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  1. #1
    EachHit
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    X32 with 2 Computers?

    Hi,

    I have a question about the X32 Digital Mixer.

    In our Homestudio we have this Mixer and everything works fine by now. We just set up a LAN so we can use the X-Control on an Ipad and also on a PC.

    The Mixer is connected directly to a PC with Pro Tools on it via USB. It's all in the same room and recordings work fine with that.

    My Question now is if it would be possible to use the X32 with another PC and DAW which is in a different room.

    The Main Goal would be to make recordings with 2 different PC's but with only one X32. Not at the same time. Let's just say the X32 should be shared for 2 different bands in one Homerecordingstudio.

    Is there a way to get that setup running? The Second PC in the other room is about 5-10 meters away.

    I hope you understand my problems. I am from germany and I also asked the Behringer Support but I didn't get an answer which belongs exactly to my problem.

    Best Regards

  2. #2
    Hi,
    drop me a pm with your email adress, I will try to help you

    Viele Grüße
    Christian

  3. #3
    Hi
    I spoke to our development team in regards to your question.

    "when connecting the X32 to a router/access point and all PCs are patched to the same network, there is no problem controlling the X32 from various spaces—even concurrently."

    "However, using different DAWs for recording on separate PCs means that the audio needs to be routed to those as well. Of course, the X32 XUF can only be a soundcard for one of the PCs at a time. But you could run one short connection via USB to the local PC, and use the FW output for the other remote PC. FW is originally specified for ~15’ (4.5 meters) only, but there are lots of inexpensive offers for 30’ (10 m) cable as well—and if that is not enough, you might also consider using a FW400 buffer/active repeater extending the range."

    "So, technically there is no problem doing what he asked for."

    I hope it helps!

    Best
    Joe Sanborn
    Manager, Channel Marketing
    MUSIC Group
    BEHRINGER

  4. #4
    chemaney24
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    hi!! is the X32 a really good option for a studio? with protools 10 LE??

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by chemaney24 View Post
    hi!! is the X32 a really good option for a studio? with protools 10 LE??
    Dear Chemaney,

    Yes, the X32 is an excellent choice for use with Pro Tools 10, in fact that's what I use currently. All 32 channels can be recorded simultaneously. You can use the X32 as a Hui surface controller to control Pro Tools. You can even route 32 recorded tracks back through the X32 to MIX ON THE X32, using all of the channel dynamics, EQ, Busing, DCA's, and Effects! Basically you no longer have to "mix in the box". We highly recommend trying it. The X32 uses 40-bit floating point processing, so using it for your summing sounds fantastic, not to mention the EQ's, dynamics, and FX sound incredible. Let us know what you think if you get a chance to try it.


    Best,

    Chris Painter
    Specialist, Product Support
    MUSIC Group
    BEHRINGER

  6. #6
    livingintherealworld
    Guest
    Why would one use the onboard X32 dymanics and effects when using DAW's such as Protools, when using the equal or better available plugins from within the DAW can be fully automated, where the X32's are NOT. Furthermore, full automation of ALL parameters are available within the DAW software, none of this can be automated on the X32, it's no different than mixing through an analog mixer unless you either manually change scenes or take the time to set up midi scene change. Plus the X32 is limited to 32x32 I/O meaning you can only mix 32 tracks, where most DAW's track counts are much higher.

    Seriously, while the X32 is an excellent choice for low cost, high quality front end for a DAW, the flexibility of mixing in the box is far greater power than using the X32 abilities to mix.

    If Behringer ever made significant firmware upgrades to allow automation of ALL parameters, then it might be useful to mix through the X32, but the reality now is mixing from DAW through the X32 only is severely limiting your abilities.

  7. #7
    Roblof
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    Quote Originally Posted by livingintherealworld View Post
    Why would one use the onboard X32 dymanics and effects when using DAW's such as Protools, when using the equal or better available plugins from within the DAW can be fully automated, where the X32's are NOT. Furthermore, full automation of ALL parameters are available within the DAW software, none of this can be automated on the X32, it's no different than mixing through an analog mixer unless you either manually change scenes or take the time to set up midi scene change. Plus the X32 is limited to 32x32 I/O meaning you can only mix 32 tracks, where most DAW's track counts are much higher.

    Seriously, while the X32 is an excellent choice for low cost, high quality front end for a DAW, the flexibility of mixing in the box is far greater power than using the X32 abilities to mix.

    If Behringer ever made significant firmware upgrades to allow automation of ALL parameters, then it might be useful to mix through the X32, but the reality now is mixing from DAW through the X32 only is severely limiting your abilities.
    I like it to mix on the console itself. The fx are quite up to it as well I think. Sure, there are better/dedicated daw-plugins in the vst-world but the onboard fx aren't bad at all (well, maybe except for the guitar amp sim).

    It is no different from mixing in the analog world with studio mixer and outboards in this case so it's an workflow known to many analog guys out there.

    While it's true that the parameters aren't automatable as a standalone mixer (yet?), they can be easily automatable via ipad or computer due to all parameters fully accesible and controllabe via the osc-protocol.

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