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Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects  

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The Behringer X1222USB mixing console takes the 1222FX 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... Read More

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The Behringer X1222USB mixing console takes the 1222FX 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. It can be used in either 4-mono XLR/4-stereo 1/4", or 6-mono/2-stereo operation. 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 USB mixer also features 4 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 Behringer 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 preamps represent a major step in the evolution of audio technology-and they can easily hold their own, even when compared to the most expensive stand-alone mic preamps. Behringer 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 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 USB mixers in this class-but standard on all Behringer XENYX USB mixers.

Effective FX
The Behringer X1222USB USB 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 pretty pricey. 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 X1222USB 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! 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
  • Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • 4 state-of-the-art Behringer XENYX, phantom-powered Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone 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
  • Studio-grade FX processor with 16 editable presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter, multi-effects, Tap function and storable user parameter settings
  • 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 ultra-low 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
  • 7-band stereo graphic EQ allows precise frequency correction of monitor or main mixes
  • Revolutionary FBQ Feedback Detection System instantly reveals critical frequencies
  • Breathtaking XPQ 3D stereo surround effect for more vitality and enhanced stereo image
  • Voice Canceller function for easy-to-use sing-along applications
  • 4 fully equipped stereo-input channels featuring 2 additional mic inputs on channels 5/6 and 7/8, 3-band EQ and input trim control
  • Channel inserts on each mono channel for flexible connection of outboard equipment
  • 2 aux sends per channel: 1 pre fader for monitoring, 1 post fader for internal FX or as external send
  • 2 multi-functional stereo aux returns with flexible routing
  • Balanced main mix outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors plus separate control room, headphones and stereo tape outputs
  • Long-wearing 60-mm 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
  • Rack mount brackets included for ultimate flexibility
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BehringerXENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Great Recording IO Interface!

I own a lot of high dollar gear and this is my first Behringer piece. I needed a mixer for my vintage synth sound module rack and I gave this one a try. I've...Read complete review

I own a lot of high dollar gear and this is my first Behringer piece. I needed a mixer for my vintage synth sound module rack and I gave this one a try. I've been very pleased and I've been using it for quite some time. It's quiet and the effects are surprisingly good. BUT HERE"S THE REAL DEAL! I just bought a brand new high dollar PC laptop with W7 64 bit and everything came to screeching halt. (No it wasn't a mac. Sorry.) Anyhow, I'm experiencing what everyone else is with this new OS. Most or all of your gear, even with their so called W7 driver, doesn't work without issues. So I though, Hey! That new mixer has a USB Port so I plugged it in to see what would happen. W7 found it and installed a CODEX Driver. I downloaded ASIO4ALL to use instead an it works like a charm. No dropouts, pops, clicks, or noise! AMAZING! I tried it with Reason 4, Cubase 5, FL Studio 9, and Live 8 and it all works. Granted you can only record in two channel stereo, but if you hit the solo button you can isolate a track or you can adjust all of your channel levels and record the entire band at one time. This gem works as a great recording audio interface. I love this mixer and I'm going to buy another one just to prove it.

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Too much noise

This little mixer is great for and does almost everything needed for live applications! It has nice features and does everything a mixer should. but when I used this to record I found there...Read complete review

This little mixer is great for and does almost everything needed for live applications! It has nice features and does everything a mixer should. but when I used this to record I found there was too much noise for me. Each time you add effects, turn on the parametric EQ, and even change the 3-band EQ it adds more and more noise to your recordings. When I recorded, i had to turn off or mute everything I could to try and get the noise down. I also found that in recordings it lacks a full sound and sounds almost far away in a sense. It also doesn't have MIDI inputs. Its built pretty well and the sliders knobs and connections are pretty solid. Another slight set back is that there isnt 1/4" main outputs. The phantom power also seams a little weak to me. Its a great small mixer for live applications but if you want quiet full recordings I wouldn't recommend this product.

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5.0

I would buy this product again!

By Gary

from Corbin, Ky.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      I use this at home for our music practice, and it works great for that!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Useful as a backup mixer on gigs

      By Joe

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • Feelssounds Inexepensive

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Backup Hobby Home Studio

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      I bought this to use as a backup (to a Behringer XR18) on gigs. It works, and it's inexpensive. But it feels cheap, and not made to last (but what do you expect for less than $200?) The effects sound pretty poor to me. As a backup mixer, it's fine, but I would not depend on this mixer for regular band gigs.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome mixer!

      By Ryan Devine

      from Allentown, PA

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      This mixer is great. Great sound, phantom power, awesome effects. I've been playing around with this thing for a couple weeks now and I'm very excited to learn more. Also, please note that this mixer only has 2 usb outputs (you can only record in stereo) but it's great for live and recording situations. I bought this mixer to record my drums and I was disappointed when I realized that it only had 2 channels through usb, but since everything sounds great with the onboard eq (once you find the right sound) I wouldn't mind recording through this thing. This is a must buy.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Mediocre

      By DONALD GESSNER

      from Ocala FL

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      This is a discontinued model. I tried twice to download a manual. Apparently none are available for discontinued models. Instructions that came with the equipment are grossly inadeguate and in too many languages. Now the particulars: The voice cancellation is a joke, certainly the X1222 does not become like a karaoke machine; there is no "Control Room" feature hence no "Mix to Control Room" button; the effects (FX) are only so-so; There is no 1/4 inch main outputs - only XLR; Contact support is nearly impossible to access. Think carefully before buying at any price. I returned mine.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Too much noise

      By Keaton Cable

      from Simpsonville, SC

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      This little mixer is great for and does almost everything needed for live applications! It has nice features and does everything a mixer should. but when I used this to record I found there was too much noise for me. Each time you add effects, turn on the parametric EQ, and even change the 3-band EQ it adds more and more noise to your recordings. When I recorded, i had to turn off or mute everything I could to try and get the noise down. I also found that in recordings it lacks a full sound and sounds almost far away in a sense. It also doesn't have MIDI inputs. Its built pretty well and the sliders knobs and connections are pretty solid. Another slight set back is that there isnt 1/4" main outputs. The phantom power also seams a little weak to me. Its a great small mixer for live applications but if you want quiet full recordings I wouldn't recommend this product.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Anything you'll ever want from a mixer.

      By Will Koart

      from California

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      This is perfect for beginners and experts, recording or live. The one-knob compression is easy and effective, the volume is easy to control, the preamps are epic, and the EQ is useful. The only thing that I don't use too often is the FX, some of the effects sound kind of cool, but I never use it. Overall, this is a fantastic product, I recommend you buy it.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Noise but overall very good

      By Kevin

      from Brookfield, CT

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      This is a very simple easy to use mixer that I really did enjoy working on. This is perfect for recording live shows, because you can record, mix and monitor mix all at the same time. (It only records one stereo track at a time at 16bit 48kHz) Everyone in my two bands generally use pedal effects, and sometimes we can�ۡ���t have practice where all of our big amps are, so we usually just chain up the effects, plug directly to the mixer and play out of one amp. Mixing is a breeze and it�ۡ���s a much easier way to set up and get the right levels for practicing. The onboard compression isn�ۡ���t all that great but it�ۡ���s nice to have that option. The effects processor has amazing effects, I was very impressed with them, and however I don't really use them, but again, nice to have. The preamps are a little noisy, especially when using phantom power, so make sure the channels that aren�ۡ���t being used are muted and the gain is all the way down. Overall, worth the money.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Behinger xenyx x1222USB

      By Kevin Dickerson

      from Baltimore Maryland

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      I just love my new mixer. I get the best quality sound when i record music. My cd's sounds much more clear. I would definally recommend this mixer to any producer's or up coming artist. For proffessional sound and good quality in your music. I haven't use the cd software that came with my mixer yet. But i am sure that it is mind blowen. So Thanks Guitarcenter and there will be more purchases from me in the future.

      (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Versatlity

      By Don Warner

      from Farmersville,Ohio

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      This Board Is Fantastic,I Love the versatilty of it and the software drivers work with whatever platform I have chosen so far,The USB feature works flawlessly on my System.the built in compressor feature is also awesome, this board cant be beat for the money!!! Don Warner

      (38 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Great Recording IO Interface!

      By Mark

      from Musical, Missouri

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      I own a lot of high dollar gear and this is my first Behringer piece. I needed a mixer for my vintage synth sound module rack and I gave this one a try. I've been very pleased and I've been using it for quite some time. It's quiet and the effects are surprisingly good. BUT HERE"S THE REAL DEAL! I just bought a brand new high dollar PC laptop with W7 64 bit and everything came to screeching halt. (No it wasn't a mac. Sorry.) Anyhow, I'm experiencing what everyone else is with this new OS. Most or all of your gear, even with their so called W7 driver, doesn't work without issues. So I though, Hey! That new mixer has a USB Port so I plugged it in to see what would happen. W7 found it and installed a CODEX Driver. I downloaded ASIO4ALL to use instead an it works like a charm. No dropouts, pops, clicks, or noise! AMAZING! I tried it with Reason 4, Cubase 5, FL Studio 9, and Live 8 and it all works. Granted you can only record in two channel stereo, but if you hit the solo button you can isolate a track or you can adjust all of your channel levels and record the entire band at one time. This gem works as a great recording audio interface. I love this mixer and I'm going to buy another one just to prove it.

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