Along with feature set and workflow improvements in version 2.0 firmware, Behringer has announced a free library of “Artist’s Presets” for the X32 digital console.
The library was created by noted sound engineers for use on the X32 for specific situations or instruments. Included are collections of presets from the Whisky A Go Go nightclub in LA and Big Blue Meenie Studios in NYC, as well as engineers Peter Moshay (Live from Daryl’s House, Hall & Oates), Rick Camp (Jennifer Lopez) and Terry “TJ” Jackson (Earth Wind & Fire).
Located on Sunset Strip, Whisky A Go Go installed X32 consoles at front of house and monitor positions in 2013. The “Whisky A Go Go Collection” presets come straight from those X32 consoles, which serve are starting points for engineers who often don’t get sound checks for the up to six bands that perform on any given night.
Located just across the Hudson River from the heart of New York City, Big Blue Meenie is one of the oldest, largest and most prolific “Open for Hire” private production houses for rock music on the U.S. east coast. The “Big Blue Meenie Studios Collection” from studio owner and mix engineer Tim Gilles frames a typical rock mix on the X32 and provides an extensive set of complete instrument channel strips and effects presets. These presets give users an in-depth look at Gilles’ favorite effects and channel strip settings on the X32.
Peter Moshay began his live sound career in the early 80s, hitting the road as a tech and consultant with some of the biggest names in popular music, including Journey, Kenny Loggins, The Cars and Hall & Oates. Currently he continues to work with Daryl Hall on the TV series “Live from Daryl’s House,” and over the past year, he’s used the X32 on live shows with the group and has provide some of his starting points for EQ and compression on the console.
Known for his work Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, among other A-list talent, Rick Camp—considered by many as the “best in the industry”—offers vocal and instrument presets from a consummate audio engineer in the “Rick Camp Collection.”
The “Terry ‘TJ’ Jackson Collection” comes from the noted engineer who’s traveled the world running FOH for such top acts such as Michael Jackson (Project Africa Tour), George Benson, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and Al Jarreau. Jackson has provided the presets he’s using on the current Earth Wind & Fire tour, which includes an X32 and the Powerplay P16 personal monitoring system.
“TJ is known for his powerful and immaculate mixes,” says product manager Jan Duwe. “We’re proud to support the legacy that is Earth Wind & Fire – and we’re thrilled TJ has agreed to share his signature presets with our X32 users. This is just the beginning of a dynamic library of X32 presets, that will only grow – as more and more world-class artists and engineers turn to the award-winning X32 Digital Mixing Console.”
The “Artist’s Presets Library” comes with the v2.0 firmware download for X32, and is available free of charge at www.behringer.com.