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Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:40 pm
by Phunky
I've just received mine. Impressive looking piece of gear considering the price-tag(311 euros).

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:39 pm
by Ronnie Wibbley
Hard case for mine has just turned up, so now the rest of the band can resume their airport baggage handler impressions when loading gear in and out of the car. :D

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:26 pm
by blinddrew
You mean they actually help?

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:40 pm
by Wonks
For a certain value of 'help'.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:05 am
by Alba
fyi, Thomann have stock in Belgium have got some in stock at €299 inc vat and delivery to the UK.

And now I see they are showing 'available immediately' on the UK site too.

https://www.thomann.de/be/behringer_xen ... bd1fc217ed

And apparently Preamps sound warm, clear and loud without self noises.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:40 pm
by Random Guitarist
I ordered one from Thomann on Tuesday evening and it was dispatched yesterday, now I just have to keep pinging the UPS page . . .

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:24 pm
by Ronnie Wibbley
Well, after 6 months and numerous gigs I'm extremely happy with the desk, but was wondering whether anyone had tried recording with a portable SSD from the USB out?

I use it to take quick 'n' easy live multitracks of my bands playing in pubs and clubs; the beauty of it is that once the mics are up and a couple of amps and instruments have been DI'd for the front of house, there's nothing extra to wire up and you just have to press record. Set up time is always a battle so this time saving element is very important.

For the sake of simplicity I've been using USB3 flash drives but it seems very hit or miss whether they will record properly in 24 bit resolution (some days all will be fine, next time the same drive won't be fast enough). I know that I can record in 16 bit, but this is less than ideal in a live situation as setting the input level becomes more critical and there's never enough time to fiddle with this. After previous experiences recording to a portable hard drive with my old Cymatic I'm nervous of vibrations causing glitches on the recordings, hence the SSD question.

Is these any technical reason something like, for example, the WD 500 GB My Passport Go Portable wouldn't work in the same way as a portable HD?

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:07 am
by Mike Stranks
Hi Ronnie

I share your enthusiasm!

.... and I use an external hard-drive all the time with the Behringer... not SSD though.

The Cymatic was quite fussy about what drive it would work with and my worst horror-story in 50 years concerns the Cymatic and a hard-drive....

There days with an unproven external drive - or USB stick - I tend to run a test-recording - at home of course - of 30-mins to an hour just to check all is well.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:31 am
by Ronnie Wibbley
Thanks Mike.

I'll invest in a load of bubblewrap for the portable HDD, find a sturdy table, tell the drummer not to bash the kick drum so hard and hope for the best...

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:56 pm
by James Perrett
Ronnie Wibbley wrote:Is these any technical reason something like, for example, the WD 500 GB My Passport Go Portable wouldn't work in the same way as a portable HD?

Do they have a list of approved drives? I know that Allen and Heath do for their Qu series and I bought a 500GB WD Elements drive specifically because it was on the list when the larger drives weren't as far as I can remember. It worked fine for the particular job that I bought it for and has worked fine for everything else I've tried since (though I've not tried it on a Behringer mixer).

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:07 pm
by Ronnie Wibbley
They don't even have a proper manual for it, so I doubt there's a list of approved drives. I'm sure I read somewhere that they recommended using drives with an external power source rather than USB-powered ones, but I can't find where I read it now.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:16 pm
by Random Guitarist
I have used an external SSD successfully. USB sticks in general all seemed to be slow but this one:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

Works every time for me. It was only £40 when I bought it and there are other USB3 SDDs for more sensible money listed as similar. So long as the listed speeds are in the ballpark should be good.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:55 am
by Ronnie Wibbley
Yes, can confirm that a cheapy 120 Gb portable SSD works fine for this.