As far as I understand the X-Touch Expanders are for use with the fullsize 8 chan X-Touch not the X-Touch One. But I could be wrong .
Richard, you can think of the xt1 as an xtouch with 8 virtual faders (and slightly less buttons).
It isn’t the most optimal setup, as the xtouch is a better base unit in this configuration.
That being said, you can attach as many extenders as your daw allows for.
This is really odd. The x-touch uses no driver, as you said, it is class compliant. I don’t know about win10, but earlier versions of windows had a midi device registration limit of 10 devices and after that you had to clean out the registry. Unfortunately, a midi device was considered different as soon as you plugged it into a another usb port so it was quite easy to hit that device limit pretty quick if you moved around your usb cables every now and then... It doesn’t help either that the x-touch is more than one midi device in one box.
Different broadcast mixers have various functionality. F.ex. on my soundtech each fader has a remoteswitch to control external hardware. It also have provision for telephone lines (POTS) and other stuff.
However, muting the studio speakers when the dj talks is very simple with e.g. the xr18 with the help of the ducker.
As Richard mentioned the x-air and x32 kind of mixers can control and be controlled by midi and OSC. The video you linked to could be accomplished with an xr18 and an x-touch controller, either direct if the broadcast mixer supports midi or mcu, or with the help of a support program to act as a proxy.
Soundtech Series A
Thank you for the message. There is a big difference between a normal mixer and a broadcast mixer. For a broadcast mixer, when the presenter (radio DJ) speaks over the microphone, the main speakers will mute.
There is a new type of broadcast mixer on the market where the broadcast mixer can communicate with the radio automation software. Please have a look at the following video for more information:
It will be nice if the company, Behringer, can develop a broadcast mixer which can communicate with radio automation software.
What exactly are you looking for in features that you won’t find in f.ex the xr-18 with a midi controller? I still have my old soundtech series-a broadcast mixer lying around but I don’t see how it differ too much from current offerings?
A common issue with firewire and windows was that windows could select the wrong firewire driver when you installed it. I’m no longer a windows user since win7 so I’m not sure of how this relates to win10.
Please verify which fw driver has been selected and what other drivers you can select from.
I've been experiencing similar issues for quite a while with X-UF and two different Windows 10 machines...I'm wondering if a firmware update would do the trick...as far as I can tell, my X-UF is on its original firmware.
Does anyone have the latest (or last) available firmware update for the X-UF...and are there any special installation instructions? I have downloaded the tool above...is that just a tool...or does it include an updated firmware?