Behringer X32 Digital Mixing Console

Beginning in March 2016, the theater will utilize a Behringer X32 digital mixing console for all audio reinforcement tasks. The system is flexible enough to handle the majority of what occurs in the theater and should provide a lasting base for the next few years.

While I won’t go into full details of how the X32 functions, I will go into specifics about how to configure it for use in the theater under most scenarios.

X32 PDF User Manual (as of March 2016)

Behringer X32 Physical Input and Output Connections

The X32 has a range of physical inputs and outputs on the system. This table identifies how these ports are normally connected to equipment. Notes in parenthesis denote occasional uses and where they are suggested to connect to. INPUTS connected to Port OUTPUTS connected to (Relay Input 1 / Movie Surround L) XLR 1 (Relay...

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Behringer S32 Physical Input and Output Connections

The S32 is the digital input and output unit in the amp room and contains most of the physical connections to mic inputs and feeds to amplifiers. The suggested outputs for XLR 1 through 8 would need to be manually patched to amplifiers in order to make them work. INPUTS connected to Port OUTPUTS connected...

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Input Routing for Various Scenarios

Given the physical inputs that are attached, the following are recommended routing setups for various common scenarios. These routes are configured on the ROUTING > home screen. Normal Mode This is the nominal mode of operation with the wireless mics and a small selection of stage mic inputs available. Inputs 1-8 = Local 25-32 (this puts the...

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Output Routing for Various Scenarios

Given the physical outputs that are attached, the follow are recommended routing setups for various common scenarios. These routes are configured on the ROUTING > out 1-16 and associated pages. House PA This is the nominal mode of operation, using the in-house PA in stereo mode. Out 1-16 Page Output 1 = MixBus 5 (Monitor 5) Output...

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How-To’s

In order to help various operators with using the equipment at MPAC, here's a series of How-To pages that should give you guidance on how to accomplish the specific task or fix the specific problem.

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Behringer X32 Digital Mixing Console

Beginning in March 2016, the theater will utilize a Behringer X32 digital mixing console for all audio reinforcement tasks. The system is flexible enough to handle the majority of what occurs in the theater and should provide a lasting base for the next few years. While I won't go into full details of how the...

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Wireless Microphones in the Theater

The main performance theater at MPAC has a set of eight Shure ULX-series wireless microphone sets with each receiver supporting either a handheld mic with an SM87 capsule or a bodypack that can connect to any mini-XLR source. All systems are, unfortunately, a bit dated, and are in the ULK-J1 frequency range. The initial configuration...

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