THIS IS THE REAL DEAL FOLKS!
By: John Fischer from Rockwall, TX
Your general opinion of this product.
I am SO happy to write the first review on AMS of this! I have been salivating over the prospect of owning one of these since the NAMM show... I have been patiently waiting and waiting and waiting to simplify my life as a wedding band operator... IT HAPPENED! I got mine from AMS yesterday and I stayed up most of the night playing with it. Sounds incredible and is more flexible than an Olympic gymnast...
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Of course I have had mine only 24 hours, but it is built very very well... It looks great and only takes 3 rack spaces. The Inputs are locking XLRs which I like as opposed to the cheap ones that are not...
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
There is some learning curve and the manual SUCKS. But, there are many webinars on You Tube and it is really very intuitive if you understand audio engineering concepts at all..
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
Unbelievable routing flexibility. INCREDIBLE Mic preamps... You can TOTALLY tell a difference with those. The ability to control the mix from any where in the venue with my iPad these are amazing features for a board I paid this little for. I am certain NOTHING comes close to this in terms of value. If I had to add anything at all it might be a bigger display OR a way to zoom... it is pretty useless for the more detailed stuff... Of course it really does not matter because my iPad is where I am working from...
How is the tone?
The best I have ever owned! The EQ section is VERY musical, and gates and limiters on each channel too! The FX are so rich and spacious as well... I am totally loving it!!
How has it stood up over time?
That remains to be seen. I have many friends who gig with the full version of the X32 each night and have reported no issues. I will take great care of this baby and I am hoping it does the same for me as well!