I did have one visiting sound tech that used my soundcraft to run his band get upset because the eq display did not stay up showing a graphical display of his changes. As you make adjustments it shows on screen then goes away. States on x32 it gives you a visual display. I stated the frequency's are written right on faders what is the issue. How did you manage on analog board. Lol.
I've used a few X32's. Everyone had a problem. They were pretty terrible to me. Well I look at it this way:Berhinger has never been known for it's "quality". Sure it's a little better than years past. But with the X32 you get:Berhinger EQ'sBerhinger Comp'sBerhinger Gate etc. etc. etc.Not exactly what I would call high quality. There might be a little collaboration with Midas but I believe the only Midas feature is the mic pre's.Soundcraft you get:Bss Eq'sdbx Comp'sdbx GatesLexicon EffectsHHHMM. Some of the leaders in the business known for their quality.
It looks like the PEQ on the Expressions for the Low and High bands is shelving only. That is, you cannot set it to bell-shaped for those frequency bands. Is that correct?If that is true, has anyone found that to be a significant limitation?
In the Soundcraft you get emulations of those processors. I am sure they are great.Same with the X32. And it's graphics I am sure are KT emulations...not exactly slouches in the graphic eq world.I have used tons of analog boards and processors over the last 40 years, and I don't have any problem getting the X32 to give me a satisfactory result. And I believe the FX in the X32 are really cool because they are not just one companies emulation. I love Lexicon reverbs for some things but not all. I much prefer other companies delays to Lexicon for my mixing styles. I think for most of us it IS feature driven. I NEED DCA's to do my thing. Can't do that on a Presonus.Can't do a proper iPad mix in my setup without DCA's or some others.I am sure all these boards can make fine mixes. We all choose what we like best. We don't all drive black Model T's either.
We provide sound and lights for a local small venue. A band came in one day and insisted that they use their X32. The ONLY thing that changed was the mixer. Even the club owner came over and said, "What happened to the sound?" We did all we could to mix the sound better to no avail. We never could achieve the sound quality we had with the other mixer. Although it would have been a bit easier if the meters were working properly. The band said they were bad right out of the box.
I'd submit that with the X32 you getKlark Teknik gatesKlark Teknik compressorsKlark Teknik DN-405 parametric EQEFX that sound pretty good (the reverbs and delays that I've used so far).Jamin, I *really* wanted to hate this mixer. I wanted it to be the big stinking pile of dog doo that some other Behringer products have proven to be.At this point, it's not.Over at Soundforums.net there is an 8000 post thread of the X32 (ironically started by Rob Spence, who hasn't bought an X32). Most of the issues and problems early in the thread were dealt with quickly and publicly by the manufacturer. The lingering question of ESD, the S16 remote box and X32 has been answered by Brian Wynn and it's back in Behry's lap to deal with the long term part of it. In the mean time using the specified cable with Ethercon shells seems to be the solution.As for the progression of this thread since I start this reply, I can also say that I've heard DiGiCo SD7, Avid Venue and X32 all directly driving our systems (no intervening mixer or processing) and have heard nothing in the 'sound' of the X32 that was wrong. Again, I wanted to find something bad to laugh about, but couldn't. I even posted one of my FOH Du Jour threads about it (pic of the DiGiCo, X32 and Venue in the FOH pit). Not a damn thing wrong with the audio from the X32. I see them more and more driving band IEM rigs that used to have LS9-32 or SC48. If it sucked, out of the box, the way you indicate, the LS9s would be back. They aren't.
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