Behringer XENYX X1204USB 12-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer w/ FX & USB
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. 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.
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 XENYX USB mixers.
XENYX USB Series mixers feature their new 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.
Free Would Be Nice!
Because you'll want to take full advantage of the XENYX USB Series mixers' 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.
Compose. Record. Mix. Share.
Tracktion puts the fun back into the creative process, so it's included free of charge with select Behringer products. This powerful, yet easy-to-use music production software is unlike anything you've seen before, putting everything you need on your desktop, on a single-screen, without the sea of drop down and hidden menus common to most other DAWs. In addition, Tracktion doesn't limit the number of tracks you can record, or the number of effects you can use. In fact, the only limitation is your Mac or PC computer's processing power. Recording and editing couldn't be easier; simply drag, drop, cut, copy or paste. Once your magnum opus is finished, share it with other "Tracktioneers" so they can listen, collaborate and edit. Visit Behringer.com to register your hardware, and you'll receive a redemption code to download Tracktion at no charge.
• Dimensions: 3.8" H x 10.6" W x 12.9" D (97 x 270 x 328 mm)
• Weight: 6.2 lbs. (2.8 kg). Rack mount brackets included for standard 19" rack.
• 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
• Neo-classic "British" 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound
• New studio-grade FX processor with 16 editable presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, & delay
• Built-in stereo USB/Audio Interface to connect directly to your computer
• Free download of Tracktion music production software