X32 RACK: How do I connect a microphone, process its signal and send it out to the P.A. system?
1. Turn the Channel Select knob to select the desired channel and press the knob to confirm. Make sure the Channel Level knob is turned down. 2. On the Home screen, “home” tab, press the Layer down button and ensure that the phantom power is disengaged. 3. Connect a microphone to XLR input 1 on the X32 RACK’s rear panel. 4. Engage the phantom power for channel 1 if the microphone requires it (such as a condenser mic). 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. 5. On the “home” tab’s first layer, adjust the Gain knob (1st encoder) to set the gain as necessary, using the input meter on the left side of the screen as a guide. 6. Also on the “home” tab, adjust the channel's Gate and Compressor as desired. 7. Press the Page Select right button to access the EQ tab and adjust the channel's equalization if necessary. 8. Press the 6th encoder to assign the channel to the main bus, then adjust the encoder to place the signal within the stereo field. 9. Adjust the Channel Level knob for channel 1 to the 0 dB region, then slowly turn up the Main LR Level knob until you hear the mic signal amplified through your P.A. system.