Behringer X32 Input Options

Behringer X32 Input Options

I’m often asked what input options we have with the Behringer X32. So today, I am going to dive completely into ALL of the input options that you can use with the Behringer X32.

Inputs

All of the X32 family has the ability to adjust 38 channels of inputs. That is broken into 32 channels of XLR and 6 channels of Aux. I first want to talk about the specific processing which can be utilized in the console inside of the ‘Channels’. Then I will talk about how the ‘Channels’ get the audio from the ‘Inputs’. After that, I will go through how to get the ‘Inputs’ from either the Local X32 or a remote I/O on stage over a digital snake.

Channels 1-32

These are the main channels of the Behringer X32. They can pull audio from any of the inputs on the console. The benefit of these channels is that they have the ability to adjust all of the channel parameters of the channel strip.

  • Config Section: Preamp Gain, Low Cut, Input Delay, Polarity, Insert Options
  • Gate Section: Gate/Expansion
  • Dynamics Section: Compressor/Expansion
  • EQ Section: Low Cut + 4 Bands of EQ
  • Sends Section: Ability to send to all 16 Mixbusses
  • Main Section: Ability to send to LR+Mono Buss or LCR Buss

Aux Channels 1-8

The auxiliary channels of the Behringer X32 can pull audio from any of the inputs just like Channels 1-32, however, we have limited channels parameters which we can now adjust. The Aux channels do not have Low Cut, Input Delay, Insert Points, Gate Section, and the Dynamics Section.

  • Config Section: Preamp Gain, Polarity
  • EQ Section: 4 Bands of EQ
  • Sends Section: Ability to send to all 16 Mixbusses
  • Main Section: Ability to send to LR+Mono Buss or LCR Buss

FX Returns 1-4

The FX Return channels are the returns out of the Effect Racks 1-4. These channels can only be sourced from the effects rack. The return has no ability to adjust polarity, gate, or dynamics. However, we do still have the ability to adjust 4 bands of EQ.

  • EQ Section: 4 Bands of EQ
  • Sends Section: Ability to send to all 16 Mixbusses
  • Main Section: Ability to send to LR+Mono Buss or LCR Buss

Routing to the Inputs – Blocks of 8

One limitation of the Behringer X32 line and Midas M32 line is the routing blocks which is labeled ‘Channel Processing Block Patch‘. As you can see in this screenshot of the routing options, they are in blocks of 8.

By default, Input 1-8 is sourced from Local 1-8 so if you plug a microphone into XLR Input 1 on the X32, it will arrive in the Input 1. The default routing options of the channels will also pull from the corresponding number, so Channel 1 will pull from Input 1. We can make the statement that if you plug a microphone into XLR Input 2 on the X32, it will arrive on Channel 2 on the X32.

If you change Input 1-8 to be pulled from AES50 A1-8, you will not be able to access any of the Local 1-8 unless you take up a ‘Block’ from Inputs 9-16, Inputs 17-24, Inputs 25-32, or the Aux In Remap to source from Local 1-8.

Let me give an example of this. We are going to connect a Behringer S32 digital snake into the AES50A port, and swap all Inputs 1-32 to pull from the AES50 A Blocks.

  • Input 1-8 > AES50 A1-8
  • Input 9-16 > AES50 A9-16
  • Input 17-24 > AES50 A17-24
  • Input 25-32 > AES50 A25-32

We now have the X32 pulling all audio inputs from the digital snake. If we were to plug a microphone into the Local XLR Input 1 on the back of the X32, we would be unable to access that microphone unless we change one of the ‘Blocks’ back to Local 1-8.

We can use the Aux In Remap to access some of the Local I/O, but that would remove the option to pull from the 1/4 Inch TRS Inputs.

The channels on the board can source from any of the ‘Inputs’ that you choose. So you can have Channel 1 pull from Input 24, but the limitation is that you have the blocks of 8.

If you want a way to circumvent this and have the ability to do 1 to 1 patching, you would need to check out the Behringer X-DANTE or the Klark Teknik DN32-DANTE card along with Dante enabled I/O stage boxes. Which would allow you to 1 to 1 patch through Dante Controller, however remote gain control would be more difficult.

Consoles of the Behringer X32

Behringer X32 Full Size Console

X32 Input Options - X32 Full Size Console

Behringer X32 Full Size Console – This has 32 XLR inputs and 16 XLR outputs built into the console. This is our most commonly found X32 out in the market. The X32 is a great audio console for the pricepoint that it is. It gives us an audio console which has 4 band fully parametric EQ, compression and gate on all 32 channels. There is an Effects Rack which has 8 slots to put everything from reverbs to emulations of classic compressors.

There are 16 mixbusses which can be used as aux sends (16 mono or 8 stereo) with a choice of pre-fader or post-fader, or you can use them as sub-groups. The console also has a Left Right Main Buss and a Center/Mono Buss which can be configured as a LR+M (Left Right + Mono) or an LCR (Left Center Right).

If you route channels into multiple busses and compress those busses differently and then place them back into the LR buss (parallel compression) there will be no time delay issues. You will only fall into an issue if you insert an effect from the Effects Rack on one of the groups where you will find some phasing issues with added delay from the Effects Rack.

The full size X32 has:

  • 38 Inputs (32 XLR, 6 1/4 Inch TRS)
  • 22 Outputs (16 XLR, 6 1/4 Inch TRS)
Behringer X32 Input Options - X32 Full Size Console

Behringer X32 Compact Console

Behringer X32 Input Options - X32 Compact Console

Behringer X32 Compact – The compact version of the X32 removes 8 channel faders still giving us access to the 32 channels, however, it is spread over 4 layers of channels instead of 2. The XLR inputs drop to 16 inputs and the XLR outputs drop to only 8.

  • 22 Inputs (16 XLR, 6 1/4 Inch TRS)
  • 14 Outputs (8 XLR, 6 1/4 Inch TRS)
Behringer X32 Input Options - X32 Compact Console

Behringer X32 Producer Console

Behringer X32 Input Options - X32 Producer Console

Behringer X32 Producer – Similar to the X32 compact, but the producer gives us a rack-mountable mixer, however, removes the scribble strips. The scribble strips are the little LED windows above the faders which help label the faders you are touching! 16 XLR inputs and 8 XLR outputs on this just like the X32 Compact.

  • 22 Inputs (16 XLR, 6 1/4 Inch TRS)
  • 14 Outputs (8 XLR, 6 1/4 Inch TRS)
Behringer X32 Input Options - X32 Producer Console

Behringer X32 Rack Console

Behringer X32 Input Options - X32 Rack Console

Behringer X32 Rack – The X32 Rack is a rack-mountable 3 RU piece of gear! This is perfect for tossing your X32 into a rolling rack with amplifiers and using the iPad/Android app on your tablet. You have 16 XLR inputs and 8 XLR outputs.

  • 22 Inputs (16 XLR, 6 1/4 Inch TRS)
  • 14 Outputs (8 XLR, 6 1/4 Inch TRS)
Behringer X32 Input Options - X32 Rack Console

Behringer X32 Core

Behringer X32 Input Options - Behringer X32 Core Console

Behringer X32 Core – The X32 Core is a rack-mountable 1 RU piece of gear. It is considered a ‘Legacy Product’ by MUSIC Group and is no longer officially supported (ended support at firmware version 3.11).

Because this doesn’t have much of a front interface, the main use of this product would be through the PC/Mac application X32-Edit or the iPad/Android app on your tablet. This removes all local inputs and outputs aside from a talkback microphone and a monitor LR output which is sourced by the solo.

One benefit of this product is the ability to use it just as an interface to expansion cards. Because of how easy it is to connect multiple X32 products together through AES50, you can have the X32 Core integrate with say the X-USB card for a backup recording interface or other more advanced setups.

  • 0 Inputs (There is a single 1/4 Inch TRS for talkback microphone)
  • 0 Outputs (There is a monitor LR output, but this does not source from a true bus as this would be interrupted by soloing any channel)
Behringer X32 Input Options - Behringer X32 Core Console

I/O Interfaces for the Behringer X32

The beauty of the Behringer X32 having AES50 is the fact that we can use a Shielded Twisted Pair CAT5e Ethernet cable to connect to remote I/O (inputs and outputs) that are at the stage. AES50 protocol is supported at distances up to 100m and can send and receive 48 channels bi-directionally. This allows for multiple types of configurations.

Connecting Digital Snake to the X32:

When setting up your Behringer X32 to a digital snake box, you will need to press the ‘Routing’ button and tab over to ‘home’. Once you do this you will be able to select from the AES50 A1-32 for the inputs that you choose to pull from the AES50A Port, or the AES50 B1-32 for the inputs coming from the AES50B Port.

Behringer X32 Input Options - Digital Snake Behringer X32

Shielded Twisted Pair CAT5e Ethernet – It is required to have a shielded twisted pair (STP) CAT5e ethernet cable or better. The RJ45 connector also needs to be a grounded RJ45 connector. Any UTP cable is not supported and will cause issues with the digital snake connection. It is recommended for robustness that there is an Ethercon Connector at each end of the cable.

Behringer S16 Digital Snake I/O Box

Behringer X32 Input Options - Behringer S16 Front

Behringer S16 Digital Snake I/O Box – This is one of the most popular options for remote stage I/O. It has dual AES50 Inputs on the back for a loop through to connect to more I/O on the other side.

For maximum input capability for the X32, you would need to connect two of these remotely bringing your total up to 32 Inputs and 16 Outputs.

  • 16 Inputs (16 XLR)
  • 8 Outputs (8 XLR)

Behringer S32 Digital Snake I/O Box

Behringer X32 Input Options - Behringer S32 Front

Behringer S32 Digital Snake I/O Box – This is a complete single unit that will give you 32 inputs and 16 outputs remotely for the X32.

  • 32 Inputs (32 XLR)
  • 16 Outputs (16 XLR)

Behringer SD8 Digital Stage I/O Box

Behringer X32 Input Options - Behringer SD8 Front

Behringer SD8 Digital Stage I/O Box – The SD series I/O boxes from Behringer I am really excited about. The intention behind these is to be a ‘stage drop’ or ‘sub-snake’ in essence. Having multiple of these on a stage can really simplify your audio line runs as a single STP CAT5e Ethernet cable can run up to 4 of these inline before you take up all of your inputs on the X32.

The other benefit of the SD8 is there are 2 powered Ultranet outputs built into each SD8 unit. These have the power available to run a Behringer P16-M without the wall wart.

  • 8 Inputs (8 XLR/TRS combination jack)
  • 8 Outputs (8 XLR)
  • 2 Powered Ultranet Outputs for P16 Monitoring System
Behringer X32 Input Options - Behringer SD8 Rack Mount

If you are wanting to utilize these in a rackmount box, the rack mount ears are included in the purchase.

Behringer SD16 Digital Stage I/O Box

Behringer X32 Input Options - Behringer SD16 Front

Behringer SD16 Digital Stage I/O Box – This is the larger version of the SD series out of Behringer. You can run multiple configurations/combinations of SD16 and SD8 stage boxes. A single STP CAT5e Ethernet cable can run up to 2 of the SD16’s inline. Or you could run 1 SD16 and 2 SD8 stage boxes in line. The way they are connected does not matter, so you can have the connections look like this:

  • SD16 > SD8 > SD8 (32 inputs, 24 outputs)
  • SD8 > SD16 > SD8 (32 inputs, 24 outputs)
  • SD8 > SD8 > SD16 (32 inputs, 24 outputs)
  • SD16 > SD8 (24 inputs, 16 outputs)
  • SD8 > SD16 (24 inputs, 16 outputs)
  • SD16 > SD16 (32 inputs, 16 outputs)
  • SD8 > SD8 > SD8 > SD8 (32 inputs, 32 outputs)

As you can see, there are ways to connect the SD series will bring the output count higher than the X32 will officially support. The X32 will only support Out 1-16 on the XLR’s. You can, however, do a bit of advanced routing utilizing the Ultranet 1-16 portion which will allow you to feed something like the PA. Just remember that there are still only 16 mixbusses on the X32, so even though you increase the number of outputs, you can not increase the number of mixbusses.

Behringer X32 Input Options - Behringer SD16 Rack Mount

Another benefit of the SD16 is that it has 4 powered Ultranet ports on it to be able to power 4 Behringer P16-M without the wall wart.

  • 16 Inputs (16 XLR/TRS combination jack)
  • 8 Outputs (8 XLR)
  • 4 Powered Ultranet Outputs for P16 Monitoring System

Options for Better Audio Quality

The Behringer X32 family and Midas M32 family can integrate with each other. If you are looking to improve the audio quality of your Behringer X32, you can install Midas stage boxes and instantly have the added sound quality of the true Midas preamps. This is as easy as adding the digital I/O boxes.

Midas DL16 Digital Snake I/O Box

Behringer X32 Input Options - Midas DL16 Front

Midas DL16 Digital Snake I/O Box – The Midas DL16 is the smallest channel count I/O box of the M32 family. A single STP CAT5e Ethernet cable can run up to 2 of the SD16’s inline before you max out the M32/X32 inputs/output.

  • 16 Inputs (16 XLR)
  • 8 Outputs (8 XLR)

Midas DL32 Digital Snake I/O Box

Behringer X32 Input Options - Midas DL32 Front

Midas DL32 Digital Snake I/O Box – The Midas DL32 is a full replacement for the X32 with input/output but with the true Midas preamps. This will give you the 32 in and 16 out that your X32 has, but you can have this sitting on stage with your X32 console sitting 100m away.

  • 32 Inputs (16 XLR)
  • 16 Outputs (8 XLR)

Other Midas Options

Behringer X32 Input Options - Midas DL153 Front

Midas DL153 Digital Snake I/O Box – While this is not as easy of an integration as the DL16 or DL32, the DL153 is another option that has become popular in small groups. The problem with using these is the routing of Ultranet is a little more challenging and can cause some headaches if you don’t research before using.

For instance, the DL153 needs to have the outputs that you want showing up on the XLR, to be sent down AES50 17-24.

While these units can be found easily, I would recommend most users stick to the DL16 and DL32 line from Midas for their I/O boxes.

Midas M32 Console

Midas M32

Midas M32 Console – Another option is to just pull all of the inputs from another console! This is possible via the AES50 lines and is quite simple to do. We would, in essence, be pulling all of our inputs from the other console as if it were a stage box.

To do this, set the M32 as the main console all of the inputs will plug into. This console will pull all of the inputs from the Local 1-32. Next, we will want to route all of the Local 1-32 inputs out of the AES50 B Port. Press the ‘Routing’ button and tab over to ‘aes50-b’ tab. Set all of the AES50 B Outputs 1-32 to be from Local 1-32. It should look like this:

To get the X32, connected to the M32, grab an STP CAT5e Ethernet cable and connect it to the AES50 A Port of the X32, and the other end to the AES50 B Port of the M32.

On the X32, we will need to set a few things. First off, under Setup>Global, the Sample Rate will need to match the Midas M32. Next, you will need to set the Synchronization to be from AES50 A.

Once we have this set, we will hit the ‘Routing’ button and pull all of our Inputs 1-32 from the AES50 A Port.

Behringer X32 Input Options - Digital Snake Behringer X32

Input Via X32 Expansion Cards

Another option for input and output out of the Behringer X32 family is using the expansion cards as the main I/O. There are some benefits by doing this in some instances and you will have to measure the complexity of setup with a grain of salt. Keep in mind that when you make things more complex, you have the potential of the system being more than a volunteer could handle.

Connecting Expansion Cards to the X32 Inputs:

When setting up your Behringer X32 to an expansion card, you will need to press the ‘Routing’ button and tab over to ‘home’. Once you do this you will be able to select from the Card 1-32 for the inputs that you choose to pull from the Expansion Card.

Behringer X-Dante Expansion Card

X32 Expansion Cards - X-DANTE

Behringer X-Dante Expansion Card – The X-Dante card brings some interesting benefits to the X32 family. The main thing that this does, is it brings the ability to do 1 to 1 patching inside of Dante Controller where the X32 and S32/S16 would have to do blocks of 8. You would, of course, need to have some I/O that is Dante enabled like the Yamaha Tio1608 which gives 16 input and 8 output over Dante.

Using Dante, you would also have the X32 integrate with other consoles over Dante. This would be beneficial if you had your main I/O over a different console at FOH and you needed to use the X32 for monitors, you could interface these over Dante.

Behringer X-MADI Expansion Card

X32 Expansion Cards - X-MADI

Behringer X-MADI Expansion Card – The X-MADI card would give the ability to interface with a lot of different consoles out there. The X-MADI card has optical or coaxial connections and would give the ability to interface using the MADI protocol.

This is going to be a much more complex setup, but I can see this being an option to connect the X32 to other consoles like the Avid Venue Profile, D-Show or DiGiCo products.

Behringer X-ADAT Expansion Card

X32 Expansion Cards - X-ADAT

Behringer X-ADAT Expansion Card – The X-ADAT expansion card would give the ability to interface the X32 with any ADAT preamps. It is common to find ADAT devices in recording studios. ADAT preamps will typically be modeled off of classic consoles and have a more nitch market.

Waves X-WSG SoundGrid Expansion Card

Behringer X32 X-WSG

Waves X-WSG SoundGrid I/O Expansion Card – The Waves X-WSG card is a card that interfaces the Behringer X32 with a SoundGrid network. SoundGrid is an extremely stable, extremely low-latency, audio protocol that can be sent to multiple places using SoundGrid certified network gear.

The beauty of this is you could have a Midas M32 at FOH with the X-WSG card using MultiRack SoundGrid for Waves Plugins live, and the monitor rig could get the channels over SoundGrid. But it doesn’t stop there, any console connected to SoundGrid could easily interface with the X32 at monitors. So there are a lot of possibilities with the X-WSG card.

If you want to read more about the X-WSG, I have a few blog posts dedicated to it, which you can read here: LINK.

Behringer X-Air as a Stage Box?

One question that I get every now and then is can the Behringer X-Air series interface with the Behringer X32 as a stage box. The answer is, NO. The X-Air does not interface with the X32 as a stage box. You can set up the X-Air as a separate mixer, and then output the LR mix from the X-Air and place that into the X32 via two analog inputs. This would be called a sub-mixer setup. But you would not be able to control anything on the X-Air from the X32 other than the main LR mix coming into the board.

Conclusion

Thanks so much for spending the time reading this, I have tried to come up with all of the different ways one might connect up X32’s to remote I/O.

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42 Responses

  1. I have an X32 Compact, talking to an S32 stagebox (only got the S32 stagebox last week, so this article is very timely).
    Question: How would I route the main out on the X32 (currently on outputs 7 and 8) so that they appear on outputs 15 and 16 of the S32? The rack that the S32 is in will be closer to the Amp rack than the X32 will.

    1. Hi Peter! Glad this came at a good time for you. You have two options, you can either double your outputs showing up on the S32 as X32:1-8 on S32:1-8 and X32:1-8 on S32:9-16. to do this, simply press Routing, tab over to AES50A (assuming you are using the AES50 A Port) and set your ‘AES50 A Outputs 9-16’ to Out 1-8.

      The other option is to just change your Out 15 and Out 16 to be your LR PA Feed. To do this, simply press Routing, tab over to Out 1-16, and copy your settings from Out 7 to Out 15, and Out 8 to Out 16. This will by default settings of the S32 have your Out 1-16 on the X32 show up on Out 1-16 on the S32.

      Hope this helps!
      -Drew

      1. HI..!! Thank you very much for the article. Do you know if I can use two sets of S32 or DL32 or combined them (I have already one S32) and some how switch between them? I have a lot of channels running at the booth and i was thinking to make something like two setups instead of patching and unpatching all the time… Thank you very much.

  2. Thanks a lot, Drew, for this comprehensive report about the X32 family. I’m just missing one expansion card I truly love most: The X-LIVE card with it’s two SD RAM slots enabling you to multitrack record all 32 channels with a duration of up to 3:08 hours. It’s awesome: Once you’ve used it you’ll never want to miss it again.

  3. Hi Drew,
    Many thanks for a really well-crafted summary of input options. I believe you can do some level of individual-channel 1:1 assignment in the Home/Config screen on each channel. That somewhat gets around the group-of-8 limitation. It would be great, if you could cover how channel Home/Config selections relate to Routing/Inputs group selections. (If I missed that in your post, do excuse my senility.)
    Bob

  4. Great article Drew. Your guidance has taken the quality of audio at our church to new levels.. Considering doing a post on Insert Points of all varieties? They still confuse me.

  5. Thanks Drew, great information!
    Could you follow up some time with a similar post about the X32 output options? At church we have an X32 Compact running with an S16 stagebox with channels 1-16 on the X32 coming from the stagebox and channels 17-32 from the inputs on the back of the X32. It works great. However I never figured out how to do the same with the outputs, 1-8 on the stagebox and 1-8 on the X32 provide the same signal. Is it possible to split those, keeping the outputs on the stagebox as they are to drive the PA and monitors and at the same time win back the 8 outputs on the X32 to use for other purposes?

  6. Hi Drew, thanks a lot for this very intuitive blog post !

    One thing that I always struggle with is when I’m using the Digital SD16 with my X32 Compact is that I’m running out of output because I need three of them for the speakers and the sub. Can I remap the AUX out into XLR OUT behind the X32 ?
    What is the solution when I need all my output on my SD16 ?

    Thanks a lot !

  7. Hi Drew
    we have this Behringer X32 in our Church and was installed by some guy some time back and he is no where to be found.
    so far its working fine but as we try to adjust some settings like gate, equalizer, Lowcut, then its going to be a mess. Then the only option i m left with is to reset with the old settings which we have.
    Is there any way that you can give us tutorials or send the link on to learn this mixer from scratch i mean right from the beginning. coz i cannot find any detailed tutorials. I dont know anything about sound. even this mixer i just learned by myself.
    please help us if you can.

  8. I have an X32 Compact and want to add it as a stage side monitor mixer, while using a full sized X32 at FoH about 200 ft away.
    I also have an S16 as a stage box and have another S16 and SD8 available to use. I usually use 6 wireless mics at the FoH position, along with an analog filler music playback PC, jacked into a single full channel (better playback quality than an Aux).
    Is it possible to do this with a single cat5e daisy chained?

  9. Hello Drew, i was just thinking: is it possible to make subgroups for use in monitor mixes. Adjust al the drum channels with only one fader, the keys with one fader, and so on? Adjustable per monitor mix?

  10. Drew,
    We have a S16 box at our church. Will we notice a difference if we upgrade to the Midas product?
    Jared

  11. I have a question, I will be using an x32 and s32 with a dbxpro drive rack venue 360, what is the best routing for this to setup a full LCR install.

  12. Will you be doing a post about the newest firmware and the end of “blocks of 8”?

  13. We use an X32 for FOH and are interested in using an X32 Compact for Live Stream. We do not use a digital snake, all inputs to the FOH console use “local” XLR connections. Can the X32 Compact plug directly into the AES50 via ethernet to pickup all 32 channels from the FOH console?
    Thank you!
    Bob

  14. Hey Drew – this was very helpful. I have a question, if you have time to respond. We have an x32 compact and a Driverack PA2. I am wanting to get more control over what is going to our sub by setting up the Mono on the x32 as the sub, but our Driverack only supports the LR input. Is it possible that we bypass the Driverack for the sub and go straight to the amp for that? would that render our Driverack useless (it would still be managing the mains).

    Hope to hear from you and thanks again for all this data!

  15. Please how can I delay my overflow speakers so it will play at the same time as the FOH…I

  16. Hello Drew,

    I’ve been following you over a year now and I must say your live tutorials have been a blessing to me and several others.

    My question is this…..I’m going to be doing sound for a live stream mini concert on a friends Facebook page. The video engineer says that all he needs is one of my mix buses to capture everything. I’ve upgraded to the new 4.0 firmware which as I understand I can now send outputs through the AES50 port in groups of 2 instead of 8. Since he will be sitting right beside me capturing the video how do I leave 2 channels of output on the local ports and send the rest down the AES50?

  17. Hi! I work at an elementary school. We put on musicals and having the remote board is fantastic! How do I hook up my Chromebook to play the songs from the back of the room?

  18. Hello, love the blogs! We have a Midas M32 feeding a left, center, right hang of Vue A-12s and 2 Vue powered subs. The installers put in a dbx PA2 to split the center channel and subs, it works but I wonder if it would be better to remove it and use the Midas’ center channel and then run the subs on an aux send? The PA2 doesn’t give easy access to adjust the sub volume unless you run the PA2 software at the same time. I ran the installation wizard on the PA2 with an RTA mic and have a good EQ for the room but I could copy that over to the main outs EQs on the Midas. Also, would you recommend connecting devices like CD players to an XLR input or use the aux ins? Thanks so much! (Also enjoyed your talk on the Live Sound Summit!)

  19. I currently have a x32 for a foh console and I have a s32 stagebox ran over AES50A port. Here’s my question, We just recently updated the firmware which in term gave us more patching capabilities. I’m wanting to buy a sd16 for my drums, I currently have him on channels 1-8, for the kit, then a channel for his talk back(since he’s the band leader, and then a channel for his Alesia multi pad, so a total of 10 channels for the drums alone. And he’s using one channel for his monitor output, can I hook the sd16 to the b port on the s32 and then patch only the channels needed from sd16 and the rest from the s32? Or would I have to run another cat cable from AES50B port on the back of the foh console to the sd16? I’m also wanting to hookup my spare x32 for our livestream board, how would I go about it? I’ve considered Dante card as well, and I can’t position the s32 where it sits behind the drum booth for space reasons, so I’m currently running a analog snake for the drum booth to the s32

  20. Hi Drew!

    Having issues with the SD8 xlr outputs not showing assigned. We upgraded to v4 and have our local x32 rack xlrs working fine. We have a green light on the aes50 port A on both sd8 and x32.

    Our outputs 9-16 have an “*” by then on the routing tab and we have the error “this output is currently not assigned to any local analog output connectors.

    We want 5 Xlr outputs of the sd8 to be mix busses 11/12, 13/14, 16 to be coming from
    Sd8 xlr outputs 5/6, 7/8, 1

    The #/# = L/R for stereo iems.

  21. Hi Drew!

    Having issues with the SD8 xlr outputs not showing assigned. We upgraded to v4 and have our local x32 rack xlrs working fine. We have a green light on the aes50 port A on both sd8 and x32.

    Our outputs 9-16 have an “*” by then on the routing tab and we have the error “this output is currently not assigned to any local analog output connectors.

    We want 5 Xlr outputs of the sd8 to be mix busses 11/12, 13/14, 16 to be coming from
    Sd8 xlr outputs 5/6, 7/8, 1

    The #/# = L/R for stereo iems.

  22. i have noticed on the x32 on the output section on the matrix layer, a blank channel between mtx 6 and the mono bus. i cant seem to engage this channel. can you offer any insight into this. maybe its just by situation.

  23. Hi Drew,
    I trying to use my X32 compact (X-Live USB card, Firmware V4.02) in a studio but I am having difficulties setting up the I/O signal to and from my DAW (Cubase 10 on Mac OSX)
    I was able to set the signal out from the DAW to the Aux in 1-2 but I can’t figure out how to get the 32 XLR inputs, out to my DAW through the USB cable.
    Can you please help me

    Thank you
    J. Suto

  24. Drew- I always find your posts and videos very informative.
    I am trying to set up a band’s X32 Rack Console to match their full size X32 Console/ two S16 setup. I copied and pulled in the scenes, and I have the two S16 snakes connected. The Rack sees the snakes but I can only get it to show 8 Outputs. It allows for the 32 XLR inputs. Is that a limitation of the Rack Console?

  25. Hi! Our church just got an x32. Very exciting. One thing I can’t figure out is how can I route incoming 2ch music via the x-USB card to an aux channel? (Firmware is 4.04)

  26. I’m looking at the potential of adding the Waves Soundgrid option to our X32 console and using the Waves LV1 mixing system. If I use my existing Behringer or Midas AES50 stage boxes with that, will I be able to remotely control them (preamps and all) with the LV1 system? I haven’t purchased any of the Waves stuff yet, but it seems to be a very powerful and flexible system. Being able to repurpose our existing equipment would be a great added benefit.

  27. Hey got a weird question here. Can the SD series link with the S series digital stage boxes and if so, what’s the correct order to daisy chain from the X32 console to the stage boxes? Only asking since I can’t find anything online explaining this specifically in detail.

  28. Thanks for these information!
    On the X32 console what is the simplest way to set up stereo headphone mixes (in a recording studio situation). And how many different stereo headphone mixes could we set up on this console? (using an analog stagebox in this scenario).

  29. I have (2) M32’s one FOH and the other in monitors using a DL32 & DL16. The FOH is set to internal, the monitor desk is set to AES50. The AES50B on the DL32 is connected to the AES50A port on the DL16. The AES50A port on the FOH console is connected to AES50A on the DL 32 and the AES50A port on the monitor console is connected to the AES50B port on the DL16. Both consoles see both stageboxes. I have the DL32 as the primary stagebox on channels 1-32 and would like to use the DL16 on channels 33-38 to access the 6 Aux channels on both consoles (this didn’t work). If I connected the AES50B ports on both consoles together could signal connected to the Aux channels transfer from one console to the other?, thanks.

    Sincerely,
    Matt Jones

  30. Hi
    I have built a stand alone monitor rack for the band i work with to give them control over their iems while i work out front on an x32 console, In this rack is an x32 rack and an s16, I have aes a from the console into the rack going through into the s16 I have also installed multi pin sockets on the rear to allow for a stage box and a set of tails for festival gigs, at the moment we run 21 channels is it possible to add a further sd8 on cat5e the to add more inputs from an interface the other side of stage from the aes b of the s16, although i do need to be able to still be able to use this on a festival stage but i fear using an sd8 as well i wont have the physivcal inputs into the rack to allow me to use the tail set for festival gigs

  31. Great info. I never understood the send to mix busses until I read your discussions. I also did not fully understand the FC returns either until you explained it above. Good job!

  32. Why when I use a send from an input channel to a bus when I go to the designated bus and turn it up I hear nothing same for a matrix?what am I not getting or missing here?

  33. Thank you for all your videos and information. We have the behringer wing and have two midas dl32 hook up to it. What we been trying to do is use 10 stereo in ear monitors which in theory having two stage boxes should give more than enough outputs. The inputs work accordingly stage box A identifies the number of inputs and routes correctly same with stage box B all the inputs are routed and working accordingly. But on the outputs 1-16 in both boxes they’re are mirroring each other. And we don’t get enough buses to work with. So physically in stage box-A output 1-16 we have four in ear stereo monitors and sub (14) and left (15)and right (16). Stage box B buses 1-8 mirror the same output from stage box A on the board it seems to be working independently and fine according to the meters but is not in real time. Am I able to make this work or not? I’m not sure if it’s software related, do I need to update or is it routing related. In both boxes the inputs match but I’m able to route it to different channels.

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