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Behringer Releases the X32 Producer


S16 digital stage boxes, for a further 16 remote mic preamps and eight XLR outputs per device. All routing is achieved through the colour TFT screen. Additionally, the X32


Producer features motorised faders and onboard stereo FX racks that include


DESIGNED FOR live sound and recording or studio situations, the Behringer X32 Producer is the most compact of the X32 family of digital mixers and works equally well on the desktop or in the rack. The board features 16 Midas-designed mic preamps, eight stereo FX engines, a 32 x 32 channel USB 2.0 audio interface – plus computer, iPad, or iPhone remote control. Inputs and outputs can be expanded via AES50 ports on the console that permit the addition of up to six optional


reverbs, compressors, delays, EQs, and more. Music Group’s X32 product


manager Jan Duwe said: “Our X32 Producer puts full-scale digital recording and live sound mixing within the grasp of musicians and engineers who use their mixers wherever their work takes them – both in the studio or on the road. Packed with incredible processing power, Midas-designed preamps and all the FX you could ask for, the Producer lives up to its name in every way. ” www.behringer.com


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Universal Audio Brings AAX Compatibility to Mac Users


A NEWpublic beta version of the UAD software (v7.4.1) allows Pro Tools 11 users on Mac OS X to take advantage of the complete UAD plug-in library. The release supports the entire UAD-2 product lineup, including all Apollo interfaces, UAD-2 PCIe cards, and UAD-2 Satellite devices.


The update also gives users support for Pro Tools 11’s faster-than-realtime (offline) bounce feature.


Besides support of the


new Pro Tools 11 AAX 64 format, version 7.4.1 also adds new enhancements for users including AudioSuite processing for file-based workflows, which allows


THE NEW SWAP12 by Active Audio is the company’s own subwoofer and can be used in passive and active modes. Connection in passive mode is useful when no main power is available near the subwoofer or when reusing existing cables. Equipped with a 12in woofer, it’s seen as


users to process files and selections with UAD plug- ins complete with handles, as well as multi-mono support, which allows users to use UAD plug-ins on surround and stereo tracks with full linking and unlinking capabilities. While the beta is


currently only available to Mac users, a fully tested and qualified cross-platform release is expected within the next few months. www.uaudio.com


Swapping Subwoofers with SWAP12


ideal to extend the bass response of StepArray and Ray-On column loudspeakers. Its slenderness and colours (black and white) facilitate integration in conference rooms, houses of worship, bars and so on. www.activeaudio.fr


8 January 2014


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