Statistics

165,442 members
197 posts
  • sgruber9
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-03-05

    Hi! I'm extremely new to the world of board mixing, but am trying to learn for my local church. We are currently trying to connect our camera (that captures video of the services) to our Behringer x32 board. We'd like a few channels (e.g., our pastor's mic) to be directed to the camera for better sounds quality in the recording, as opposed to noise from the house. I recently learned that you have to route things to a matrix via a bus - could someone walk me through how to do this? I haven't done any initial setup for this yet.

    I've found tutorials online, but they all seem to mention outputting a signal via XLR, and our camera is connected to the board via a 1/4in.

    Thanks in advance!

    read more...
    0 78
    • sgruber9
      CraigFowler

      Dedicate a spare bus to be for the camera mix (eg bus12 for the sake of this example.)


      Route channels to it and mix as appropriate.


      Routing>AuxOut


      Set whichever aux output connects to the camera as bus12, post fader.


      The bus12 master fader will control the overall level sent to the camera.

      • March 5, 2020
  • Bobdafrog
    Contributor - Level 1
    2019-07-01

    My question is basically in the title. I'm trying to get a better understanding of the assignables section on the x32, and I cannot seem to find any documentation on what the remote target type means, only that it exists.

    Thanks

    0 134
  • Pballistic
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-01-11

    Hey guys, this is my first post here. I have a x2222 that I have used on Ableton live lite but i am trying to get it setup with Cakewalk. I have downloaded the ASIO for all driver but it doesnt seem to be working with cakewalk. I can change it all to the ASIO for all in the prefrences and I can hear my mic through my headphones and if i play sounds on the computer i can hear them but I have no sound being recorded from my mic into the DAW. anyone able to help?

    read more...
    0 138
    • Pballistic
      KenMitchell

      Hi Gerald ( @Pballistic ), 


       


      Welcome to the community.  As a reference, where do you have your headphones plugged in?  Make sure you don't have 2TR/USB TO MAIN pressed otherwise the USB Sends to your computer will be muted. 


       


      Hope this helps, 


      Ken

      • January 11, 2020
    • Pballistic
      Pballistic

      The phones and plugged into the headphones Jack in the board

      • January 11, 2020
    • Pballistic
      KenMitchell

      OK. How are you getting computer sounds to the headphones on the board?  Again, if 2TR/USB TO MAIN is depressed, it will mute the USB Sends going to the computer. 


       


      Ken

      • January 11, 2020
  • JohnWatkins
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-05-22

    Hi.  This is my first of what will probably be many questions so thanks in advance for any help.  I've noticed that when I connect a keyboard directly to the aux in of the X32 Rack the level is fine with no adjustment needed, but when I use a DI and go into the mic preamps I need to adjust the gain to about +30 to get the same sound.  My guitar processors that have an XLR out don't require this adjustment.  Does anyone know what it is about the DI or the way the X32 sees it that causes this padding to occur?  Thanks again, John.

    read more...
    0 119
    • JohnWatkins
      Paul_Vannatto


      @JohnWatkins wrote:


      I've noticed that when I connect a keyboard directly to the aux in of the X32 Rack the level is fine with no adjustment needed, but when I use a DI and go into the mic preamps I need to adjust the gain to about +30 to get the same sound. 





      Welcome to the forum John. Check the DI that you don't have a pad button pressed. 


       

      • May 22, 2020
    • JohnWatkins
      JohnWatkins

      Thanks for the quick response.  That was my thought too, but it isn't engaged and I even tried another DI.  Interestingly, I don't hear a fidelity difference between the two methods, but with previous mixers it was huge.

      • May 22, 2020
    • JohnWatkins
      RoelReynders

      Hi


      I would like to clarify a few things about DI's.


      They come in 2 forms (most commonly) a passive version or an active. The active ones are recognizable by the need of power in order for them to work. Or a battery or through phantom power (+48V from a desk or other powersupply). The passive ones do not need phantom power. Passive DI's always reduce the output power because of the internal electronic system (transformers). Mostly anything between -15 and -30 dB. The active ones can maintain the input power level.


      But DI's don't change levels from line to mic or instrument to mic as a standard way of working. It's a consequence of the built of the DI. They do change the impedance from Hi Z to Lo Z (that's what they were initialy built for). Most active DI's deliver a perfect instrument level around -30 dBu up to +8 dBu (e.g. BSS AR133). DI's can perfectly handle line levels as input and feed them through as line level output. That said, DI's are mostly used to change overloading input power into more acceptable input levels for pre amps and for balancing an unbalanced signal for further transport (more then 10 m or 30 feet). That's why most of them have PAD-buttons to even lower the input power when needed.


       So @JohnWatkins Do you have a passive DI? Than 30 dB is as Paul said perfectly common. Do you also use XLR cable from DI to desk? Maybe this could have a broken signal line (hot or cold) in which case you will loose 6 dB more.I suppose your guitar processor's XLR is probably an active DI-o/p

      • May 23, 2020
  • ddchurch3
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-06-01

    When I try to record from XAir 18 into Garageband, I am unable to modify the output using the faders, effects, etc. I have tried changing the signal tap points on the USB Out page via iPad --analog, post-eq, post-fader -- without any change in the USB signal. The only control that seems to work is the channel gain.

    Any suggestions on other ways to modify the signal?

    Our church uses the XAir-18 for live worship, and now we're trying to use it for streaming, as well.

    Thanks!

    read more...
    0 149
    • ddchurch3
      GaryHiggins

      @ddchurch3 


      Hello, sounds like what you tried should do it. Can you copy your scene and post it here? Probably the quickest way to locate the issue.

      • June 1, 2020
    • ddchurch3
      ddchurch3

      First time copying a scene; hope this works.

      Dave

      Worship Scene.scn
      • June 1, 2020
    • ddchurch3
      CraigFowler

      The USB out page shows that signals are sent post preamp (analogue tap point,) except for USB1+2, which are set to the analogue output (which is really the input) of bus6.  Although channels feed bus6 post-eq so you can make your livestream mix, you don't have any FX turned up in that bus.

      • June 1, 2020
    • ddchurch3
      GaryHiggins

      @ddchurch3 


      At present as Craig said, all USB ch's are being sent out pre everything so you won't get any XR ch processing to your daw. If you want them to include ch processing, including fader position and pan you need to make all usb ch sends (including 1/2) be Post fader. Also if bus 6 is your stream feed and sending it 2x as USB 1 and 2 is to get a stereo type feed. You might be better off linking bus 5 and 6 then you can actually pan each ch to that bus pair. Make USB out 1 be bus 5 and USB out 2 be bus 6. Daw ch's 1/2 should record your live feed stereo and 3-18 should record the rest of your ch's (17/18 being aux)

      • June 1, 2020
    • ddchurch3
      ddchurch3

      Thank you, Gary and Craig.


      So if I understand correctly, in order to send USB signal with effects and fader, I need to:


      1. Change USB send settings to "Post EQ + Mute" for any channels we're sending?


      2. Increase/decrease Fx via the Bus 6 faders, not just at the individual channel level?


      Sorry to be asking such basic questions. There is no one in our organization who has any knowledge of sound board operation. What little I have learned has been from YouTube and reading the manual, both of which leave many unanswered questions.


      Thank you for your help.


       


       

      • June 1, 2020
  • wadrum
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-10-19
    0 123
    • wadrum
      wadrum

      Hi,


      I'm replying to my own message as I can't get the message to work in the first place.


        My headphone doesn't work.  I've tried changing monitor to main in the In/Out section.  I can't hear anything.  What do you need to do to hear anything from the mic inputs?


      thanks,


      wa

      • October 19, 2019
  • 8
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-01-24
    X32 Mixers

    I recently updated the firmware on the x32 and now it doesn't turn on ... is there a tech center that i can have it looked at

    0 178
    • 8
      RexBeckett

      Hello @8 , welcome to the community.


       


      It sounds as though the firmware did not install correctly. There is something you can try: Copy the firmware file, on its own, to the root folder of a USB drive. Plug the drive into the console and turn the power switch on while pressing the USB button. This should reinstall the firmware and, hopefully, your console will start.


       


      If that doesn't work, try the same procedure but with the previous firmware. If you don't have this, you can download V3.12 from the X32 Downloads site if you check the Show Legacy Versions option.

      • January 24, 2020
  • GeorgeDougherty
    Contributor - Level 2
    2020-02-28

    Found the Automixer assignment and enable option on the channel post/fader insert.  Not sure if there's a handy master switch for the XY mixers like on the X32?  Doing a production where the Automixer is handy but it's nice not having to double channels on a vocal/speaking mic so the singing isn't automixed. 

    read more...
    0 157
    • GeorgeDougherty
    • GeorgeDougherty
      GeorgeDougherty

      Guess not. Will have to figure something else out. 

      • February 28, 2020
    • GeorgeDougherty
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hi George @GeorgeDougherty 


      The video that Gary @GaryHiggins provided the link makes it clear that this automix feature is very much in its infancy (as compared to the equivalent in the X32 or X-Air). It may be some time before this will be developed to the point that is useful to your application. But there may be a workaround in the form of a pair of partial snapshots. 


       


      Another feature that has not yet been developed is that of snippets (as in X32). But I have discovered that a partial snapshots, with limited/specific settings, can be loaded into the Wing and only those specific settings would change. Recently I released an app called XM32 To Wing Converter that converts X32/M32 scenes (OSC protocol) to Wing snapshots (JSON protocol). 


       


      What I can do is create a similar app to create a partial snapshot that would control the automix ON/OFF. The problem with this workaround is that it will only work by loading these partial snapshots (one for ON, one for OFF) from a USB stick. Saving them internally will combine all current settings of the console. If this solution would work for you, I can make up an app to create these snapshots (or what I'd like to call snipshots).


       

      • February 28, 2020
    • GeorgeDougherty
      Paul_Vannatto

      Hey George @GeorgeDougherty and Gary @GaryHiggins 


      I went ahead and made the partial snapshots to turn on and off ch 1-16 post inserts (attached).


       

      Automix On-Off.zip
      • February 28, 2020
    • GeorgeDougherty
      GeorgeDougherty

      Thanks Paul!   For this particular production I was thinking to dedicate particular channels as dialog channels to simplify setup There's a new production every 3 weeks with different performers and setup but similar format. 

      • March 3, 2020
  • leroybrownbad
    Contributor - Level 2
    2019-11-28

    Hello: 

    I purchased a Behringer mixer X2222USB and anything I put throught there (mic to mixer and mixer to speaker), it sounds ECHOEY and weird. It seems that this might be because effects are on (1-16). They sound weird and I can't figure out a way to turn them off.

    Can you please help? I'm so frustrated.

    read more...
    0 99
    • leroybrownbad
      RexBeckett

      @leroybrownbad 


      Hello Leor, welcome to the community.


       


      You can remove effects from all channels by turning the orange FX knob under STEREO AUX RETURNS down (counter-clockwise). You can also remove effects from all channels by turning the orange FX knob under AUX SENDS down. You can remove effects from individual channels by turning the orange FX knob above the channel Pan control down.


       


      You could also get an echo if you are using the USB connection to record on a PC and you have the 2-TRACK/USB TO MAIN button on (pressed). 

      • November 28, 2019
  • iammandalore
    Contributor - Level 1
    2020-01-19

    My church just got an x32 and we've spent a lot of time watching videos on setup etc. I'd swear I remember seeing a video that showed a way to isolate a specific band in the EQ to listen to in order to hear what it sounds like. Say I wanted to listen to just the 1k-2k range to see what is coming through a channel in that range. Or maybe pick a range about 1k wide and sweep through to find a problematic sound. Is there a way to do that or am I going crazy and remembering things that didn't happen?

    read more...
    0 161
    • iammandalore
      Paul_Vannatto


      @iammandalore wrote:


      I'd swear I remember seeing a video that showed a way to isolate a specific band in the EQ to listen to in order to hear what it sounds like. 





      Unfortunately the X32 does not have that feature. But the Wing does.


       

      • January 19, 2020
    • iammandalore
      CraigFowler

      The "boost+sweep" method of eq generally involves (optionally soloing a channel,) boosting the gain on an eq band to make it really obvious, sweeping around until you find the worst part of the sound (start at a lower frequency rather than a higher one so if there is anything nasty you get the fundamental rather than a harmonic,) then once you found the bad part of the sound you drop the gain on the eq band.  However when you do this you'll hear the boost + sweep process everywhere that channel is routed; FOH + monitors alike, so it's best to do this in sound check\rehersal, rather than during the actual set. You can repeat this on all 4 bands of the eq on every channel if you want, however the more eq you use the less natural the sound becomes.  Less is more.  Decent mic selection, mic placement, mic technique, gain structure and hpfs do a whole lot more to fix a sound than eq can. 


       


      As Paul says, the Wing has a feature that allows you to do this and only hear it in headphones, not FOH+monitors, but the X32 doesn't.


       


      However, on the X32 if you have a spare bus you could make it work by assigning a channel to the bus (ensuring the bus isn't routed anywhere,) soloing + eqing the bus in headphones, then copying the new eq curve from the bus back to the original channel.  However the bus peqs have 6 eq bands, whereas the channel peq only has 4.  If using the console's own copy+paste function (at least in Edit,) you have to use bands 1+2+4+6 on the bus eq: bands 3+5 of the bus eq don't get copied across to a channel eq.


       


      Another option to listen to a particular frequency range of a particular channel is to get creative with the key filter solo of the compressor on a spare channel\bus, setting its source and frequency to the channel\frequency range you're actually interested in.  However I'm not sure if you'd need a separate control surface to actually adjust the eq though, because Edit isn't clear about whether you can select a channel, solo the key filter on its compressor, then select another channel and adjust its eq whilst still having the key filter in solo.

      • January 19, 2020
Go to page