Behringers PMH 3000 Capabilities

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Member Since: Sep 23, 2006

New to the home studio and just purchased the Behringer PMH 3000. Nice unit.
Instead of using the mixer's Tape Out to the PC's soundcard and only record one track, Does this mixer have the capabilities to plug in and us each Channel for each track? (let say the soundcard has multi plugs)
This is what I am getting at, Since the PC software has all the compressors, gate, and so on. I want to use these controls while recording,but for each drum mic.
Then later I will bounce to one track.
Or will I have to use an external compressor direct to the I/O.

Thanks for any input!


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Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Sep 23, 2006 12:44 pm

Yes, you can

Welcome to HRC.

You can use channel inserts (which the phm has) for tapping signal from each channel.

Normally, channel inserts are used for compression, eq, etc. like you mentioned, but if you need to tap individual signals out of the mixer, you can plug a 1/4" TS (mono) jack into the insert, but only to the first click. Not all the way in. First click sends signal out the 1/4" jack, but also keeps signal flowing through the rest of the mixer. This summed signal can be used for monitoring, by plugging into the main out, or sub out, or tape out, or ctrl room out, etc.

If you have a need for hardware compression (or other hardware insert) you can plug the device into the insert, but send that channels output out the sub out left or right. Or out the main out left or right.

Hope that makes sense.

Since: Sep 23, 2006

Sep 24, 2006 07:51 pm

Makes big Sense!
Thank You Knight of Daze ,

Another Question?
What Comperssor would you recommend (direct to the Mixer for live play)?


Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Sep 25, 2006 11:32 am

I'm probably not the person to ask, not having one myself.

dB has the dbx266 Compressor Gate and I believe he's been pretty happy with it.

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