With initial shipments of Behringer’s X32 digital mixing console currently hitting store shelves, the company is introducing a free PC Control app for the desk, offering near-complete control from a wired or wireless computer.
Designed to add a number of key new features to those already found on the console, the XControl app is available now as a free download directly from Behringer at behringer.com/X32.
The XControl app replicates the X32 control surface, with all faders, display screens and major controls on the desktop. Users can control mix and assign functions, set and adjust effects and metre individual inputs and outputs in real time.
Connecting the X32 to the computer is as simple as adding a network device; just set the IP address and you’re done. Regardless of whether you use a wired connection in a studio or installed environment, or prefer the mobility of a wireless solution for live sound, the X32’s control over common Ethernet connection will meet the requirements.
Meanwhile, XControl software allows users to connect to and control one X32 at a time by selecting from any number of connected consoles on one network. Furthermore, multiple instances of the application can be actively controlling the same mixer at the same time, allowing for remote mixing, monitor mix and broadcast applications. And when combined with the company’s XiControl app for the iPad, the system delivers full remote mix functionality with an optimised control surface.
As with other X32 applications, XControl is part of the X32 ecosystem launched by Behringer as a platform for innovation. The company is aiming to issue regular revisions, each with a set of features driven largely by user feedback.
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