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Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer  

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    A great small-venue mixer that does double duty in home studios.

    The Behringer Xenyx 1204USB is a multifunction, affordable mixer that provides 4 mono channels with premium XENYX mic preamps, neo-classic 3-band British-style EQ and 2 stereo input channels. Far from being a "bare-bones" mixer, all mono channels feature Behringer's "one knob" studio-grade compressor and 2 Aux Sends (one each pre- and post-fader). 2 stereo Aux Returns are included for use with external FX modules. The built-in USB audio interface provides bi-directional transfer of signals between the mixer and computer.

    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 the 12-channel mixer's built-in USB/audio interfaces, 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 12-channel Behringer XENYX USB mixers 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, 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 1204USB 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 products in this class—but standard on all Behringer XENYX USB mixers.

    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 XENYX USB mixers come in. Thanks to the built-in, bi-directional stereo USB audio interface, you can connect any of these mixing consoles directly to your PC or Mac computer via a single USB cable. Now any signal source you connect to the mixer 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 1204USB XENYX USB mixer's recording and podcasting potential, Behringer has 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 amazing 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 mixer
    • 4 state-of-the-art Behringer XENYX, phantom-powered Mic Preamps comparable to standalone boutique preamps
    • 4 studio-grade compressors with super-easy "one-knob" functionality and control LED for professional vocal and instrumental sound
    • Neo-classic "British" 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound
    • 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 ultralow 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
    • 2 aux sends per channel: 1 pre fader for monitoring applications, 1 post fader for external FX devices
    • Clip LEDs and mute/alt 3-4 function on all channels
    • 2 subgroups with separate outputs for added routing flexibility
    • 2 multifunctional stereo aux returns with flexible routing
    • 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
    • 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
    • Rackmount brackets included for ultimate flexibility

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    BehringerXENYX 1204USB USB Mixer
     
    4.5

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    Worth the Price

    When I first got this I was surprised at how light it was. The rack mount holder that came with it ways more! I'm not saying its super light, but definitely ok for...Read complete review

    When I first got this I was surprised at how light it was. The rack mount holder that came with it ways more! I'm not saying its super light, but definitely ok for mobile recorders. The USB feature of this is what made me buy it. I use it with GarageBand (which works great with it) and a MXL condenser mic. The pre-amps are just fine and and the compressor feature of it sounds nice. If your new to mixers it might be a little bit confusing at first, but after messing around with it for 10 minuets you learn everything. The instruction manual could be more lengthy but the box it came it does have a handle (not that ether of those features are that important).

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    Not Worth Buying

    Although this mixer is probably great for small live settings, it is very disappointing when it comes to recording. I bought this to start rebuilding a home studio for a small project. This...Read complete review

    Although this mixer is probably great for small live settings, it is very disappointing when it comes to recording. I bought this to start rebuilding a home studio for a small project. This is by far the noisiest mixer I have ever used, and cannot recommend it for anyone who wants any sort of quality in recording. The preamps are a bit overadvertised; they offer little tone control at all with mics or straight instrument inputs. It has the cool feature of the compression knobs built right into the mixer, but I find that to be more of a gimmick than anything. Overall, not a product worth looking at if you are a musician. If youre just a hobbyist, this should be fine though.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great piece of equiptment

    By DzoStrange39

    from Central Illinois

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      Great piece of equipment, highly recommend it! strongly built.
      Only downside is you can only record one track at a time, or all tracks together.. wish i could record each track separate. besides that its great.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Beginner Mixer

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      If You are a hobbyist musician or sound artist and you need a beginning mixing board, then this is the one for you. It is not overly expensive, but it isn't so cheap that it will break easily. The 1204 is a great mixer with great build quality and features for the beginner audio creator.
      This is a great mixer that will give you many features for a beginner audio mixer. Obviously this won't satisfy the professional user but if you are just a hobbyist or you need something small and basic this is definitely worth a second look.
      Great build, produces great sound.
      You can get cheaper ones but not always of the same quality or features.

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      (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Worth Buying

      By Mike-tKC51

      from Florida

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      Although this mixer is probably great for small live settings, it is very disappointing when it comes to recording. I bought this to start rebuilding a home studio for a small project. This is by far the noisiest mixer I have ever used, and cannot recommend it for anyone who wants any sort of quality in recording. The preamps are a bit overadvertised; they offer little tone control at all with mics or straight instrument inputs. It has the cool feature of the compression knobs built right into the mixer, but I find that to be more of a gimmick than anything. Overall, not a product worth looking at if you are a musician. If youre just a hobbyist, this should be fine though.

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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome little Mixer

      By dj direct input

      from Minnesota

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      This little guy is awesome, I do DJing and Karaoke and the ability to mute a line or mic with the push of a button without messing with and trying to remember levels is amazing. This mixer is put together very well and just feels good to use.

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      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Not Bad.....Not bad at all :-)

      By Calebizsol

      from Left Coast and Middle East

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      I'm using this board in a small home studio. Using a pair of KRK G2 R8s and a pair of Behringher 2031P monitors for mixing, I am getting some outstanding results!! The board is very very quiet however, I feel the compressor circuit is a little too noisy for recording. You have to get a monitor controller because when you playback from the computer when recording a new track the monitors will be on. This has to do with the position of the USB button. Like I said, an external volume controller (TC electronics, Presonus or Mackie big knob) will do the trick.The sliders track pretty well and the buttons give a positive feel when pressed. I will probably upgrade to the largest board in this series cause I'm running out of inputs!!Don't hesitate to buy this board; Behringher is making good stuff now since they have 100% percent oversight of the products from concept to production.

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      (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Multi-Purpose, as Sold

      By Moon Wolf

      from Huntington Beach, CA

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      I bought this mixer to serve double duty for some light on-stage mixing, plus as an interface for computer recording. I though I could save a few bucks, but a) the software is horrible, b) the softward doesn't register so you don't even get a fully functioning version. It might be a good mixer for other purpose, but just don't take the description at face value.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great little mixer

      By pBg2PP46D

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      we have a young adult group at church and we use it for our worship band. we have two mics and a guitar. We use the stereo channels for I-pod and DVD player. For the money you can't beat the quality.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Not Bad

      By Ethan

      from Winston Salem, NC

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      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      It's really not a bad board at all. Pretty good some interesting features on there. The alt 3-4 is pretty cool if u use it. For the setup we have we dont use it but it just seems pretty cool. Does what it says.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth the Price

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      When I first got this I was surprised at how light it was. The rack mount holder that came with it ways more! I'm not saying its super light, but definitely ok for mobile recorders. The USB feature of this is what made me buy it. I use it with GarageBand (which works great with it) and a MXL condenser mic. The pre-amps are just fine and and the compressor feature of it sounds nice. If your new to mixers it might be a little bit confusing at first, but after messing around with it for 10 minuets you learn everything. The instruction manual could be more lengthy but the box it came it does have a handle (not that ether of those features are that important).

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nothing wrong

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Behringer XENYX 1204USB USB Mixer:

      I bought this about a year ago, nothing has broken or anything else. One of the mic inputs is bent but that was purely my fault, i stepped on the cable and it broke. It is a perfect mixer for anyone who needs a good and reliable mixer for small setups. You can also connect two of Behringer's mixers with two RCA cords. This is very useful when you want to expand. The only bad thing is that it does not have effects built in. I have used many mixers that are thousands of dollars and huge digital mixers. This mixer is just as good as any other mixer.

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