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Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer  

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The Behringer Xenyx 1204USB is a multifunction, affordable mixer that provides 4 mono channels with premium XENYX mic preamps, neo-classic 3-band British-style EQ and 2 stereo input channels. Far fro... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Behringer Xenyx 1204USB is a multifunction, affordable mixer that provides 4 mono channels with premium XENYX mic preamps, neo-classic 3-band British-style EQ and 2 stereo input channels. Far from being a "bare-bones" mixer, all mono channels feature Behringer's "one knob" studio-grade compressor and 2 Aux Sends (one each pre- and post-fader). 2 stereo Aux Returns are included for use with external FX modules. The built-in USB audio interface provides bi-directional transfer of signals between the mixer and computer.

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 the 12-channel mixer's built-in USB/audio interfaces, 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
The 12-channel Behringer XENYX USB 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, 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 1204USB 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 products in this class-but standard on all Behringer XENYX USB mixers.

Recording Bliss
There was a time when the recording process called for lots and lots of expensive audio 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 mixing consoles 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 1204USB XENYX USB mixer's recording and podcasting potential, Behringer has 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 amazing 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
  • Premium ultralow noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • 4 state-of-the-art Behringer XENYX, phantom-powered Mic Preamps comparable to standalone boutique preamps
  • 4 studio-grade compressors with super-easy "one-knob" functionality and control LED for professional vocal and instrumental sound
  • Neo-classic "British" 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound
  • Built-in stereo USB/Audio Interface to connect directly to your computer. Free audio recording, editing and podcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins and ultralow latency driver included
  • Revolutionary energyXT2.5 Compact Behringer Edition music production software included with feature-rich audio/MIDI sequencer that loads almost instantaneously on all computer platforms
  • 2 aux sends per channel: 1 pre fader for monitoring applications, 1 post fader for external FX devices
  • Clip LEDs and mute/alt 3-4 function on all channels
  • 2 subgroups with separate outputs for added routing flexibility
  • 2 multifunctional stereo aux returns with flexible routing
  • Balanced main mix outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors plus separate control room, headphones and stereo tape outputs
  • Control room/phones outputs with multi-input source matrix
  • Long-wearing 60mm logarithmic-taper faders and sealed rotary controls
  • "Planet Earth" switching power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 Vœ), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy saving
  • Rackmount brackets included for ultimate flexibility
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1 year warranty. 3 year warranty if registered within 90 days of purchase.


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BehringerXENYX 1204USB USB Mixer
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Simple controls (5)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Applies for all musicians!

This mixer is very useful for any musicians: for those who wants to play live until those who would like to record the own songs at home. High quality product, easy to handle...Read complete review

This mixer is very useful for any musicians: for those who wants to play live until those who would like to record the own songs at home. High quality product, easy to handle and compact. Perfect!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

mixer good but Guitar Center NOT

The mixer is cheap and works good but the instruction manual is at best very poor. Couldn't figure out how to use the "ALT 3-4" outputs till I...Read complete review

The mixer is cheap and works good but the instruction manual is at best very poor. Couldn't figure out how to use the "ALT 3-4" outputs till I "googled" the problem online. It turns out you need to use the mute buttons to get the inputs routed to the ALT outputs and the USB input (i.e. the dj console doesn't look like it can be routed to the ALT 3-4 outputs at all. The console has plenty of gain for the mike inputs but you need XLR to 1/4" adaptors for unbalanced mikes to get the full gain. The compressor circuit work good. There is no way to adjust the USB input level individually. And worst of all, Guitar Center says that they are discontinuing the Behringer product line because they are too expensive and the store personnel were of no help.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid mixer!!!

By Koz

from The basement of the Pentagon

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Online broadcasting

    Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

    Purchased this mixer as a replacement for my Yamaha MG10XU since it was not up to the task. The Behringer is easy to set up and easy to use.

     
    4.0

    great product for the beginner and intermediate user

    By Cardboard Carnage podcast

    from Wichita ks

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      I record a podcast (cardboard carnage). My co hosts are off location and we use Skype to hear each other while recording. When setting up you can hear them but they won't hear you or vice versa based on how you set up. Many many mixers have this issue except the berry expensive ones. Great for the price and if you know how to get around the above issue like I did. (Use a separate computer to do the Skype call).
      Your welcome ;)

      Matt

       
      5.0

      Perfect Mixer For Home Use and Recordings

      By Alan

      from Madison, AL

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Terrible Manual

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      Overall a great mixer. Especially for the price. In the beginning, I was a bit confused as to how to set it up since, the Behringer manual is very, very poor. However, with some outstanding support from the Guitar Center in Huntsville Alabama, I was able to get it set up the way I wanted very quickly.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Xenyx 1204 USB Mixer

      By DJ Tony

      from South Bend, IN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Dj Mixer Ceremony Wedding
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

        I'm a Wedding Dj, and needed a small, compact mixer for ceremonies. This unit fits my needs exactly, incorporating multiple microphone inputs, as well as inputs for the laptop. Easy to use right out of the box.

         
        5.0

        awesome to use

        By the T man

        from Osceola Mills PA.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Good For Music

          Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

          I have used it with music and the mixer work great in fact it is awesome what I can do with the cross faders. I can fade out one channel and fade in another channel.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I'm impressed, seems to work nicely

          By John

          from Mobile, Al

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

            This unit works very well for my passive upright bass, passive 5-string acoustic bass, active 5-string electric and 5-string fret less. I can pump up the passive instruments and lower the active instruments. In doing so all I have to do is mute the instruments not used and unmute the one to play, and it all goes to my single bass rig....How Sweet it is, fast and easy. Thanks customer for making the exchange transaction to get this item to me, and for the fast service, you guys are the best!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT STARTER TOOL

            By JJOLLY

            from LAREDO, TX

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

              Great small sound mixer for party settings and karaoke gatherings.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great piece of equiptment

              By DzoStrange39

              from Central Illinois

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

                Great piece of equipment, highly recommend it! strongly built.
                Only downside is you can only record one track at a time, or all tracks together.. wish i could record each track separate. besides that its great.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                mixer good but Guitar Center NOT

                By Wendi Kawa

                from Scottsdale

                Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

                The mixer is cheap and works good but the instruction manual is at best very poor. Couldn't figure out how to use the "ALT 3-4" outputs till I "googled" the problem online. It turns out you need to use the mute buttons to get the inputs routed to the ALT outputs and the USB input (i.e. the dj console doesn't look like it can be routed to the ALT 3-4 outputs at all. The console has plenty of gain for the mike inputs but you need XLR to 1/4" adaptors for unbalanced mikes to get the full gain. The compressor circuit work good. There is no way to adjust the USB input level individually. And worst of all, Guitar Center says that they are discontinuing the Behringer product line because they are too expensive and the store personnel were of no help.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Beginner Mixer

                By CamCon586

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

                If You are a hobbyist musician or sound artist and you need a beginning mixing board, then this is the one for you. It is not overly expensive, but it isn't so cheap that it will break easily. The 1204 is a great mixer with great build quality and features for the beginner audio creator.
                This is a great mixer that will give you many features for a beginner audio mixer. Obviously this won't satisfy the professional user but if you are just a hobbyist or you need something small and basic this is definitely worth a second look.
                Great build, produces great sound.
                You can get cheaper ones but not always of the same quality or features.

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