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  • Behringer x32 newbie...

    We just purchased and connected up a behringer x32 at church. Now we just need to understand what this thing is all about.

    Was wondering if anyone would be willing to spend a little hands-on time to get us pointed in the right direction? We are in Manassas, VA.

    If interested, could also relegate a little time at my place checking out my theater room. Can always use advice...
    If dynamite was dangerous, do you think they'd sell it to an idiot like me?

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    Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

    http://www.behringer.com/assets/X32_P0ASF_EQSG_EN.pdf
    http://www.behringer.com/assets/X32_M_EN.pdf
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm2dpjNENI0
    "Not a Speaker Designer - Not even on the Internet"
    “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.”
    "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

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    • #3
      Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

      Thanks Sydney. Looks like I may have to you tube-it. Not the same as having a real person as I always have questions.
      If dynamite was dangerous, do you think they'd sell it to an idiot like me?

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      • #4
        Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

        From my cursory examination: It would appear that most of the learning will involve the interface that assigns/control subgroups.
        "Not a Speaker Designer - Not even on the Internet"
        “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.”
        "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

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        • #5
          Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

          It sure has a lot of 'stuff'. I guess my initial problem is that I have no idea how to interpret the terminology of pro audio language. What a challenge!
          If dynamite was dangerous, do you think they'd sell it to an idiot like me?

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          • #6
            Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

            Beyond the "gingerbread"...
            Have you had much time on mix boards? Including ones with subgroups?
            "Not a Speaker Designer - Not even on the Internet"
            “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.”
            "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

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            • #7
              Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

              gingerbread only. We have such a basic setup. Just some speakers, mics & cd recorder. Saw the behringer and thought we could benefit from all the gadgets it contains. We could use some eq, and I think limiter/compression(?), and I am sure a couple of other things. Part of the purchase is the benefit of using an ipod to remotely adjust the board while sitting out in the pews during live service rather than running in & out of our little hole in the wall sound room.

              I know nothing of subgroups, buses, etc...

              I am aware I have a huge learning curve to get through. I am hoping someone will help us out a bit. Regardless, it appears I have some studying to do.
              If dynamite was dangerous, do you think they'd sell it to an idiot like me?

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              • #8
                Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

                Originally posted by the kid View Post
                ...I know nothing of subgroups, buses, etc.......
                A start:
                http://www.mediacollege.com/audio/mixer/subgroups.html
                from:
                http://www.mediacollege.com/audio/mixer/intro.html
                "Not a Speaker Designer - Not even on the Internet"
                “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.”
                "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

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                • #9
                  Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

                  Thanks again!
                  If dynamite was dangerous, do you think they'd sell it to an idiot like me?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

                    Well while it is infinitely preferable to have someone with extensive board time to guide you in person, and give you practical tips/tricks...
                    This page has some good advice:
                    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun9...es/20tips.html
                    For instance Re: #15: I use PFL/SOLO and headphone punch-in extensively
                    "Not a Speaker Designer - Not even on the Internet"
                    “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.”
                    "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

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                    • #11
                      Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

                      wow, you sure are doing my homework for me! Thanks again.
                      If dynamite was dangerous, do you think they'd sell it to an idiot like me?

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                      • #12
                        Behringer x32 newbie...

                        Read the manual. All of it. And go from there. If there's a term in it you don't understand, Google it and read up on it. Continue reading the manual in this method. Spend lots of time just messing around with the board. Time=experience.
                        I had to learn to use a Yamaha O2R96 with Avioms and PreSonus mic pres. Now that was a big learning curve.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

                          Yeah, lots & lots of reading.

                          We just installed it last Thursday evening. The immediate frustration for me is that I only have people singing or talking pretty much only during an actual service. So, most everything I would want or need to adjust or learn on has to be done on-the-fly live. We are a 2 man team with the other person having even less knowledge than me. I fortunately have 'some' due to general electronic and speaker building hobbies. When I get someone helping me, it turns into quite a babysitting job as I have to direct them in a task and try to figure things out at the same time.

                          But no matter how I learn, I am sure this is a good product and project for us.
                          If dynamite was dangerous, do you think they'd sell it to an idiot like me?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

                            Two big things to keep in mind:
                            1 - You do not need to use every processing function that board or any digital board has on every single input channel just because it's there.

                            2 - Just because it's a new digital mixer it will not fix other problems with in a sound system such as poor speaker placement with in the room, bad speakers, under powered system, poor mic tecnique, bad wireless mics, poor gain structure and the list goes on.

                            What type of mixer is it replacing.
                            Last edited by Mike C; 11-24-2014, 10:12 PM.
                            Mike Caldwell
                            http://www.mikecaldwellaudioproductions.com

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                            • #15
                              Re: Behringer x32 newbie...

                              We replaced an Allen & Heath ZED 428. It's for sale if you know anyone interested. It is in excellent condition. Set it in 1 spot and never moved it until the replacing of it.

                              Yeah, too many functions that we will never use, but a few I think we can take advantage of once we figure it out. We have been slowly working on the mic, speaker, hum, gain...issues. At the moment, the most frustrating thing with that is the speakers/singers. As you well know, there is only so much you can do if the the performers won't step up to the mic or speak up at the mic. At a recent service, some men came up to the podium (mind you I almost never get a heads up on anything) and sang a song. They put the loudest voice right in front of the single mic. THEN what I got later from people was 'all I could hear was the preacher'. Well...

                              The #1 reason we got the behringer was that it gives the ability to run it remotely via an ipad. So now instead of guessing from the sound room,or making a lot of possible disrupting trips in & out of the sanctuary, I can just sit in a pew and make adjustments. The downside is there may be confilicting adjustments between me & my partner as while I am adjusting in the pew, he is adjusting in the sound room as it may be affecting the cd recording, which I can't see or control from the ipad.
                              If dynamite was dangerous, do you think they'd sell it to an idiot like me?

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