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Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:37 pm
by Mike Stranks
Just a heads-up to people that the Behringer UFX-1604 is now available from several suppliers (although some don't have current stock) for <£300.

I'm guessing it's an end-of-line clearance, but as the going rate was >£500 it represents real value.

So... bye-bye Zoom L-12, hello Behringer UFX-1604! :lol:

Review here: https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/behringer-ufx1604

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:44 pm
by Wonks
This is obviously Mike's evil twin posting, otherwise Mike has turned to the Dark Side. :D

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:53 pm
by Dave B
It does happen. I hear that they have cookies.... :D

That's an absurd price for such a piece of kit. And it doesn't even have a wall wart!

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:56 pm
by Jumpeyspyder
My Yammy MG16 has started to become a little crackly and is showing its age - was looking at the UFX a few months ago - even more tempting now - thanks for the head up Mike! :)

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:05 pm
by Mike Stranks
I'm easily seduced by 100 mm faders and two swept mids... :lol:

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:07 pm
by Wonks
GAK say it's discontinued, so no point placing an order anywhere that doesn't have them in stock.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:11 pm
by Mike Stranks
I agree, although other places are saying they'll be getting more stock. But I wouldn't order from anywhere that can't guarantee a delivery to them sometime. Phone calls methinks...

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:19 pm
by Wonks
Some of those may be automatic website responses to having no stock, triggering standard re-order time frame displays.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:59 pm
by Jumpeyspyder
Mike are you thinking about using the UFX for recording as an computer interface ?
(that's my plan)

I'm slightly concerned as I'm not finding any info about latency anywhere.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:07 pm
by Mike Stranks
Jumpeyspyder wrote:Mike are you thinking about using the UFX for recording as an computer interface ?
(that's my plan)

I'm slightly concerned as I'm not finding any info about latency anywhere.

Nope! Standalone mode for me... less gear to take to location...

There's a guy done some recent demos on Youtube of recording to computer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lgQjGk4FkA Maybe you could pick his brains...

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:44 pm
by Dave B
If you are prepared to pay a whopping 312quid for one, you can get them from Amazon (when I checked earlier). Although Gear4Music were offering them at 277, this was a 'pre-order' and had an expected delivery date of April ...

:)

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:55 pm
by Wonks
I'm not too impressed with G4M's 'expected' dates. I ordered a tenor acoustic guitar from them at the beginning of December which was expected beginning of January. Then in January it changed to June and i still haven't had any confirmation about my email subsequently cancelling my order.

They are great with stuff in stock, and get it out the door pronto, but if it's not...

I have had much better service from other providers when somethng's going to be even a week late asking if I'd like to cancel, not 6 months late but still sending me a stock email telling me it's been slightly delayed but could arrive anytime now.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:47 am
by Mike Stranks
Dave B wrote:If you are prepared to pay a whopping 312quid for one, you can get them from Amazon (when I checked earlier). Although Gear4Music were offering them at 277, this was a 'pre-order' and had an expected delivery date of April ...

:)

That's from Music Store in Germany. Strangely enough on EBay the same company is offering them for less...

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:18 am
by Mike Stranks
Well it arrived yesterday...

All in order and has very comprehensive facilities. Build quality seems good too. Not too sure about the FX, but I've only done the 'what does this one do?' stuff so far.

Faders are very 'light' in action - reminiscent of some of the smaller Soundcrafts in the '90s.

I've tried the record in standalone mode. Simple to use. Interestingly I got the same faults with my Lacie drive as I had when using it with the Cymatic. Just stops recording after an indeterminate period. But using an external hard-drive with its own PSU was absolutely fine - nearly two hours of recording successfully achieved and transferred. (But lesson learned from my November catastrophe... always have a spare, proven, external hard-drive with you!)

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:11 pm
by Zukan
This is that C1000 bloke.

DO NOT approach this man!

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:13 pm
by zenguitar
C1000 Bloke.

A Marvel Comics film script that will never be made.

Andy :beamup:

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:04 pm
by James Perrett
Mike Stranks wrote:Interestingly I got the same faults with my Lacie drive as I had when using it with the Cymatic.

Wouldn't be surprised to find that they both use the same chip for that function. I think A&H also used it in some of their products.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:51 pm
by Mike Stranks
... and on the down side... There... Is... No... Manual... :protest:

There's a 'quick start guide', but nothing, nowhere about the detail of the routing buttons etc. I'll work it out by trial and error, but it's not clever Mr B. Don't advertise a manual in the QSG if there isn't one available...

I like the gear a lot and it suits my needs, but I'm just getting all nostalgic for the detailed manuals that the likes of Soundcraft and Mackie used to produce...

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:23 pm
by Wonks
A lot of Behringer stuff only now seems to have a QSG rather than a full manual. Maybe they don't expect it to last long enough to make it worth producing one? By the time you've read the QSG, it's time to send it back.

Re: Behringer UFX-1604 Available for Silly Money!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:42 pm
by blinddrew
Cheeky!
Also a bit weird as they do proper manuals for their xenyx range.