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Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects  

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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 pres... Click To Read More About This Product

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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┬Ž

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.

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
  • Equalization
  • 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/buses
  • Inserts (channel): None
  • Inserts (master): No
  • Buses: None
  • Sub groups: None
  • Connectivity
  • USB: Yes
  • FireWire: No
  • WiFi: No
  • ADAT: No
  • Thunderbolt: No
  • S/PDIF No
  • MIDI: No
  • Other
  • 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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
1 year warranty. 3 year warranty if registered within 90 days of purchase.


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BehringerXENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (11)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Simple controls (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

big bang for your buck

I needed a small workhorse. the 1204 with effects was it. as with all behringer products they usually under promise and over deliver. sound quality is good, effects are good, over-all layout...Read complete review

I needed a small workhorse. the 1204 with effects was it. as with all behringer products they usually under promise and over deliver. sound quality is good, effects are good, over-all layout and build quality is solid. I wonder when other company's will catch on. good products for a reasonable price. I can route anything through this mixer. I can record, sub-mix, use it live or just use it as my studio patch bay for all my intstruments.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good live. NOT a studio mixer.

I own this. It's solid for live sound. It's mostly been used with a 6k watt system to hook up DJ gear for parties.

The built in compressors are helpful for...Read complete review

I own this. It's solid for live sound. It's mostly been used with a 6k watt system to hook up DJ gear for parties.

The built in compressors are helpful for managing your mic levels.

As I've taken a change of pace, it's come off my rig and into my studio. And it's very much out of place. It can only return off the master, so interface options are limited. And it's noisy. Digital jarbles galore. I only use it as a monitor send when I need all the outputs on my Tascam US-1800 for other outboard gear.

The only usable setting I can imagine for the interface would be at a conference or in a church, where you'd want to record the event. But of course you'd need a computer right there as well, with the appropriate software, etc.

The FX are fun. "fun."

It is SOLID, I'll definitely say that. It could probably get tossed through a window and still work.

Reviewed by 27 customers

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1.0

This is the 2nd product from Behringer I've sent back

By Robert Abate

from Detroit

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      a half an hour into using this product it started shorting out and would not stop, I sent it back, previously I had ordered the XENYX 1202, it also had a shorting problem and was sent back, I don't understand why Musician's Friend stocks this brand

       
      4.0

      nice mixxer

      By dg

      from twin cites

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

      • the effact are 24 bit but not the usb 16 bit

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      if the usb connection was 24 bit i would give it 5 stars but a lot of mixxer like this, hide that fact
      but still a nice home board or small mixxer for on the go.

       
      5.0

      It's perfect for what I need. Not a problem with anything.

      By Dan San

      from Highland, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

        Keep up the good work!

         
        5.0

        Excellent product!

        By pianomanandydee

        from south carolina

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

          Great product at an even better price!!!

           
          5.0

          Probably the Best Intro Mixer I Could've Bought

          By Mike

          from Goldsboro, NC

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Difficult Instructions

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

          So, I'll say that I'm very new to the sound engineering world. I'm working on recording my own music and was looking for a board that was nicer than a base model, but still basic enough to suit the minimal use I would be doing. I didn't want to drop a ton in it, but wanted quality.

          The more I read about Behringer, the more scared I got. "Their preamps suck," "Their functions are really limited" and "Should spend your money on something reliable" plagued all of the comment sections about Behringer products and forums. I'm here to tell you that the board I purchased pleased me to the point that I wanted to write a review, so that maybe a newbie, like me, could read it and understand its functions better.

          Behringer did a terrible job at something, though. The instructions. They give very basic points on setup. They do not, however, thoroughly explain the aux sends/returns, pathways for the sends and/or FX processor. They kind of lead you to figure out some by trial and error, which is easy if you have some knowledge of soundboards.

          I learned most of what I picked up about this board from the multitude of YouTube videos on setup. Keep in mind that you should sift through the information and cherry pick what you need. Some people have good parts with bits of bad/misinformation purported. For example, one video purported that "only two inputs are recorded to the computer." This is, in general, true, however, those inputs are left and right, not two individual channels, as he pointed to. The audio out is recorded L and R, but it is the main mix, which is whatever you have mixed together.

          All in all, I'm very happy about this purchase. A co-worker, who works with FAR more expensive boards with amazing features, helped me to figure out what all was happening and how to get the best use out of my board.

          If you simply pay attention to where signal is coming from and where it's going to, this board is nothing to figure out.

           
          4.0

          Great overall mixer

          By SteveOfAustin

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

          I will occassionally be using this mixer for Stage performance, but more often use it at home when my musician friends come over to Jam. I have used it for Karaoke, Studio, and Band practice. It seems to have sturdy construction. The FX only has 3 settings that utilize a 2-FX combo, otherwise the FX are only 1 at a time - across all channels. Overall, a very decent product.

           
          5.0

          XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects

          By T.L.

          from MENIFEE,CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

            GREAT MIXER

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Ok for the price But!!

            By 1978 Tele

            from Vegas Baby!

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Internal Power Supply

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily
            • Limited Functions
            • Usb Controll Limited

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

            a manger at a club i play at 3x a week asked me to put togerher a house pa <800.00 budget this mixer and 2zlx12p, stands, cables etc. We are 3 solo performers/trax who use this system. for what we do it sounds fine, but i biggest complaint is you can only change the usb volume input [trax from comp] with the controll room knob not a fader, not good cause live tracks are not all the same volume. and analog out on some computers is lacking.
            My own live pa systems are a Bose L1 modll/tonematch or A&H zed 10 [great usb usability] and 2 EVzlx12p i love them both.
            so now when i use this system i have to use a behringer usb interface into a stereo channel for trax, works fine but more gear to carry and hook up. I would recomend this mixer to a friend with some caveats, the next price level mixers offer better features to suit my needs.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Xenyx X1204USB Mixer a Good Value

            By The Mandolin Picker

            from Southern Maryland

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

              Bought this board primarily for doing some recording at the house, and for some use in a performance role with a small bluegrass gospel group.

              The faders had a much nicer feel than I was expecting. Having the solo switch available to set a level while a channel is muted is a nice option not seen on a board in this price range.

              The built in compressor is another nice feature, which is nice for both recording and performances. The effects take some getting use to, and for recording we really don't use them instead preferring to use various software plugins to get the exact sound we want.

              The USB option is nice. It is only two channel (L and R) which is not an issue for me as we typically only lay down a single channel at a time. It would be sweet if it could send each channel individually to the software and interface with the software mixer as a control surface. However, we are very pleased with the results we have attained thus far.

              The driver issue is one you may have to play with. We are using the 64-bit Windows 7 driver from the Behringer web site with good results in Sonar in Windows 8. Some folks have reported problems with the Behringer driver and recommend ASIO4All as none of the Behringer drivers are marked for Windows 8 (hopefully that will soon change). ASIO4All did not work for us as Sonar did not even see the USB connection. We hope to upgrade our version of Sonar sometime this summer, and this could all change. Like any software interface, be prepared to do some work and try different combinations until you get the combination that works right for you.

              Bottom line is we are very happy with this mixer, and consider it a great value for the price. We have other Behringer products and have been very pleased with their overall quality, sound and performance.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Product

              By Dave

              from San Juan, PR

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Excellent Sound
              • Fx Is Complecated
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Fx Not Explained
              • Needs Special Lines

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

              Need more time playing with it to get more out of it.

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