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Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects
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Performance and features at a price that will amaze you.

The compact Behringer X1204USB mixing console takes the 1204FX up a notch, providing all the same great features, plus Behringer's 24-bit, dual engine FX processor, with 16 editable, studio-grade presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects. User-definable parameters include reverb time and brilliance, delay room size and repetitions, modulation depth and speed, and much more. The audio mixer's time-based functions can be addressed via a handy Tap button. The most recent parameter settings are always stored in memory.

The Behringer XENYX USB mixers are designed to handle your live gigs, and they provide the state-of-the-art tools you need to make stunning, professional-quality recordings. Along with their built-in USB/audio interfaces, XENYX USB mixing consoles come with all the recording and editing software you'll need to turn your computer system into a complete, high-performance home recording studio.

Sonically Superior Mic Preamps
The Behringer XENYX X1204USB mixers have one thing in common-great-sounding, high headroom XENYX mic preamps. These state-of-the-art mic pres represent a major step in the evolution of audio technology-and they can easily hold their own, even when compared to the most expensive standalone mic preamps. XENYX preamps offer a staggering 130dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10Hz to well above 200kHz. Armed with these outstanding mic preamps, Behringer XENYX audio mixers provide such transparent, crystal-clear performance you just might think someone upgraded your mics while you weren't looking.

Sublimely Musical British EQ
The British mixing consoles of the 1960s and '70s changed the sound of rock-and-roll-without them the British Invasion might not have happened. Those legendary mixing desks soon became the envy of engineers and producers all over the world. The channel EQ on Behringer's XENYX mixers is based on that very same circuitry, allowing you to imbue signals with incredible warmth and detailed musical character. Even when applied generously, these equalizers exhibit sweet forgiveness and superb audio quality.

One-Knob Compression
Ask professional sound engineers what their favorite piece of external processing gear is and the majority response will be virtually unanimous-dynamic compression. What is compression? Compression essentially limits the dynamic range of a signal, lowering the level of loud sounds and turning up softer sounds, to achieve sonic balance. But applying compression is a delicate art that many novice, and even intermediate, sound techs have great difficulty mastering. Behringer's "one-knob" compression is available on all mono channels and is easy to operate, even for entry-level users. With this one knob, you can easily dial in the perfect amount of compression for instruments and vocals, creating powerful mixes with punch and clarity. This is indeed a rare feature for affordable mixers in this class-but standard on all Behringer XENYX USB mixers.

Effective FX
The X1204USB USB mixer features Behringer's 24-bit dual engine FX processor, with 16 editable, studio-grade presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects. Complete with a highly accurate input meter, these effects can be altered to your personal taste via the Parameter control. Time-based functions can be entered manually by pressing the Tap button in tempo with the music.

Recording Bliss
There was a time when the recording process called for lots and lots of expensive gear, which meant the average musician had to buy time at a recording studio-and that time was pricey indeed. But modern technology has put personal recording well within the reach of virtually anyone with access to a computer. How do you get all that music flying around your brain into your computer? That's where XENYX USB mixers come in. Thanks to the built-in, bi-directional stereo USB audio interface, you can connect any of these mixers directly to your PC or Mac computer via a single USB cable. Now any signal source you connect to the mixer can be recorded directly to your hard drive. Which brings us to software…

Free Would Be Nice!
Because you'll want to take full advantage of the Behringer XENYX USB mixers recording and podcasting potential, we've thrown in a massive software package that includes Audacity (the most popular open source audio editor), Podifier, Juice, Podnova and Golden Ear (a great selection of podcasting software). You're ready to go live on your PC or Mac computer right out of the box! You also get more than 100 virtual instruments and 50 FX plug-ins, turning your computer into a complete home-based or mobile recording studio from input to output.

energyXT2.5 Compact Behringer Edition Included
When you're ready to take your recording projects to the next level, XT Software's energyXT is just the trick. This DAW (digital audio workstation) makes it easy to manipulate your audio and MIDI files, turning song ideas into stunning CD or Web-ready recordings. energyXT includes its own multi-FX processor, plus a built-in synthesizer/sampler and a drum machine, both of which can be accessed directly via an external controller (such as Behringer's UMA25S) or programmed in step-write mode.

Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects Features:

  • Format
    Analog/digital: Analog
    Analog inputs
    Total: 10
    Mic preamps: 4
    XLR/TRS combo jacks: Not applicable
    XLR only jacks: 4
    1/4" only jacks: 8
    RCA (stereo pair): 1
    Phantom power: Yes
    Analog outputs
    Main XLR out: 2
    Main 1/4" out: 2
    Aux XLR: None
    Aux 1/4": 2
    RCA (stereo pair): 1
    Headphone: 1
    Onboard effects
    Compression: No
    Reverb: Yes
    Delay: Yes
    Chorus/flange: Yes
    Bands per channel: 3
    Treble: Yes
    High midrange: No
    Sweep high midrange: No
    Midrange: Yes
    Sweep midrange: No
    Low midrange: No
    Sweep Low midrange: No
    Low: Yes
    Q: No
    Low cut: No
    Master graphic: None
    Inserts (channel): None
    Inserts (master): No
    Buses: None
    Sub groups: None
    USB: Yes
    FireWire: No
    WiFi: No
    ADAT: No
    Thunderbolt: No
    S/PDIF No
    MIDI: No
    Width x height x depth: 10.6 x 3.8 x 12.9"
    Weight: 8.4 lbs.
    Automation: No
    Fader type: 60mm
    Motorized faders: No
    Bundled software: No

Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects

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  • solid mixer that does it all

    As reviewed by alan on 12/27/2010

    I switched from a mackie vlz pro, and an mbox 2 mini just to this to simplify my setup. The effects are a nice touch, they sound fine for the price. Setup was a breeze, the mixer feels solid. I get no hum, and to be honest the audio interface sounds better than my mbox(this was the deciding factor on keeping it). All in all, for the price, you can't beat it.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful.
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  • Perfect Fit

    As reviewed by Ed on 3/3/2011

    Okay so to set the tone here I am pretty new to making/recording music. I've been pretty serious about playing the guitar for a little over a year now having toyed with it in the past. I have a passion for singing as well and am taking lessons for both. So obviously along the way I needed to invest in some equipment to record and measure my progress. Plus, well, it's just cool stuff. I purchase a Presonus Audio box USB mixer which worked well and came with some decent software. Around the same time a friend of mine gave me an older model Behringer powered mixer similar to this one, but no USB, to try out. I got hooked. So I sold the Presonus and purchased this unit which gives me the inputs I need (the one I borrowed had twice the number) and USB connection for my laptop. I cannot be more pleased. It's a solid well-built unit. All the controls, knobs and sliders are high quality with a good solid feel. The unit is very easy to use. Which is good because the included documentation is weak at beast. But you can download a much better manual from the Behringer web site. Why it?s not included with the unit is beyond me. I have a set of KRK Rokit Powered monitors and Shure Beta 58A mic that complete my setup. All the components work well together. I did not scrimp on the cables either and get no noticeable noise or buzzing which I have read about with other equipment. I did a lot of research on all of the components and made some mistakes along the way buying cheaper stuff, so one recommendation I can make for sure it make sure what you buy is meant to work together. It can be confusing for a rookie and even having friends who know this stuff did not help too much. They all want to spend a lot more. This unit does the job for a very reasonable price. Only knock I have is the software simply Period. The software that came with the Presonus was much better. I gave up on the included software pretty quick and am researching some options. I did not count on it though so I am not down grading the unit because of the bad software. Overall money well spent. I would not hesitate to buy another Behringer product.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Good little mixer, with an irritating limitation

    As reviewed by CHRIS JOHANSEN on 2/24/2012

    Just picked up this mixer and a bunch of other gear from Guitar Center in Kirkland, WA. The guys there are great, Matt, Ryan, Devon, Mike, Pete, all know their stuff & have been very helpful and friendly. This mixer is a pretty decent little box, sounds good, easy to use, fairly well built. Perfect for a podcaster or very basic studio setup. I expected to have to spend time troubleshooting buzzes & hisses, but everything sounded great right out of the box. Had to adjust for latency by about +50ms in my software, but other than that it's been a breeze. The effects are fun (especially the pitch shift, the kids love it) but are only particularly useful if you are doing live audio. You're limited to only one effect at a time, and they have a very digital/synthetic sound to them (in my opinion) and are a bit on the heavy side. There are better options available in software for those who are using it for recording. Now for the irritating limitation: the Alt3/4 and Mute button are combined into one. This seems to mean, and correct me if I'm wrong, that if you're using the Alt3/4 like I am (to send to an external sampler), there really is no mute button. Secondly, the "mute" button doesn't completely mute the channel - even with the mute button on, the channel is still sent through the FX processor and the effects are heard in the main mix if you have the FX send turned up. Because of that simple limitation, I'm already thinking now about upgrading to the similar x1622USB because it does have separate mute and sub functions, two extra stereo channels, and better control over what is sent over the subs. And it's only $40 more! I like this mixer, I do, so I hate to recommend against buying it, but $40 more just isn't that much. I'm actually surprised Behringer even bothered to make the x1204USB with such a similarly priced, better equipped big-brother.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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