip VIEW VIEW VIEW VIEW VIEW VIEW VIEW (1) Preamp – Adjust the preamp gain for the selected channel with the (3) Equalizer – Press the Equalizer button to engage this section. Select one Gain knob.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 2.2 Input Channel Banks (7) Layer Select – Select either the channels 1-16, channels 17-32, Aux In/USB/FX Returns, or Bus Masters layer with these 4 buttons. The currently active layer will light. (8) DAW Remote – Press this to enable DAW remote control. (9) Select –...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 2.3 Display and Monitoring (18) (19) (20) (21) (24) (25) (26) (27) VIEW VIEW (15) (16) (17) (22) (23) (15) Push Encoders – These 6 controls adjust the parameters presented at the (21) Phones Level – Adjust the volume of the headphone outputs, bottom of the Main Display.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 2.4 Group/Bus Banks (28) Group/Bus Layers – Select between DCA groups 1-8, Buses 1-8 or 9-16, or Matrices 1-6 and the main center bus with these buttons. The currently (30) active layer will light. (29) Sends on Faders –...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 2.5 Scenes, Assign, Mute Groups (41) Mute Groups – Press one of these buttons to activate one of the mute groups. See the Topic Guide for details. (46) (42) Set Select Buttons – Press one of these buttons to activate one of the 3 layers of custom assignable controls.
(52) MIDI In/Out – Send and receive MIDI commands via 5-pin DIN cables. (53) AES/EBU Out – Send digital audio via 3-pin AES/EBU XLR cable. (54) Ultranet – Connect to a BEHRINGER P-16 personal monitoring system via Ethernet cable. (55) AES50 A/B – Transmit up to 96 channels in and out via shielded CAT-5e cables.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 3. Hook-Up Diagrams B215D F1320D B1800D-PRO B3031A Laptop FCB1010 MIDI Pedal...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual DI Box Keyboard XM8500 GTX30 HPX6000 (Sidecap output) Shielded CAT-5e S16 Digital Snake P-16 D iPod FX2000 2-TRACK HARD DISK RECORDER Cabling for all AES50 connections between X32 and S16 stageboxes: P-16 M - Shielded CAT-5e, Ethercon terminated ends - Maximum cable length 100 meters (330 feet)
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 4. FX Descriptions Triple Delay FX Descriptions Here is a list and brief description of the effects available on the X32. When Stereo and Dual versions of an effect are offered, use the Stereo version when the left and right signal are to be altered together (e.g. on linked stereo channels or buses), or Dual when you want to dial different settings for the left and right signal.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Reverse Reverb bass frequencies. XOVER controls the crossover point for bass. MOD DEPTH and SPEED control the intensity and speed of the reverb tail modulation. Hall Reverb Reverse Reverb takes the trail of a reverb, turns it around, and places it in front of the sound source.
A Stereo Imager is typically used to control the placement of a signal within the recorder. This effect creates a unique “wobbly” sound that is quite dramatic when stereo field during mixdown or mastering. Modeled after the BEHRINGER Edison used on vocals and instruments.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Tremolo / Panner Wave Designer Wave Designer is a powerful tool for adjusting signal transients and dynamics, such as attack and sustain. Use it to make a snare drum really “crack” in the Stereo Tremolo creates an up and down volume change at a constant and even mix or level out volume inconsistencies of slap bass tracks.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Mood Filter Chorus + Chamber The Mood Filter uses an LFO generator and an auto-envelope generator to control Taking up only one FX slot, the Chorus + Chamber effect combines the shimmer a VCF (voltage-controlled filter), as well as a side chain function where the and doubling characteristics of a studio-grade Chorus with the sweet sound of a channel B signal controls the envelope of channel A.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Delay + Chorus Dual / Stereo TruEQ This combination effect merges a user-definable Delay (echo) with a studio- The TruEQ incorporates a special algorithm that compensates for the gain quality Chorus sure to fatten up even the “skinniest” track. Uses only one FX slot. adjustment overlapping effect that adjacent frequency bands have on one (Inspired by the TC Electronic D-Two) another.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Modulation Delay Fair Compressor Modulation Delay combines three of the most used time modulation effects This model of a Fairchild 670 delivers some of the finest colorations in compressor into one easy-to-operate unit, featuring true-stereo delay with a lush chorus, history.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 5. Topic Guide Sub Octaver 5.1 Starting up, shutting down, and firmware updates We recommend switching the X32 on before any active sound reinforcement system is connected. The function called “Safe Main Levels”, located in the Setup/General Preferences screen, automatically turns down the main LRC bus levels when booting the console, and also prevents any scene loading actions The Sub Octaver provides two channels of sub harmonics generation, one or even two octaves below...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 5.3 How do I connect a microphone, process its Updates: signal and send it out to the P.A. system? The X32 firmware can easily be updated by performing the following steps: 1. Press the Select button of a desired input channel (for example, channel 1 on •...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 5.4 How do I add one of the 8 internal effects • Adjust rotary control #6 to select the specific processor you have applied the to the sound? effect to, in this case “Ins FX 5L”. Press the encoder to connect the selected insert effect.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 5.7 Everything you ought to know about Solo 3. Select one of the three input channel layers (CH1-16, CH17-32, and monitor sources Line-Aux/FX Ret) 4. Adjust the 32 channels of input faders on the left side of the console. The X32 console allows you to monitor audio sources on a set of headphones or They now act as “virtual aux send knobs”...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 5.8 Using Mute Groups as desired in the FOH mix by adjusting DCA fader 1. However, if you then notice that background vocalist #3 is a little too soft in the “blend” of background The X32 has 6 separate “mute groups”.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 3. Press any of encoders 1-5 to switch to the edit screen for the specific custom 7. On the FOH X32 console, press the ROUTING switch next to the display. control that you have highlighted. The main screen will switch to an editing On the HOME tab select “AES50 A 1-8”...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Store / Load Presets: The X32 allows you to save and load presets of channel button, then page right to the ANALOG OUT page, then use the 1st and 4th settings, as well as settings made in the internal effects processor. These stored encoders to assign the matrix output to your rear-panel analog output of settings can later be recalled as needed.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 5.15 Using the X32 in recording and • When running a 32 track live recording from your FOH desk, you can simply production studio environments assign the card outputs to the mic inputs (local or stage box), using the ’Routing/card out’...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 5.16 Remote control Remarks: The X32 hosts an Ethernet port on its rear panel which can be used to connect Due to the FAT format of the stick, the file size will be limited to 2 GB, which is and remote control it over a network via the X32-Mix on an iPad or the X32-Edit about 3 hours of stereo recording.
PC to perform advanced outboard processing. Check the BEHRINGER website at behringer.com for updates of X-USB firmware or system requirements. Please find the recommended hardware/software 6.1 Configuring the X-USB card for use in minimum configurations in the specifications section.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 32 in / 32 out This mode obviously allows the full potential of the interface to be tapped. It is also possible to run a virtual sound check of all 32 input channels by recording Note that the computer needs to be able to handle that amount of concurrent I/O them directly to a computer during a brief line check.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 16 in / 16 out zero-latency overdub setup, which would be impossible if signals were run through the computer. In this case, the 16 input signals are put on channels If you don’t actually need more than 16 concurrent input and output tracks to 1-16, while the tape (card) returns are put on channels 17-32.
6.2 Configuring the PC to Interface Windows ASIO Driver with the X-USB Card Download the X32 ASIO driver installer files from behringer.com. Double-click on Please watch behringer.com for further advice on the software configuration of Setup.exe in the corresponding unpacked folder and follow the instructions on X-USB interface card.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual The ’Output Channels’ screen allows you to name each output channel for more organized mixing. The ’Synchronisation’ screen allows manual selection of the sample rate and clock source.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual The ’Settings’ screen allows the stream, ASIO, and WDM sound buffers to be set. Any detected drop outs will be documented as well, in which case a larger buffer should be selected. 6.3 X-USB Specifications Expansion Card Features: Audio input channels Audio output channels...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7. X32 Main Display 7.1.2 Console Screens The color screen of the X32 offers a wealth of visual feedback and hands 7.1 Overview on control for the console. Whereas the dedicated top panel controls offer immediate hands-on adjustments for the most important operations of a 7.1.1 Display and Navigation Controls channel, the color screens offer similarly immediate visual feedback for a selected...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Global Screen Elements 15:33 Ch01 OpeningScene A: S16 A: 48K : 15 02: next 0:00 - 0:00 C: X-USB con g home gate sends main FatSn a re AES50-A: Displays, by name, what AES50 based equipment is connected to the The “global”...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Rotary Encoder Elements: Gain Lo Cut Source Delay Ins Pos Insert +0.00 Input InsF Link Lo Cut Select Delay Insert Connect The bottom of most screens contain 6 slots of information that are always paired 2.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.2 Home Screen 7.2.1 Home Screen: Home Tab The home screen contains a high-level overview of the selected input or output The home tab of the home screen displays a general signal path for the currently channel, and offers various adjustments not available through the dedicated selected input or output channel.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.2.2 Home Screen: Config Tab 7.2.3 Home Screen: Gate Tab The configuration tab allows selection of signal source/destination for the The gate tab displays all aspects of the channel noise gate and allows for very channel, configuration of insert point, and other settings, as well as configuration deep control of the gate effect.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.2.4 Home Screen: Dynamics Tab • Linear: In this mode, the rate of gain change is constant (as set by the timing controls). Therefore, the greater the signal dynamic excursion, The dynamics tab displays all aspects of the channel compressor and allows for the longer the compressor will take to complete a gain change.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.2.5 Home Screen: EQ Tab 7.2.6 Home Screen: Sends Tab The EQ tab displays all aspects of the channel equalizer and also displays a The sends tab displays and controls all aspects of the channel sends to the sixteen detailed visual graph of the current EQ curve.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.3 Meters Screen GEQ Defaults The meters screen displays different groups of level meters for various signal Per default, the 31-band EQ will display the RTA information at the bus in which paths of the console, and is useful for quickly ascertaining if any channels need the EQ is inserted (for example, Main LR).
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.4 Routing Screen To assign various inputs to the console’s input channels, perform the following steps: The routing screen is where all signal patching is done, allowing you to route internal signal paths to and from the physical input/output connectors located on 1.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.4.2 Routing Screen: Analog Out Tab 6. Tap the 5th encoder to assign the selected signal tap point. The routing screen’s analog out tab allows the user to patch the console’s various 7. Adjust the 6th encoder to adjust the amount of digital line delay applied to internal signal paths to the 16 analog XLR outputs that are located on the console the output path as it is sent to the rear-panel physical output.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 6. Adjust 4th encoder to select specific signal path to feed the selected physical 3. Adjust the 4th encoder to select which specific signal path to feed to the output. Choices include: currently selected P16 output. Choices include: •...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.4.5 Routing Screen: Card Output Tab: Each of the two AES50 screens contains the same following sets of parameters that can be adjusted. To assign various console signal paths to the AES50 The routing screen’s card tab allows the user to patch various signal paths to the connectors, perform the following steps: physical inputs and outputs of the X-USB card.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.5 Setup Screen 7.5.3 Setup Screen: Remote Tab: The setup screen offers various controls for global, high-level functions of The setup screen’s remote tab allows setting up the console as a control surface the console such as display adjustments, sample rates and synchronization, for various DAW recording software on a connected computer.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.5.5 Setup Screen: Scribble Strip Tab...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual The Scribble Strip tab allows the color, icon and name that appears in the small 3. Tap encoders 2-5 to toggle phantom power on and off. LCD display of a channel, bus, matrix or DCA group to be adjusted. Note - Use the Layer Up and Down buttons to select the top or bottom row of 1.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.6 Libraries Screen 7.6.2 Libraries Screen: Effects Tab The libraries screen allows loading and saving of commonly used setups for the The library screen’s effects tab allows you to load and save presets for the various channel inputs, effects processors, and routing scenarios.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.7 Effects Screen 7. Tap the 5th encoder to assign the selected effect to the currently highlighted effects slot. The effects screen controls various aspects of the eight internal effects processors. On this screen, the user can select specific types of effects for 8.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual “View” Based Screens To use the mute groups screen to mute/unmute the groups, perform the following steps: The screens described in the following sections are all “View” based screens. 1. Tap any of the six encoders to mute the corresponding group, and thus mute They are navigated to by pressing the “View”...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.10.2 Monitor/Talkback Screen: Talkback Tabs: • Mix Bus AFL/PFL: This toggles the AFL/PFL setting for the mix buses when they are soloed (as opposed to the soloing of a single The talkback tabs offer various adjustments for the talkback paths of the console, input channel).
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.10.3 Monitor/Talkback Screen: Oscillator Tab: 7.11.1 USB Screen: Home Tab: The oscillator tab offers controls for the console’s onboard oscillator, a very handy The USB screen’s home tab provides a general overview of the recording/playback tool that can be used for setting up PA systems and testing various signal flow process for audio files residing on the attached USB drive.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.12 Assign Screen 4. Rotate the 3rd encoder to select the category of input to feed to the currently selected channel of the stereo recorder. Choices include: The assing screen allows setup for the 4 user-assignable rotary encoders and •...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.12.2 Assign Screen: Set A Tab The “Set A” tab allows mapping of specific console parameters to the 8 Choices for the encoders include: assignable buttons and 4 assignable rotary encoders. Using this screen, the •...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.13 Scenes Screen 7.13.2 Scenes Screen: Scenes Tab The scenes screen allows setup for saving and recalling different memory scenes The scenes tab allows scenes to be saved, edited and loaded. of the console. The comprehensive recallability of the console (including gain 1.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.13.4 Scenes Screen: Parameter Safe Tab 7.13.5 Scenes Screen: Channel Safe Tab The scenes screen’s “parameter safe” tab configures which console parameters The scenes screen’s “channel safe” tab configures which console channels are are and are not saved/switched with the console scenes. This is very useful and are not changed when a console scene change occurs.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 7.13.6 Scenes Screen: MIDI Tab This MIDI tab of the scenes screen allows the console to associate different scenes with outgoing MIDI messages, allowing the console’s scene changes to control by external MIDI equipment. For instance, the user could configure the console to issue a MIDI program change message as each new scene is recalled, with the outgoing MIDI message triggering a new scene of a MIDI-equipped lighting controller.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual 8. Specifications Processing Number of input processing channels 32 input channels, 8 aux channels, 8 fx return channels Internal effects engines, true-stereo / mono 8/16 Internal total recall scenes (incl. preamp and fader) Signal processing 40-bit floating point A/D-D/A conversion 24-bit @ 44.1 / 48 kHz, 114 dB dynamic range...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Input/Output Characteristics Frequency range, @ 48 kHz sample rate, 0 dB to -1 dB 10 Hz - 22 kHz Dynamic range, analog in to analog out (typical) 106 dB A/D dynamic range, preamp and converter (typical) 109 dB D/A dynamic range, converter and output 108 dB...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual X32 MIDI Implementation MIDI RX > SCENES MIDI TX > ASSIGN Whenever program change messages in the range 1-100 are received on MIDI We restricted the user assignable MIDI commands to some generic elements, CH01, the corresponding scene of the X32 internal show memory will be loaded.
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual MIDI RX/TX > REMOTE Enables a specific form of bi-directional MIDI communication for remote controlling a computer DAW application using control elements of the X32 console. REMOTE can be used in 3 modes, Mackie Control, HUI and raw MIDI CC (raw) controllers (see Setup/remote) •...
900.23 mm X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual Dimensions 900.23 mm 527.05 mm 527.05 mm Top view 169.46 mm 221.33 mm 22.00 mm 169.46 mm 221.33 mm Side view Back view 22.00 mm...
X32 DIGITAL MIXER Preliminary User Manual FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION COMPLIANCE INFORMATION X32 DIGITAL MIXER MUSIC Group Services NV Inc. Responsible Party Name: X32 DIGITAL MIXER complies with the FCC rules as mentioned in the following paragraph: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.