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  • dv
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-06-10

    First of all, if this is the wrong place to post this, let me know.

    I recently acquired a Behringer Xenyx X1204USB mixer. However, the USB Audio output seems to be extremely quiet. Audio does come through, but I need to turn the main outs as well as the headphones volume control most of the way up to hear it. Even with these all the way up, it still is quieter than a whisper.

    I do not believe this is a problem with the computer or any other hardware, because I used an identical setup before, but with an iTrack Solo instead of a X1204USB (I use the 2-track outputs).

    The unit seems to be otherwise completely functional. Audio from other sources, including the XLR and line inputs, as well as the returns is outputted perfectly.

    I am going to try using a different USB cable to connect the mixer to my computer as soon as I get a chance, but I have used the cable currently in use with no problem before.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much,

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    • dv
      RichardYClark


      @dv wrote:


      However, the USB Audio output seems to be extremely quiet. Audio does come through, but I need to turn the main outs as well as the headphones volume control most of the way up to hear it. Even with these all the way up, it still is quieter than a whisper.


      The unit seems to be otherwise completely functional. Audio from other sources, including the XLR and line inputs, as well as the returns is outputted perfectly.



      Don't quite understand where the problem is. I am confused by the two statements 'USB Audio output seems to be extremely quiet' and ' as well as the returns is outputted perfectly.' They seem to contradict one another. Where are you listening that is so low level?

      • June 10, 2019
    • dv
      dv

      @RichardYClark 


      I apologize for the confusion. Hopefully this clears things up.


      When I use the returns in conjunction with the sends on the mixer, everything seems to work fine. I often use the sends and returns to use miked instruments with pedals, and this works fine. However, when I connect the mixer to my computer, and play audio from the computer, the audio is outputted very quietly from the mixer. I did make sure that the volume was turned up on the computer.


      Again, sorry for the confusion. Thank you for the help.

      • June 11, 2019
  • Beacher
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-08-15

    I have had an XR18 for over a year now. Use it all the time with our band. Never a problem until now. Today when setting up, we were getting a pulsating "pop" in the monitors. This also happened at a recent gig but after a one power down/up it went away. I noticed when looking at the XR18 that the "power light" was also pulsating. Turned everything off/on and the power light kept on pulsating as before. Unplugged everything except power chord, no difference., Turned off/on several times, no difference. Tried different outlet, no difference. Tried another power chord, no difference, turned off .... waited about 10-20 minutes while doing other things, turned back on and it worked. No pulsating pop and no pulsating power light. Seems to be working ok. Has anyone experienced this behaviour before ??? Smells like a possible power supply problem to me?? Getting nervous. Wondering if I should have it looked at although random things are often very hard to fix? 

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    • Beacher
      Beacher

       


      Follow up on this issue ....


      They needed to replace part# A09-AW700-00000 (PCB, 409061 REV-A).


      Part was $69.69 CDN Labor was $100 CDN (1hr bench time) - repair time 8 weeks in total !!!! Went in Aug 27/19 picked up Oct. 21/19. We were LUCKY to have a spare from a friend to use while waiting, otherwise we would have had to buy a new one to do our gigs. No way to rent one where I live. This is the problem with getting stuff fixed in our country (Canada). The wait times can be absurd. This was a 1 hr fix after the part was obtained. Other than that, the unit and the concept was worked flawlessly for us over about 3+ years.

      • October 22, 2019
  • AlexDem
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-09-04

    Hello everybody,

    I’m sorry to open a new thread on this already-discussed-one-thousand-times issue. I have read most of the previous threads about that, but I still haven’t found an answer to my problems.

    So, let’s make it short. I have an X32 for FOH and it is connected to an X32 Rack and S16 cascaded. (X32 aesA <-> aesA X32 Rack aes B <-> aesA S16). All the instruments and microphones are connected to the X32 Rack and S16. Output 7-8 of the X32 Rack is MAIN L-R and outputs 1-8 of the S16 are for IEMs. The X32 FOH is only used for mixing, so there is just a Cat.5e cable connected.

    So far, I have been able to achieve a few things with the routing, which probably means that it is not too wrong:

    • I can control all the channels on the X32, with HA remote activated
    • I can send sound to the IEMs through MixBuses
    • I can send sound to the MAIN L-R

    However, there are a few things I don’t understand:

    • I have a P16m connected to the Ultranet of the X32 Rack. Is it possible to send selected channels from the X32 FOH to the Ultranet of the X32 Rack (or S16) rather than the Ultranet at the back of the X32 FOH?

    I also have other questions, but one thing after the other…

     

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    • AlexDem
      Paul_Vannatto


      @AlexDem wrote:



      • I have a P16m connected to the Ultranet of the X32 Rack. Is it possible to send selected channels from the X32 FOH to the Ultranet of the X32 Rack (or S16) rather than the Ultranet at the back of the X32 FOH?





      In order to assign channels from FOH to the X32 Rack Ultranet, you have to import them to the Rack, like you would do the signals from the S16.


       


      It would be much easier to redirect the Ultranet from FOH to the S16 Ultranet. This is accomplished by going to the Rack Routing, AES50-b screen (or AES50 bottom (B) section in X32-Edit) and assign the AES50 A33-40 and A40-48 to the 5th and 6th banks.


       

      • September 3, 2019
    • AlexDem
      garyh

      I would add that the Ultranet port on the rear of an S16 carries the assignments of the mixer it is directly connected to on whichever port, A or B, it’s connected by. It then uses that mixer’s aes50a (or aes50b) out 33-48 routing menu. P16 1-8 and 9-16 output routing on that mixer is the default setting but other options exist and can be substituted, you could use outputs 1-16, aux out assignments or even aes50 inputs for instance. If your S16 is connected to the FOH X32 then that routing is done there on aes50 out 33-48 of the FOH X32. If connected to your Rack then it’s the Rack’s aes50 33-48 routing that dictates what emanates from the Ultranet port of the S16. The 2 menu’s can vary widely. 

      • September 4, 2019
    • AlexDem
      Davidkiim

      @Paul_Vannatto 


      Paul, not sure how long age this thread ended, but I had a question regarding this issue. I have the same exact setup -> X32 FOH -> X32 rack (AES50A) -> S16 (AES50B from rack to AES50A S16)


      i currently have all my P16 linked to the S16 (whatever I set on FOH mixer, shows up in my S16, so I’m assuming my configuration is what you described above). The ultranet on the rack, however, gives me something completely different, thus I assume I can have different things routed to it. How do I go about choosing what channels I want on the rack’s ultranet? I’m assuming this won’t affect the S16 ultranet assignments, which are correct right now. 


      So, in short, can I have different routing assignments for each ultranet (rack and S16)?


       


       

      • September 12, 2019
    • AlexDem
      Paul_Vannatto


      @Davidkiim wrote:


      So, in short, can I have different routing assignments for each ultranet (rack and S16)?





      Yes you can David. We call them Ultranet zones and you can potentially have up to 3 zones. 


       


      The Ultranet port on the back of the Rack (or any X32 console) is hardwired to what is assigned on the Routing, Ultranet screen. Those assignments can be also sent down the AES50 (5th and 6th banks) to a stagebox that also has Ultranet ports. In this scenario, the Ultranet port on the back of the Rack will be identical to the Ultranet port on the stagebox (eg. S16). But the AES50 (5th and 6th banks) can have different assignments, such as Out 1-8, 9-16 which relate to what is individually assigned on the Routing, Out 1-16 screen. Thus each AES50 port could potentially send different signals to the Ultranet ports of the stageboxes attached to them.


       


      Hope this explanation helps. If so, thank Robert @Roblof, since he was the first to discover it.

      • September 12, 2019
    • AlexDem
      Davidkiim

      Paul @Paul_Vannatto , I think I understand it, but not completely sure. So in my scenario, if I wanted the rack, which is connected to the FOH, and the S16, which is connected to the rack, to have different things on the ultranet port, is this what I would have to do?


       


      FOH p16 out (choose channels I want on S16 ultranet), AES50A out 5th and 6th banks (P16: 1-16). 


      Rack AES50B out 5th and 6th banks -> assign AES50A 33-48


      Rack p16 out (choose channels I want on Rack ultranet)

      • September 12, 2019
  • vdx
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-11-23

    Is it possible to assign individual effects to each line/channel?

    Like, reverb on channel 1 and distortion on channel 2 etc.

    Can't seem to find the answer to this very simple question anywherre in any reviews :/

    Could someone do a FX youtube review and howTo please

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    • vdx
      KenMitchell

      Hi Martin ( @vdx ), 


       


      Welcome to the community.  The manual is pretty "thin" in this area but based on the fact that there's only a single FX send knob per channel strip, I'm guessing that there's only a single FX bus and therefore all channels would go to the same FX engine.  What is confusing is that they are calling the FX a "24-bit dual engine DSP" but then under it they say "24-bit A/D and D/A Converter" so maybe those are the dual engines. 


       


      You could always use the Aux 1 Send/Returns to attach an external FX processor to the mixer. 


       


      Hope this helps, 


      Ken


       

      • November 23, 2019
    • vdx
      vdx

      Hi @KenMitchell



       


      Thanks for your reply. 


       


      Like you, I also think crucial information about his is no where to be found. Your answer is also my own conclusion.


       


      Confirmation on the issue would be nice though, since the reason I am looking at this mixer in the first place would be the effects  


       


      I need something small for a proper one man live act, with a minimum of extra effect modules. I need like 4-6 different effects at the same time and was hoping to get this from the mixer. 


       


      /Martin


       
      • November 23, 2019
    • vdx
      KenMitchell

      Hi Martin ( @vdx ), 


       


      I've helped several friends who are solo performers and they've found the XR12 to work very well for them.  You may also want to browse through the TC-Helicon offerings, particularly the VoiceLive 3 and Play Acoustic.  Building a pedalboard might be a good route for you. 


       


      Hope this helps, 


      Ken

      • November 24, 2019
  • JohnShepherd
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-01-01

    Hi, I'm looking at these 2 consoles as options to add to my RCF speaker system. I'm aware the fx processing of the X32 does not compensate for latency. I'm looking for the story behind the fx in each. 

    Are they identical processors? 

    Does latency mean much in smaller rooms? I don't have a large rig. 2 RCF 708 subs and 2 RCF 745A cabs for front. Thanks very much, Shep

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    • JohnShepherd
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hi John @JohnShepherd ,


      The FX engine is identical in the X32, M32, X-Air and M-Air family of consoles.


       

      • January 1, 2020
    • JohnShepherd
      KevinMaxwell


      @JohnShepherd wrote:


      Hi, I'm looking at these 2 consoles as options to add to my RCF speaker system. I'm aware the fx processing of the X32 does not compensate for latency. I'm looking for the story behind the fx in each. 


      Are they identical processors? 


      Does latency mean much in smaller rooms? I don't have a large rig. 2 RCF 708 subs and 2 RCF 745A cabs for front. Thanks very much, Shep





      The way that the consoles that compensate for latency work is they add delay to everything to keep everything in line. So you have more overall latency in your system. The only problem with not having this is if you send the same signal thru 2 different paths (with one of them going thru an FX)  and then combine them, one of them will be out of time with the other one. That is not good.


       


      So it is like the old joke – a guy comes into the doctor wildly waving his arm above his head and says – Doctor it hurts when I do this and the doctor replies – then don’t do that.


       


      So don’t route the same signal thru 2 different paths and then combine then. At least not without testing to see if they are still time aligned.


       


      And here is a little hint if you have never tried it, add a little bit of delay to your feed to your main speakers so they are time aligned with the acoustic signal coming off of the stage. And then try turning that delay on and off and see if it helps. I always time align my sound systems to the stage and it makes it much smoother sounding in the house. I like to say that with it delayed the speakers have a tendency to disappear and with the delay off you notice the sound coming out of the speakers instead of it sounding like it is coming from the stage.


       

      • January 1, 2020
  • Ultradj
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-03
  • Converse26
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-15

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for help with my flashback triple delay. I recently purchased the micro clock from disaster area after confirming with them that it would work as a global tap tempo as I turn on and off the delays on my FTD. I cannot get the FTD to receive the midi clock. Please help?! I've tried settings on the micro clock and I'm wondering if there is something on the FTD that I have to do. Are there any internal DIP switches that I need to configure? I am not well versed with midi and this is my first attempt to use it on my pedal board and would greatly appreciate any help or advice. Thanks in advance. 

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    • Converse26
      TC-Rasmus

      Hi Converse26


       


      The Flashback Triple Delay only recieves MIDI signal on MIDI channel 1, so you need your Micro Clock to send the tempo on that channel. I'm not well versed in MIDI either, but you should be able to control which channel your sending from the Micro Clock unit.

      • February 17, 2020
  • Soundcatcher
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-02-19

    So our Voicelive 3 Extreme has an intermittent fault.. Without warning the volume / Bass will drop out of a recorded loop. No settings are changed or cables moved. This happens with saved loops and also newly recorded loops. The live output on vocals and guitar remain at the correct volume and don't lose any of the bass. Recorded vocal loops also appear to be okay.

    I'm fairly good at fault finding and systematically working through issues, but this one currently has me stumped. I'd understand if it was an auto volume clipping compression thing but on a previously working loop it doesn't make much sense? Has anyone had a similar issues and have they fixed it? If anyone from TC Helicon spots this... Is this an issue that you may be able to fix?

    My daughter loves this piece of kit but if we can't make it stable (understand it may be our finger trouble somehow) we may be forced to find an alternative. She's a solo singer guitarist that's known locally for her looping talents.. So the pedal is a kind of essential piece of kit... Currently looking as though it may end up being a very expensive doorstop!

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  • DeclanSlater
    Contributor - Level 3
    2020-02-26

    Just a note that the RTA is always stuck on whatever channel is currently displayed on the console, in the Mixing Station app [ currently 1.03(12) ]

    I submitted it David, he said it was a firmware limitation, and there was nothing he can do about it right now.

    - This happens on both Android and IOS (Mixing Station) pro apps.

    - I also checked out the RTA Autogain feature, and right now that only works on the console, and not Mixing Station.  The app has it's own seperate "RTA Offset" knob for the RTA.

    btw; Mixing Station Pro works really great on the iPad! The custom layers & layouts load up across different platforms really well!  Hope you add copy/paste on the app sometime soon!  I find that with custom layers and layouts, your app is much easier to use than the console itself.  I attached a "16 channel" layer and layout file* for fun.  You can unzip the .msz file, copy it to your google drive, then load the file from google drive directly from the app.  I setup the custom layers in it to always keep the DCAs availible as much as possible for speed.

    - ( * the mute buttons still need to be assigned in the layout.  

    Nice Job David!

    Thanks!

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    • DeclanSlater
      WillemKrabbe

      Totally agree, tried to set it up so that we could adjust the room. RTA can't be set to the measure mic with Mixing Station while on the EQ of the MAIN on the Wing.


      Hopefully they'll change the firmware.

      • February 26, 2020
  • JacksonAG
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-03-21
    • I m using XR18 with Turbosound IQ12. When I try to connect through cat6 568A ultranet, Turbosound displays Check ultranet, also when I sound check the signal is not proper, and I also hear a burb sound often while the ultranet is connected to speakers.
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    • JacksonAG
      GaryHiggins

      @JacksonAG 


      Hello, it sounds like your cable may be faulty and/or the rj45 is not seating properly. I would replace it with another known good piece, even a short section to test it. Beyond that, posting your scene may help if by chance there are any routing issues.

      • March 21, 2020
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