Behringer X32 Compact 32-Channel Digital Mixing Console
The X32 Compact is virtually identical to the original X32, with a smaller footprint, 17 motorized faders (vs. 25 in the original X32), and 16 MIDAS preamps (vs. 32 in the original).
By popular demand, Behringer now offers the brilliant feature set of the X32 digital mixer in smaller form factors! The X32 Compact has the same "brain" as the original X32, the same awesome MIDAS preamps, the same iPad/iPhone remote capability, and the same user-friendly operation of the original X32. The X32 Compact delivers all the best of the flagship X32 console in a slightly smaller package for smaller venues, houses of worship, theaters or for discerning audio technicians who may not need as many local inputs or motorized faders.
When Behringer began development on the X32 Compact, they enlisted their sister companies, Midas and Klark Teknik, recognized the world over for their digital consoles and EQ/FX processing, for implementation support. The programmable, high-grade mic preamps found in the X32 Compact are based on a genuine Midas design, all the way down to their A/D converters. The resulting design ensures superior common mode rejection ratio (CMRR) and extremely low harmonic distortion (THD). The X32 Compact is an amazingly clean amalgam of high technology merged with superb user-friendly features.
Behringer also received brilliant support from Midas and Klark Teknik in designing the X32 Compact’s GUI (graphical user interface), a major advance in digital mixing made easy, productive, and fun! They also drew on their extensive experience in FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) coding for rock-solid, ultra-low latency digital channel patching, giving the X32 Compact the capacity to handle up to 168 sources on 168 destinations, including the two AES50 ports. You can expect to see more collaboration between Behringer and Midas in the very near future.
Ultimate connectivity remains the battle cry of the X32 Compact with its 40 input channels, 25 buses, 16 programmable Midas-designed mic preamps, and USB 2.0 recording capability. And, the entire X32 family is designed to be beautifully scalable through the powerful AES50 ports, which are built right in. Connect the powerhouse S16 digital snakes to these inputs to add an additional 16 mic preamps to your X32 setup.
Need another X32 for side of stage or the broadcast control booth? The X32 Compact packs all the original X32 features into a smaller footprint, with the same great 7" TFT screen and customizable LCD scribble strip so you can take on the world of sound with all the firepower you’ll ever need – without hauling a world of outboard gear and analog snake cables.
Tracktion 4 puts the fun back into the creative process, so Behringer includes it free of charge with X32 products. This powerful, yet easy-to-use music production software is unlike anything you’ve seen before, putting everything you’ll need on your desktop, on a single-screen – without the sea of drop down and hidden menus common to most other DAWs. And TRACKTION doesn’t limit the number of tracks you can record, or the number of effects you can use. In fact, the only limitation is your Mac or PC computer’s processing power. Recording and editing couldn’t be easier; simply drag, drop, cut, copy or paste. Once your magnum opus is finished, share it with other "Tracktioneers" so they can listen, collaborate and edit.