Paul is an engineer, producer, composer and musician who these days spends a large portion of his working life mixing FOH sound either on tour or in-house at London venues – including the legendary 100 Club.
His studio credits include Lucky Soul, The Hope Rebellion and Nick Evans and he tours with Various Cruelties, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed & ZZ Ward mixing FOH. He’s also performed on stages around the world and on many recording sessions over the last 20 something years.
After my review of the Behringer X32 was published, Behringer got in touch, rather promptly, and we’ve engaged in a conversation about the X32, its components and my opinion of it. Long story short, they were surprised I didn’t like the sound of it when so many others do and I was offered another unit to trial as they suspected the one I used ‘had processing applied’ which skewed my perception.
I agreed to try out another one but asked that they also provide a Midas Pro 1 or Pro 2 so I could try them along side each other. They didn’t like that idea. I explained that I wanted to try an X32 next to one of its Midas cousins because the retail price of the units are the closest of any digital desks on the market that both use Midas pre amps. I haven’t heard back again from them yet, but I wait eagerly.
Below is the majority of the initial email from Behringer, published with permission, followed by my last reply.
And my latest reply to Behringer follows overleaf;Maybe I’ll have another reply to share with you next month. Watch this space!