The Behringer X32 is indeed extremely powerful, but you may not need so many channels but desire the top flight audio quality. The Behringer X32 Compact Digital Mixer is here with the same Midas pre-amps, powerful effects and fully automated faders, but in a slightly more compact desk that is perfect for studio or live work.
Portable and mighty
The X32 is, without doubt, a game-changer of digital mixer and its popularity amongst hundreds of thousands of users worldwide is a testimony to its incredible capability. The X32 Compact combines fluid workflow with a fully interactive user interface that gives the user a sense of familiarity despite its dizzying capabilities. Each channel strip of the X32 puts the most important channel processing parameters into one section including illuminated rotary encoders for preamp settings, frequency shelving, dual dynamics sections, as well as multi-mode fully parametric EQ, bus sends, main, mono and stereo panning. Each of the channels also features an LCD scribble strip with colour-coding for at-a-glance labelling.
Equally as convenient are the fully motorized 17 long-throw, 100 mm servo faders that can be recalled into position when required. This is of vital importance when engineering for live theatre shows or catering for multiple bands in one venue.
Award winning preamps
The X32 is full of world-class appointments so that you get the best audio quality available including Midas designed preamps. These proprietary preamps make sure that every nuance of your input signal is captured with absolute clarity to ensure maximum sonic output. The gain-setting of each preamp covers a huge 72dB range and is fully programmable. Cirrus Logic multi-channel A/D converters are also on hand with a huge 114dB dynamic range ensuring a zero-distortion, zero-noise output.
Full Suite of Compatible Apps
The X32 comes fully-loaded with all of the connectivity, I/O and functionality you need, right out of the box but thanks to the amazing software you get a ton of VST and control options. Native Ethernet control enables remote operation by a computer, iPad or iPhone over a wired or wireless network, across the room or across town! Meaning you can obtain an accurate mix from anywhere in your venue no matter what size, thanks to the freely available X32 application for iOS.
The X32 includes a large range of onboard effects and production software to completely eliminate the need for lugging around any outboard equipment whilst maintaining the best in digital quality. These include but are not limited to:
- LA Compressor: Natural and effortless musical compression
- Combinator: 5-band compressor that emulates famous broadcasting and mastering compressors
- XTEC EQ1: Studio grade equalizer for sound enhancement
- Sub Octaver: Two channels of earth-shattering sub-harmonic generation
- Sound Maximizer: For natural brilliance and clarity to any audio signal
- Modulation Delay: True-stereo delay with a lush and spacious chorus
- Vintage Room: Modelling of sound propagation in air and room resonances
- Traktion: Compose, record, edit, mix and share your music
The X32’s expansion slot provides expandable connectivity for many a different application. A huge 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 networking plus Dante and ADAT. Fully compatible with these widely available audio protocols, the X32 delivers a seamless integration of digital live sound, recording and broadcast environments.
The Behringer X32 Compact Digital Mixer has limitless capabilities and can grow with your needs over time. Built to be worked hard, Behringer has given the X32 Compact a 3-year warranty once you register your purchase with them. Need the power of the X32 but in a smaller package? The X32 Compact is definitely for you.
Manufacturer Behringer Model X32 Compact Digital Mixer Display Main screen 7", 800 x 480, 262k color TFT Channel LCD screen 128 x 64, LCD with RGB color backlight Main meter 24-segment (-57 dB to clip) 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) 100 Signal processing 40-bit floating point A/D-D/A conversion 24-bit @ 44.1 / 48 kHz, 114 dB dynamic range I/O latency (console input to output) 0.8 ms Network latency (stagebox in > console > stagebox out) 1.1ms Connectivity XLR inputs, programmable mic preamp, designed by MIDAS 16 Talkback mic input, XLR 1 RCA inputs/outputs 2/2 XLR outputs 16 Monitoring outputs XLR / ¼" TRS balanced 2/2 Aux inputs/outputs, ¼ " TRS balanced 6/6 Phones outputs, ¼ " TRS 2 (stereo) Digital AES/EBU output, XLR 1 AES50 ports, SuperMac, Neutrik ethercon 2 Expansion card 32 channel audio input/output, various standards P-16 connector, Ultranet (no power supplied) 1 MIDI inputs / outputs 1/1 USB Type A, top panel, for audio and data export/import 1 USB Type B, rear panel, for remote control 1 Ethernet, RJ45, rear panel, for remote control 1 Mic Input Characteristics Design Midas THD + noise, 20 dB gain, 0 dBu out < 0.006% A-weighted Input impedance XLR, unbal. / bal. 5 kΩ / 10 kΩ Non clip maximum input level, XLR +23 dBu Phantom Power, switchable per input 48 V Equivalent input noise level, XLR (input shorted) -128 dBu CMRR, XLR, @ 20 dB gain (typical) > 70 dB CMRR, XLR, @ 40 dB gain > 80 dB 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 Cross talk rejection @ 1 kHz, adjacent channels 100 dB Output level, XLR, nom./max. +4 dBu / +21 dBu Output impedance, XLR, unbal. / bal. 75 Ω / 75 Ω Input impedance TRS Jack, unbal. / bal. 20 kΩ / 40 kΩ Non clip maximum input level, TRS +16 dBu Nominal output level, TRS +4 dBu / +16 dBu Output impedance, TRS, unbal. / bal. 150 Ω / 300 Ω Phones output impedance / level 40 Ω / +25 dBm (stereo) Residual noise level, XLR and TRS -87 dBu A-weighted Power Switch-mode power supply Autorange 100-240 V (50/60 Hz) Power consumption 120 W
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