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Premium 12-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamps & Compressors, British EQs, 24-Bit Multi-FX Processor, USB/Audio Interface and energyXT2.5 Compact BEHRINGER Edition Music Production Software

The compact Behringer X1204USB mixer takes the 1204USB up a notch, providing all the same great features, plus the all new 24-bit, dual engine FX processor, with 16 editable, studio-grade presets including reverb, chorus, flanges, 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.

Behringer XENYX X1204USB 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.

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 new 24-bit dual engine FX processor, with 16 editable, studio-grade presets including reverb, chorus, flanges, 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, there is 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.

Things You Will Get:

    XENYX X1204USB Mixer
    Software
    Rack Mount Brackets
    Power Cable
    Owner's Manual
Series XENYX
Other Features Sonically Superior Mic Preamps, Sublimely Musical British EQ, One-Knob Compression & Effective FX. "energyXT2.5" Compact BEHRINGER Edition Included
Model X1204USB
Channels 12
Phantom Power Yes
EQ Yes
Computer Connectivity USB
Manufacturer Number X1204USB
Weight 6.2 lbs
Dimensions 3.8"H x 10.6"W x 12.9"D
Mixer Type Analog
Transport Controls No
DAW Control No
Rackmountable Yes
Mic Preamps 4
Inputs-Line 12
Outputs-Main Balanced main mix outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors plus separate control room, headphones and 2-track outputs
Aux Sends 2 aux sends per channel: 1 pre/post fader switchable for monitoring/FX applications, 1 post fader (for internal FX or as external send)
Busses/Groups 2 subgroups with separate outputs for added routing flexibility
Faders 11
Channel Inserts 0
Effects Yes
Outputs-Other Control room/phones outputs with multi-input source matrix

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BehringerXENYX X1204USB 12 Channel USB Mixer
 
3.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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      1.0

      Stay Away From This Mixer!

      By 

      from St. Petersburg, Fl

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB 12 Channel USB Mixer:

      Loved this mixer when I first bought it. Mind you, I am very OCD when taking care of my musical equipment. About a year and a half after I bought it, it started making zapping noises intermittently. I could no longer trust the unit. The sliders also get noisy over time which is fixable with electronic cleaner. On the plus side, the on board effects are rich and are studio quality. I keep it now for home use and just bought an Alesis Multimix8USB. Much easier unit to use. The on board effects are not as good however as the Behringer. FYI, my local Sam Ash rep told me that this Behringer unit was giving them fits as most of them were being returned for something or other not working. Stay away from it. If you can go up a few dollars, get the Mackie or Yamaha. I bought the Alesis because I was on a budget.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Recording digital just made easy

      By 

      from Queens NYC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Hard to setup USB

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Recording live

        Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB 12 Channel USB Mixer:

        It's a good mixer a lot of db compression fx and to mention the USB those Germans could make good [*]wants to buy a Allen and Heath and pay hundreds when u can buy a xenyx USB mixer and do the same thing duh...........

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

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        from Phoenix,az

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • DJING
        • Events
        • Music Videos
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB 12 Channel USB Mixer:

        its awesome

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        The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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