Though it is quite common to find a Behringer X32 at many churches around the world, it is, however, uncommon to find ministries using this sound board to the fullest potential. Here are 5 features that you should know about.
- Wireless Mixing from an iPad or Tablet
One of the best features of this series of soundboards is that you can control the board remotely from a tablet via a free app when you connect the X32 to any Wi-Fi network. This allows you to mix from anywhere in the room, taking the ability to make changes with you so you don’t have to run back to the sound booth or potentially have a sound booth at all. This is perfect for churches that have a poor mixing location (such as sound booths that are in or under a balcony). You can run sound from the front row, have multiple people running sound at the same time, or even mix from the stage.
2. Wireless Monitor Control
With a Wi-Fi set up you can also control individual monitor mixes by having each person on the team connect to the X32 via their smartphone or tablet. This uses a smaller and still free app that only gives team members control over their monitor mix. This does not transmit the audio over the Wi-Fi directly to the phone (an idea still in its infancy that is possible through some hi-end equipment and some other apps) but instead, the app just controls the monitor mix. You would still use standard monitors such as wedges, headphone amp, or wireless in-ears.
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4. USB Routing
On the back of your soundboard is the inconspicuous USB port that opens up a world of possibilities. This port can allow you to send all of your individual channels to a computer in order to record and it will also allow the computer program to send signals back to your board. This allows you to not only record, but you can practice mixing or playback your services to give your worship team an objective picture of what things sound like. It is also possible to route channels in and out of this port, essentially a digital version of an insert cable, in order to use special effects on an external computer. Things like auto-tune or an external plug-in hosts such as Waves Multi-Rack.
5. Auto Mix
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Just exactly how to use all of these new-found and fabulous features is well documented via Behringer manuals and video tutorials on platforms such as YouTube and at behringer.com
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