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Re: Behringer X-Touch - that blue light...

Postby Howdy Doody Time » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:22 am

X-Touch is brilliant. I bought the 3 items together (x-32 rack, X-touch and Expander) and it's the best most useful and cost effective package around. I had heard it wasn't great with Reason, but in fact it is fabulous with Reason. Reason sees it as not only a Daw controller, but all the Waves and other plugins beg to be mapped to the X-Touch the second you invoke them.

I'm glued to the Behringer website these days to find out what's next. Happy days.
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Re: Behringer X-Touch - that blue light...

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:54 am

Delighted to hear something has worked well for you for once!

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Re: Behringer X-Touch - that blue light...

Postby Howdy Doody Time » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:52 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:Delighted to hear something has worked well for you for once!

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You're a Gentleman! and I'm a grumpy old git, but yeah, this Behringer resurgence is really good news. I hope they develop a line of 500 series modules too. :)
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Re: Behringer X-Touch - that blue light...

Postby DGL. » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:26 pm

Howdy Doody Time wrote:
ConcertinaChap wrote:Delighted to hear something has worked well for you for once!

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You're a Gentleman! and I'm a grumpy old git, but yeah, this Behringer resurgence is really good news. I hope they develop a line of 500 series modules too. :)

Midas are currently the ones doing the 500 series thing, with a range of two cases and 4 modules, 3 for around the £135 mark and one not so inexpensive :o https://www.thomann.de/gb/midas_microph ... er_501.htm
It is supposedly a no holds barred/no expense spared product, if it's as good as they claim it must show off their Chinese factory in a good way as surprisingly for such an expensive piece of audio equipment that is where it is made.
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Re: Behringer X-Touch - that blue light...

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:41 pm

I'm very happy with my Berry mixers, decent product for a very good price but I can't help thinking that that preamp is a marketing exercise. I wonder if anybody has actually bought one?
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Re: Behringer X-Touch - that blue light...

Postby DGL. » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:50 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:I'm very happy with my Berry mixers, decent product for a very good price but I can't help thinking that that preamp is a marketing exercise. I wonder if anybody has actually bought one?
Well I suppose that's the idea, helps to cement Midas as a high-end brand.

As for sales it's not got the lowest sales rank in the preamp category on Thomann so they must have sold some https://www.thomann.de/gb/cat_rank.html?ar=452033 Plus it's in stock and they are hardly going to stock something they can't sell.
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Re: Behringer X-Touch - that blue light...

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:48 pm

Well, it depends on the trade price and how much staff discount they can offer maybe?

Given that something like this https://www.retrosonicproaudio.com/product/retrosonic-pro-audio-r2xl301-midas-xl3-dual-mic-pre-and-eq is only £690.
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Re: Behringer X-Touch - that blue light...

Postby DGL. » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:47 am

Sam Spoons wrote:Well, it depends on the trade price and how much staff discount they can offer maybe?

Given that something like this https://www.retrosonicproaudio.com/product/retrosonic-pro-audio-r2xl301-midas-xl3-dual-mic-pre-and-eq is only £690.
Though I was under the impression Thomann don't do discounts plus Music Tribe are hardly known for overpricing.
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Re: Behringer X-Touch - that blue light...

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:14 am

Yeah, that's my point, you can buy two genuine 'vintage' Midas preamps for under £700, why would anybody spend £10k on a copy?

edit to add :- I'm pretty pro Behringer these days but there is no way the true trade value of that preamp is more than a few hundred dollars. There is something fishy going on, maybe they are supplying on SoR or some kind of 'linked to stock level' deal, I can't imagine Thomann would be carrying them as a stock item at around £6k trade if they had to pay up front.......
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Re: Behringer X-Touch - that blue light...

Postby The Elf » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:41 pm

Here's the overlay I had made for my X-Touch:
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I requested custom labels over the upper buttons to match my mixer configs.

And here's the chap that made it for me:
https://www.giantproductions.nl/
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