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Behringer Nightmare!!!!!!!

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  • Behringer Nightmare!!!!!!!

    I recently purchased a Behringer model mx2442a 24 channel 4 bus mixing console and I can't figure the damn thing out!!! Could someone with some technical knowledge please try and explain it to me?

  • #2

    is that the one? what exactly are you needing to know? I downloaded the manual, so I can try to help.

    manual is at http://www.behringer.de/eng/products...2a_mx2442a.htm


    • #3
      Plug all your line level signal sources into the Line ins, not the inserts!! All your mics should off course be plugged into the XLR mic inputs.
      Then there is the Gain pot, it allows you to match all levels, so all channels will have the same volume when their faders are at the same height. The low cut switch cuts off stage rumble from mics if desired.
      The yellow knobs are the equalisers. With the High, Mid, Low knobs you can cut or boost that specific frequency range, the sweep(freq) button allows you to determine the Mid frequency which you want to cut or boost with the Mid knob.
      Then there's 4 buttons for 6 auxes. Aux 1 and 2 are switchable to pre and post. Pre is used for monitor mixes(independent of the fader position) and post is for sending effects(dependent of the fader, if you put the fader down, there won't be sent a signal to the effects). Then there's a switch for selecting auxes 3 and 4 or 5 and 6. I don't know exactly which ones are pre and or post.
      The panpot determines the position in the stereo image. Pan two channels hard left and right for use as one stereo channel.
      PFL-SOLO is used to monitor channels in your headphone, while not screwing up the main mix while recording.
      Mute is used to mute channels
      Then you can assign a channel to sub1-2, sub3-4 and L-R. Sub1-2 and Sub3-4 are subgroups, you could make a submix from the drums to sub1-2 and all the singers to sub3-4. Then you can control the level of all drums with the two faders from sub1-2 and all the singers with the faders from sub3-4. Off course you can use the panpot to send a channel to sub1 only. You could also put a compressor on a subgroup, so you can compress all drums for instance.

      In the master section, you need to make sure to assign the subs to the LR mix, and pan them hard left and right for stereo use. The aux send master buttons determine the level that is send into the monitor or effects. Turn this down if the monitor is too loud or you see a red light on your effects. There's much more knobs on the master section, but that's for yourself to find out

      There's one thing left; there are lots of connectors which are called 'Insert'. These are stereo jack plugs which function as a direct out+an input at the same time. If you use an Y cable, stereo jack to double mono jack that is, you can route a signal through a compressor, by only inserting the stereo jack into the insert. That saves you from a lot of plugging in and out!
      You can use this on each channel, subgroup and the master as far as I know.
      Also if you use a mono jack plug and plug it into the insert halfway, the insert will function as direct out.

      Music was my first love...


      • #4
        Thanks guys I knew I could count on you!!!



        • #5

          Music was my first love...