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What Behringer gear does not suck ?!
Old 19th February 2014
  #931
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Dear All,
Great to see all of the positive comments on the BCR2000. The BCR/BCF controllers have been a very successful product for us for a number of years and are in use by thousands of musicians world-wide, including Daft Punk as seen at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Regarding a “MK2” version, I’d like to note that at NAMM this year we announced a new series of controllers, called X-TOUCH. There are three members in the family: X-TOUCH, X-TOUCH COMPACT, and X-TOUCH MINI.

Exciting new features include 9 touch-sensitive faders (X-TOUCH / X-TOUCH COMPACT) and LCD Scribble Strips (X-TOUCH). The two larger models also include a USB hub for connecting additional controllers or other devices. X-TOUCH also features Ethernet connectivity for RTP MIDI and future X32 console remote control.

The X-TOUCH MINI is a great solution for plugin control, providing 8 encoders, 16 buttons and a fader in a compact bus-powered form factor. It can emulate Mackie Control Universal as well as Generic MIDI.

You can find more information on these controllers on our website: BEHRINGER

Best,
John DiNicola
Manager, Channel Marketing
MUSIC Group
BEHRINGER
Old 19th February 2014
  #932
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I bought a cheap Xenyx 1002 mixer that has served me well so far.....we'll see how long it lasts.
Old 20th February 2014
  #933
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John DiNicola View Post
Regarding a “MK2” version, I’d like to note that at NAMM this year we announced a new series of controllers, called X-TOUCH. There are three members in the family: X-TOUCH, X-TOUCH COMPACT, and X-TOUCH MINI.
Nice they have more established software and protocols to make the out-of-the box experience easier. (There's so much alternate software and discussion on getting it to work). However, there aren't enough knobs yet to replace the BCR quite yet. Those are more BCF (and Korg Nano) replacements; hopefully the motors are quieter.
Old 20th February 2014
  #934
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It's been said but i swear by the cable tester. Any system retune jobs i go on i basically rip out every cable and test. Usually ends up with a big faulty pile.
Old 22nd February 2014
  #935
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My beloved Xenyx 502 which sat beside me at home all these years has gone "left heavy". I swapped in an 802 as I've got too many other things ripped apart right now, but I'm guessing the overworked main mix pot may have headed south.
FWIW, this turned out to need nothing more than a puff of some contact cleaner and some exercise.

I'm once again a Xenyx fan. Here's hoping for another seven years of nice clean low rent monitoring.
Old 22nd February 2014
  #936
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I have a 502 I've had for years. I use it to monitor live mix when adding tracks. Always has worked perfectly and I don't think about the brand name.
Old 22nd February 2014
  #937
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John, it would be ok if you expanded the cmd line with synth controllers. Not with in rows of 8, but with a classic synth layout.. With MIDI out, not just usb :p
Old 23rd February 2014
  #938
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Cable Tester:
no audio signals were mangled in the use of this product.
Old 23rd February 2014
  #939
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Cable Tester:
no audio signals were mangled in the use of this product.
Old 23rd February 2014
  #940
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Let's see - I have a pair of B3031As, the HD400 hum remover, 4 XM8500 mics, a BCR2000 controller and an ADA8200. So far, I've been happy with all of them and nothing has broken down on me. Granted, I'm an amateur and not a heavy user, but for me Behringer fits the bill nicely.
Old 10th March 2014
  #941
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Old 10th March 2014
  #942
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BFC2000 control surface... really good!
Old 10th March 2014
  #943
Every piece of Behringer gear I`v used over the years has not let me down.

A couple of little mixers. 502 /1202 for extra monitoring purposes.

tube preamp. (the light bulbs blew) Won an award using that and a great river for vocals.

B 1 condenser mic (handclaps)

Powerplay HA 4700 - Headphone amp (love it)

All played their part when I needed them .
Old 10th March 2014
  #944
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Originally Posted by Caramel View Post
Every piece of Behringer gear I`v used over the years has not let me down.

A couple of little mixers. 502 /1202 for extra monitoring purposes.

tube preamp. (the light bulbs blew) Won an award using that and a great river for vocals.

B 1 condenser mic (handclaps)

Powerplay HA 4700 - Headphone amp (love it)

All played their part when I needed them .
I was listening to some old stuff I recorded through an MXL 990, to a Eurorack 802, through a Composer compressor. I was surprised how good it sounds, especially considering my lack of experience, this was maybe the 5th through 10th vocals I had ever recorded.


However, it sounds like you may have not owned this stuff long term. Ever single piece of equipment got replaced due to failure. The left side of my mixer started dropping out randomly in all outs. The composer started acting up on one channel. I have the Powerplay HA 4700 and I thought it was done but with some fader lube, it came back to live, works great except for some blead on one channel (minor enough to not be noticed, just saying), but I was convinced it was never to come back.

My experience with Behringer has been poor in terms of how long things last. I still have things almost as old as those peices, some even newer that work great. I definitely have some used gear that much older. To me, I never really had a side by side comparison to truly same something was good or bad, it just didn't have a good track record of surviving.
Old 10th March 2014
  #945
B208D powered live sound speakers, there light, powerful and durable. and sound pretty darn good. and there only $180 each new.
Old 12th March 2014
  #946
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The headphone amp is a quick and easy fix for adding headphone outs. The cable tester does what it says most of the time. Not really found much else that is worth having though.
Old 12th March 2014
  #947
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behringer uca222/202 is actually good as a d/a with the integrated headphone amp, provided the heads' impedance equals or exceeds 50 ohm
Old 17th March 2014
  #948
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behringer uca222/202 is actually good as a d/a with the integrated headphone amp, provided the heads' impedance equals or exceeds 50 ohm
I have the UCA202. I haven't needed it for some time, but I did a couple of weeks ago. The trouble is that its latest Win7 64-bit driver kept freezing up my Mixcraft DAW. And then Behringer provides no means of reporting such poor software updates. So it's now redundant in a box.

Behringer really needs to improve its Customer Support accessibility.
Old 17th March 2014
  #949
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i have a virtualizer pro that i quite like. £20 off ebay.
Old 18th March 2014
  #950
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I can't seem to find anyone who has used the new line of interfaces that they have/umc/ with Midas preamps. Im curious how these sound. Is there anyone on here who has tried these out yet?
Old 19th March 2014
  #951
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Dear vientos00,

Thanks for your interest in our products! Several of the UMC interfaces are now shipping, and the rest will be soon to follow. Please check with your local dealer or distributor for when they'll be available in your area, as they will have the most up to date info on that subject.

Dear Ianpb,

I'm sorry to hear about the trouble you've been having with drivers. Have you spoken with our CARE department? They are there for the express purpose of being able to help out with your MUSIC Group gear (all MG brands, not just Behringer), and can be reached at [email protected]. No matter where you are in the world, the email will be routed to the correct facility for your location. I hope they're able to help out!

Best regards,
Sean Fairchild
Specialist, Channel Marketing Prosumer Division
MUSIC Group
BEHRINGER
Old 19th March 2014
  #952
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Dear vientos00,

Thanks for your interest in our products! Several of the UMC interfaces are now shipping, and the rest will be soon to follow. Please check with your local dealer or distributor for when they'll be available in your area, as they will have the most up to date info on that subject.

Dear Ianpb,

I'm sorry to hear about the trouble you've been having with drivers. Have you spoken with our CARE department? They are there for the express purpose of being able to help out with your MUSIC Group gear (all MG brands, not just Behringer), and can be reached at [email protected]. No matter where you are in the world, the email will be routed to the correct facility for your location. I hope they're able to help out!

Best regards,
Sean Fairchild
Specialist, Channel Marketing Prosumer Division
MUSIC Group
BEHRINGER
Old 19th March 2014
  #953
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Fairchild View Post
Dear vientos00,

Thanks for your interest in our products! Several of the UMC interfaces are now shipping, and the rest will be soon to follow. Please check with your local dealer or distributor for when they'll be available in your area, as they will have the most up to date info on that subject.

Dear Ianpb,

I'm sorry to hear about the trouble you've been having with drivers. Have you spoken with our CARE department? They are there for the express purpose of being able to help out with your MUSIC Group gear (all MG brands, not just Behringer), and can be reached at [email protected]. No matter where you are in the world, the email will be routed to the correct facility for your location. I hope they're able to help out!

Best regards,
Sean Fairchild
Specialist, Channel Marketing Prosumer Division
MUSIC Group
BEHRINGER
Unfortunately, there is no contact email address available on the Behringer website's driver download page to report driver issues. Even the website contact page fails to make communication on this easy either.
Old 19th March 2014
  #954
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Dear Ianpb,

That contact email address I gave is direct, and goes to our centralized technical and customer service center where you can report and discuss any issues you're having. They're your best resource for answers and servicing/technical info! Please get in touch with them to report your driver issue - they may have heard of it and may have a course of action to suggest. Thanks!

Best regards,
Sean Fairchild
Specialist, Channel Marketing Prosumer Division
MUSIC Group
BEHRINGER
Old 20th March 2014
  #955
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In november 2010 I mentioned in this thread I have a Composer MDX 2000 which I bought sometime in the early '90's : https://www.gearslutz.com/board/5990210-post606.html

I still have it and it still works fine :-)

Meanwhile I bought an Ultragraph Pro (FBQ 1502) a year or so ago and it does exactly what it is supposed to do.

And recently (a few months ago) I bought a B5 microphone because I needed a SD mic. This thing is absolutely amazing. Records e.g. acoustic guitar, fiddle, etc very well.

So yeah, AFAIC, Behringer gear doesn't suck!
Old 20th March 2014
  #956
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Behringer ECM8000 (calibration mic) is not so bad for measuring room acoustics, especially for its price.
Old 20th March 2014
  #957
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My Behringer truth 2031 monitors have worked well for my budget studio..i also use them to blast Electric Six through my 2 story house while I'm vaccuming...I'm sure I would replace them if I had a few grand to dump into my studio , which I wont for a long time
Old 20th March 2014
  #958
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I once bought 2 brand new Behringer 1000 watt powered speakers. First time I used them (at a show) they blew out after about 30 min. Never again.
Old 23rd March 2014
  #959
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I once bought 2 brand new Behringer 1000 watt powered speakers. First time I used them (at a show) they blew out after about 30 min. Never again.
What model and what were the circumstances?
Old 28th March 2014
  #960
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This might be useful for some people here : Behringer repair - V-Verb (and/or other gear) noise, crackle, pop, hiss
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