Behringer UB1204FX-PRO, UB1204-PRO User Manual

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EURORACK® UB1204-PRO/UB1204FX-PRO

User’s Manual

Version 1.2 August 2002

ENGLISH

www.behringer.com

EURORACK UB1204-PRO/UB1204FX-PRO

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover (or back). No user serviceable parts inside; refer servicing to qualified personnel.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this device to rain and moisture.

This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the enclosure—voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.

This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the accompanying literature. Please read the manual.

DETAILED SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:

All the safety and operation instructions should be read before the device is operated.

Retain Instructions:

The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

Heed Warnings:

All warnings on the device and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

Follow instructions:

All operation and user instructions should be followed.

Water and Moisture:

The device should not be used near water (e.g. near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool etc.).

Ventilation:

The device should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the device should not be placed on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings, or used in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.

Heat:

The device should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other devices (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

Power Source:

The device should only be connected to a power supply of the type described in the operating instructions or on the device.

Grounding or Polarization:

This device must be grounded.

Power Cords:

Power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords and plugs, sockets, outlets and the point where they exit from the device.

Cleaning:

The device should be cleaned only as recommended by the manufacturer.

Non-use Periods:

The power cord of the device should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.

Debris and Liquid Entry:

Debris and/or liquids should not be allowed to enter the enclosure through openings.

Damage Requiring Service:

The device should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:

sThe power cord or the plug has been damaged; or

sDebris or liquid has entered the device; or

sThe device has been exposed to rain; or

sThe device does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a pronounced change in performance; or

sThe device has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.

Servicing:

The user should not attempt to service the device beyond that which is described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................

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1.1

General mixing console functions ....................................................................................................................

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1.2

The user’s manual ...........................................................................................................................................

5

1.3

Before you get started .......................................................................................................................................

5

 

1.3.1

Shipment ................................................................................................................................................

5

 

1.3.2

Initial operation .......................................................................................................................................

5

 

1.3.3

Warranty .................................................................................................................................................

5

2. CONTROL ELEMENTS AND CONNECTORS ..........................................................

5

2.1

Mono channels .................................................................................................................................................

5

 

2.1.1

Microphone and line inputs ...................................................................................................................

5

 

2.1.2

Equalizer .................................................................................................................................................

5

 

2.1.3

Aux sends ...............................................................................................................................................

6

 

2.1.4

Routing switch, solo and channel fader ................................................................................................

6

2.2

Stereo channels ................................................................................................................................................

6

 

2.2.1

Channel inputs .......................................................................................................................................

6

 

2.2.2

Equalizer stereo channels .....................................................................................................................

7

 

2.2.3

Aux sends stereo channels ...................................................................................................................

7

 

2.2.4

Routing switch, solo and channel fader ................................................................................................

7

2.3

Connector panel and main section ..................................................................................................................

7

 

2.3.1 Aux sends 1 and 2..................................................................................................................................

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2.3.2 Aux send connectors 1 and 2 ................................................................................................................

7

 

2.3.3 Stereo aux return connectors .................................................................................................................

7

 

2.3.4

Stereo aux return ....................................................................................................................................

8

 

2.3.5 Tape input / tape output ..........................................................................................................................

8

 

2.3.6

Level meter and monitoring ...................................................................................................................

8

 

2.3.7 Alt 3-4 and main mix fader .....................................................................................................................

9

2.4

Rear view of UB1204FX-PRO/UB1204-PRO ....................................................................................................

9

 

2.4.1 Main mix outputs, Alt 3-4 outputs and control room outputs .................................................................

9

 

2.4.2

Voltage supply, phantom power and fuse............................................................................................

10

3. DIGITAL EFFECTS PROCESSOR ..........................................................................

10

4. INSTALLATION ........................................................................................................

11

4.1

Rack mounting ................................................................................................................................................

11

4.2

Cable connections ..........................................................................................................................................

11

 

4.2.1

Audio connections................................................................................................................................

11

5. SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................................................................

12

6. WARRANTY .............................................................................................................

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FOREWORD

Dear Customer,

I’m sure you’re one of those people who have devoted themselves body and soul to your chosen area and no doubt this has transformed you into an expert in your field!

Well, for over 30 years, my passion has been music and electronics. This not only led me to establish BEHRINGER, but also enabled me to convey and share my enthusiasm with my employees.

During all the years I’ve been involved with studio technology and end users,

Ihave developed a feel for the things that really count, such as sound quality, reliability and ease of use. What’s more, I have always had the desire to push the boundaries of technical possibilities to the extreme.

It was precisely this motivation that prompted me to start work on a new series of mixing consoles. Since our EURORACKs had already set new standards world-wide, I knew the development objectives behind the products bearing my initials had to be especially ambitious.

Thus, the concept and design of the new UB mixing consoles bear my signature. The design work, the entire circuit diagram and PCB development, and even the mechanical concepts are my own work. I carefully selected each individual component— with the aim of pushing the mixing consoles’ analog and digital technologies to their limits.

My vision was to enable you, the user, to give free rein to your true potential and creativity. The result is incredibly powerful mixing consoles that offer intuitive operation. They cannot fail to impress with their extremely flexible routing possibilities plus fantastic wealth of functions. Innovative technologies, such as the completely new IMP “Invisible” Mic Preamps, guarantee optimum sound quality. And extraordinarily high-quality components provide unrivalled reliability, even under extreme loads.

Your new UB mixing console is of high quality yet is simple to use; you’ll soon appreciate that I, both personally and in my capacity as musician and sound engineer, put you, the end user, first and that these products were only possible because of the passion and the attention to detail that went into them.

Thank you for the confidence you have placed in us by purchasing the UB mixing console. I should also like to thank all those who, with their personal commitment and passion, have helped me realize this impressive series of mixing consoles.

Kindest regards,

Uli Behringer

1. INTRODUCTION

Congratulations! In purchasing the BEHRINGER EURORACK you have acquired a mixer whose small size belies its incredible versatility and audio performance.

The BEHRINGER EURORACK mixing console offers you premium-quality microphone preamplifiers with optional phantom power supply, balanced line inputs and the ability to connect external effects devices. Because of its extensive and carefully thought-out routing possibilities, your EURORACK lends itself equally to both live and studio use.

IMP “INVISIBLE” MIC PREAMP

The microphone channels are fitted with BEHRINGER’s brand new high-end IMP INVISIBLE MIC PREAMPs that boast the following features:

s130 dB dynamic range for an incredible amount of headroom,

sa bandwidth ranging from below 10 Hz to over 200 kHz for crystal-clear reproduction of even the finest nuances,

sthe extremely low-noise and distortionless circuitry guarantees absolutely natural and transparent signal reproduction,

sthey are perfectly matched to every conceivable microphone with up to 60 dB gain and +48 volt phantom power supply and

sThey enable full utilisation of the greatly extended dynamic range of your 24-bit/192 kHz HD recorder, thereby maintaining optimal audio quality.

In addition, the BEHRINGER UB1204FX-PRO also offers an effects processor equipped with 24-bit A/D and D/A converters. The processor is fitted with the effect algorithms from our tried and tested 19" multi-effects device, the VIRTUALIZER PRO DSP2024P. 99 presets are available providing first-class room simulations, delay and modulation effects, as well as compression, tube distortion and many other effects, all with stunning audio quality.

The mixing consoles of the PRO series feature a state of the art, integrated switch-mode power supply. One of the great advantages is that (compared to conventional circuits) a switchmode power supply adapts to mains voltages between 100 and 240 volts automatically. Furthermore, due to its much greater efficiency, it consumes much less energy than a conventional power supply unit.

CAUTION!

+We should like to draw your attention to the fact that extreme volumes may damage your hearing and/or your headphones or loudspeakers. Turn the MAIN MIX faders and phones control in the main section fully down before you switch on the unit. Always be careful to set the appropriate volume.

1.1 General mixing console functions

A mixing console fulfils three main functions:

sSignal processing: Preamplification, level adjustment, mixing of effects, frequency equalization.

sSignal distribution: Summing of signals to the aux sends for effects processing and monitor mix, distribution to one or several recording tracks, power amp(s), control room and 2-track outputs.

sMix: Setting the volume level, frequency distribution and positioning of the individual signals in the stereo field, level control of the total mix to match the recording devices/ crossover/power amplifier(s). All other mixer functions can be included in this main function.

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