|Craig Walsh wrote on Fri, 07 January 2011 18:22|
We should know a bit more about this "vaporware" desk in a little over a week where it will be introduced at NAMM. From the looks of it, it could be the perfect setup for small churches, etc, especially now with this personal monitoring system added to up the ante. Behringer is clearly taking what appears to be a calculated risk to move beyond their garage band market.
Doesn't it just look like that.
Behringer say the X32 is a "game changer". Behringer certainly have the resources in terms of money and software engineers, all they really need to do is put their build quality up from "generally OK as long as you look after the stuff carefully" to "you would think this is built in America or Germany", accepting this will mean a price increase, and they could have a very creditable system on their hands, at a price point that squeezes a lot of the established competition.
They havent announced a digital snake, but I'm theorising they may do something interesting around ADAT.
They have the ADAs which are reasonably well respected. The audio interface for the P-16 monitor head has ADAT inputs as well as 16 analogue balanced inputs, and that combination seems odd to me. Its easy to see the 16 analog ins make for easy integration to an all (or mostly) analog system. I'm sure there are folks that would do a 16 way split to have ADAs with mic inputs, but I'd have thought that wasn't common. The X32 will (I'm guessing) have the Cat5 UltraNet connector so thats how you link a P-16 to an X32. So maybe ADAT will be how to connect a P-16 to the unannounced digital snake? So they have something like the audiorail ADAT transport system...?
Maybe UltraNet is
an ADAT transport system!
I really am starting to salivate about the X32 launch, and I don't think I've every been "excited" about a Behringer product ever!!! I do hope it wont be a letdown...