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Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer  

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The Behringer X2442USB mixing console takes the 2442FX up a notch, providing all the same great features, plus Behringer's 24-bit, dual engine FX processor, with 16 editable, studio-grade presets incl... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Behringer X2442USB mixing console takes the 2442FX 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 USB mixer also features 8 studio-grade compressors with super-easy one-knob functionality and a control LED, so you can take your vocals and instruments to a professional level.

The Behringer XENYX USB mixer is designed to handle your live gigs, and it provides the state-of-the-art tools you need to make stunning, professional-quality recordings. Along with a built-in USB/audio interface, the XENYX USB mixer comes 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
All Behringer XENYX mixing consoles 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 USB 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 the Behringer XENYX USB mixer 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 Behringer X2442USB mixer features 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 the Behringer XENYX USB mixer comes 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 mixing console can be recorded directly to your hard drive. Which brings us to music software¦

Free Would Be Nice!
Because you'll want to take full advantage of the Behringer XENYX X2442USB USB mixer's recording and podcasting potential, Behringer's 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! The music software also gives you 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.

Features
  • Format
  • Analog/digital: Analog
  • Analog inputs
  • Total: 16
  • Mic preamps: 10
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: Not applicable
  • XLR only jacks: 10
  • 1/4" only jacks: 16
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Analog outputs
  • Main XLR out: 2
  • Main 1/4" out: 2
  • Aux XLR: None
  • Aux 1/4": 4
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Headphone: 1
  • Onboard effects
  • Compression: Yes
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Delay: Yes
  • Chorus/flange: Yes
  • Equalization
  • Bands per channel: 3
  • Treble: Yes
  • High midrange: No
  • Sweep high midrange: No
  • Midrange: Yes
  • Sweep midrange: Yes
  • Low midrange: No
  • Sweep Low midrange: No
  • Low: Yes
  • Q: No
  • Low cut: No
  • Master graphic: None
  • Inserts/buses
  • Inserts (channel): 8
  • Inserts (master): No
  • Buses: 4
  • Sub groups: 8
  • Connectivity
  • USB: Yes
  • FireWire: No
  • WiFi: No
  • ADAT: No
  • Thunderbolt: No
  • S/PDIF No
  • MIDI: No
  • Other
  • Width x height x depth: 16.5 x 5.3 x 17.3"
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Automation: No
  • Fader type: 60mm
  • Motorized faders: No
Specifications
  • Behringer X2442USB Mixer Microphone inputs (XENYX Mic Preamp): Type: XLR, electronically balanced, discrete input circuit

    Mic E.I.N. (20Hz-20kHz): @ 0 ? source resistance: -134dB / 135.7dB A-weighted @ 50 ? source resistance: -131dB / 133.3dB A-weighted @ 150 ? source resistance: -129dB / 130.5dB A-weighted Frequency response: <10Hz-150kHz (-1dB), <10Hz-200kHz (-3dB) Gain range: +10 to +60dB Max. input level: +12dBu @ +10dB Gain Impedance: approx. 2.6 k? balanced Signal-to-noise ratio: 110dB / 112dB A-weighted (0dBu In @ +22dB gain) Distortion (THD+N): 0.005% / 0.004% A-weighted

    Line Input: Type: 1/4" TRS connector electronically balanced Impedance: approx. 20 k? balanced 10 k? unbalanced Gain range: -10 to +40dB Max. input level: 30dBu

    Fade-out attenuation1 (Crosstalk attenuation): Main fader closed: 90dB Channel muted: 89dB Channel fader closed: 89dB

    Frequency response: Microphone input to main out: <10Hz-90kHz: +0dB / -1dB <10Hz-160kHz: +0dB / -3dB

    Stereo inputs: Type: 1/4" TRS connector, electronically balanced Impedance: approx. 20 k? Max. input level: +22dBu

    EQ mono channels: Low: 80Hz / ±15dB Mid: 100Hz-8kHz / ±15dB High:12kHz / ±15dB

    EQ stereo channels: Low: 80Hz / ±15dB Low Mid: 500Hz / ±15dB High Mid: 3kHz / ±15dB High: 12kHz / ±15dB

    Aux sends: Type: 1/4" TS connector, unbalanced Impedance: approx. 120 ? Max. input level: +22dBu

    Stereo aux returns: Type: 1/4" TRS connector, electronically balanced Impedance: approx. 20 k? bal. / 10 k? unbal. Max. input level: +22dBu

    Main outputs: Type: XLR, electronically balanced and 1/4" TRS balanced Impedance: approx. 240 ? symm. / 120 ? unbalanced Max. output level: +28dBu

    Control room outputs: Type: 1/4" TS connector unbalanced Impedance: approx. 120 ? Max. output level: +22dBu

    Headphone outputs: Type: 1/4" TRS connector, unbalanced Max. output level: +19dBu / 150 ? (+25dBm)

    DSP: Converter: 24-bit Sigma-Delta, 64/128-times oversampling Sampling rate: 40kHz

    USB: Audio: Stereo In/Out Connector: Type B Converter: 16-bit Sample rate: 48kHz

    Noise: Main mix @ -oo, Channel fader @ -oo: -101dB -100dB (X2442USB) Main mix @ 0dB, Channel fader @ -oo: -93dB -96dB (X1622USB) -87dB (X2442USB) Main mix @ 0dB, Channel fader @ 0dB: -81dB -83dB (X1622USB) -80dB (X2442USB)

    Power supply: Mains voltage: 100 to 240 V, 50/60Hz Power consumption: 50W (X1622USB) 50W (X1832USB) 50W (X2222USB) 50W (X2442USB) Fuse: 100-240 V : T1.6 AH250 V Mains connection: Standard IEC receptacle

    Dimensions: Approx. 5-3/8 x 16-1/2 x 17-1/4", Approx. 136mm x 418mm x 438mm Weight: Approx. 5.9kg
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
1 year warranty. 3 year warranty if registered within 90 days of purchase.


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BehringerX2442USB Xenyx Mixer
 
4.0

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Simple controls (10)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Performances (10)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Soundtracks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cannot be beat for the money!

I have owned several mixers, all had there good points and bad. I have never owned a Behringer Mixer before until this one. I read alot of reviews and they are quite mixed...Read complete review

I have owned several mixers, all had there good points and bad. I have never owned a Behringer Mixer before until this one. I read alot of reviews and they are quite mixed ! Either its loved or hated and you get a lemon or a gem, even still I could not help myself from buying this, I had to have it! It looked great, its small footprint was a perfect fit for my rack, and it has 10 XLR's ! Insrets on each chanel, all the aux sends you want, direct outs of each chanel, a sweepable mid range, one knob compression ( Similar to thr Yamaha MG series, which I own the 166cx) Anyway the price and the features made it a great buy so I went ahead and grabed to use with my band for rehearsal. My verdict after putting though the paces? Not one problem, nothing, everything works perfect, in fact the yamaha mg166cx has now stayed home while we gigged with this because we liked it so much! Its not boutique mixer but this thing can hold its own! The FXs are not leixcon quality but they are more than suitable for Live use in the small to medium venues we play, All the drums are in here, three vocal mics, guitar, bass etc..No issues and I cant complain! I manage my system with the DBX Driverack PA+ And I am sure this is a huge difference in the way the board sounds etc, however it does its job nicely as a great utility mixer and small band bar type stuff, I highly recomend you put aside the bad reviews and give it a chance for yourself ! You can always return it, hopefully you get a gem and not a lemon! for my money this was a fantastic buy! As I said I have put this mixer though the paces on the road and off for 6 months now, bouncing around the back of my PU truck , cold, heat outside etc...No issues! As for the mic pre's there fine, when people complain about "noise" etc, I think they are pushing there faders and gain controls to far, unity is there for a reason, dont go beyond it, if you need more then you obviously are underpowered and should look into a new amp before blaming the board...Buy this mixer, do a good gain structure on your components and dont overdrive it and you will be fine! This is a great little Mixer, kudo's to Behringer for cramming in some un real features for such a very low price!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed.

We bought this after a lot of nail-biting and research. We were able to figure it out pretty quickly and put it to work. The sound quality is terrific, and the effects are...Read complete review

We bought this after a lot of nail-biting and research. We were able to figure it out pretty quickly and put it to work. The sound quality is terrific, and the effects are useful and fun.
Our unit soon began to malfunction at the worst times- in a classroom setting, or at a gig. It just won't always produce sound. Maddening, frustrating, disappointing.
We're sending it back for repair, and in the meantime we're cancelling paying gigs (both playing out and running sound for other bands) left and right.

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5.0

So far, so good.

By Khaleef/D.

from Colorado Springs

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

    So far, so good. Honestly, haven't had it long enough to put it through it's paces and see how it performs and holds up. I did a lot of research before I made this purchase and the deciding factor was the amount thrown in, the price and my past/current experience with Behringer products. I have a few and although I've heard bad things over the years about Behringer products, I've never experienced a problem with them and they were very cost-effective and performed great for me. Behringer sells another model that's pretty much the same as this one but it has Klark-Technic effects which are a bonus but it's not rackmountable and for me, the added upgrade of the Klark-Technic effects didn't mean a lot. I plan on patching in much better effects via outboard gear anyway. As time goes on, I hope there are no unpleasant surprises but I made sure I purchased Guitar Center's added protection plan. Maybe I won't need it, but it's peace of mind knowing it's there if I do.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Junque!

    By Rabbitt

    from Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

        Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

        I bought my first one to replace a Carvin that was taken out by lightning. From first use I liked the Behringer much better. The faders were smoother and it had more features. Unfortunately, the power supply died not too long after the warranty expired. In a pinch I bought a second one. While still in warranty it started failing. Channels would intermittently work. It finally got bad enough I had to send it in for repair. Repairs lasted a couple months and the problem came back. At this point the best solution seemed to be to take the power supply out of the second one and put it into the first one. That got me another year out of it, but now it's starting to act up. Nothing but noise when you turn it on. Power cycling usually gets it working again but sometimes that takes several tries. Not sure how long it will last before it becomes unusable, but I know that time is coming. I WANT to like it. I think it's engineered well. Even for the price, though, it's assembled poorly with inferior parts, IMO.

         
        4.0

        good board for the price.

        By 13 boneZ

        from Washington State

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

            The board is great for the price. The effects are only ok

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Buy Something Else

            By Jason

            from Los Altos, CA

            Site Member

            Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

            This board is a pretty good board? while it's still functioning. It has onboard effects that don't sound terrible (they don't sound great either), individual outs for each channel, equalization for each channel, compression for each channel, and a pretty good input monitor. The only issue is that six months after I bought this board, it stopped working entirely. I sent it back to Behringer as it was still under warranty, and after a month and a half I got it back? and it worked again! I was overjoyed that I could return the Mackie ProFX board I bought and get my money back, but my excitement was cut short when I plugged it in a week later and found that it had decided to die on me again. This thing sits under my bed now, useless. I hope someday I might use it for parts. Long story short, it gets two stars because it was alright while it was working. If you're looking at buying this product, look instead at the Mackie ProFX series (the board I'm currently using), or a similarly priced Yamaha board. You'll pay $50-$100 more than you would if you bought this Behringer, but you'll have a board that will last you longer than six months.

             
            5.0

            Outstanding Piece Of Gear

            By hwfitzjr

            from Clayton, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Music Videos
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

              This is one the best piece of gear I have ever added to my studio. It does everything as advertised. The sound is accurate, there are many, many ways to route signals. There is one thing missing it has no way to mute the studio speakers and keep the headphones live when recording from the Main Mix output.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Do not buy

              By Pastor

              from Smethport, Pa

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • none

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily

              Best Uses

              • none

              Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

              Mains went down in first three months I requested a new replacement mixer and received an outdated model delivered to wrong address, second model they sent me was a refurbished model and older dated than the one I sent in, finally they sent my mixer back, seeing it was the newest of the three I decided to keep it and sent the other two back. My mixer lasted a little over a year before the aux send channel 3 went down, one of the split channels quit working, and yes the mains gave out during our Church's 120 yr celebration. I sent it back two months ago hoping for a replacement but received an email stating they could not find any problems and because it took so long they weren't going to charge me return shipping, how thoughtful. Please don't buy Behringer product until they choose to service the product they sell.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great and versatile mixer

              By Engineer Guru

              from Kansas City, KS

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Compact
              • Compressors On 8 Channels
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Quality Faders
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Manual Is For All Models

              Best Uses

              • 8 Direct Outs For Record
              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

              I purchased this mixer mainly because of the 8 direct outs. It isn't an 8 buss mixer, but those 8 direct outs allows me to record 8 independent tracks at once.

              This is great, if you have a drummer to record. Give each of his mics a track and then you can tweak each recorded track before mixing down to a stereo track.

              There are also a lot of other outputs on the back of this mixer. And they are all 1/4 inch plugs, which is also great. Everything is plainly marked.

              I don't use the internal effects that much, but I have used some. It's just another added feature that's there, if you need it.

              My old mixer quit and I've only had this one for a few months. I'm still tweaking the different ways I can use it with my present system. I enjoy learning what I can do, that I couldn't do before.

              The manual is fine, but it's for every model of this Xenyx group. That makes some areas of the manual difficult. But, this is a good deal and a great mixer. I'm glad I purchased it.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Everything you need!

              By schoppkeeper

              from Traverse City, MI

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording
                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

                I have this hooked up in my studio/theater room. I have my powered PA's my TV, and my rack mounted stereo running through this. I still have the ability to run a full 5 piece band and then some. Great product for the cost. Looks real professional on my mixer rack.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Works great until it dies

                By Craig Nielsen

                from Eugene, OR

                Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

                I had exactly the same problem as another reviewer. After about 12 to 15 uses (over about a 2 year period), the board made a loud popping and crackling sound. The problem is in the main outputs. The subs and monitor circuits are ok, but I'm not using this board anymore. I would stay away from this board - it seems to have a fatal flaw. Unfortunately the warranty period has passed. It's too bad, this was otherwise a great mixer.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice, sleek board

                By bred2bbroken

                from Upstate New York

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

                  At time of purchase there were no Windows 8 drivers. Still aren't any that I know of. It is a little complicated to use at first with the USB (you'll need to use the Windows 7 drivers for Windows 8) but once you get the hang of it, no problem. It's clean sounding and has given me no troubles. I've purchased a lot of Behringer equipment, and I don't understand what the fuss is over (yet) about their quality, everything works. perhaps it's the way it's treated? Mine pretty much stays in one spot and gets covered when not in use.

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