***A downloadable/printable version of this guide is now available in the downloads section of the website***
***X32 Edit Version 4.3 is now available and includes bug fixes and support for DCA Spill in firmware 4.04***
X32 Edit is a free download from the Behringer site and is helpful for a few different reasons. The most obvious is setting up Scene Files that you can load on a USB drive and then load on the console when you are onsite so you don’t have to start from scratch when you are at the gig. The 2nd use is that you can create presets for channels, routing, and effects that you can use when you build Scenes in the future. The third use for the software can be remotely controlling a console. This would be most useful with the X32 Rack version, Core version, or Behringer’s line of XAir mixers. They all can be controlled by a computer setup remotely and not requiring a router.
The most easily overlooked use for the X32 Edit software is as a tool to learn your way around the console when you need to figure something out and you don’t have the console in front of you. The earlier version of the software was better for this because it was laid out the same as the console. The more recent versions are visually cleaner and more appealing, but not laid out in the same way as the console.
Much of this information applies to the console as well so it is good to understand.
Download X32 Edit from Behringer
To download the X32 Edit software go to this Link:
Find the version to download in the software dropdown menu on the right side of the webpage. This is where you can find firmware downloads as well.
When you open the program you get an overview of the mixer. Notice the Top left corner where “Mixer” tab is selected. This view shows an overview of the individual channel settings, sends, dynamics, eq, and pan.
Channel Overview Tab
Selecting the Channel Tab gives us a more in depth overview of one individual channel. Notice channel 2 “Kick Out” is highlighted. This makes it easy to see how the channel is setup and shows all of the information you would need for an individual channel.
The Config Tab shows information about the pre-amp, source, and insert of a channel.
The Gate Tab shows the settings for the Gate. An Active/Bypass is highlighted when the gate is active and we can see and control all of the aspects of the gate laid out on this one page.
The Dynamics Tab shows the channel’s dynamics section. There is an Active/Bypass button like the gate. All of the controls for the dynamics section are shown, and like the gate tab they are all available at once. On the X32 console you would have to page up and down at the bottom of the Dynamics tab to see all of the controls and probably would miss or forget about some of the controls like the Mix level. There is also a button to activate auto-release for the compressor.
The Equalizer Tab gives an overview of the Equalizer and the High Pass/Low Cut filter. Selecting the “EQ” button right above the high pass filter will bypass or activate the eq. The button directly below that will activate or bypass the high pass filter. The mode for each band of the eq has a drop down menu to select the different modes available. You can also grab and drag the circles on the screen that correspond to the eq frequencies and drag the frequency higher or lower or drag the gain higher or lower. Each band has it’s own bypass/activate button unlike the console where there is only the global active or bypass.
The Sends Tab shows and configures the Mixbuses/Aux Sends. Like the previous tabs, the Sends Tab shows the send of the selected channel, in this case it is still Channel 2/Kick Out. The sends can be set up in 6 different ways similar to how the sends to the X-USB card is set up.
Input – Directly after the preamp and high pass filter
Pre EQ – Before the EQ but after the Gate/Expander
Post EQ – After the channel EQ but before the dynamics. This is recommended for Mixbuses feeding floor monitors when you are mixing monitors from FOH. This way you can use the dynamics for your FOH mix without reducing your gain before feedback in the monitor.
Pre Fader – This send is after the Dynamics section but before the Fader. This would be used if wanted to feed the bus after the dynamics section but before the Fader.
Post Fader – This is used when you are feeding monitors from a dedicated monitor mixing console. In this instance you would leave all of your channel faders at unity and they would act as masters for that send. Any adjustment on the fader would affect the level sent to the sends. This is helpful if there is feedback on a channel you can bring that channel down in all of the mixes just enough to stop the feedback. It also can be helpful to bring a soloist up some in all of the mixes. Also as in the example below the reverb sends (Bus 13-16) are post fader so the amount that is sent to the effect is dependent on the channel’s fader level.
Sub Group – The send feeds the bus at unity.
In the example below, the first 8 mixes are setup as monitor sends. The first 4 are post eq, 5-8 are post fader, 9-12 are subgroups, and 13-16 are post fader effects sends.
Main Output Tab
The Main Output Tab Shows how the main send for the channel is setup. You can assign or un-assign a channel to the Main L/R bus, The Mono/Center bus, and the channel’s Panning all on the left half of the screen, while the right side shows the channel’s Automix settings if available, The DCA assignment, and the Mute Group assignment.
Effects Bank: FX1-4
The FX1-4 Tab shows the first four effects slots. From this tab we can change the type of effect and the routing source that feeds into the effect. There is also a bypass for each effect. These effects are usually set up as send/return effects like reverb and delay. They are permanently set up to return to the four stereo effects returns.
The first four effects banks are setup differently from the second bank of four.
In the example below, FX1 is fed by a Bus 13, FX2 is fed by Bus 14, FX3 is fed by Bus 15, and FX4 is set as inserts.
In order to set these inserts for FX4 in the picture above you go to the Config Tab of the channel or other source you want to insert it on. See below:
In the example above the insert is set for Channel 3. You could set the insert to be another effect from here. The magenta “FX” means it is active. You can select if the insert is Post Dynamics or Pre EQ. See above for Post Dynamics and Below for Pre EQ.
Effects Bank: FX5-8
The effects bank for FX5-8 is setup differently than FX1-4. These effects can only be Insert Effects.
The drop down menu for routing will let you directly select the source point without having to go into the Config Page of the source to connect it.
In the example below you can see A Dual-Mono Graphic EQ in the FX5 slot. This allows you to insert a Mono Graphic EQ on two unrelated sources with independent Graphic EQs. I FX5, the A Slot is inserted on Bus 1, while the B Slot is inserted on Channel 7. FX6 is a Dual-Mono LA2A inserted on Channel 8 and Channel 9. FX7 and FX8 are Graphic EQs inserted on Matrices.
Fader Bank selection buttons are located along the left bottom side of the X32 Edit interface.
The first selection shows channels 1-32.
The second selection, shown below, shows channel 1-16 as well as the eight DCAs,
The next selection is channel 17-32 and all 8 DCA‘s again.
The next selection down is Aux/FX. The first six faders are the Aux inputs. Faders seven and eight are the 2 track recorder from the top mounted USB Drive. Then there are the four stereo FX Returns. The last four faders on this bank show the faders for the four effects sends.
The next fader bank down shows the Mix Buses and Matrices.
There is also an “All” Fader bank, but using the requires scrolling left and right.
Lastly, there are two user fader banks, which would be helpful if you are using the X32 Edit app to control the mixer remotely. The user banks are not included on the console.
Routing the console is another area where the X32 Edit app excels. It gives you a nice grid where you can quickly see everything and click to select where you want to route your inputs and outputs.
Routing on the X32 is all done in Banks of Eight Channels. Firmware Version 4.00 included the addition of User Routing Banks that can be made up of individual inputs and outputs from anywhere.
Inputs Routing Tab
The first Routing Tab shows Inputs. This connects the channels on the left (these are the channels/faders on the console) with inputs banks from the inputs sources.
This first example is the most basic setup. It routes channels one-to-one with physical inputs on the back of the console.
This is another common X32 setup. In this example there is a 16 channel stage box on stage. (There could be a 32 channel stagebox or multiple stage boxes, but this example routes only the first 16 channels of AES to the console’s inputs.) This stage box feeds the first 16 channels. This example uses the physical inputs 17-32 to route to channel inputs 17-32. If using an X32 Compact or Rack, you would need to use at least one AES device to get more the 16 physical input channels. In that case you could route the S16 Stagebox to Input 1-16 (which would look the same as the below picture), and then route the physical console inputs (Local 1-16) to Channel 17-32.
This example below shows routing Channel Inputs 1-24 from the USB card. This could be used for a virtual soundcheck or possibly a show with backing tracks, both fed from a computer.
Input Tab Record/Play input setting. This setting makes it possible to quickly switch between two preset banks of inputs. It would be possible to quickly switch between show routing and virtual soundcheck in a live situation, or between input monitoring and playback in a recording setup. This can be setup and switched in the X32 Edit app but can also be done directly on the console in the console’s Input tab shown below. Below you can see that the Orange Routing Blobs correspond to the active routing selections, the grey blobs show the routing selections of the alternate setting.
On the X32 you can switch between the Play and Record input sets on the bottom right if the Input Block section. You highlight the alternating settings and depress the encoder to switch between the two. See below to see how it looks on the console running Firmware Version 4.xx.
The X-Live card includes the ability to automatically switch between the input presets when selecting record or playback mode on the Card Tab.
Aux in Remap
The Aux In Remap allows you to choose what inputs are sent to the Aux In Channels. Only Aux 1-6 can be remapped, the USB 2-Track input channels cannot be remapped. Each set can be remapped in three ways, to Aux 1-2, Aux 1-4, Aux 1-6. In the case of the first two sets, the remainder remain routed to the physical Aux Ins. Using the new User In Routing Bank you could send a mixture of channels but all of the Aux In remaps are limited to the first 6 inputs in their set, making the User In Bank useful to get around this limitation. Aux In Remapping is helpful when you want to bring in tracks from a computer (we will have an in depth article about this in the future), or if you have 32 channels of stageboxes and need more channels.
See below for Aux in Remap choices:
Default Aux Inputs:
Aux In – The physical Aux Inputs 1-6 located on the back of the console. These are default/non-remapped inputs. They are Line Level 1/4 inch TRS balanced inputs, except that Aux 5/6 in and out have a pair of RCA inputs and outputs in addition to 1/4″.
See Below picture of Aux section on the back of console:
The Aux In Remap choices are:
Aux In – Covered above. Default Aux inputs
Local 1-6 – XLR Inputs on the back of the console.
AES50 A 1-6 – Source from the first six channels of AES50 A.
AES50 B 1-6 – Source from the first six channels of AES50 B.
Card 1-6 – Expansion Card channel 1-6.
User 1-6 – User Input Bank 1 channel 1-6. More info further down the article in the User In Routing Tab Overview.
AES50 Routing Tab
The AES50 Routing Tab routes outputs that will be sent down the corresponding AES50-A or AES50-B to another device.
The Card Routing Tab assigns what Banks will feed the Expansion Card, by default it is the USB Recording card. If you installed another card like the X-ADAT, X-DANTE, or X-Live Card this is where you would route what is sent to the card.
Here is an example sending the AES50-A channels 1-32 to the USB Recording Card.
The The XLR Routing Tab shows what source is routed to the physical XLR outputs on the console. In the below example it is Output 1-16 that is linked to XLR Output 1-16. This is where you select the routing blocks that will go to the physical console outputs. What goes into those routing blocks is set in the next tab and is not limited to blocks of four.
The routing tab for Out 1-16 is where you assign what signals feed the console’s routing blocks for Output 1-16. These are not the physical outputs on the console but where we assign what source goes to each of the routing blocks. These outputs are where you set the source for the console’s 16 output channels. The XLR, Card, and AES50 Tabs (covered above) are where these 16 outputs can be assigned to different physical or digital outputs.
In the example below, Output 1-8 receive signal from Mixbus 1-8 to feed monitors from FOH. Output 9-12 are feed by Matrix 1-4, Output 13-14 are feed by the Mono/Center Bus (In this example they were feeding subs.) Output 15-16 are coming off the Main Left/Right Bus. I would usually feed the Main L/R PA off of a Matrix, for a few different reasons that will be covered later, but this is a more straightforward example.
Each output gives us an option for where the Output Tap Point comes from. This is separate and not to be confused with the Sends Tap Points. These Tap Points are specific to the sources but work in a similar way to the Sends Tap Points. The Sends Tap Points are where a channel sends to the individual sends. The Output Tap Points are where in that send (A Buss, Matrix, etc.) sends to the output. The below example is all Post Fader, but the options are:
Input/Low Cut – Right off the input of the send. No processing except Low Cut if available.
Input/Low Cut + Mute – Same as above but the Send’s Mute will effect the output. For instance muting Mixbus 1 will mute the output to Output 1.
Pre EQ – Sends right before the EQ but after the Gate if available.
Pre EQ + Mute – Same as above but the Send’s Mute will effect the output.
Post EQ – Sends after eq but before dynamics.
Post EQ + Mute – Same as above but the Send’s Mute will effect the output.
Pre Fader – Send is before the fader but after all of the channel processing. In this example the fader would not change the signal being sent to the output.
Pre Fader + Mute – Same as above but the Send’s Mute will effect the output.
Post Fader – This send is after the fader and is effected by everything before it including the fader. There is no Post Fader + Mute because the Mute comes before the Fader and the Fader is last in the block diagram.
Output Delay Tab
This tab is where a delay can be set for the different outputs. The green button shows that the delay is active. The delay bar is dragged upwards to set the delay time.
Aux Out Routing Tab
This is where the physical Aux Outputs on the back of the console are routed. Below they are set as inserts that would be used to place an external insert effect into the insert point in a channel or bus on the console.
Ultranet Out Tab
This tab is where the P16/Ultranet sends are setup. This has many different uses, but essentially gives 16 sends that are separate from the 16 output sends configured previously. This is not the same as having additional buses, but sends can be made off of the same Mixbus at a different Tap Point, or totally different sources, like Direct Outputs.
In the example below, P16 1-12 are direct outs from channels 1-12. This is one way to set up the Behringer P16 Personal Mixer so a musician onstage could adjust their own mix from the direct outs. They are set as Pre Fader to have all of the channel processing, but Post EQ may be another good choice depending on the channel, or possibly a mix of the two on a channel by channel basis.
Depending on te setup and how many channels are needed to feed the P16 system, it may be necessary to create subgroups and feed those subgroups to the P16 system to free up P16 Sends. That is more in depth and can be covered in another article.
In the below example P16 channels 13-16 are being used for a different purpose- feeding Turbosound Speakers over Ultranet. There will be a more in depth article on this in the future as well but I wanted to include a quick overview. You can see that P16 13+14 receive signal from the Mono Bus (Subs in this case) and P16 15+16 are sourced from the Main L/R Outs. See the next tab for Turbosound iQ Setup.
iQ Setup Tab
Ultranet can send signal to Turbosound Speakers equipped with Ultranet ports. There are may different Turbosound Speakers with Ultranet ports including Subwoofers, Point Source Powered Speakers, and CoAx Floor Monitors. Turbosound also has a line called the iQ Series, which not only can use Ultranet for signal, but have built in speaker modeling and presets that can be configured directly on the speaker or through the X32 itself.
The example below corresponds to the previous tab where the Ultranet Sources were set. You can see on this tab how P16 Channels 1-12 are Direct Outs of Channels 1-12. For the iQ Setup we are just looking at P16 Channel 13-16. On the right side of the screen you can change the settings for the individual P16 Channel including entering it into a Speaker Group (which allows you to link the settings of all of the speakers in the group which is helpful for quickly setting them up or switching through presets on multiple speakers at once), Selecting Which iQ Speaker is being used, Selecting an EQ Preset, and finally Selecting A Speaker Model. It is not necessary to set these setting to send signal over Ultranet, only an added feature that can be used.
User in/User out Tabs
The last two tabs are a major addition to Firmware version 4.00. The User in/User Out banks create fully customizable routing banks that provide a work around to the previous limitation of Bank of 8 routing. The User In tab allows any source to be patched individually into a chosen slot in one of the User Input Banks. The user input banks are still grouped in channels of eight, but instead of being limited to a source block of 8 channels, it is now possible to place any source into the user bank of 8 inputs.
See below for an example of the User In Banks Routed one-to-one with the channels 1-32.
User Out Tab
Here is what the User Out Routing Tab looks like.
Loading and Saving Scenes and Presets
You can load or save scenes or presets from your computer or your USB drive. These options are found on the right hand side.
The Load button brings up the option to Load a Scene or a Preset.
Likewise, the Save button gives you the option to save as a scene, which saves the whole scene you currently have to a file, or to save a preset, which in this case is the selected channel including the parameters that are checked. Either one will bring up the computer’s finder or browser so you can choose the location of the file. If you setup your USB drive like in the previous article you will have folders to organize everything.
Using Save as Scene we can save a file of a “Scene” that can be loaded onto the X32 console. This is all of the settings of the console itself for the individual mix setup, but not the overall console data, for instance you save and recall a band setup, but it doesn’t import Libraries or Scenes or change the console IP address.
This is how you can easily prep a show file from home or the office without needing to have a console in front of you. It also makes it easy to have an archive of previous show files and presets on your computer to either open and modify for an upcoming show, or in the case of the presets to use to build a new show or import portions of a previous scene into a new scene.
It is also possible to create presets of effects from you effect banks. This can be handy when you spend time dialing in a reverb just how you like it. You can then save the reverb and recall it in the future. Another example would be tuning a floor monitor with a graphic eq. You can save that file and load it the next time you are going to be using that same setup.
To get to the effects you select the bank that you want to work on, either FX 1-4 or FX5-8. This will bring up the bank of 4 effects and you can select the type of effect from the dropdown menu (red arrow), as well as the routing from the routing drop down menu (green arrow). You can also have the effect bypassed or active (blue arrow). Having the circle lit up is active, dark is bypassed.
Banks 1-4 can either be routed to a bus or routed as an insert. If you want to insert them you will have to go to the configuration page that corresponds to the source you want the effected routed from and back to.
Banks 5-8 will include by default in their routing menu all of the places they can be routed, i.e. channels, buses, matrices, Main L/R, Main M/C.
To edit the effect’s settings, just click on the graphic of the effect and change the parameters directly on it.
From here you also can:
- Save this effect (red arrow) This creates a Preset of the effect.
2. Load a preset effect from your drive (yellow arrow)
3. Or select between the first and second page for dual mono effects. (green arrow).
The X32 has customizable scribble strips and I recommend getting into the habit of setting them up because when it comes time to mix on a wireless device you will be able to tell what channel is what. Also when you load the scene down the road when you have the same band or a similar show or setup you will know what the channels all correspond to. It is much faster to set these up on the computer before you are onsite, even if you have to change a few things around later. This is one area that is much faster to setup on the X32 Edit App.
To set or change the scribble strip in X32 Edit, right click on the channel name. It will bring up the following window. Here you can type what the scribble strip says, select a pre-entered name from the drop down menu, and select the color of the channel.
The first black color selection causes the scribble strip to be blacked out.
The next set is the standard colors.
The next set is the standard colors inverted.
See below for what the drop down name selecting menu looks like:
Faders/Sends on Fader
The bottom right window of the app shows what the faders are currently assigned to.
By default the are showing the fader sends to the Main L/R. This would correspond to the fader position on the board. If you select one of the buses, it will put the “mixer” into sends on fader mode for that bus.
To the direct right of the sends on fader buttons we see the Master fader overview. When you select one of the buses to be sends on fader, this master fader will become the master fader of the corresponding bus and the channel faders will be outlined in the color assigned to that bus.
See below for an example of Sends on Fader mode for Bus 3, which is green.
The Setup Screen is where you can set global settings for the X32 Edit App.
It is also where you configure the X32 Edit App to connect to a mixer.
The first tab is the Connection Tab and it shows any mixers that you are currently connected to. This requires a Cat5 connection to the Remote port of the console to either your computer or router that your computer is connected to. See below for an example showing a connection to an X32 Compact. You must choose to connect to the mixer. You can also choose to synchronize from this page and that can be either:
Sync Direction – Mixer => PC (X32 Edit will be synced to the mixer)
Sync Direction – PC => Mixer (Mixer will be synced to the X32 Edit app)
Once they are synced, a change on either the mixer or the app will affect the other.
The Mixer Tab shows the general configuration of the mixer itself that can be done from the mixer as well. From here you can Initialize the mixer or X32 Edit app. Initializing can also be done on the console and is the same as “Zeroing” it out. You don’t loose saved settings like library or scene settings, but it sets the mixer to the default settings so you can build a new scene from scratch.
The GUI Preference Tab shows configuration settings for the X32 Edit app itself. If using the X32 Edit remotely tied to a Mixer, you can set the Mixer UI Link so that the X32 Edit follows screen and channel selections on the Mixer. This is helpful if you are using the X32 Edit program as a display for the settings on the mixer. It allows you to mix on the console and select a channel or screen and see it on a computer monitor where it would be easier to see. This can be helpful if you have the time and space to set it up.
Another GUI setting that is very helpful and should be checked is “Bus button names.”
This shows the Bus names when selected instead of just the Bus Numbers. See the two pictures below showing the box checked and unchecked.
Next is the Midi Control Tab.
The Preamps Setup Tab shows the Preamps of the connected Mixer.
The Card Setup Tab shows the Setup Info for the Console’s Expansion Card. This is only shown when the X32 Edit app is connected to a mixer and there is an expansion card in the mixer.
Remember after you make any changes to have to save the file again. This will either write over the existing file or create a new file depending on how you name it, but you have to actually save a file for any changes that you make. The X32 Edit app will open up wherever you left off, however whatever you have when you save the file is what you will have when you load it onto a console.
See the below article about how to setup a USB flash drive for use with the X32 and how to organize your files to move back and forth from X32 Edit and the X32 Mixers.
Let me know if you have any questions or would like to see anything gone over in more depth.
Could you go into the differences between scenes and shows? Particular how to save and load shows using the M32/X32 Edit software.
Thanks for your question. I am happy to go into more detail on that and then I will include it in the article when I get a chance to update it.
There are 3 different things you can save and load when it comes to a “show file.”
Show File – All of the scenes in the mixer
Scene File – An Individual Scene is the mixer settings you are currently using. Fader levels, EQ settings, Routing, etc. It is like a picture of all of the current settings on the mixer.
Snippets – A smaller group of mixer settings than the Scene File that can include as much or as little of the scene as you want. For instance, you can recall fader levels and mutes on some channels and not others.
You are most likely going to be working with Scene Files, but if you have multiple scene files, you could export one “show file” and that would include all of your scenes to load onto another mixer or backup.
When it comes to saving/loading a scene to X32 edit, are you trying to bring in a show from a mixer or create a new scene in the edit software to then load onto a mixer? Is the X32 online with a mixer or offline?
This is no longer available on Behringer’s website – is it possible to share the actual file?
Behringer has updated their website and I have not updated this article to show that yet. All of the files are still there for download. I will update the article above to show where to download it, but on the right side of the website there is a dropdown menu for software and you just need to scroll down to find the version for your computer.
Thanks – I must not be looking or searching in the right spot, but I have looked for the x32 edit Mac 4.1 and I cannot find it…any help would be greatly appreciated – our church has 1 PC left and I was able to make it work but everything else is Mac. 🙂 Thanks for your time. 🙂
I am not kidding – its IS there now – it was NOT earlier – lololol – oh my!!!
Is it possible to access sends on faders on the X32 Edit the same way it accessed on the X32 console?
If yes how can it be done?
Yes it is possible. I covered it in the section about sends on fader mode. I’m sorry if it was unclear.
When you click on a mixbus in the bottom right section, X32 Edit goes into sends on fader mode for that specific bus, it highlights the channel faders in the bus’ color and the master fader becomes the master fader for the accompanying bus.
Thank you Chris,
found it very helpful.
Is it possible to monitor the sound of the mix directly from the X32Edit?
for example; if I was using a Bus Mix to send a different mix to a Livestream feed and I want to monitor the sound levels via headphones. what do I need to do?
X32 Edit doesn’t pass any audio so you would still need to have your headphones plugged into the mixer, but you could still solo a bus from X32 Edit as long as X32 Edit was synced to the mixer.
If you are mixing in Sends on Fader mode like we talked about above, you could select the “solo” over the master fader to solo the selected bus.
You could also solo the individual buses from the bus fader later or user assigned fader layer (if buses have been assigned to it) on the far bottom left of the X32 Edit window. This is an easy way to check the buses without going in and out of sends on fader mode.
so it’s been 4 years since I have messed with a mixer digital or analog trying to get X32 rack set up for my son
When I look at 1-32 tabs make all my changes….it does not translate to 1-16 DCA tab ?
Somehow in messing around I have moved ch 4 over to another channel area how do I deleate this channel
This goes back to my first question as it is not on 1-32 but on 1-16 DCA….THANK YOU
Sorry, I don’t understand your first question. Your channel’s DCA assignments are not working?
For your second question, X32 Edit can’t delete channels, you will always have the same amount as the mixer. Above the Bank Select tabs on the bottom left there is a “move” selection. If you select that you can drag the faders/channel into any order you want, but that does not change the actual channels on the mixer, it just changes the layout in X32 Edit. I would just move it back to where it came from to keep from making everything more confusing than it needs to be.
How do I access the DIM button from x32 Edit? I use that when I solo the livestream mix, since the livestream mix is a lot hotter than the FOH mix.
In X32 Edit, select the “Monitor” window in the top right corner to get the the monitor controls including the dim button and the dim attenuation amount. You can select “Mixbus Solo AFL” which may help depending on how you are setup.
Do you mind if I ask how you are feeding the house mix and livestream mix? Are both feeds on matrices?
This is the best resource for the X32 I’ve seen anywhere. Thank you for helping. Do you have any information on controlling x32 edit with an X Touch? I have gotten control of the LR faders but can’t get to the other busses. I can’t find much information online. Most deal with connecting directly to the X32 via Ethernet.
I’m sorry but I don’t have any experience with the X-Touch. Are you trying to control x32 edit with the X-Touch but without a mixer at all? Have you tried the X-Touch over midi or just ethernet?
This may be a good question for the Music Group forum since there may be someone over there that knows more about it. If you do get it figured out and want to help with a short write up about it I would be happy to put that up here or link to it somewhere else. Thanks!
switch x-touch on in MC midi (usb) first before starting the editor, go to settings, midi control, select x-touch as midi in and midi out,
all midi receive and transmit
and x touch over midi
then enable mackie control
You sir. You are a god send. I also found that by directly connecting the extender to the pc I can have the xtouch still control the x32 via network and have both.
Chris, this is by far the most in-depth, easiest and thought out explanation of the X32 Edit program I have ever read. I am quite sure I have read about 99% of what is on the www. I operate a private FB group for X32 Rack Users and your/this article, is going to be placed in the Admins Announcements. Again, very well done!
Thank you for the kind words and sharing the article. Let me know if there is anything not covered that your group would like to see or has questions about.
Is there a PDF version of this, or can you create one? I tried printing it and also making a PDF but it only wants to do the first page.
I have not created a PDF of the guide but I can look into creating it and adding it to the downloads section. If you subscribe to the newsletter I can send out a notification when I have something.
Thanks for the suggestion!
Thank you! I’ll do that. I’ve tried and tried and I can only get it to print the first page.
This will be a good resource to have for training our worship tech team.
My church uses an X32 for our audio needs and I am the primary operator of the console. It has been suggested that we use this software to make running the console a little easier. From what I read in the article that appears to be the case. Thanks for a job well done. Another commenter requested a pdf of this article and I second that. It would be most useful for training other sound technicians. I have checked the box to sign up for the newsletter. Thanks again for a great article.
X32 Edit is a great program for X32 operators. You can download it for free and run it offline to get used to the mixer and it’s layout from your computer at home.
You can also use it plugged into an X32 to control the mixer, speed up your setup, and use the PC monitor as a display that is much easier to see than the mixer’s built in display.
I save show files and presets on a USB stick and build show files for upcoming shows while having a cup of coffee in the morning. When I get to the venue I can load everything from my USB stick onto the mixer and save a lot of setup time.
The X32 Guide is available in PDF form in the downloads section of the website.
Has anybody used X32 Edit on a tablet/2 in 1? I’m just wondering if it’s multi-tactile. Basically, if I wanted, could I move multiple faders at the same time?
A couple more questions, Can you PFL from the machine x32 edit is running on or do you still have to go to the rack unit? If so, how?
Scratch the second question, somebody else already asked it
Hey, sorry, but how do you PFL/AFL from the mixer without it going to the main mix?
The X32 Edit app does not process or bus or even monitor audio, it is just for remote control of the mixer.
If you are wanting to solo over the headphones you can just use the headphone bus on the mixer. If you are wanting to solo to a monitor you can use the monitor output on the mixer or you can assign the monitor bus to an output of your choice.
X32 Edit is multi-tactile as long as your device is, but you may want to look into one of the tablet specific apps depending on your end use. I highly recommend the MixingStation App and can do a review of it if anyone is interested.
Yes, it’s multi-tactile. I just tested it with a Microsoft Surface Pro, and you can move several faders at the same time using different fingers from both hands.
I am teaching a class and am using the x32 edit (latest version) to have students set up a show on their computer and then save the file for submission to me. How do they save the file? They do not have access to a console due to the pandemic, their work is being done one their laptops. I need to know how to instruct them to save the file (.bnk, .scn, etc?) for me to review. Please advsie
You would have them save a .scn file, which can be saved and opened on X32 Edit. You do not need a mixer to create, open, edit, or save .scn files, all of that can be done in X32 Edit.
I’m having a problem with the laptop that I’m using to run the latest version of the X32 Edit App. As soon as I connect to the console via WIFI and disconnect, the next time I try to run the app nothing happens and the app wont load. The only way I can get it to work again is to reset the laptop. I use the laptop on Sunday mornings at church to mix a feed for our live stream. So every Saturday I’m resetting the laptop so it will be ready to go on Sunday morning. Is anyone else out there experiencing this? I’m using a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 and have tried 2 other laptops and they do the same thing. Not sure if it’s a security setting that needs to be changed, or a Windows update. Just grasping a straws trying to figure this out. Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated…
Thanks & God Bless
I’m not totally sure I’m following. Why are you connecting it to wifi and then disconnecting it?
Is it possible to run a wired connection or do you need it to be wireless? Is the wireless network dedicated to the mixer? When you say you need to reset the laptop are you talking about rebooting it or something else?
The board is connected to our local wifi network via Ethernet. I connect my laptop (with the x32 edit app installed) to the network via wifi. I could try an Ethernet cable but wifi allows a little more freedom to listen in different spots in the sanctuary and adjust the mix. The network isn’t dedicated to the mixer, just a local network at the church. When I connect and sync the laptop to the mixer for the first time after resetting the laptop it works with no issues. But after closing the app and trying to run the app again it won’t open. The only way to get it to work again is resetting the laptop (settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Reset This PC). This is the only way I have been able to get it to work…
I have never heard of this problem before but it does sound like a software problem. It may be a Windows 10 issue. I would recommend contacting Music Group directly, it could be a bug in the software. I would also try the Music Group forum to see if anyone over there has had the same problem.
I have not had any problems with X32 Edit on Mac or Windows 7 but I have not run it on a Windows 10 system and don’t have one setup to try it. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a Windows 10 issue.
I HIGHLY recommend a dedicated wifi router for the mixer, but I don’t know that it would solve this problem. I also highly recommend a tablet or phone running the Mixing Station app from dev-core if you are wanting to move around while you mix. Behringer’s own apps may even be fine for what you are doing.
Thanks for the advise. I will contact Music Group directly and see what they have to say. I have checked other forums and haven’t had any luck… Thanks again.
Found this on Music Group Tech Support:
For users with Windows operating system, you may encounter an issue where the X/M32 EDIT app will not launch, regardless of whether or not your running in ADMIN mode. To try and resolve the issue, navigate to your system directory to the following location:
Find the X32-EDIT or M32-EDIT folder within the Roaming folder and either rename it, or delete it altogether. Deleting the folder will likely cause a loss of settings within the app, so be mindful of this before you resort to deleting.
I renamed the folder and it now will launch. I’ll try and sync it to the mixer next time I’m at church. Thanks for your help…
Hi Andy, Hope that works. Please let me know when you have a chance to test it out.
The only way I could get it to work and continue to use it is to delete the x32 edit folder in the roaming location listed above. I created a shortcut on my desktop to make the process a little easier… Works fine now. Thanks
Hey! Fantastic overview/tutorial, thanks!
Question: In X32-Edit channels 1 – 8, directly above the fader is a dot or circle (very faint). What is that for?
That circle shows if the channel is assigned to either of the automix groups.
Ahhh. Thanks much!
Great tutorial! Can you tell if it is possible to load a backup file from the X32 console into the X32-Edit software so I have the same mixer setup to begin working with? Thanks.
Yes, you can load a scene or a whole console backup to a USB stick and open it up from X32 Edit. You can also connect a computer running X32 Edit directly to an X32 and sync the mixer to the PC or the PC to the mixer.
Thank you so much for putting this together. One thing I am searching for and haven’t been able to find is how to switch a bus inputs between pre fade and post fade. e.g for IEMs I want a prefade mix and for our webcast I use post fade.
It is in the guide above under the section labeled “Sends Tab.” That is where you not only can change the level to the sends, but you can change the type of send as well. You would need to make the change for each channel. I think that is what you are looking for. It is also possible to switch the actual outputs under the routing tab to be pre or post fader or eq as well, but that it probably not what you are looking for.
It may be confusing because you do not change the tap point of all of the sends to the buses on a global bus page, but you change all of the bus sends from the individual channels, that way you can have a combination of different sends to the same bus.
Ok. Got it. On the console I am able to change all sends for a bus to Pre or post on the Bus setup.
Thanks for your help!
You can change the default insert point for a particular mixbus for ALL channels by enabling the “Changes affect all Channels” button (looks like a globe) on the left side of the Sends Tab, but engage with care!
Hey, i‘m using the X32 Producer. Dca Spill Is a very nice Feature. Because i have no displays i cannot see which channels are currently active in the dca. Is there the possibility in the edit software that the view also changes when I select a dca in the spill, for example?
Yes, the display changes in X32 Edit (v4.3). Under GUI Prefs, enable “DCA-Spill layer jump” option. As you select the different DCAs in lower left corner of X32 Edit, layer will “jump” to the channels assigned to that DCA.
In the editor, how do you set a Bus to be Pre or post fader globally ( across all channels). On the console, that option appears on the config tab. I don’t see that window in the editor.
In the Sends Tab (see above) you will see a globe on the left side between the meter and busses that is deactivated (dark) and says “Changes affect selected Channel.” When you press or activate (light) the globe, it will change the operation on the Sends Tab configuration to “Changes affect all Channels.” Once active, when you change the send for a particular buss (pre, post, …) it will change the send for that buss for ALL channels (like on the console).
I’ve just received my X32 Rack, and want to use it as a sub mixer for my hardware synths into Logic Pro X. All seems to work as expected, so feeding 16 inputs to Logic over USB, but I’d like to set up a sub mix of just the FX returns (all 4) to appear on 2 linked input channels, or maybe a pair of XLR outputs fed through another interface input. Is there a way to route the 4 FX returns as a sub mix to appear on input channel 15 & 16, or route the 4 FX returns as a sub mix to appear on XLR output 1 & 2. I have tried several routing strategies, and can get the returns to appear on channel inputs on the X32 Rack, but no sound appears in Logic – only the clean instrument inputs.
By default the USB Card output is the direct out of the channels, but even though the X32 Rack has 16 Mic Preamps, it is still a 32 channel mixer and the USB card is still 32×32, so USB outputs 17-32 are by default direct outs of channels 17-32, but could be set to anything, including bus outputs or FX returns. You just need to go into the Card Out Page and there you can set whatever you want to be sent from the mixer to your DAW. There would be no need to use XLR outputs to another interface, you still have 16 unused channels on the Card Output.
See below routing for card out to be local input channels 1-16 on USB 1-16, Mixbus 1-8 on USB 17-24, Effects Out 1-4 (stereo pairs) on USB 25-32.
This is just an example and this method routes through outputs 1-16 that are normally used for analog outputs but it doesn’t seem like you need those outputs. In your case though you would probably only be using 8 total outputs to get 4 stereo effects and still have 8 outputs that could be used for analog outputs. I just used this as an example of what it would look like to setup the Mixbuses and Effects Direct Outs in one setup.
Great article, thank you! My question is around the Settings -> Head Amps. On the iPad app you can’t actually see what the incoming levels are to the head amps, you only see the knobs and what they are set to. Does X32 Edit show you the signal level coming into the head amp so you can see if you are getting close to clipping the mic pre?
Hi, yes X32 Edit will show in/out metering per channel and it is also possible to monitor all inputs and outputs via the meter tab in the top right corner.
I highly recommend everyone mixing with tablets and other devices to check out Mixing Station, which has many useful features that are not available on the Behringer App.
Is it possible do make the upper part (mixer and so on) invisible so that the faders fill the complete height of the screen?
No it is not. You could ask Behringer to include that in future updates if it will help your workflow.
i have a xcore 32 with dante card and a midas dl16 & x-touch running X32 Edit on a imac, never had problems with this set up until 2 weeks ago when i connected all is working fine then after 15 seconds
i get lost connection do you want to reconnect? the X32 Edit freezes up on the mac … but i still have control from x-touch.
i changed out my switch cisco sg300 with a extra one that i had but still the problem continues
Are all devices firmware up to date? I would check with Behringer tech support.
Possibly network settings on the iMac. Is the iMac connected to Dante? You may have to set the network priority differently or it may not like connecting to Dante and the X32 remotely if you are doing that. That is just speculation on my part, I have not used the X32 with Dante.
My setup is mac pro running pro tools 2021 connected via usb to the X32.
I have kindof an odd question. You may have even addressed it. But here goes.
I have a sound source that has levels that go up and down, so I need to ride the fader-volumes in real time, to keep them from being too loud or too quiet.
When I set up pro tools, I get the signals but I have no control. Mic preamp offer a small amount of control but not enough. Fader on Pro tools doesn’t control anything, and the faders on the x32 only control sound to the speakers. Any ideas?
Thanks for the great instructions, most comprehensive explanations I’ve read yet.
I’m not sure I understand what you are trying to accomplish. Are you trying to use the X32 as an interface to record to Pro Tools or a Remote mixer control for Pro Tools?
If you are trying to setup the X32 for remote control of Pro Tools you would use HUI control. Here is a video explaining it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRz8ktvMKto
I don’t know of anyone actually doing this, the HUI control is limited and most setups would be better off with a dedicated Pro Tools controller.
Hey there, thank you for the in-depth article. Is there a way to access the “assign” knobs and buttons from the X32 Edit app? Sorry if I missed that above.
In the upper right corner of X32-Edit is a button called ‘Assign’. It lets you use those user-definable knobs/buttons (when synced to a mixer) or click on Edit to change their functionality.
How and when are the channel groupings on the left hand side of the main window saved. These include pre-defined groups such as “1-32” and “all” and two User-defined groups. It appears that the groups are not saved as part of a scene, as loading a scene saved from a different X32 mixer/session does not restore the channel groups from that session. I would like to be able to use my computer to control multiple X32-based systems without having to recreate these channel groupings when I switch between them.
We use our board for main service sound and also streaming.
My question is.
Can one person use the board and another use x32 edit at the same time with out affecting the guy on the main board?
In other words can the person use the x32 edit making adjustment for the stream and not affect the person running the main service on the board?
I would need to know more about your setup, but it is possible with some caveats. If your streaming is on aux busses that are setup prefader, you can have someone on X32 Edit change volume levels and panning to the streaming bus, but that is all. Any processing on the individual channels would affect both. So if the technician mixing the livestream makes an eq change on a channel it will affect the Main L/R mix as well. If you are just concerned with levels and panning it is doable.
Your options if you want to have different processing per channel are:
1. An additional mixer dedicated to livestream
2. Splitting the mixer (example: channels 1-16 feed Main L/R, channels 17-32 are duplicate inputs but feed only the live stream).
3. Send your channels direct out via the USB card to a DAW and mix the livestream in the DAW. This option gives you the most control because you can use DAW plugins.
Thank you for responding.
Our stream is on bus 9 and 10.
It is setup like it would be for a stage monitor setup.
We click on 9 and 10 and do sends select to make changes on the mix.
Can we do that with out affecting the main mix on the sound board? In other words would the guy selecting bus 9 and 10 and doing sends select on x32 edit do a fiscal change on the board at the same time or would I not see it?
We hoping I would not see it.
Thank you for your help.
You should be fine. There are settings to have X32 Edit follow the mixer or have the mixer follow X32 Edit but they should be off by default.
The X32 Edit operator just needs to be sure to stay on Sends on Fader mode for Mixbus 9/10. Then they can adjust faders as needed and not interfere with the Main L/R mix.
Thank you Chris.
Hello Chris, I’ve learned a ton by going through this thread, thanks. The reason I got here is I’m looking for a way in X/M32-Edit to select the audio source that goes to the console’s onboard USB recorder (for simple 2-channel recording on a flash drive). I’ve done it plenty of times on the mixer itself, but I’m pre-building some scenes offline and would like to be able to pre-configure that if possible. I’m not using the standard L/R bus for recording in this scenario which is why I want to re-configure it. I’ve looked all over but am not seeing it anywhere.
Thanks for doing this! Very well put together.
is it possible to run MULTIPLE laptops X32-edit sessions on the same mixer? Say one guy doing the house and another guy just tweaking an AUX where everything is set prefader?
I don’t think there would be a problem with that, other than the 2nd operator would still have all of the control the first has. I have had X32-edit running on a PC and multiple tablets running mixing apps at the same time. Depending on your use it may be easier or simpler to have the 2nd operator using a tablet with one of the apps, if it is just for an PreFade Aux send maybe even the X32-Q app or a custom layout in Mixing Station built with just what they need.
Chris, my name is Matt. My band is trying to find affordable ways to save mixes and run in ear monitors. I stumbled across the x32 edit free software and thought our problems were solved. However, I can’t find anything that says if you can only use Behringer products with the software. We are trying to use a Tascam us 16 x 08 interface, but it is not recognized by the x32 edit software. Is this possible? is it because the Tascam is not hooked up via ethernet?
Sorry, the X32 Edit app is an online/offline editor for the X32 and M32 series of mixers only.
That Tascam looks like a recording interface so you would need to use a DAW or some type of software mixer for it running on a computer. You will probably not be happy with the latency of that though, especially with in ears.
A standalone mixer is really what you would want to look at.
In X32 Edit Aux 7-8 are labelled USB L + USB R. However, I’m finding it very difficult to assign Card 1-2 in the Routing section to Aux 7-8. Is there a way?
Aux 7-8 are setup for the USB 2-track player connected to the USB port on the top of the mixer, not the card input/output.
You CAN assign a different source to Aux 7-8, in the channel config tab, but you are limited to inputs that are already routed in your input page (channel inputs), aux inputs, busses, or effects returns. Since those are all already available somewhere else on the mixer, unless you are double patching channels somewhere there is not much to gain.
Hi, I mm new to the X32 Edit.
When I load my saved the bank (.bnk) to X32 Edit on my PC, will this bank layout show on the X32 mixer?
The User fader banks in X32Edit are only available in the app. The X32 mixers do not have custom fader banks.
Hi Chris, I hope you are still on here responding to people. This is a great resource. I am going to get a X32Rack and I have a question for you. I am a little confused about how the physical outputs are labeled within the X32Edit software. Am I correct in assuming that, from the factory, Mix Bus 1-8 are the XLR outs 1-8 on the back?
Also, how are the six 1/4″ Aux outputs on the back initially labeled in X32Edit?
I hope my questions make sense,
Hi, glad you found this article helpful.
The X32 defaults to having the Main Left + Right Mix on the last two physical XLR Outputs.
On the full size X32/M32 that is Output 15 + 16.
The X32 Compact, Producer, and Rack only have 8 XLR outputs and the default output routing is:
XLR Out 1-6 = Mix Bus 1-6
XLR Out 7-8 = Main Left + Right
You can change the routing but that is the default.
The six 1/4″ Aux outputs are by default routed as inserts. You can assign any of the outputs to them, including Main L+R, Mix Buses, Direct Outs, Matrices etc. but since you asked about the default setup they are inserts.
Check out the guide again and look at the output section. The Aux Outputs have their own routing tab as well as the XLR Outs where you can assign them.
Thank you for your response! I think I have a better understanding now. I have another question: do you know if there is a way to make sure that X32 Edit auto-connects with the mixer when using a direct connection (Out of the remote ethernet port on the back of the X32 directly in to the computer)? I am having to manually re-connect each time. Not sure if the auto-connect feature only works when a router is being used.
Thank you again
Some of us have been wondering what the number is at the top of the scene file as saved from x32 edit …in my case it says 4.xx if that’s the firmware then it shows that I’m up to date but it could possibly also be the x32 edit application version?
Not quite sure where you are seeing that, but my guess is that it is the current version of X32 Edit which are numbered like the X32 Firmware.
If you are connected to a mixer and looking at the mixer connection tab I think it will say which firmware the mixer has.
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Hi, I have saved a live set by recording on the X-live SD card. Bit of a weird one, but is their capabilities to send the dry recordings from a DAW to the X32-edit app offline, and then let a monitor engineer mix the audio and save the settings.
We only use the X32 rack for in ears and I want to allow someone to do a mix offline and send the settings for us to use at the next gig.
The X32-edit app doesn’t process audio, so you can’t mix with it offline. It sounds like you want to send your tracks to someone else to mix and create or edit your show file and send it back to you. Is that the case?
They would need to have an X32 to mix through.