Author Topic: Dan Dugan Automixer ??  (Read 390 times)

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Dan Dugan Automixer ??
« on: October 30, 2016, 06:07:18 PM »
Is the implementation of the XR series a Dan Dugan algorithm? The short answer is NO.
Is there a automixer implemented in the XR series? Yes. Most likely from Eurocomís product line. A company absorbed by Behringer. This has been discussed even before the code was released.  Yes, Greg T. you are quite correct on that other  forum. Here in chronological order are the posts. If I were Dan Dugan I would advise Behringer to implement his algoithm or stop using his name (false advertising).
5/15/2015
http://forum.music-group.com/showthread.php?6986-XR18-latest-software-release-(4-16-2015)-question/page3&highlight=automixer
5/18/15
http://forum.music-group.com/showthread.php?7308-X-Air-Live-Toolbox-with-Automix/page2&highlight=automixer
10/23/2016
http://forum.music-group.com/showthread.php?12819-Behringer-Automix/page2&highlight=automixer
11/1/2016
http://forum.music-group.com/showthread.php?12797-Automixer-does-not-function-as-advertised&highlight=automixer
I stopped posting on Behringers forum for some time now. Story to follow when I have time. My major contention with Behringer is the lack of a manual and customer support on the forum. A 79 pg. WiKi is not a manual and is not current. Automix has a few sentences describing the controls but no explanation of the method which appears to be a gating implementation.
The XR series is a great hardware implementation tarnished by a lack of prompt software support and documentation. Software wise I recommend Dave Schumannís Android app, a third party app. Forums may help with the lack of documentation.

« Last Edit: October 30, 2016, 11:49:48 PM by WK154 »
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Re: Dan Dugan Automixer ??
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 03:06:04 PM »
Well Jan Duwe of Behringer finally decided to give some insights to the "Dan Dugan like" method used in the XR series. It is claimed that it is a gain based method with modification and bugs. It's sad that so much prodding is required to finally get a glimpse of what should have been a great selling point for the XR. I bought mine regrettably for just that reason over a X32 rack. Yes RR the software and customer support sucks.
Jan also admits that he never used "Dugan" in the advertising, so what is this from their web site?

"Revolutionary Dugan*-style Auto-Mixing automatically manages microphone gain sharing "

Nothing more than the classic marketing scam of misleading product branding.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2016, 07:43:25 PM by WK154 »
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Re: Dan Dugan Automixer ??
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 12:06:36 PM »
I stopped posting on Behringers forum for some time now. Story to follow when I have time.
Do tell :mrgreen: