X32 COMPACT: Callouts
1. Preamp – Adjust the preamp gain for the selected channel with the Gain knob. Press the 48 V button to apply phantom power for use with condenser microphones and press the button to reverse the channel’s phase. The meter displays the selected channel’s level. Press the Low Cut button and select the desired high-pass frequency to remove unwanted lows. Press the View button to access more detailed parameters on the Main Display. Note - It is best practice to mute the respective channels prior to switching their phantom power supply on or off. Otherwise, the change of charge may cause an audible popping noise. Gain adjustments might also produce audible click noise when adjust shortly after having switched phantom power on or off.
2. Gate/Dynamics – Press the Gate/Ducker button to engage the noise gate and adjust the threshold accordingly. Press the Comp/Exp button to engage the compressor and adjust the threshold accordingly. When the signal level in the meter drops below the selected Gate threshold, the noise gate will silence the channel. When the signal level reaches the selected Dynamics threshold, the peaks will be compressed. Press the View buttons to access more parameters on the Main Display.
3. Equalizer – Press the Equalizer button to engage this section. Select one of the 4 frequency bands with the High, High Mid, Low Mid, and Low knobs.
Press the Mode button to cycle through the types of EQ available. Select the specific frequency to be adjusted with the Freq knob, and adjust the bandwidth of the EQ with the Q knob. Finally, boost or cut the selected frequency with the Gain knob. Press the View button for more editing options.
4. USB Recorder – Connect a thumb drive to install firmware updates and to record performances. See the Topic Guide section for details.
5. Main Bus – Press the Mono Bus or Main LR Bus to assign the channel to the main mono or stereo bus. When Main LR Bus is selected, the Pan/Bal adjusts the left-to-right positioning. Adjust the overall send level to the Mono Bus with the Level knob. Press the View button for more editing options.
6. Talk A/B – Select the destination for the talkback mic signal with these buttons. Press the View button to edit the talkback routing for A and B.
7. Talk Level – Adjust the level of the talkback mic with this knob.
8. Monitor Level – Adjust the level of the Monitor outputs with this knob.
9. Dim – Press this button to reduce the monitor volume. Press the View button to adjust the amount of attenuation along with all other monitoring- related functions.
10. Phones Level – Adjust the volume of the headphone outputs, located inside the left and right side caps.
Input Chanel Banks
11. Layer Select – Select either the channels 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32, Aux in 1-6/USB REC, Effects Returns, Bus 1-8, or Bus 9-16.
The currently active layer will light.
12. Select – Press this button to select an input or bus (depending which layer is active) and allow it to be edited by the Channel Strip and Main Display.
13. Channel Meter – This displays the signal level of the input or bus (depending which layer is active). The Gate and Comp LEDs light to indicate that noise gate and/or compression are active.
14. Solo – Press this button to send the channel to the Solo Bus.
15. Mini Display – Information such as channel number, nickname, input source and graphical icon are displayed on this color LCD screen.
16. Mute – Press this button to mute the channel.
17. Fader – Use this to adjust the channel volume or bus send in ’Sends on Faders’ mode. The faders will automatically display the current status as layers and functions are changed.
18. Push Encoders – These 6 controls adjust the parameters presented at the bottom of the Main Display. The editable function will show a circular icon in the display when continuous control is available. The function will show a broad rectangular icon to indicate that a switch or toggle can be accessed by pushing the encoder.
19. Layer Buttons – Some screens in the Main Display have more than 6 editable parameters which can be accessed by pressing the Layer Up or Down buttons.
20. Page Select Buttons – Use these to scroll through the available screens or to confirm/decline certain actions.
21. Main/Solo Meters – The main stereo output level is displayed here along with the solo level of all channels whose Solo button is active.
22. Category Select Buttons – Press one of these buttons to jump directly to the subject you wish to edit or configure.
NOTE - See Chapter 7 for detailed descriptions of each screen.
23. DAW Remote – Press this to enable DAW remote control.
24. Group/Bus Layers – Select between DCA groups 1-8, Buses 1-8 or 9-16, or Matrices 1-6 and the main center bus with these buttons. The currently active layer will light.
25. Sends on Faders – Press this button to activate the Sends on Faders function. See the Topic Guide for more details.
26. Select – Press this button to select a DCA or bus (depending which layer is active) and allow it to be edited by the Channel Strip and Main Display.
27. Group/Bus Meter – This displays the signal level of the DCA or bus (depending which layer is active). The Pre LED indicates that the bus is sourced pre-fader, while the Comp LED indicates that compression is active.
28. Solo – Press this button to solo the DCA or bus.
29. Mini Display – Information such as matrix/bus number, nickname, input source and graphical icon are displayed on this color LCD screen.
30. Mute – Press this button to mute the DCA or bus.
31. Fader – Use this to adjust the bus level. The faders will automatically display the current status as layers and functions are changed.
32. Main Select – Press this button to select the main bus for editing.
33. Clear Solo – Press this button to release all sources assigned to the solo bus.
34. Main Solo – Press this button to solo the main bus.
35. Main Mute – Press this button to mute the main bus.
36. Main Fader – This fader adjusts the output of the main bus.
SCENES, ASSIGN, MUTE GROUPS
37. Mute Groups – Press one of these buttons to activate one of the mute groups. See the Topic Guide for details.
38. Custom Assign Buttons – Assign these 8 buttons to various parameters for instant access to commonly used functions. See the Topic Guide for details.
39. Scenes Buttons – Use these buttons to select and activate saved scenes. See the Topic Guide for details.
REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS
40. MON OUT - Connect a pair of studio monitors using balanced ¼" cables.
41. Outputs 1-8 – Send audio to external equipment using XLR cables. Outputs 7 and 8, by default, carry the main stereo bus signals.
42. Power Switch – Turn the power on and off with this switch.
43. X-USB card – Transmit up to 32 channels of audio to and from a computer via USB 2.0.
44. Remote Control – Connect to a PC for remote control via USB or Ethernet cable.
45. AUX IN/OUT – Connect to and from external equipment via ¼" or RCA cables.
46. Lamp Input – Connect a standard 12 V, 5 Watt gooseneck lamp here.
47. Talkback Input – Connect a talkback mic via standard XLR cable to this input.
48. MIDI In/Out – Send and receive MIDI commands via 5-pin DIN cables.
49. AES/EBU Out – Send digital audio via 3-pin AES/EBU XLR cable.
50. Ultranet – Connect to a BEHRINGER P-16 personal monitoring system via Ethernet cable.
51. AES50 A/B – Transmit up to 96 channels in and out via shielded CAT-5e cables.
52. Inputs 1-16 – Connect audio sources via XLR cables.