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Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects   

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The compact Behringer X1204USB mixing console takes the 1204FX up a notch, providing all the same great features, plus Behringer's 24-bit, dual engin...Read More

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Performance and features at a price that will amaze you.

The compact Behringer X1204USB mixing console takes the 1204FX 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 XENYX USB mixers are designed to handle your live gigs, and they provide the state-of-the-art tools you need to make stunning, professional-quality recordings. Along with their built-in USB/audio interfaces, XENYX USB mixing consoles come 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 Behringer XENYX X1204USB 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, Behringer XENYX audio 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 Behringer's XENYX mixers 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 X1204USB USB mixer features Behringer's 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 XENYX USB mixers come 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 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 Behringer XENYX USB mixers recording and podcasting potential, we've 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
  • Format
  • Analog/digital: Analog
  • Analog inputs
  • Total: 10
  • Mic preamps: 4
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: Not applicable
  • XLR only jacks: 4
  • 1/4" only jacks: 8
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Analog outputs
  • Main XLR out: 2
  • Main 1/4" out: 2
  • Aux XLR: None
  • Aux 1/4": 2
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Headphone: 1
  • Onboard effects
  • Compression: No
  • 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: No
  • Low midrange: No
  • Sweep Low midrange: No
  • Low: Yes
  • Q: No
  • Low cut: No
  • Master graphic: None
  • Inserts/buses
  • Inserts (channel): None
  • Inserts (master): No
  • Buses: None
  • Sub groups: None
  • Connectivity
  • USB: Yes
  • FireWire: No
  • WiFi: No
  • ADAT: No
  • Thunderbolt: No
  • S/PDIF No
  • MIDI: No
  • Other
  • Width x height x depth: 10.6 x 3.8 x 12.9"
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs.
  • Automation: No
  • Fader type: 60mm
  • Motorized faders: No

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BehringerXENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Simple controls (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice features but not high quality

The board is not too bad. It is fairly configurable and has more inputs/output than most other boards at this same price. It is nice that it has three separate outputs on the...Read complete review

The board is not too bad. It is fairly configurable and has more inputs/output than most other boards at this same price. It is nice that it has three separate outputs on the back, one for studio monitor speakers, on sub group, and one for the mains with the mains being actual XLR.The biggest thing I don't like is how sensitive it is to clipping. It has the LED meter on it to help dial in the gain on inputs or manage total output volume, but if you notice, the center mark is '0', of which you should be cautious to not go above this. On most boards, you can go almost all the way to 'peak' levels without any clipping or distortion, but not on this board. It produces static if you even start to go north of '0' by very much, well before the red clip indicators come on. If you need a 'solid' board and don't need USB, look elsewhere. If you know what your doing and like the USB side of it, it will work but just know what your in for.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good live. NOT a studio mixer.

I own this. It's solid for live sound. It's mostly been used with a 6k watt system to hook up DJ gear for parties.

The built in compressors are helpful for...Read complete review

I own this. It's solid for live sound. It's mostly been used with a 6k watt system to hook up DJ gear for parties.

The built in compressors are helpful for managing your mic levels.

As I've taken a change of pace, it's come off my rig and into my studio. And it's very much out of place. It can only return off the master, so interface options are limited. And it's noisy. Digital jarbles galore. I only use it as a monitor send when I need all the outputs on my Tascam US-1800 for other outboard gear.

The only usable setting I can imagine for the interface would be at a conference or in a church, where you'd want to record the event. But of course you'd need a computer right there as well, with the appropriate software, etc.

The FX are fun. "fun."

It is SOLID, I'll definitely say that. It could probably get tossed through a window and still work.

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5.0

It's perfect for what I need. Not a problem with anything.

By Dan San

from Highland, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

    Keep up the good work!

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    4.0

    Appears to be a solid unit

    By Lindsay

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

      The documentation was a bit sketchy. The Quick Start Guide which came with the unit is in five languages which are intermixed throughout the document, making it a bit difficult to nail down particular issues for study. A separate section for each language would have been better, although the requirement to duplicate the copious and excellent diagrams in it would make the Quick Start Guide substantially larger.

      I downloaded the Users Guide in English, but found that in some cases it contained less useful information than the Quick Start Guide.

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      5.0

      Great mixer with top features and quality sound

      By Scottonyc

      from New York

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Compression feature
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

        I was looking a small, compact, high quality mixer board for my guitar studio session for my home studio. The Behringer X1204USB has all the features I was looking for and at a price that met my budget. I was surprise when I received it and started to use it on how good the sound quality was and the robust features to set levels, monitor input and output, as well as a very useable FX processor. This mixer board deliveries quality and performance. This is the third Behringer product I have bought in the last 3 month and contrary to what I read as a being descriptive as a low end products. I totally disagree, based on my experience. I am very pleased with the purchase and would highly recommend you consider the mixer as an addition to your sound recording setup.

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        5.0

        XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects

        By T.L.

        from MENIFEE,CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

          GREAT MIXER

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Ok for the price But!!

          By 1978 Tele

          from Vegas Baby!

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Internal Power Supply

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Limited Functions
          • Usb Controll Limited

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

          a manger at a club i play at 3x a week asked me to put togerher a house pa <800.00 budget this mixer and 2zlx12p, stands, cables etc. We are 3 solo performers/trax who use this system. for what we do it sounds fine, but i biggest complaint is you can only change the usb volume input [trax from comp] with the controll room knob not a fader, not good cause live tracks are not all the same volume. and analog out on some computers is lacking.
          My own live pa systems are a Bose L1 modll/tonematch or A&H zed 10 [great usb usability] and 2 EVzlx12p i love them both.
          so now when i use this system i have to use a behringer usb interface into a stereo channel for trax, works fine but more gear to carry and hook up. I would recomend this mixer to a friend with some caveats, the next price level mixers offer better features to suit my needs.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Xenyx X1204USB Mixer a Good Value

          By The Mandolin Picker

          from Southern Maryland

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

            Bought this board primarily for doing some recording at the house, and for some use in a performance role with a small bluegrass gospel group.

            The faders had a much nicer feel than I was expecting. Having the solo switch available to set a level while a channel is muted is a nice option not seen on a board in this price range.

            The built in compressor is another nice feature, which is nice for both recording and performances. The effects take some getting use to, and for recording we really don't use them instead preferring to use various software plugins to get the exact sound we want.

            The USB option is nice. It is only two channel (L and R) which is not an issue for me as we typically only lay down a single channel at a time. It would be sweet if it could send each channel individually to the software and interface with the software mixer as a control surface. However, we are very pleased with the results we have attained thus far.

            The driver issue is one you may have to play with. We are using the 64-bit Windows 7 driver from the Behringer web site with good results in Sonar in Windows 8. Some folks have reported problems with the Behringer driver and recommend ASIO4All as none of the Behringer drivers are marked for Windows 8 (hopefully that will soon change). ASIO4All did not work for us as Sonar did not even see the USB connection. We hope to upgrade our version of Sonar sometime this summer, and this could all change. Like any software interface, be prepared to do some work and try different combinations until you get the combination that works right for you.

            Bottom line is we are very happy with this mixer, and consider it a great value for the price. We have other Behringer products and have been very pleased with their overall quality, sound and performance.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice Product

            By Dave

            from San Juan, PR

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Excellent Sound
            • Fx Is Complecated
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Fx Not Explained
            • Needs Special Lines

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

            Need more time playing with it to get more out of it.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Does the job

            By DLMFDBK

            from New York, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

                My needs are pretty simple, running an "experimental" music rig based on feedbacking effects. I ordered the FX version of this mixer not for the onboard effects (which I don't use) but because only this model offers switchable pre/post aux sends on aux 1. Behringer is not very clear about this, so be cautious if this is a concern.

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                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Mixer

                By EIGHTB8LL DRUMMING

                from Syracuse, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

                  This is a great mixer i am using it for 7 mics on a drumset the wq is great..please check out this video of me using it with CAD Pro-7 mics

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWXBH7aRsAw

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                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good live. NOT a studio mixer.

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                  By fawwx

                  from superior, wi

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                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Solid

                  Cons

                  • Mediocre Fx
                  • Poor Interface

                  Best Uses

                  • Live Sound

                  Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects:

                  I own this. It's solid for live sound. It's mostly been used with a 6k watt system to hook up DJ gear for parties.

                  The built in compressors are helpful for managing your mic levels.

                  As I've taken a change of pace, it's come off my rig and into my studio. And it's very much out of place. It can only return off the master, so interface options are limited. And it's noisy. Digital jarbles galore. I only use it as a monitor send when I need all the outputs on my Tascam US-1800 for other outboard gear.

                  The only usable setting I can imagine for the interface would be at a conference or in a church, where you'd want to record the event. But of course you'd need a computer right there as well, with the appropriate software, etc.

                  The FX are fun. "fun."

                  It is SOLID, I'll definitely say that. It could probably get tossed through a window and still work.

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