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The Behringer X2222USB mixing console takes the 2222FX 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 X2222USB mixing console takes the 2222FX 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 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
The X2222USB mixer and other 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 stand-alone 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 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 XENYX USB mixers.

Effective FX
The Behringer X2222USB 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 XENYX mixer's Tap button in tempo with the music.

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 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 software¦

Free Would Be Nice!
Because you'll want to take full advantage of the Behringer XENYX X2222USB 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 ultralow noise, high headroom analog audio mixer
  • 8 state-of-the-art XENYX, phantom-powered Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
  • 8 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
  • Channel inserts on each mono channel for flexible connection of outboard equipment
  • 3 aux sends per channel: 1 pre fader for monitoring, 1 pre/post fader switchable for monitoring/FX applications, 1 post fader (for internal FX or as external send)
  • Clip LEDs, mute, main mix and subgroup routing switches, solo and PFL functions on all channels
  • 2 subgroups with separate outputs for added routing flexibility
  • 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; rec inputs assignable to main mix or control room/phones 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
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
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1 year warranty. 3 year warranty if registered within 90 days of purchase.


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BehringerXENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects
 
4.2

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Performances (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Music videos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice mixer, NOT AN INTERFACE

Picked up this mixer for small shows with my band. We use it to mix drum and vocal mics through our PA, does the job just fine. Effects are average (built in,...Read complete review

Picked up this mixer for small shows with my band. We use it to mix drum and vocal mics through our PA, does the job just fine. Effects are average (built in, what do you expect) but the compression is actually really decent for something built into a mixer...really nice to have when you're trying to dial in drums and don't feel like dropping more money on compression. Overall, a great mixer for your average band playing small-medium sized gigs when all that needs to be mic'd is drums and vocals. THIS IS NOT AN AUDIO INTERFACE THOUGH. This mixer does not belong in the studio.If you're buying this because you want to record....don't. Yes, it has a USB out...TREAT THAT LIKE ANY OTHER STEREO OUT. It only sends a two channel output to your DAW via USB. Basically all this is good for is recording live shows quickly and cheaply by stealing the main mix and recording to a laptop. You WILL NOT be able to record each channel of this mixer to a separate track in your DAW.....not with this mixer, and not with most other "USB mixers" for that matter. A mixer's job is to mix multiple inputs to one or two outputs....not to interface sound to a computer. It's becoming more and more popular now for mixers to have USB out's but that's just another way to output your mix!IF YOU WANT TO RECORD MULTIPLE INPUTS TO SEPARATE TRACKS VIA USB OR FIREWIRE BUY AN AUDIO INTERFACE.Many people, mostly people new to recording try every way possible to avoid buying an interface....the thing is there is no way around it if you want separate tracks from multiple inputs, which is pretty much required if you're recording drums or multiple instruments at once and want them to sound right.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality control gradually declining

I feel like a traitor writing this review as I've always been a big fan of Behringer equipment. Between 2004 and the present, I've purchased literally dozens of Behringer products, from mixers to...Read complete review

I feel like a traitor writing this review as I've always been a big fan of Behringer equipment. Between 2004 and the present, I've purchased literally dozens of Behringer products, from mixers to powered monitors to microphones to digital EQs to crossovers to speaker management units to . . well, you get the idea. I'm sold on Behringer and have been 99.99% satisfied with all my purchases – having had very little problems with their gear . . . until recently.

The first piece I'd purchased was a Behringer UB2222FXPro mixer in 2004, and I liked it so much that I purchased the upgraded version (XENYX 2222) in 2008 and relegated the original UB2222FXPro to backup mixer status.

I gigged with the XENYX 2222 five nights a week from 2008 until 2012 when one of my bandmates flipped the stage power switch on and off and blew my mixer's power supply instantly turning it into a boat anchor.

I could have dusted off my original Behringer UB2222FXPro mixer, but I was intrigued by the individual compressor knobs on the newest version of the mixer, the Behringer x2222usb. So I figured this mishap would give me a good excuse to get the new mixer that I'd been eyeballing.

After I'd placed my order for Behringer mixer #3, I contacted several repair places hoping to get my fried mixer repaired. But that's a whole other story . . . Suffice it to say, my experience with Behringer has been, in the rare instance of equipment failure, you're time and money ahead to simply pitch the old unit and replace it.

OK, this is the part of the review where I start feeling guilty – kind of like a modern-day Benedict Arnold. Anyway, I received my new x2222usb; and I eagerly fire it up for my gig that night. No problem, the layout is virtually identical to my two, previous Behringer mixers – with the exception of the little compressor knobs at the top of each channel strip. And those were what I was eager to try out – to fatten up and tame some of the dynamically-errant vocals that I and my bandmates had been known to produce. Hmmmm. . . can't tell much difference. I try several positions of the knob. Not really doing much. I'm mildly disappointed, but maybe it's just me. Nevertheless, the unit does look nice. They've upgraded the trim, and it has a real pro look.

Next, I go to the effects section to dial in a nice slapback delay for our vocals. I see the effects section is a bit different from the previous two models. Ahhh, they've probably implemented user feedback and have refined these effects. Well, there are lots of presets; but I can't seem to find a good, solid delay suitable for old '50s-style vocals – you know that good old Elvis Echoplex sound. Well, maybe it's just me. Maybe it's in there somewhere, but I just haven't been able to find it.

Let's see, next I need to EQ the mics to get some of the mud out of our dynamic mics. Even though the mid-band is a parametric EQ, I can't seem to sweep in to the right frequency to cut to clean up those vocals. Hmmmm . . . I guess that is a problem I'd had with their other two models, so I guess it's just me . . or maybe the room . . . or maybe it's our speakers.

All the above annoyances were pretty much subjective; but here's where things start getting problematic: About six months ago, I noticed some static on my vocal channel. Of course the first thing that came to mind was maybe it was a bad cord. I unplugged the cord and noticed the static was still on the channel. As I turned the input knob up and down, I could hear the noise was linked to the level at which this knob was set. Oh well, I don't use all the channels; so I figured I'd just plug into the adjacent channel and just avoid using that original channel unless absolutely necessary.

The next thing happened just a few days ago at my weekly Wednesday-night solo gig. On the very last song of the night – the floor was packed – suddenly the most god-awful clatter spewed out of my mains (no, it wasn't my vocals!) All heads on the dance floor swiveled in unison with wide eyes fixed on me as this electronic clatter crescendoed. I frantically fumbled at the mixer and discovered it was coming from the effects section. When I turned down the FX Aux Return knob, the noise immediately disappeared. So, I sheepishly finished the final song albeit very dry without any effects on my vocal. The next night at rehearsal, as I was explaining to the band members what had happened the previous night, this electronic cacophony erupted without warning validating my story. Needless to say, the effects section on this mixer has been officially retired from any future gigs.

Now for the really awful part . . . I ordered a Peavey mixer today to replace this problematic Behringer!! Yes, there I said it! I've never been a fan of Peavey. Back when they first came out on the scene, the word was that Peavey equipment was substandard. But I guess they have been around for decades now, and you do see a lot of satisfied musicians using their equipment . . .

So, instead of purchasing another Behringer 2222, I came across a comparable Peavey board (PV14) for a little bit more with good reviews and with two, additional XLR inputs (10 as opposed to 8), a little less routing capabilities and two pounds heavier.

I really do feel like a traitor. But, who knows, maybe this is the start of something new!

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5.0

I love This Thing

By Miles Schmidt

from Neenah Wi

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Music Videos

    Comments about Behringer XENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

    i use this to record in my studio for music videos and drum covers on youtube.. the fact that i can just hook it up right from the mixer to my computer is awesome and helpful when recording.

     
    4.0

    xenyx x2222usb

    By me

    from ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Music Videos
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      once I figured out how the routing of the signal worked, I love it. great for (in my case) drum covers.

       
      4.0

      Great value, lots of features

      By Dee

      from Roosevelt Utah

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer XENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

        House of worship

         
        5.0

        Nice device.

        By N/a

        from San Diego

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Well laid out.

        Cons

        • Manual lacks.

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer XENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

          Needs more manufacturer tutorial videos.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this board

          By Lannes

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Behringer XENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

          Awesome board for the price and even more. Lightweight, USB....built in effects. Really nice.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Find out what a sound man wants before designing a mixer.

          By Sound Man

          from Apple Valley

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

              Comments about Behringer XENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

              Be nice when you mute a channel that the monitor for the channel was muted too.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great for the money

              By Jim

              from Michigan

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Performances

                Comments about Behringer XENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

                Although reviews about bleedthrough between chanels are true, the mixer still has a good sound and is pretty quiet. Great for the price

                 
                5.0

                Great Mixer

                By Me

                from New England, USA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Behringer XENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

                  Great little mixer! Would buy again

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Overall very good product HOWEVER!!!!

                  By conrad

                  from Zimmerman MN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Controls
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality Sound

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Behringer XENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

                  I will mirror some of the good reviews by saying this has functionality as advertised. I would say from a sound quality on a channel and main bus mixing outstanding for the price HOWEVER, I had one issue, isolation between busses. I bought this for the multi-bus so I could listen to a full mix and just record specific tracks. Fundamentally this works however while recording I noticed bleed through from the drum track I was not recording. Although it was faint it was there non the less. Unfortunately I will be taking this back and paying the higher price for another brand. It really comes down to quality and I guess I prefer good isolation. Again I'm not saying this is bad for the money. I was very impressed with everything else and this is by far the best functionality for the price. It comes down to where your quality threshold lies and what is important to you and how you want to use the product.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By EJ Carter

                  from Des Moines

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Product

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Behringer XENYX X2222USB USB Mixer with Effects:

                    Overall I'm 100% Satisfied with my product.enough said.

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