Behringer X32 Digital Mixer
40-Input, 25-Bus Digital Mixing Console with 32 Programmable MIDAS Preamps, 25 Motorized Faders, Channel LCD's, 32-Channel Audio Interface and iPad/iPhone* Remote Control
Game 2.0 Reloaded
The BEHRINGER X32 has changed the game by completely rethinking what is possible from a digital mixer – and tens of thousands of new users are enjoying the results. A fluid workflow coupled with a fully interactive user interface ensures immediate familiarity and instills confidence. Advanced engineering and meticulous design deliver stellar sonic performance at an extremely affordable price – changing the game entirely.
Three companies shared a common vision – to engineer and build the very best- sounding, technically-advanced audio products for discerning professionals. The X32 Digital Mixer family is the result of the engineering, manufacturing and application expertise of legendary console manufacturer MIDAS, the iconic signal processing genius of KLARK TEKNIK and BEHRINGER’s unique ability to deliver a superior value proposition.
The synergy between these three great companies runs deep in the X32. From the pristine, MIDAS-designed mic preamps to KLARK TEKNIK’s rock-solid, ultra-low latency SuperMAC networking technology and BEHRINGER’s completely re-engineered processing algorithms, X32 raises the bar on what a digital mixer can be. A singular passion for delivering advanced technology, unrivalled usability and true road-worthiness has enabled us to engineer a digital console that is the ideal vehicle for your creative expression.
But we’re just getting started!
With the introduction of the new 2.0 firmware, we have not only dramatically improved the workflow, but also added all-new capabilities including “Acoustic Integration” for total connectivity and control of your speaker and In-Ear Monitor (IEM) systems.
Then we completely re-imagined the more than 50 onboard FX “Plug-Ins” and added classic processor examples based on “True Physical Modelling”. We’ve also made the X32 even more flexible, with swappable expansion cards for connecting to other multi-channel audio networking via USB, ADAT, MADI and Dante protocols, in addition to the onboard ULTRANET and AES50 connectivity.
Above all, the X32 is designed to put the power of digital in your hands – without compromise.
Intuitive. Immediate. Natural.
X32 is your mind-to-sound interface… the intersection of creativity and production. Whether you’re accustomed to digital mixers or not, the X32’s intuitive user interface offers a fluid mixing experience that instantly feels like home.
And then there is the X32’s latest version 2.0 firmware. We’ve added new scene management features and EQ functions, including a 100-band Real Time Analyzer, flexible library import/export capability and faster FX editing.
We also included 16 new FX “Plug-Ins” which are based on True Physical Modeling of famous classic audio hardware. This process means that we essentially “rebuilt” classic analog gear in the digital domain.
And then we added the most amazing digital networking that allows you to connect to the new TURBOSOUND iQ speakers via simple CAT5 connection. We call it “Acoustic Integration”.
This high-performance iQ Series also includes authentic acoustic modeling of some of the world’s most famous speakers - all remote controllable from your X32.
This is the total solution you have been waiting for.
X32 serves the user a full complement of 25 long-throw, 100 mm motorized servo faders for primary mix control. Working in concert with the LCD Scribble Strips and TFT Display, the faders serve multiple functions while always keeping you informed.
Separate fader sections for inputs and groups/buses allow for convenient assignments from inputs to groups/buses.
With the ability to store up to 100 scenes, X32’s motorized faders jump to life the moment a scene is recalled.
LCD Scribble Strips
X32’s automated control surface is designed to present you with the control you need, when you need it.
A total of 29 programmable LCD Scribble Strips offer channel/bus identification that mirrors what is being controlled.
Use them to enter input/output tags, plus add icons you recognize at-a-glance. Then assign colors to create visual groups for immediate, on- the-fly recognition of similar inputs.
Simple, elegant and effective – plus you’ll never need masking tape again.
The X32 Channel Strip puts the most important channel processing parameters into one section so that no matter which channel you are working on, the controls are always the same.
This highly-efficient layout stems from BEHRINGER’s decades of console design and input from our users. Optimized control illumination ensures a clear indication of levels or status from any viewing angle.
Illuminated rotary encoders and switches give you control of preamp settings, frequency shelving, dual dynamics sections, as well as multi-mode fully parametric EQ, bus sends, main, mono and stereo panning.
7" Main Display
X32’s 7" day-viewable color TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) display shows the setting parameters you need when you need them.
Selected for its high-contrast performance and outdoor visibility, TFT is ideal for concert and open air festival venues. Flanked by high-precision, context-sensitive tactile encoders, the screen comes to life and immediately reports in high definition all adjustments applied to a wide range of parameters.
Intelligent design puts control of vital functions such as Effects, Metering, Routing and much more 1 or 2 button presses away.
Whether you come from an analog mixing background, or are accustomed to using other digital consoles, your first experience with X32 has been engineered to be intuitive, fluid and straightforward.
The brilliance of the X32 is its simplicity and immediate workflow. Tactile controls allow smooth adjustments to critical elements as the mix progresses while the TFT screen keeps you informed every step of the way.
This integration of tactile controls, motorized faders and the array of LCD and TFT displays makes the X32 experience the premier solution for Live Sound, Broadcast, Studio Recording and Post Production applications.
Each X32 comes loaded with all of the connectivity, I/O and functionality you need, right out of the box – but it does not end there.
Onboard USB 2.0 connectivity delivers a full 32 x 32 channels of audio and MIDI to your DAW. Integrated multi-channel digital audio interfaces connect to remote stage boxes and/or the P16 Personal Monitor System.
Native Ethernet control enables remote operation by computer, iPad or iPhone over a wired or wireless network, across the room – or across the planet!
Keeping all this power up-to-date is easy; just navigate to BEHRINGER.com for the latest enhancements, additions and features.
Download new firmware onto a USB flash drive and insert it into the X32; then re-boot and start enjoying an endless array of new functionality and performance.
The FX Racks
X32 includes an extensive array of onboard effects, rendering outboard processing racks a thing of the past. The Virtual FX rack features 8 true-stereo, studio-grade effects engines each assignable to any input, group or output mix bus. Choose from high-end FX modules including a range of reverbs, delays, EQs, dynamics and much more.
Each FX algorithm has been completely re-imagined for stunning performance – typically costing several times the price of the X32.
Custom-designed, and physically modeled after some of the most iconic and sought-after processors, all effects run inside the low-latency environment of the X32 mix engine, ensuring flawless performance, flexible routing and the end of cable faults forever!
The immaculate tube signal path in Teletronix’ LA-2A Leveling Amplifier has left its exceptional clarity, its rich and warm compression on countless albums of the past decades.
The ultra-smooth optical attenuator is closely modeled in our LA COMPRESSOR. It provides breezing, natural and effortlessly musical compression. (Inspired by Teletronix LA-2A*)
When Urei released the 1176LN Limiting Amplifier in the late 60’s, it broke new ground. Field Effect Transistors employed were just invented and the 1176 was one of the first audio processors to benefit from this new technology.
Our digital re-incarnation, ULTIMO COMPRESSOR, is based on the early Rev. E model and authentically captures the smooth character of the original class-A output stage and its FET’s legendary fast Attack. (Inspired by Urei 1176LN*)
The Fairchild 670 tube compressor not only achieves record bids in high-end vintage gear auctions, it also delivers some of the finest colorations in compressor history. Two small trim VR’s preset the control side chain action, a six-step switch determines the timing, and the two large Input and Threshold knobs adjust the levels. Our FAIR COMPRESSOR model is true to the original signal path, and conveniently provides models for dual, stereo-linked or M/S operation. (Inspired by Fairchild 670*)
The COMBINATOR is an amazing 5-band compressor that emulates famous broadcasting and mastering compressors.
A highly complex processor, the COMBINATOR utilizes automatic parameter control that produces stunning and “inaudible” results. Makeup-gain for each frequency band will automatically be adjusted by the Spectral Balance Control (SBC) function, to maintain a balanced audio spectrum.
The XTEC EQ1 is undisputedly one of the best passive studio equalizers ever manufactured. Virtually indescribable, recording engineers claim the Pultec EQP-1a to be the “secret sauce” of sound enhancement.
We analyzed this classic to the core and created an exact physical model that reproduces the multi-faceted sound in painstaking detail. Even the transformers and tube output stage have been faithfully modeled! (Inspired by Pultec EQP-1a*)
Pultec simply wrote the book on passive equalization. By digitally “rebuilding” every aspect of the original Pultec classic, we captured the very essence in our parametric equalizer XTEC EQ5. Our digital re-incarnation is based on the original model and authentically emulates the smooth character of the its rather unique components. (Inspired by Pultec MEQ5*)
The new SUB OCTAVER provides two channels of earth-shattering sub-harmonics generation, one or even two octaves below the input signal. While originally designed for bass players, the effect can be adjusted for Hi, Mid and Low frequency tracking to apply to a wide range of applications. This is your secret weapon for beatboxing...
The EDISON EX1 is the re-incarnation of our own analog classics. This remarkably-effective tool allows manipulation of the stereo field. Selectable M/S input/output modes allow the processing or creation of M/S recorded sound sources. (Inspired by BEHRINGER EDISON)
The SOUND MAXIMIZER restores natural brilliance and clarity to any audio signal by adjusting the phase and amplitude integrity to reveal more of the natural texture of the sound, which is often hidden when using some effects and equalizers. (Inspired by Sonic Maximizer 482i*)
The DIMENSIONAL CHORUS is the perfect emulation of what has been referred to as “the best analog Chorus unit ever created”. Four simple Mode preset buttons activate amazing effects, best described as “space” and “dimension”. Absolutely faithful to the original, multiple preset buttons can be pressed simultaneously. (Inspired by Roland Dimension D Chorus*)
MODULATION DELAY combines three of the most used time modulation effects into one easy-to-operate unit. Enjoy true-stereo delay with a lush and spacious chorus, topped off with three reverb models to choose from.
The Lexicon 480L* has been recognized as the gold standard of digital reverb. We have included three of the finest reverb models - Rich Plate, Room and Rich Chamber.The X32’s models precisely capture all nuances based on our “True Physical Modeling” and our algorithms even incorporate the unit’s AD/DA gain stepping converters — nailing the entire analog and digital circuit paths right down to the last detail. (Inspired by Lexicon 480L*)
EXCITERS increase presence and intelligibility in live sound applications and are indispensable for adding clarity, air and harmonic overtones in the recording studio. ENHANCERS let you emphasize the Bass, Midrange and Hi output at selectable frequencies. You can generate maximum punch, clarity and detail, without turning up the overall volume. (Inspired by Aphex Aural Exciter* and SPL Vitalizer*)
Our TruEQ STEREO GEQ delivers musical and responsive signal processing—perfect for general room equalization, indispensable for monitoring. X32 provides up to 16 mono graphic EQs, in addition to the multi-band parametric EQs in all channels and buses, to cope with the most demanding stage monitoring situation.
Plus, the X32’s motorized faders can be switched to control the filter bands of the graphic EQ, with the channel LCDs showing the corresponding filter frequencies—and you can even put this on a user defined hot-key for immediate access. (Modeled after KLARK TEKNIK DN360)
VINTAGE ROOM stands out head and shoulders over other competing reverberation strategies in the way it models sound propagation in air and room resonances. Invented in the early ‘80s, the role model delivered authentic room character from an algorithmic reverb long before convolution-based processing was available. It is an ideal reverb for mixes or sub-groups, as it adds space to complex signals—highly valued in classical music and broadcasting environments. (Inspired by Quantec QRS*)
PLATE REVERB emulates the characteristics of a plate reverb chamber with control over the damping pad, modulation depth and speed, and crossover. PLATE REVERB will give your tracks the sound heard on countless hit records since the late 1950’s. (Inspired by Lexicon PCM70*)
The 3-TAP DELAY in the X32 records the input signal and then echoes it back after a user-definable period of time and number of repeats. What makes the stereo and triple delay useful and outstanding is the linked tap-timing and musical choice of echo patterns.
Use the 3-TAP DELAY to fatten up vocals and instruments, or to add an enhanced spatial element to any performance.
The HALL REVERB effect provides a broad spectrum of reverberation possibilities, from small room to large, or even cavernous proportions. When softly mixed with the original signal, Hall Reverb can be used to create a warm, more natural sound. (Inspired by Lexicon 480L*)
This handy dynamic FLANGER & DELAY duo blends the “whoosh” of soaring jet planes with classic Delay, and can be adjusted from mild to wild. This combination effect only takes up one FX slot. (Inspired by Lexicon PCM70*)
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 mix or level out volume inconsistencies of slap bass tracks. (Inspired by SPL Transient Designer*)
The STEREO PRECISION LIMITER is perfect for setting a precise volume limits, ensuring distortion-free and optimal signal integrity. Use the Stereo Precision Limiter to boost quiet signals or reduce the level of ”hot” signals to prevent clipping. (Inspired by Sony Oxford Dynamics*)
The DE-ESSER is a “must-have” tool for reducing the amount of sibilance in vocal mics while adeptly preserving the natural voice timbre of a performance. Use it to enhance the smoothness of the upper mid to high frequencies in vocals as well as drum overheads and strings, etc. (Inspired by SPL 1239*)
Based on the legendary EMT250, the VINTAGE REVERB delivers a shimmering, bright reverb that won’t drown out or overpower your live/recorded tracks. Use the VINTAGE REVERB to sweeten vocals and snare drums without sacrificing clarity. (Inspired by EMT250 Plate Reverb*)
Taking up only one FX slot, theCHORUS & CHAMBER effect combines the shimmer and doubling characteristics of a studio-grade Chorus with the sweet sound of a traditional Chamber reverb. (Inspired by Lexicon PCM70*)
A versatile powerhouse of a live console, the X32 also provides robust studio functionality. Record and play back up to 32 tracks, which run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 operating systems or Mac computers via USB 2.0 connectivity. X32 supports 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates at 24-Bit, allowing you to record up to 32 tracks of live audio directly to your computer for mixing down later. Take advantage of X32’s built-in FX engines to augment your DAW’s plug- in collection, or to free up valuable computer resources. X32’s recall capability makes it easy for both project and professional studio engineers to stay organized by storing projects as scenes, either internally or externally on a USB stick.
DAW Ready—MIDI Plus Mackie Control* & HUI* Protocols
Thanks to its onboard MIDI ports, the X32 console can function as a high-level, large-format control surface, similar to Mackie Control and HUI, and integrates seamlessly with most popular DAW platforms. X32’s motorized faders can be used to send position information to the onscreen DAW faders, while each bus’ mute and solo buttons control their onscreen counterparts. This powerful control surface relationship, which functions bi-directionally between the X32 and your DAW, allows you to work more quickly and attend to the finer nuances of the overall mix. After all, mixing with your hands puts you in “touch” with your project, providing a level of finesse that can mean the difference between a good recording session—and a work of art! Or, would you rather use a mouse?
Optional Expansion Cards
The X32’s expansion slot provides flexible and expandable connectivity for many different applications. A wide array of X-Expansion Cards can easily be used in place of the pre-installed X-USB card to release the power of X32 into existing MADI*, Dante* and ADAT networks. Fully compatible with these widely available audio protocols, the X32 delivers a seamless integration in digital live sound, recording and broadcast environments.
Hi-Speed FireWire/USB 2.0 Audio Interface for Professional Recordings
The X-UF Expansion Card ensures a stable and fast solution for professional live and studio recordings. It provides 400 Mbit/second throughput to transfer your high-track count session to popular Software DAWs on Mac and PC via FireWire or USB 2.0. Additionally, the X-UF turns your X32 into a sophisticated control surface, and includes remote HUI* and Mackie Control* emulation.
High-Performance 32-Channel ADAT Expansion Card for X32
The X-ADAT Expansion Card allows you to digitally integrate your X32 with any equipment featuring ADAT I/O. This includes stand-alone recorders, digital audio workstations, and other digital mixers and signal processing gear. The X-ADAT card provides 32-channels of ADAT inputs and outputs on its 8 fiber-optic Toslink* connectors. The card features 24-bit signal transmission and operates at both 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates, maintaining your signal integrity. The X-ADAT card so has a BNC word-clock in/out capability allowing it to sync with an externa clock, or provide the clock signal for other devices. External clock synchronization is possible through the BNC connection, as well as any of the 4 Toslink ports."
High-Performance 32-Channel MADI Expansion Card for X32
The X-MADI Expansion Card brings even more I/O options to the X32 by instantly enabling it for MADI networking. The MADI or AES10 protocol is quickly becoming an industry standard in many broadcast applications. X-MADI provides optical duplex SC-plugs (IEC874-19) to connect with fiber-optic MADI devices, with multimode fiber-optic cable lengths of up to 2 km supported. Dual BNC terminals are also provided for transmission via standard 75-Ohm coaxial cable of up to 100 m length. The BNC and fibre optic connectivity can also be used simultaneously, creating a reliable redundancy network with fiber–optic installations. X-MADI card is the perfect solution for integrating the X32 into current installations using the MADI protocol.
High-Performance 32-Channel Audinate Dante Expansion Card for X32
By installing the X-DANTE card in place of the X-USB card, your X32 will interface with Dante networks using virtually any 100Mbit/s or Gigabit Network infrastructure with DSCP-based QoS – providing dependable multi-channel audio that coexist with other IP-based data traffic on the same network. The X-DANTE card utilizes 24-bit signal transmission with sample-accurate synchronization and low latency, ensuring the highest audio integrity. And a secondary input allows you to set up a seamless, redundant network. Full remote control of the X32 is possible using the integrated Ethernet switch. When the X-DANTE card is connected to a computer, Audinate’s Dante Controller application gives you full control over configuration and signal routing among your Dante-enabled devices.
X32-Edit (PC, Mac, Linux)
Simply connect the X32 to a laptop or desktop PC or Mac Computer via LAN, wireless network or Ethernet cable. The X32-Edit app gives you command of the X32 remotely via computer. Move a fader on the PC, it moves on the X32; press a button on the computer, the button toggles on the X32. You’ll find this feature extremely helpful for stage-side monitor control, individual control of multiple installed X32s, as well as multiple remote control stations of the same X32. The X32-Edit app also lets you create scenes on your PC beforehand to minimize the time required for sound checks.
Front of House is wherever you and your iPad are – thanks to the new X32-Mix app for iPad. Just plug in a wireless router via Ethernet cable to the X32, and then wirelessly connect up to 10 iPad devices, which is especially handy for custom monitor mixes. The X32-Mix app lets you control all 32 mic inputs, 8 AUX inputs and 16 buses – plus the FX stereo returns and the Matrix, Main, and DCA levels. Select a fader bank on the iPad, slide the virtual faders and X32’s motorized faders instantly mirror your action. Plus, with the Sends on Faders functionality, your iPad now controls 16 independent monitor mixes. Download the free X32-Mix app from Apple’s App Store.
X32-Q (iPhone & iPod touch)
X32-Q is the perfect tool for setting up your personal monitoring mix with the BEHRINGER X32 Digital Mixing Console. Compatible with iPhone models and iPod touch devices, each artist can run their own X32-Q app to adjust and tweak their personal wedge’s mix. X32-Q includes an assignable MCA (Mix Control Association) feature that makes monitor mixing simple enough to be adjusted during performance. Assign any input or combination of inputs to one of the 4 MCA controls inside X32-Q and instantly get “more me”, “less band”, “more click track”… with a single sweep of your finger.
X32-Q is also available for Android devices (min 2.2), allowing you to set up your personal monitoring mix with the BEHRINGER X32 Digital Mixing Console. Compatible with Android (VERSION?) mobile devices, each artist can run his own X32-Q Android app to adjust and tweak his personal IEM or wedge monitor mix with an interface similar to the iPhone app. The app includes an assignable MCA (Mix Control Association) feature for monitor mixing simple enough to be adjusted during performance. Assign any combination of inputs to one of the 4 MCA controls inside X32-Q Android and instantly get “more me,” “less band,” “more click track…”, with a single sweep of your finger.
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Additional Information / Behringer X32 Digital Mixer
|Mixer type||large mixer, digital mixer|
|Input connections||jack - unbalanced - TS, phantom, RCA - cinch, USB|
|Output connections||FireWire, jack - unbalanced - TS, RCA - cinch, USB, XLR balanced|
|Effects||3D surround, chorus, compressor, delay, flanger, limiter, multieffect, pitch, reverb|
|Advanced Properties||48V phantom power, iPhone/iPad remote control, KLARK TEKNIK technology, MIDAS technology, motorized faders, USB Recorder|
- 40-input channel, 25-bus digital mixing console for Studio and Live application
- 32 MIDAS-designed, fully programmable mic preamps for audiophile sound quality
- 25 Fully automated motorized 100 mm faders allow for instant overview, powerful scene management and DAW control
- 16 XLR outputs plus 6 additional line in/outputs, 2 phones connectors and a talkback section with integrated or external mic
- Individual and dynamic LCD Scribble Strips on all channels and buses creating easy assignment and intuitive channel distinction
- 32 x 32 channel USB 2.0 audio interface, with DAW remote control emulating HUI* and Mackie Control*
- iPad* and iPhone* apps for professional remote operation available free of charge—no host PC required
- High-resolution 7" day-viewable Color TFT for easy viewing of workflow components and parameters
- Main LCR, 6 matrix buses and 16 mix buses each featuring inserts, 6-band parametric EQ's and full dynamics processing, plus 8 DCA and 6 mute groups
- Virtual FX rack featuring 8 true-stereo FX slots include high-end simulations such as Lexicon 480L* and PCM70*, EMT250* and Quantec QRS* etc.
- 40-Bit floating-point DSP features "unlimited" dynamic range with no internal overload and near-zero overall latency (0.8 msec)
- Powerful scene management for convenient handling of complex productions
- 48-channel Digital Snake ready** via AES50 ports, featuring KLARK TEKNIK’s SuperMAC networking capability for ultra-low jitter and latency
- USB type-A connector providing file storage and uncompressed stereo recordings plus show presets and system updates
- Dedicated and easy-to-use channel strip section with direct access controls and graphic user interface for intuitive workflow
- Additional user-definable control section allows for on-the-fly adjustments of your favorite parameters
- ULTRANET connectivity for BEHRINGER's P-16 Personal Monitoring System** plus AES/EBU stereo digital output and MIDI
- Networked remote control for show setups with on-screen software editor via Ethernet
- Built-in expansion port for audio interface cards or digital networking bridges
- Future firmware updates, incl. new FX “Plug Ins”, downloadable from behringer.com free of charge
- Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany