Behringer X32 Dynamics: Gates and Compression

In this video we go over the Behringer X32 gates and compressor section. We also talk about different types dynamic processors including gates, compressors, expanders, ducking, and limiters. Please check out our website for more live sound training and and product reviews! Like , Share and Subscribe!

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Live Sound Check: Midas M32

In this video we show a real life example of a Live Sound Check with the Midas M32. Great board for the price range and the sound quality is awesome. The band I am doing sound for is called Taxi Driver and they are from Omaha, NE ( http://www.taxidriverlive.com/ ) Thanks to Taxi Driver and the Ozone Lounge Omaha for letting us make this video!

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Behringer X32 Compact Review

Product review on Behringer X32 Compact digital mixing console. Behringer x32 mixer is a great console for the price range! You will not find another console in this price range with such a good feature set. Boards with this kind of feature set usually sell for 10’s of thousands of dollars. Check out the review and get yours today!

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Proper Gain Structure and Config/ Preamp on Behringer X32

In this video we talk about the config/pre-amp screen of the Behringer X32 compact digital mixer board, We also discuss how to set up proper gain structure. For more tutorial video’s on the Behringer X32 and live sound training please subscribe to our channel and visit our website!

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Behringer X32 Equalizer section – Eq Tricks

In this video we discuss the Behringer X32 equalizer section for dedicated channels. We also discuss some EQ tricks in a live sound situation. Please subscribe, share and visit our website for more information on live sound, and audio engineering.

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Compressors and Limiters

Compressors and limiters have a lot of different applications in the audio world.  Most commonly, they are used to even out dynamics in any performance.  Compressors make the loud and quiet passages closer in volume to each other, providing a more consistent performance.  They have all sorts of applications in pro audio, whether helping out a weak performance, preventing clipping, mastering a final mix down of recorded audio to make the overall mix louder, preventing quiet parts from being drowned out in the mix, or to make up for bad mic technique with the vocalist.

Compressor– Used to reduce the dynamic range of any signal.  Compressors turn the loudest parts of the audio down.   Once the loud parts are compressed and there is a significant change in volume, the output level can be used to return them to their original volumes, thus, making quiet passages louder.

Limiter- is a compressor with some higher settings on the ratio.  Using a high ratio makes it very hard for incoming audio to make any real volume changes on the compressor’s output.   This creates “limit” for how loud the audio can go.  Therefore, compressors with high ratios are called limiters.  In order to set a “limit”, you will want to set a fast attack time to prevent transients from sneaking through unaffected.  Limiters are commonly used in the mastering and mixing world for making an overall mix louder.

 

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