BEHRINGER X32 Scores Three-Way Tie in Memphis(lifePR) (Seattle, WA, )
To ensure that all of the audio elements worked seamlessly, it was decided by TechLifeLine President, Kiley Butler, to utilize the BEHRINGER X32. Three consoles were brought in for FOH, monitors and broadcast. Butler commented, "The real benefit of the triple X32 solution was the ability to split and route all of the signals using only the digital routing inside the X32. Utilizing the X-Control for our laptops also greatly sped up the process."
The center point for the production's signal flow was at the X32 being used for monitors. Monitor engineer Brandon Armbruster set his console as the master clock for the other two consoles. Using the AES50 routing tabs (A and B), all 32 analog inputs were sent to the FOH and broadcast boards. A CAT5 connection was then made from monitor to FOH. Four mix signals-Main L, Main R plus two matrices were sent back to the Monitor board via the X32 P16 digital outputs thus eliminating the need for a send snake from FOH to the power amps located backstage. Finally, the AES50A on the broadcast audio console was connected to the AES50B on the monitor console and it was show time.
Tom Browning, who was the designer of the routing structure and also served as the broadcast engineer, was pleased with the results and said, "The BEHRINGER X32 presented an end-to-end solution that kept all signals in the digital realm, from their entry point at the monitor console until their final analog output. The incredible depth of routing built into these consoles is impressive."