Behringer WING 48-Channel Digital Mixer with 48-in/48-out USB Audio Interface, 24 Faders, 8 Preamps

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Powerful. Expandable. Built Around You.

The Behringer WING is a 48-stereo-channel digital mixer that’s both ultra-powerful and incredibly easy to use. Benefit from first-class hands-on control, thanks to 24 smooth-feeling motorized 100mm faders, a capacitive touchscreen, adjustable display wheel, and touch-sensitive rotary controls. Capture sound with the utmost in quality, courtesy of eight MIDAS Pro mic preamps, while a bevy of digital I/O options provide near-limitless connectivity. Record up to 64 channels directly to dual-SD cards, use optional expansion cards to attain Dante, SoundGrid, or MADI support, or deploy the WING’s built-in 48-in/48-out USB audio interface to record straight to your DAW. Getting around the WING is a breeze, thanks to its intuitive Sources, which put the emphasis on your source audio rather than the nuts and bolts of your mix. Complete with 16 true-stereo processors with standard and classic modeled effects, the WING is a top-shelf digital console that will elevate your live sound capabilities.

Digital mixers are insanely powerful; thus they can seem intimidating. That’s not the case with the WING. Despite its deep feature set, it’s a breeze to navigate. Its interface centers around a large capacitive touchscreen that’s augmented by touch-sensitive rotary controls. Best of all, its three fader sections and Custom Controls section can be tailored to your personal requirements. It doesn’t get much more intuitive than that! Whether you require a specific bus send fader next to the corresponding channel fader, or a meticulously configured custom channel that’s always at the ready, the WING is made for the way you want to work.

Sources make navigation simple

The WING is jam-packed with I/O — 374 inputs and outputs, to be exact. And if you include its internal signals, the WING includes 400 inputs and outputs. Faced with this much I/O, Behringer’s engineering team reimagined the flow of a traditional mixer, putting the emphasis on your source audio, using what Behringer calls — quite fittingly — Sources. In the WING, inputs are much more than historical inputs, because they contain metadata on what the Source is — tags, input icon, input color, gain, phantom power, and if the Source is mono, stereo, or mid-side. All of that information follows the Source to any channel. With one simple button, that information can be copied to the channel, and the tags, icon, color, and other metadata show up on the channel immediately. If you move a Source to another channel, the information goes with it, no need for old fashioned copying and pasting.

The implementation is carefully thought out, as well. Let’s face it, labeling and gain-staging 374 Sources can take some time. The workload can be easily split between two people as the WING is ready for dual operators. One person can be in charge of labeling the channels, including name, icon, color, tags, multiple mute groups, mono/stereo/mid-side configuration, and more. Using the 4-channel area of the WING as a separate work area, a second person can be in charge of gain-staging and determining phantom power for each source. To make things easier still, this can also be done from the WING Co-Pilot tablet app to label or set any of the parameters while patching from the stage. The beauty of this is whether you are looking at a channel, SD recorder, or any other output, you will always see and be able to refer to the Source.

Channels redefined

With so much focus on Sources, the WING has to go beyond the historical definition of what a channel is as well. With 374 Sources, a single 1-channel input seems a little underpowered. That’s why the WING has redefined what a single channel can do. Each of its 48 channels — 40 Inputs plus eight returns — can operate as mono, stereo, or mid-side. And when you assign a stereo Source to a channel, it automatically renders the channel in stereo. On top of that, each channel features an alternate (ALT) input that can be stereo as well, which makes toggling between two Sources a breeze.

The WING’s ALT inputs are a life saver. For example, say you have stereo tracks playing from a computer, but you also have a redundant hardware track player that’s synced to the computer. If the computer fails, the hardware tracks can take over with either a command or automatically. On a traditional console, that would take four channels. On the WING, it’s just one. Simply route the computer’s stereo Source to a single channel. Then specify the ALT input as the hardware player stereo signal. Other applications could be a redundant vocal mic. If the battery in a wireless transmitter unexpectedly goes out, the vocalist grabs a backup a microphone, and the signal immediately switches to the second mic. Again, this uses just one channel. Virtual sound checks have never been more straightforward. Just assign your 48 USB playback tracks or 64 XLive playback tracks to ALT inputs, hit play, and everything can automatically switch and be ready to go for your virtual soundcheck.ext

  • 48-stereo-channel digital mixer with 40 stereo input processing channels, as well as 8 stereo aux channels
  • 28 stereo buses — 16 stereo aux buses, 8 stereo matrixes, and 4 stereo mains
  • 24 smooth-feeling motorized 100mm faders in 3 separate, configurable sections
  • 10.1” capacitive touchscreen, adjustable display wheel, and rotary controls provide touch-sensitive channel editing
  • 8 MIDAS Pro mic preamps and MIDAS outputs ensure that you capture high-quality sound
  • 3 AES50 ports provide plug-and-play remote I/O connectivity for up to 144 input and output signals
  • AES50 networks are compatible with MIDAS M32 and Behringer X32 mixers
  • 32-channel StageCONNECT interface for personal monitoring or analog I/O boxes
  • Includes AES/EBU stereo digital I/O, 2 headphone connectors, MIDI I/O, and 4 GPIO ports
  • Compatible with Behringer and MIDAS digital snakes, including the S16, S32, SD8, SD16, DL16, and DL32
  • WING-LIVE card captures up to 64 channels of 32-bit/48kHz audio to a pair of SD or SDHC cards
  • Optional expansion cards supply Dante, SoundGrid, or MADI support
  • Built-in 48-in/48-out USB audio interface with HUI and Mackie Control DAW remote functionality
  • Sources put the emphasis on your source audio rather than on your inputs and channels
  • Apply names, icons, and colors to each Source for at-a-glance identification
  • Each channel can be either mono, stereo, or mid-side — no channel linking required
  • 16 true-stereo processors with effects from Pultec, SSL, SPL, Neve, Focusrite, dbx, Universal Audio, Elysia, and Empirical Labs
  • Auto Pilot supplies fast and dependable automixing with 2 groups of gain sharing
  • Dual solo/monitor buses per channel for monitoring over phones/IEM and/or floor wedges
  • Support for binary and OSC communication for remote operation
  • WING Co-Pilot tablet app enables you to label or set parameters while patching from the stage