Why does the X32 only have 25 faders when comparable Yamaha or Presonus have 32?
I'm in the market for a mixer and have been researching several different models and manufacturers.
Behringer products (I've purchased a GTX 60, AT108, BXL450A, DI800 and a few other things including cable tester) are well made and never disappoint.
I'm leaning towards the X32 but there are a few things bothering me and I'd hoped to get some help from seasoned users.
First, I can't beat Behringer's price. But for the life of me I don't understand why other manufacturer's 32 channel mixers are equipped with 32 faders while the X32 only has 25? How big of a drawback, if any, is that?
Models I'm considering are:
Yamaha TF5 or possibly the TF3
PreSonus StudioLive 32
I'll be using Cubase for the DAW on Windows.
Also, some older X32 reviews indicate only WAV files can be played back on a USB stick. Has that changed at all with newer firmware?
The screen doesn't appear to be a touchscreen. Is that correct?
Is there anything in particular you could point out that would sell me on the Behringer over the others?
This is a significant investment for me and I just don't want to end up regretting it. My primary usage model would be recording my son's band. Live applications in the future.
Thanks in advance!