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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

  • Premium ultralow noise, high headroom analog audio mixer
  • 10 state-of-the-art XENYX, phantom-powered Mic Preamps comparable to standalone 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 audio equipment
  • 4 aux sends per channel: 2 pre/post fader switchable for monitoring/FX applications, 2 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
  • 4 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 60mm logarithmic-taper faders and sealed rotary controls
  • "Planet Earth" switching power supply for maximum flexibility (100 – 240 V˜), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy saving

Order today and get a lot of mixer for your money.

 

X2442USB Xenyx Mixer Specifications:

  • Behringer X2442USB Mixer Microphone inputs (XENYX Mic Preamp): Type: XLR, electronically balanced, discrete input circuit
  • Mic E.I.N. (20Hz-20kHz): @ 0 Ω source resistance: -134dB / 135.7dB A-weighted @ 50 Ω source resistance: -131dB / 133.3dB A-weighted @ 150 Ω 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 kΩ 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 kΩ balanced 10 kΩ 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 kΩ 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 Ω Max. input level: +22dBu
  • Stereo aux returns: Type: 1/4" TRS connector, electronically balanced Impedance: approx. 20 kΩ bal. / 10 kΩ unbal. Max. input level: +22dBu
  • Main outputs: Type: XLR, electronically balanced and 1/4" TRS balanced Impedance: approx. 240 Ω symm. / 120 Ω unbalanced Max. output level: +28dBu
  • Control room outputs: Type: 1/4" TS connector unbalanced Impedance: approx. 120 Ω Max. output level: +22dBu
  • Headphone outputs: Type: 1/4" TRS connector, unbalanced Max. output level: +19dBu / 150 Ω (+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
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

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    (7)

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    (2)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Simple controls (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (10)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Performances (8)
    • Professional recording (6)
    • Soundtracks (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), 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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    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.

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    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.

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      4.0

      Nice, sleek board

      By bred2bbroken

      from Upstate New York

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      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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        5.0

        Excellent Product

        By Gary

        from Elizabethtown, Ky.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Excellent Sound
        • Quality Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

          I hooked this board up and had it going in less than an hour. I have 7 microphones, 2 CD players and a tape recorder plugged into it. Room for more if needed.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          No Issues Yet

          By Bedford

          from Iowa

          About Me Experienced

          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!

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          (0 of 10 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

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          5.0

          Nice mixer with many functions

          By Garlandd

          from DC

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Better Than Older Model
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Larger Than Expect

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer X2442USB Xenyx Mixer:

          This model is more advanced than the model I bought a couple years ago. It's much quieter than I expected. Overall I'm completely satified. This is the fourth Behringer Mixer that I have purchased over the last 4 years.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Disappointed.

          By onemanband

          from Thomaston, Maine

          About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          How does BRinger STILL get bad raps?

          By MaHatma Kane

          from New Hampshire

          About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          does the job I wanted to do

          By EspII

          from Louisville Colorado

          About Me Experienced

          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.

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