Full Studio

The name might be a bit confusing, but I call this my full studio, because it has the largest interface for one, but that’s mostly because my accoustic drum is connected to it. And as this is the largest interface and loudest environment I call this the full studio.

On this page I’ll explain you about the gear I use and how it’s all hooked up!

At the heart of this setup is the Behringer X32. I choose this system for the following reasons:

  • Enough channels for what I wanted (my drum uses a lot of channels…)
  • Built-in multitrack recording interface
  • Affordable compared to other systems with this amount of channels
  • Remote configuration via tablet – I don’t have my own tech or sound engineer, so I can adjust everything while sitting behind my kit
  • Infinite personal mixes – based upon 16 channels
    • Via the Behringer PowerPlay P16 system
    • Affordable to extend (extra modules for seperate mixes)
    • Single wire (ethernet),

Ofcourse some of the cables I run are mono jacks, so I also use a Behringer Ultra-DI Pro DI800 which features 8 jack inputs to transform to XLR – with trim, phantom power etc. Here’s what’s connected to this DI:

  • Roland TM-2 trigger module (2 channels – Left and Right)
  • Roland SPD-SX (2 channels – Left and Right)
  • Line6 Spider IV guitar amp
  • Channel for a bass guitar – not used as the Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig also has XLR out
  • Keyboard (2 channels – Left and Right)

In addition I’m using a Behringer VMX-1000 USB DJ mixer. This is used to connect my MP3, tablet, CD player or basically any external audio source to the X32 via AUX IN (2 channels – Left and Right – RCA).

From the X32 I’m running a single Aux out to my Pearl Throne Thumper – sending only signals from the accoustic kick channels. Another lead is going to the P16 system for in-ear monitoring (Shure SE535). Two XLR’s (main stereo) are going to my monitors – which are a pair of Behringer NEKKST K6 and a NEKKST K10s subwoofer. A third XLR lead (main – mono) is going to a Behringer F1320D floor monitor – if required.

Channel configuration

  • Channel 01: Kick left
  • Channel 02: Kick right
  • Channel 03: Snare Main – top
  • Channel 04: Snare Main – bottom
  • Channel 05: Snare Aux – top
  • Channel 06: Snare Aux – bottom
  • Channel 07: Tom 1
  • Channel 08: Tom 2
  • Channel 09: Tom 3
  • Channel 10: Tom 4
  • Channel 11: Tom 5
  • Channel 12: Tom 6
  • Channel 13: Cymbals – left
  • Channel 14: Cymbals – right
  • Channel 15: Hats – left
  • Channel 16: Hats – right
  • Channel 17: SPD-SX – left
  • Channel 18: SPD-SX – right
  • Channel 19: TM-2 – left
  • Channel 20: TM-2 – right
  • Channel 21: Vocal 1 (Shure SM58)
  • Channel 22: Vocal 2
  • Channel 23: Vocal 3
  • Channel 24: Guitar 1
  • Channel 25: Guitar 2
  • Channel 26: Guitar 3
  • Channel 27: Bass guitar
  • Channel 28: Keyboard – left
  • Channel 29: Keyboard – right
  • Channel 30: Metronome
  • Channel 31: Audience – left
  • Channel 32: Audience – right

Bus configuration

  • Bus 01: Drums – left – accoustic sounds, without kick
  • Bus 02: Drums – right – accoustic sounds, without kick
  • Bus 03: Triggers – left
  • Bus 04: Triggers – right
  • Bus 05: Kick drums – accoustic sounds
  • Bus 06: Vocals
  • Bus 07: Guitars
  • Bus 08: Bass
  • Bus 09: Keyboard – left
  • Bus 10: Keyboard – right
  • Bus 11: Snare effects
  • Bus 12: Metronome
  • Bus 13: Audience – left
  • Bus 14: Audience – right
  • Bus 15: Aux inputs – left
  • Bus 16: Aux inputs – right

Change to come: bus remapping

  • Bus 01: Drums – accoustic sounds, without kick
  • Bus 02: Kick drums – accoustic sounds
  • Bus 03: Triggers
  • Bus 04: Vocals 1
  • Bus 05: Vocals 2
  • Bus 06: Vocals 3
  • Bus 07: Guitar 1
  • Bus 08: Guitar 2
  • Bus 09: Guitar 3
  • Bus 10: Bass guitar
  • Bus 11: Keyboard
  • Bus 12: Metronome
  • Bus 13: Audience – left
  • Bus 14: Audience – right
  • Bus 15: Aux inputs – left
  • Bus 16: Aux inputs – right