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Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer

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Equally powerful in the studio or at the live gig.

The Behringer X2442USB mixing console takes the 2442FX 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 USB 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
All 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 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 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 USB 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 mixers in this class-but standard on all Behringer XENYX USB mixers.

Effective FX
The Behringer X2442USB 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 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 music software¦

Free Would Be Nice!
Because you'll want to take full advantage of the Behringer XENYX X2442USB 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! The music software also gives you 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: 16
  • Mic preamps: 10
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: Not applicable
  • XLR only jacks: 10
  • 1/4" only jacks: 16
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
Analog outputs
  • Main XLR out: 2
  • Main 1/4" out: 2
  • Aux XLR: None
  • Aux 1/4": 4
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Headphone: 1
Onboard effects
  • Compression: Yes
  • 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: Yes
  • Low midrange: No
  • Sweep Low midrange: No
  • Low: Yes
  • Q: No
  • Low cut: No
  • Master graphic: None
Inserts/buses
  • Inserts (channel): 8
  • Inserts (master): No
  • Buses: 4
  • Sub groups: 8
Connectivity
  • USB: Yes
  • FireWire: No
  • WiFi: No
  • ADAT: No
  • Thunderbolt: No
  • S/PDIF No
  • MIDI: No
Other
  • Width x height x depth: 16.5 x 5.3 x 17.3"
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Automation: No
  • Fader type: 60mm
  • Motorized faders: No
  • Bundled software: No

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SPECIFICATIONS
Behringer X2442USB Mixer
  • Microphone inputs (XENYX Mic Preamp): Type: XLR, electronically balanced, discrete input circuit
  • Mic E.I.N. (20Hz-20kHz): @ 0 ? source resistance: -134dB / 135.7dB A-weighted @ 50 ? source resistance: -131dB / 133.3dB A-weighted @ 150 ? source resistance: -129dB / 130.5dB A-weighted Frequency response: <10Hz-150kHz (-1dB), <10Hz-200kHz (-3dB) Gain range: +10 to +60dB Max. input level: +12dBu @ +10dB Gain Impedance: approx. 2.6 k? balanced Signal-to-noise ratio: 110dB / 112dB A-weighted (0dBu In @ +22dB gain) Distortion (THD+N): 0.005% / 0.004% A-weighted
  • Line Input: Type: 1/4" TRS connector electronically balanced Impedance: approx. 20 k? balanced 10 k? unbalanced Gain range: -10 to +40dB Max. input level: 30dBu
  • Fade-out attenuation1 (Crosstalk attenuation): Main fader closed: 90dB Channel muted: 89dB Channel fader closed: 89dB
  • Frequency response: Microphone input to main out: <10Hz-90kHz: +0dB / -1dB <10Hz-160kHz: +0dB / -3dB
  • Stereo inputs: Type: 1/4" TRS connector, electronically balanced Impedance: approx. 20 k? Max. input level: +22dBu
  • EQ mono channels: Low: 80Hz / ±15dB Mid: 100Hz-8kHz / ±15dB High:12kHz / ±15dB
  • EQ stereo channels: Low: 80Hz / ±15dB Low Mid: 500Hz / ±15dB High Mid: 3kHz / ±15dB High: 12kHz / ±15dB
  • Aux sends: Type: 1/4" TS connector, unbalanced Impedance: approx. 120 ? Max. input level: +22dBu
  • Stereo aux returns: Type: 1/4" TRS connector, electronically balanced Impedance: approx. 20 k? bal. / 10 k? unbal. Max. input level: +22dBu
  • Main outputs: Type: XLR, electronically balanced and 1/4" TRS balanced Impedance: approx. 240 ? symm. / 120 ? unbalanced Max. output level: +28dBu
  • Control room outputs: Type: 1/4" TS connector unbalanced Impedance: approx. 120 ? Max. output level: +22dBu
  • Headphone outputs: Type: 1/4" TRS connector, unbalanced Max. output level: +19dBu / 150 ? (+25dBm)
  • DSP: Converter: 24-bit Sigma-Delta, 64/128-times oversampling Sampling rate: 40kHz
  • USB: Audio: Stereo In/Out Connector: Type B Converter: 16-bit Sample rate: 48kHz
  • Noise: Main mix @ -oo, Channel fader @ -oo: -101dB -100dB (X2442USB) Main mix @ 0dB, Channel fader @ -oo: -93dB -96dB (X1622USB) -87dB (X2442USB) Main mix @ 0dB, Channel fader @ 0dB: -81dB -83dB (X1622USB) -80dB (X2442USB)
  • Power supply: Mains voltage: 100 to 240 V, 50/60Hz Power consumption: 50W (X1622USB) 50W (X1832USB) 50W (X2222USB) 50W (X2442USB) Fuse: 100-240 V : T1.6 AH250 V Mains connection: Standard IEC receptacle
  • Dimensions: Approx. 5-3/8 x 16-1/2 x 17-1/4", Approx. 136mm x 418mm x 438mm Weight: Approx. 5.9kg
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BehringerX2442USB Xenyx Mixer
 
4.1

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (14)
  • Versatile (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Simple controls (11)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

  • Not durable (5)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (11)
  • Performances (10)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Soundtracks (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Spectacular

I use this mixer for recording my whole band. (I'm the drummer). When I record myself, I occupy 7 of the 10 XLR inputs with my CAD Pro-7's. Since I...Read complete review

I use this mixer for recording my whole band. (I'm the drummer). When I record myself, I occupy 7 of the 10 XLR inputs with my CAD Pro-7's. Since I use more that one condenser mic, I use the built in phantom power supply for the two small diaphragm condenser mics that I use as overheads. This processes the sound very well, and the parametric EQ for the midrange is insanely useful and versatile. I also really love the effects processor as well. When I record electric guitar, I always either use a CAD small diaphragm condenser mic, or a MXL 990 large diaphragm condenser mic, depending on the sound I am going after. Since either of these applications requires phantom power, I actually use an ART Tube MP Studio preamplifier. If I find that this has too much warmth, I will re-plug back to the solid state preamps on the mixer. Many people often complain that Behringer has noisy preamps, but I must disagree; or at least they made an extraordinary turning point with the new Xenyx mixers. Something that many people often overlook is their cables. A beautiful mic used with amazing preamps but a crappy cable is still only as quiet as the cable. I use GLS cables and they work great.Now, when I record acoustic, vocals, and sometimes bass, I pipe them through the Tube MP Studio because even though the Xenyx preamps are good, I still have more faith in the MP Studio preamp. With some EQ thrown in, these both sound amazing.A few more added features that I love is that Behringer threw in subgroups, which add so much more versatility, and that they added direct outputs as well for sending the first 8 channels to separate receivers.All in all, 5 stars, hands down.

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Disappointed.

We bought this after a lot of nail-biting and research. We were able to figure it out pretty quickly and put it to work. The sound quality is terrific, and the effects are...Read complete review

We bought this after a lot of nail-biting and research. We were able to figure it out pretty quickly and put it to work. The sound quality is terrific, and the effects are useful and fun.
Our unit soon began to malfunction at the worst times- in a classroom setting, or at a gig. It just won't always produce sound. Maddening, frustrating, disappointing.
We're sending it back for repair, and in the meantime we're cancelling paying gigs (both playing out and running sound for other bands) left and right.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed.

By onemanband

from Thomaston, Maine

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

We bought this after a lot of nail-biting and research. We were able to figure it out pretty quickly and put it to work. The sound quality is terrific, and the effects are useful and fun.
Our unit soon began to malfunction at the worst times- in a classroom setting, or at a gig. It just won't always produce sound. Maddening, frustrating, disappointing.
We're sending it back for repair, and in the meantime we're cancelling paying gigs (both playing out and running sound for other bands) left and right.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spectacular

By zpointon

from New York State

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Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

I use this mixer for recording my whole band. (I'm the drummer). When I record myself, I occupy 7 of the 10 XLR inputs with my CAD Pro-7's. Since I use more that one condenser mic, I use the built in phantom power supply for the two small diaphragm condenser mics that I use as overheads. This processes the sound very well, and the parametric EQ for the midrange is insanely useful and versatile. I also really love the effects processor as well. When I record electric guitar, I always either use a CAD small diaphragm condenser mic, or a MXL 990 large diaphragm condenser mic, depending on the sound I am going after. Since either of these applications requires phantom power, I actually use an ART Tube MP Studio preamplifier. If I find that this has too much warmth, I will re-plug back to the solid state preamps on the mixer. Many people often complain that Behringer has noisy preamps, but I must disagree; or at least they made an extraordinary turning point with the new Xenyx mixers. Something that many people often overlook is their cables. A beautiful mic used with amazing preamps but a crappy cable is still only as quiet as the cable. I use GLS cables and they work great.Now, when I record acoustic, vocals, and sometimes bass, I pipe them through the Tube MP Studio because even though the Xenyx preamps are good, I still have more faith in the MP Studio preamp. With some EQ thrown in, these both sound amazing.A few more added features that I love is that Behringer threw in subgroups, which add so much more versatility, and that they added direct outputs as well for sending the first 8 channels to separate receivers.All in all, 5 stars, hands down.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great product. needs a case

By John Maze

from gainesville, florida

Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

i think it is great, and i have been using boards similar for over a decade.
this thing is slam packed with stuff. My irish trad trio was playing out on st. patrick's day and i dialed in some reverb and my flute player, who is a dealer in high end audio and pro audio was floored that so many features were packed into this thing.
i think it of good quality. i worry about it taking a dive as my old matckie was able to - but i think a good padded case would help. i am surprised that this does not come with a case, or even have one available.

the software that came with the product at one quick glance does not appear to have received a lot of development as far as its interface is concerned.
stuff on here available on boards much more expensive

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The jury's still out

By Thomas Ebersole

from Ohio

Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

The first XENYX X2442USB USB Mixer with Effects I bought had perfectly aligned faders and worked great for about 10 hours. Then a terrible buzz developed in the DSP and it was terminably unusable. Sent it back. Musician's Friend was great about the return. Bought another identical unit. This time I also bought the 3 year extended warranty, just in case. This unit has misaligned faders and came with a ruptured silica gel packet in the bag and beads were everywhere inside the board, like a giant maraca. After evacuating the beads it is working just fine, but I hold my breath every day. It works really great and I love the features. I'm hoping it continues to perform for years like the other reviewers. Time will tell ....
The features are what drew my eye to the 2442. 8 direct outputs, 4 subgroups, 4 aux sends and returns, USB, etc. Also the onboard effects. Good features for the price.
Faders do not line up well at Zero. That's not cool because every setting along its path is now suspect.
We'll see ....

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great and versatile mixer

By Engineer Guru

from Kansas City, KS

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Compressors On 8 Channels
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Quality Faders
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Manual Is For All Models

Best Uses

  • 8 Direct Outs For Record
  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

I purchased this mixer mainly because of the 8 direct outs. It isn't an 8 buss mixer, but those 8 direct outs allows me to record 8 independent tracks at once.

This is great, if you have a drummer to record. Give each of his mics a track and then you can tweak each recorded track before mixing down to a stereo track.

There are also a lot of other outputs on the back of this mixer. And they are all 1/4 inch plugs, which is also great. Everything is plainly marked.

I don't use the internal effects that much, but I have used some. It's just another added feature that's there, if you need it.

My old mixer quit and I've only had this one for a few months. I'm still tweaking the different ways I can use it with my present system. I enjoy learning what I can do, that I couldn't do before.

The manual is fine, but it's for every model of this Xenyx group. That makes some areas of the manual difficult. But, this is a good deal and a great mixer. I'm glad I purchased it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

does the job I wanted to do

By espii

from Co.

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Sound Quailty
  • Mixes Many Inputs
  • Versatile
  • Very Fast

Cons

  • Poor Manual
  • Very Complicated

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Mixing Film Sound Traks
  • Music Videos
  • Soundtracks

Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

Steep learning curve for me, but it solved all of my problems. This machine has a lot of ways to configure the mixers inputs and poor documentation. So you need to just be patient. I am not familier with a lot of the nomeclature
used with this mixer. That makes it hard to configure. It is very fast little to no lag time and the sound is clean ( no noise). This is not a tool for those who are not patient. It works very well with Acid 7 and Vegas12 . I spent about 18 hours getting this mixer to be fully functional.
My previous usb mixer just worked right out of the box. This one was difficult but the extra work seems to be well worth it and I have the extra inputs I needed.The speed is there so there are no hiccups. Once you get the hang of how this pannel is layed out it will work great. Just dont expect much help from the docs in the box. The online user manual is a little bit better.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good board for the price

By jjcofceng

from Charleston, South Carolina

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Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

As with all Behinger equipment you get the best bang for your buck, I've had this board for about 3 years and have been very pleased, I am using it as a sub board to a Behringer MX-9000 most often in my television production truck, but have also used the set up as a front of house console. It has many more features, - i.e. more aux sends, direct outputs, 2 extra mic pres, clean mic pres - than any other board of the same price. The only problem I've had with this board is the loss of one mic preamp. At the time it died it was a kick drum channel with a Shure Beta 52a mic. Could have meen a hot mic but doubtful as it is just a dynamic mic. have been cautious since and not had any other problems. Having the 10 mic inputs has made it still capable of handling most any drum kit even being down to 9 channels. An external mic pre on one of the 2 remaining stereo channels takes up any slack, Am getting ready to buy a second for another smaller portable rig.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best board below $1300

By grimm-Om2Fd

from richmond va

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Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

researched every board from every company, aside from the top end allen and heath, or presonus boards, there is none that matches this one in available features. 4 stereo sub groubs, 4 aux sends with stereo returns, and direct outs and inserts on first 8 channels. that said, sound comes clean through the board, little or no noise except for that present in my instrument pick ups, but that much is normal, DI should correct for this. use currently for recording. sound comes through clean.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everything you need!

By Schoppkeeper

from Traverse City, MI

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

    I have this hooked up in my studio/theater room. I have my powered PA's my TV, and my rack mounted stereo running through this. I still have the ability to run a full 5 piece band and then some. Great product for the cost. Looks real professional on my mixer rack.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    No Issues Yet

    By Bedford

    from Iowa

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    Pros

    • Comes With Rack Mounts
    • Fun
    • Quiet Practice
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • 2 Track Usb Recording
    • Joke Of A Manual

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Quiet Practice

    Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

    I bought this in order to setup a "quiet practice" (running headphones out the aux with mono to stereo adapters) in a small apartment but also wanted something that could do more than get us by if we needed a board for an actual event this definitely fit the mold very well.

    The usb 2 track recording is a nice touch, kind of a shame it isn't each indivudual track simutaniously though so you can really get down and dirty to polish the mix but oh well!

    (2 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Mine blew up in one year...

    By Paul

    from Westchester, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

    Buy a Mackie

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    How does BRinger STILL get bad raps?

    By MaHatma Kane

    from New Hampshire

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    Pros

    • Above Avg Compression
    • Accurate Controls
    • Amazing For The Cost
    • Bringer Has Been Re-born
    • Excellent Mid Eq
    • Excellent Sound
    • Excellent Use Of Space
    • Solid Yet Lite
    • Surprising Of Functions
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • High Learning Curve
    • Needs Better Manual
    • Terrible Power Light

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Live Av Recording
    • Multiple Mixes
    • Music Videos
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Project studio
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

    Needing a new board for both my portable& project studios I took a chance on a Scratch N Dent one of these from MF almost 2 years ago and then bought a Mackie that was far more expensive. I've found no flaws w/Behringer other than a broken power lamp. The Mackie was a good unit, but very soon I preferred the XenyX & it was so good, there was no need for both.

    If I didn't own one & was told that a quiet (fully pro w/external NR) mixer with more than average subs, doable combos, great EQ's (esp. Mid)and very dynamic compression could be had for this price, I would have never believed it - and I've been an industry pro with many hats in and out of studios for nearly 30 years.

    I remember when MOST but not ALL (I have some 15 year old speakers still making me money) Behringer gear was considered junk for good reason. However, I'd been hearing good things for a couple years before buying this XenyX. I've since looked into it and the case can be made for steady improvement taking place from within there in Germany for over 6 years now. ESPECIALLY in quality control, which helped earn them a bad rep with many pros. You could buy a pair of speakers one would sound great the other pathetic. That's all changed now in a big way and if you look past them only because of what you've heard - you should take a new look and especially listen. Unless you can afford to pay much more for gear just for the name.

    I went to a big shop to buy a pair of 15" powered Mackie's (Thumps cost more than the Behringers!)just last year and after careful A&B'ing everything in sight(even with some QSC's)I just could not justify paying the BIG difference for a bar band PA -

    Now I suppose it's possible that some lonely musician in the room could come up some night and say "hey dudes those Behringers are junk - get some real speakers." Personally I'm not too worried about it - the system - WITH this XenyX and a cool 12" Behringer "Monitor Only" sounds great to us. The weak link is a Thump used as the other monitor. It Sets up and tears down fast.

    I walked out of that big store with a nice mic for my locker, several new heavy duty speaker cables AND a practice amp with the money I saved. Before buying a mixer - or any live sound gear, just by reputation, try this XenyX along with some other new Behringer PA gear - my hunch says you & your wallet be very glad you did.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Been Very Happy

    By Dave - SonicOrbStudios

    from NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Price
    • USB out
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Reliability

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Soundtracks
    • Studio

    Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

    I find Behringer products to be hit or miss. They are either going to work for a week, or last for years and so I tend to stay away. This time I however needed a larger mixer with plenty of routing but could not spend money on a higher priced Mackie.
    Either way, I've been very impressed with this unit and it offers a lot of features including has been very stable for a good amount of months now.

    Each channel offers 4 aux sends, the last 2 can be sent for FX as well which...I thought would be nice for all 4 to be able to route to, but I can get external racks for those...
    The 4 buss outs are great for sub mixes. I use this in a studio so 2 go to my monitors and the other two just to my headphones.
    The 8 mono inputs offer a preamp as well as a single knob compressor. I've heard far better compression compared to this so I turn that off.
    The overall features of this product are quite nice and I suggest anyone in a "STUDIO" try this board, I don't however think it will hold up for gigs or road shows....and the last think you want to fail is your mixer!

    Last note, the FX can only be bypassed if you use the foot switch...I rigged up a momentary switch on a project box for easy getting to without having a foot switch on the floor getting in the way in studio. I wish this could have been done without but oh well...
    Customer support really was not too helpful on answering my questions on this unit either.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Everything I needed

    By Kammy915

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Good value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

      This mixer is very easy to use. I bought it to record a live performance onto my laptop and it worked like a charm. Everything you need to get started is right there in the box. My musically-inclined friends were very impressed with it!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Xenex x2442USB Mixer With Effects..

      By Steve Sloan

      from Howe Tx.

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Excelent EQ Section
      • Lightweight
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No Effects Send To Auxes

      Best Uses

      • Great for a church
      • Live sound bars clubs
      • Small recording Deck

      Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

      Nice Mixer Overall, Great EQ, Effects Are Great For Live sound, and very quiet no cross talk i can hear, nice color scheme too, way to go behringer. just received it today and can't wait to deliver it to our church for the new mixer, great buy too, so don't hesitate if you need a cheap 8 track capable mixer buy it..

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty Fine Piece of Equipment

      By CISbassman

      from Lansing, IA

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      Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

      This mixer deffinately is put to use in my band, its got all of the basics PLUS some killer FX. I would deffinately recommend this to a band starting up, works well- we use it for live sound so it's fine for that

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Junque!

      By Rabbitt

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

          Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

          I bought my first one to replace a Carvin that was taken out by lightning. From first use I liked the Behringer much better. The faders were smoother and it had more features. Unfortunately, the power supply died not too long after the warranty expired. In a pinch I bought a second one. While still in warranty it started failing. Channels would intermittently work. It finally got bad enough I had to send it in for repair. Repairs lasted a couple months and the problem came back. At this point the best solution seemed to be to take the power supply out of the second one and put it into the first one. That got me another year out of it, but now it's starting to act up. Nothing but noise when you turn it on. Power cycling usually gets it working again but sometimes that takes several tries. Not sure how long it will last before it becomes unusable, but I know that time is coming. I WANT to like it. I think it's engineered well. Even for the price, though, it's assembled poorly with inferior parts, IMO.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          good board for the price.

          By 13 boneZ

          from Washington State

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

              The board is great for the price. The effects are only ok

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Do not buy

              By Billy Ray

              from Smethport, Pa

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              Pros

              • none

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily

              Best Uses

              • none

              Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

              Mains went down in first three months I requested a new replacement mixer and received an outdated model delivered to wrong address, second model they sent me was a refurbished model and older dated than the one I sent in, finally they sent my mixer back, seeing it was the newest of the three I decided to keep it and sent the other two back. My mixer lasted a little over a year before the aux send channel 3 went down, one of the split channels quit working, and yes the mains gave out during our Church's 120 yr celebration. I sent it back two months ago hoping for a replacement but received an email stating they could not find any problems and because it took so long they weren't going to charge me return shipping, how thoughtful. Please don't buy Behringer product until they choose to service the product they sell.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice, sleek board

              By bred2bbroken

              from Upstate New York

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

                At time of purchase there were no Windows 8 drivers. Still aren't any that I know of. It is a little complicated to use at first with the USB (you'll need to use the Windows 7 drivers for Windows 8) but once you get the hang of it, no problem. It's clean sounding and has given me no troubles. I've purchased a lot of Behringer equipment, and I don't understand what the fuss is over (yet) about their quality, everything works. perhaps it's the way it's treated? Mine pretty much stays in one spot and gets covered when not in use.

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