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Behringer DDX3216 Digital Mixer   

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Start with 32 channels, 16 internal buses, 8 aux sends, and flying faders! Each channel features a fully parametric 4-band equalizer, sweepable high-...Read More

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A compact digital console that's loaded to the hilt.

Start with 32 channels, 16 internal buses, 8 aux sends, and flying faders! Each channel features a fully parametric 4-band equalizer, sweepable high-pass filter, gate, compressor/limiter, and phase inversion”all simultaneously operable. The first 16 channels also offer delay. 4 effects processors put just about any imaginable effect type at your fingertips. Full-fledged dynamic and static automation functions; extensive synchronization options and MIDI implementation; a comprehensive internal I/O patchbay; full digital compatibility and functionality supported by 2 expansion slots for ADAT, TDIF, AES/EBU interfaces; and more. All are based on 32-bit floating-point processing (40-bit for EQ).

FEATURES
  • 32 channels
  • 16 internal buses
  • 8 aux sends
  • Fully parametric 4-band equalizer
  • Sweepable high-pass filter, gate, compressor/limiter, and phase inversion”all simultaneously operable
  • First 16 channels offer delay
  • 4 effects processors
  • Full-fledged dynamic and static automation functions
  • Extensive synchronization options
  • MIDI implementation
  • Comprehensive internal I/O patchbay
  • Full digital compatibility and functionality supported by two expansion slots for ADAT, TDIF, AES/EBU interfaces
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4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

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Value - Power - Features - Fun

I got my DDX3216 from Musician's Friend late Dec 2004 right after I noticed that Behringer dropped the price by almost half. Then once I started working with it I was really amazed. Just...Read complete review

I got my DDX3216 from Musician's Friend late Dec 2004 right after I noticed that Behringer dropped the price by almost half. Then once I started working with it I was really amazed. Just having memory alone on a mixer is like when you get your first multi FX unit for gutar and find out how to store your stomp boxes in the CLOSET, you won't even wanna do it any other way. It's like grandma's cord phone and your cell, once you're gone - you can't go back. You can switch from Ozzy type full on FX to simple Clapton whisper tone in the punch of a button, or reconfigure from one band or studio config to another with the same ease. I had a Behringer UB2442FX 16 channel mixer before this one and it was really a nice mixer, so I went for the DDX without any reservation. Some reviewers say the preamps sound thiner than some hi-end units, but I don't hear it. Mine is awsome, way better than any Mackie I've ever heard and they cost three times as much for half the features. Also, I saved a bunch of wire and other rack mount gear because it has everything built in. That helps maintain a clean sound, using a lot less wire. If it has a disadvantage, it's that there is so much this thing can do, it takes some time to learn how to use some of the high end features. But it is pretty intuitive. Routing and MMC are not for the weak at heart, but I think that goes for any unit that will do this stuff.If you're watching your pennies and want a TON of features, this is definately the way to go. You can't go wrong.

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POOR Service

We had 3 of these installed in our new church 1 1/2 years ago and have had nothing but problems with every board since the day they were installed. At the time we...Read complete review

We had 3 of these installed in our new church 1 1/2 years ago and have had nothing but problems with every board since the day they were installed. At the time we paid top dollar for them because they were new. The service or lack of service we recieved from Behringer turned me against that company for ever. When the boards work corectly they are great, because of the ability to save complete settings and recall them. But if I were to do it over again I would spend the extra money and go with another digi board!

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5.0

DDX3216

By Dylan-RloJ-

from Australia

I love this unit. I have only ever owned a small 8 channel Alto mixer before so this was a very nice step upwards. I was always focused on digital recording so I spent alot of net time looking for the right unit and this is DEFINATELY it. I also own the Adat16 upgrade card for this along with a Adat to firewire interface. With this setup I can record 16 individual channels of audio to my computers hardware instantly (32 if I got another Adat card for it). When I first turned it on a found it to be shockingly easy to use and the sound quality of the effects with my B1 studio mic was extremely clean and smooth. I will definately recommend this to anyone looking for multitrack recording direct to Cubase or another sequencing program on their pc or mac.

 
3.0

Only 4 aux's

By l0s.fr5NA

from San Antonio, TX

Thought it says that there are 8 aux's but there are in reality only 4. I called Behringer and they confirmed that it was a mis-print.

 
5.0

Very Happy User

By onesdman

from Woonsocket, RI

I've been using this unit for two years now and have very few complaints. I also use two ADA8000, Alesis Masterlink and an Alesis HD24. This unit is way cool. I've used it for live recording and sound reinforcement without a hitch. It did take a while to get use to switching between banks and the fan started making noise after a year or so. My only real complaint is that I can't find a road/rack case it fits in. This unit sounds clean and is worth way more than it cost to buy. Software upgrades are easy to do. The effects work pretty good too. I now have a lot of outboard gear I no longer use thanks to all the built-in stuff. I would recommend this unit to anyone interested in getting into recording. What a great unit !!!!

 
5.0

Not for the road gig but great for the proj studio

By Bob Phillips

from Detroit, MI

First unit I received didn't work, so I returned it and exchanged it. The second unit I received worked just fine. Have used it for about three months now and I would say it can do the job. Excellent pre's and channel EQ's sound great. You would have to spend a great deal more to get a better sound.

 
5.0

This really rock

By Ivan-EVAW2

from Sweden

I tried alot before a bought this thing. Everyone should own one, they truly rock.

 
5.0

You will want this board!

By Rj-8XHms

from Atlanta GA

We JUST purchased this board last weekend and had a big show to do that night. We went through the "very understandable" manual and had it running that night! You CANNOT beat this board for its price!

 
4.0

Great features, but poor and harsh sound

By Joral

from Miami, FL

I bought this mixer as an upgrade for my Yamaha Pro-Mix 01, and it is fair to say that I am disappointed to a certain extent. Of course, with this price-tag it's impossible to have a better digital mixer. The price is great, but 24bit and so many good features and having a less than decent sound, it is make no sense to me. As a musician, I sell my sound, and the DDX-3216 does not help me to achieve this. Anyway, as a keyboard sub-mixer it works fine, but if I have to use the pre-amps or use more extensive EQ, the DDX-3216 reveals it's main flaw: harshness. On the positive side, the meters are super cool!

 
5.0

Very good and getting better with the updates.

By nYcTracks

from NYC

The Behringer DDX3216 Digital Mixer does wonders for my home project studio; it puts me into the digital domain.

 
5.0

Amazing features, great sound quality, right price

By Derek-81NVf

from Sammamish, WA

I've used the DDX3216 extensively for 9 months. In short, it is a dream. It's a perfect compliment to a MOTU 2408 or RME Hammerfall system when used with the mixer's optional ATDT16 adat option cards (total of 32 optical channels in and out). I also use it with the Focusrite Octopre with lightpipe out. I run my MOTU 2408 light pipe to the DDX3216 (24 channels in and out!) and then I run the focusrite octopre into the remaining 8 ins on the DDX3216. I can fully automate 32 channel mixes from my DAW (Sonar), using the built-in compression on every channel and the four on-board effects processors. The built-in a/d converters sound great. The user interface is clean and very easy to understand. I can't believe they sell this thing for this cheap! I did have one problem: I was using it so much that the mainboard died on it after about five months of use. Fortunately, it was under warranty. Don't know if this was a defective unit or if it will fail regularly with heavy use. Time will tell. Otherwise, I'm married to this thing.

 
5.0

Church Review

By SPGWhistler

from Muskegon, MI

We use this mixer for our church services. I've had a yahmaha 8 channel powered mixer, a carvin 16 channel power mixer, a Behringer 24 channel non-powered mixer, and this Behringer DDX3216. I am quite impressed with it, and compared to all of the other mixers I've used, it has tons of features, and is incredible flexable and expandable. I'd say that off all the features of this mixer, I like the fact that it is so expandable, and when it comes to signal routing, there is no comparison to an anolog bord! I'm very happy!

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