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Behringer XENYX X1204USB USB Mixer with Effects

Get everything you need in a tiny footprint: 4 clean XENYX mic preamps, tons of 24-bit effects, and a stereo USB audio interface built in for easy recording. (28) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Behringer's XENYX line of cost-effective compact mixers have long been popular in project studios and practice spaces. The 12-channel Behringer XENYX X1204USB is sure to be no exception, with 4 XENYX mic preamps with one-knob compression on each channel, with 24-bit digital effects, and an internal 2-channel USB audio interface to let you monitor and record your audio to your Mac or PC.

XENYX Mic Preamps: Better Sound at the Source

XENYX preamps provide a large dynamic range of up 130 dB for you to play with. Wider dynamic range means a lower noise floor and higher headroom for cleaner, more detailed sound. Pair these XENYX preamps with the X1204USB's easy-to-use British-style EQ, and you'll start to think your band got new equipment!

Reverb, Chorus, Delay, and More

Effects technology has advanced so far that what in the past required racks of equipment to provide can now be done on a single compact DSP chip. The XENYX X1204USB has a 24-bit effects processor that provides up to 16 unique settings that can be applied to all the channels. Need more reverb? Less echo? Some delay? Simply dial it in.

Record Whenever You Need To

The XENYX X1204USB provides a USB connection that lets you record your session whenever the mood strikes you. Never lose another riff to forgetfulness -- simply plug in a USB cable from the 1204USB to your Mac or PC, and use the included recording software to take your sound to the next level.

Features:

- Low-noise, high-headroom analog mixer
- 4 phantom-powered XENYX mic preamps
- 4 one-knob compressors for each mic preamp with easy-to-use LEDs
- Behringer's "British-style" EQs for dialing in sweeter sounds
- 24-bit 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
- 2 aux sends per channel: 1 pre/post fader switchable for monitoring/FX applications, 1 post fader (for internal FX or as external send)
- Clip LEDs, mute/alt 3-4, solo and PFL functions on all channels
- 2 subgroups with separate outputs for added routing flexibility
- 2 multi-functional stereo aux returns with flexible routing
- Balanced main mix outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors plus separate control room, headphones and 2-track outputs
- Control room/phones outputs with multi-input source matrix
- 60 mm logarithmic-taper faders and sealed rotary controls
- "Planet Earth" switching power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V)
- Rack mount brackets included for ultimate flexibility

Behringer's XENYX X1204USB provides the best of two worlds. Its sturdy metal chassis is gig-ready, and its 8-channel transparent mixer is ready to plug in any mic and instrument you can think of -- whether you're recording or playing live.

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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 14 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 702-800-8290

Product Description

The compact X1204USB mixer takes the 1204USB up a notch, providing all the same great features, plus the 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. Time-based functions can be addressed via a handy Tap button. The most recent parameter settings are always stored in memory.

XENYX USB Series 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 mixers come with all the recording and editing software you'll need to turn your computer system into a complete, high-performance home recording studio.

Features:

- Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
- 4 state-of-the-art, phantom-powered XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone 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
- 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
- 2 aux sends per channel: 1 pre/post fader switchable for monitoring/FX applications, 1 post fader (for internal FX or as external send)
- Clip LEDs, mute/alt 3-4, solo and PFL functions on all channels
- 2 subgroups with separate outputs for added routing flexibility
- 2 multi-functional stereo aux returns with flexible routing
- Balanced main mix outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors plus separate control room, headphones and 2-track outputs
- Control room/phones outputs with multi-input source matrix
- Long-wearing 60-mm 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
- Rack mount brackets included for ultimate flexibility
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

Sonically Superior Mic Preamps

All XENYX 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 stand-alone mic preamps. XENYX preamps offer a staggering 130 dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to well above 200 kHz. Armed with these outstanding mic preamps, XENYX 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 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 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? Glad you asked. 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. The "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 XENYX USB mixers.

Effective FX

All XENYX USB Series mixers (except the 1204USB) feature the 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 XENYX USB Series mixers' recording and podcasting potential, they'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 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 the UMA25S) or programmed in step-write mode. To learn more about energyXT2.5 Compact Edition or to download the demo version, go to http://www.behringer.com/EN/Support/energyXT2.5-Compact-BEHRINGER-Edition.aspx .

Value

No matter what your audio mixing needs are, BEHRINGER USB Series mixers provide the performance and features that can take your talent to the next level, at a price that is sure to amaze you. Try one on today -- there's one in your size.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great mixer for my needs, playing live solo acoustic guitar,and recording at home!!!!!"
Overall: i was surprised at how well the mic preamps sound on vocals,and the compressors are a sweet bonus. i've only used an allen & heath mix wizard16 live, and was very pleasantly surprised with the performance of the xenex 1204usb. it has made my home recording a smooth operation with the energy xt software, so...if you only need a few channels for live performance, and want to record with ease..you need one of these!!!
Style of Music: rock,country,blues soca and reggae
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Overall: I wanted a USB mixer with effects. This mixer makes that happen just fine. In my case, I work from a computer. I use the USB port to channel sound from my computer into the mixer. Then output the mixer back into the computer's sound card. It does this flawlessly. The effects are nice. The mixer is good quality. I wish I had some control over the USB audio. I don't have any control over EQ or effects on the USB input. But honestly, this is not necessary. The only complaint, if this is even valid, is that if I have a mic muted, with effects enabled, the effects are not muted. I still hear echo or whatever. I have to use the slider, not the mute button, to get a clean mute. I bought this as a zZounds scratch/dent item. This item was clearly open-box, but it was flawless in every way. No visible signs of use or damage. It was a tremendous value. I wish it has blue led instead of orange. :) Overall, highly recommended.
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