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Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor  

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All the signal enrichment you need and then some!

The Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor is surprisingly easy to use. It has all the basic tools for optimal sound onstage and in the studio plus integrated dynamic enhancer, de-esser, tube simulation, and low-contour filter. Revolutionary IKA circuitry combines the advantages of hard- and soft-knee compression in a single dynamic function to deliver natural, transparent results. Also equipped with fully automatic and manually adjustable attack and release times, IGC peak-limiting circuit, selectable dual-mono or stereo, 12-segment display, switchable sidechain input with sidechain monitor function, and servo-balanced XLR and 1/4" I/O. Single rackspace.

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  • Integrated dynamic enhancer
  • De-esser
  • Tube simulation
  • Low-contour filter
  • Fully automatic and manually adjustable attack and release times
  • IGC peak-limiting circuit
  • Selectable dual-mono or stereo
  • 12-segment display
  • Switchable sidechain input with sidechain monitor function
  • Servo-balanced XLR and 1/4" I/O

Now you don't have to rob a bank to get studio-quality sound. Order today and take your studio into the realm of the pros!

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BehringerMDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Professional functions (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Compressor for Live Sound or Demo R

    The MDX2600 is a good compressor. It works great for live sound reinforcement and I have used mine to level out the vocals on demo recordings. Like any other compressor you have to LEARN...Read complete review

    The MDX2600 is a good compressor. It works great for live sound reinforcement and I have used mine to level out the vocals on demo recordings. Like any other compressor you have to LEARN HOW TO USE IT. Too many people write reviews blaming the gear when the prooblem is their own lack of knowledge and experience. I have owned two of these units, and currently have one in my PA rack, and it does a great job. I use one channel to level out the lead singer's vocal peaks and the other channel for gating and compressing the kick drum. The MDX2600 does a great job for both applications. I plan to buy another soon for use as an overall compressor / peak limiter to protect my PA amps and speakers. I know Behringer gets a bad rap sometimes, and sometimes they may deserve it, but not for this product. This is a solid compressor at a good price that a working band can afford.

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    Compress The Stress Mess

    I think for the money, this is decent. The tube button warms things up a bit (good live). The Enhancer is also ok for live work. If your looking for something for...Read complete review

    I think for the money, this is decent. The tube button warms things up a bit (good live). The Enhancer is also ok for live work. If your looking for something for guitar or bass go buy a stomp-box. I use this in my home studio,and I also use it live (I'm a house engineer). It hasn't really failed me. It is very transparent, It gets the job done. I personally like The Presonus Blue Max for the pricerange. If you have the money,go for something by ART. But overall,this was a good buy. I wouldn't buy another one though.

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    4.0

    Good bus Compressor

    By justinomarino

    from seattle wa

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor:

    This is a strait forward, fast fuction compressor. I like that this compressor is not condesending like some of the lower end stuff from the name brands. anything with a button for "type" or compressors that have very few controls are garbage; they are basicly saying "don't you want our signiture sound? We know how to use a compressor and you don't." The only thing this compressor really lacks is an adjustable knee knob. the button is ok but it would be better to have some control over it which will limit the style of compression. I really do like it as a bus compressor though.

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    5.0

    I use 5 of these with my sound rack

    By mixerboard man

    from Hagerstown MD.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Functions
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor:

      I like the fact that I can press the auto button and the unit decides what's needed making my job easier. it is almost a stand alone system, with very little attention needed to the unit.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Compressor for Live Sound or Demo R

      By old rocker dude

      from WNC

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Functions
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor:

        The MDX2600 is a good compressor. It works great for live sound reinforcement and I have used mine to level out the vocals on demo recordings. Like any other compressor you have to LEARN HOW TO USE IT. Too many people write reviews blaming the gear when the prooblem is their own lack of knowledge and experience. I have owned two of these units, and currently have one in my PA rack, and it does a great job. I use one channel to level out the lead singer's vocal peaks and the other channel for gating and compressing the kick drum. The MDX2600 does a great job for both applications. I plan to buy another soon for use as an overall compressor / peak limiter to protect my PA amps and speakers. I know Behringer gets a bad rap sometimes, and sometimes they may deserve it, but not for this product. This is a solid compressor at a good price that a working band can afford.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Ok Unit

        By Tim-dVXXh

        from Lewisville, TX

        Comments about Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor:

        When I first got the unit, it was working great. I bought this to use as part of a church sound system. The first time we used it in a live worship band setting, one of the channels went out and caused a bad "Zipper" sound. When it was working, it was great, however, when it wasn't, caused some serious issues.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Big bang for the buck

        By Gramps77

        from Lockport NY

        Comments about Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor:

        Very nice unit, does exactly what it says it will do. I use it in an apartment studio and it works great. Of course if you spend more money the dbx is superior (I own both) but not by much. Behringer does a good job of giving good value for the money

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Easy PA Upgrade

        Comments about Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor:

        We play multiple venues from outside festivals to smaller bars. We have some serious power and 3 different speaker set ups from bi-amped EV's to double 15 JBL's. Our problem was getting a tighter sound when everthing was miked. A band memeber bought this and it was up to me to make it work. The first time out I threw it in the rack off the mains and set it to auto. Bang, instant improvement with no adjustmen. Since then we have fine tuned it and got further improvement. It is the lowest cost piece in the rack and I wouldn't be without it now. Don't let the low price fool you. Behringer has made a price believer out of me.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One great compressor

        By Too

        from Tennessee

        Comments about Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor:

        This thing works magic on music. It is a compressor, an expander, and a gate all in one. It has some EQ built in, or you can loop your EQ through it through a side-chain. Looping an EQ allows you to adjust those frequencies that are overpowering to prevent the compressor from dropping the level of everything if one frequency gets too high. Pretty simple to use and there are several buttons and knobs to let you adjust all your settings (attack/release/threshold, etc.) There is also an Auto button that lets the Composer decide what the attack/release times are based on the music that you are playing. This thing can be used as a gate with the push of a button, or it can be adjusted to be a soft or hard compressor. I use it on Auto mode, and it works great. This was definitely a great buy, and my whole band agrees that we sound much better now, oh - and since we can crank the volume now without damaging everything we got - very much LOUDER!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Can be great, can be not so great

        By stoberto

        from Greenville, SC

        Comments about Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor:

        We had two of these at the church when I started working there. One of them was noisy and one of the channels went dead so I had to stop using it. The other one is so noisy that I will be replacing it soon. The features it has are nice, and depending on what you are using it for it can function well. However, it is noisy and will not last forever.

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        5.0

        Very nice!

        By tnek46

        from Ennis, TX

        Comments about Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor:

        I've owned the mdx2600 composer for a while now. It works great in the studio! I buy almost exclusively Behringer products for my studio, and this is just another great addition.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Possibly the best compressor for the money?

        By MonkeyGoD

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor:

        Surprisingly easy to use given the amount of buttons and knobs this thing has. I like how it gives you an option of using the TRS and XLR inputs and outputs. And the knobs have a nice tactile clikiness to them. One note of warning though for those that use a mic with the compressor: be sure to get a mic preamp first!Without a preamp, the mic's signal is too weak for the Behringer to compress! I did not know this when I bought the compressor along with an SM58. I went ahead and got an M-Audio DMP3 preamp and it made a HUGE difference. They work beautifully together. If you have a mixer with a decent builtin preamp, that would work, too.

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