Available for purchase July 27th, 2012, the Behringer X32 is a 32-channel, 16-bus digital mixer with a long list of impressive features, including full automation, integrated Firewire and USB 2.0 for multi-track recording with 32 inputs and outputs in live and studio environments, 16 mix buses, 6 mute and DCA groups. A source at Behringer explains that "it’s the result of a $20 million dollar investment in automation, inspection, and quality control systems designed expressly for the X32," and clearly influenced by the Behringer-owned, premium pro audio brands, Midas and Klark Teknik. "When we began development on the X32, we called on our sister companies, Midas and Klark Teknik, recognized the world over for their digital consoles and EQ/FX processing, for implementation support," details promotional material on the X32 page of the Behringer website. "The programmable, high-grade mic preamps found in the X32 are based on a genuine Midas design, all the way down to their A/D converters. The resulting design ensures superior common mode rejection (CMRR) and extremely low harmonic distortion (THD) ... we received brilliant support from Midas and Klark Teknik in designing X32's GUI, a major advancement in digital mixing made easy, productive, and well… fun! They also drew on their extensive experience in FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) coding for rock-solid, ultra-low latency digital channel patching, giving the X32 the capacity to handle up to 168 sources on 168 destinations, including the two AES50 ports. You can expect to see more collaboration between Behringer and Midas in the very near future."
Watch this demonstration video for more about the X32, and stay tuned to Pro Audio Review for a full evaluation of this flagship Behringer mixer.