Armed with premium microphone preamps and robust feature sets typically reserved for more expensive consoles, next-generation XENYX Q Series USB mixers can handle your live gigs with ease, and also provide the state-of-the-art tools to make stunning, professional-quality recordings. Along with their built-in USB/audio interfaces, one-knob compressors and Klark Teknik FX engines (available on select models), XENYX Q Series USB mixers come with all the recording and editing software you’ll need to turn your computer into a complete, high-performance recording studio.
Klark Teknik FX
Nothing adds the finishing touch to a live or recorded performance like really good effects, so Behringer equipped a select group of these mixers with one of the best FX engines in the industry. Designed by the world-renowned Klark Teknik engineering team, these high-end FX processors feature 100 studio-grade presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and various multi-effects. Complete with a dedicated level meter, these effects provide a wide range of enhancement options, from sweet and mild to absolutely wild!
What's a Compressor?
Ask professional sound engineers what their favorite piece of external processing gear is and the response will be virtually unanimous: dynamic compression. What's compression? Glad you asked. Compression 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, even intermediate sound techs have difficulty mastering. Behringer's "one-knob" compression is featured on all mono channels and is easy to operate, even for entry-level users. Now you can easily dial in the perfect amount of compression for instruments and vocals, creating powerful mixes with punch and clarity.
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 preamps are a tremendous step in the evolution of audio technology, and they can easily hold their own, even when compared to expensive, boutique-style 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. As a result, XENYX mixers provide such transparent, crystal-clear performance that you just might think someone upgraded your microphones while you weren’t looking.
Sweet 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 even happened. Those legendary mixing desks soon became the envy of engineers and producers all over the world. The channel EQ on our 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.
There was a time when the recording process called for lots of specialized gear, which meant the average musician had to buy time at a recording studio, and that time was expensive! 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 a computer? That’s where XENYX Q Series mixers come in. Thanks to the built-in, bi-directional stereo USB audio interface, you can connect directly to your PC or Mac computer via a single USB cable. Now any signal source connected to the mixer can be recorded straight to your hard drive. Which brings us to software…
How About Some Free Software?!
Because you’ll want to take full advantage of your XENYX Q Series mixer's recording and podcasting potential, there is a massive software download section at www.behringer.com 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 right out of the box! You can also get more than 100 virtual instruments and 50 FX plug-ins, turning your computer into a complete home-based or mobile recording studio.
Compose. Record. Mix. Share.
Tracktion 4 puts the fun back into the creative process, so Behringer includes it free of charge with select products. This powerful yet easy-to-use music production software is unlike anything you’ve seen before, putting everything you’ll need on your desktop, on a single-screen, without the sea of drop down and hidden menus common to most other DAWs. And 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.
No matter what your audio mixing needs are, Behringer QX Series USB mixers provide the performance and features to take your talent to the next level, at a price sure to amaze you.
Specifications: • Frequency response: <10 Hz - 150 kHz (-1 dB); <10 Hz - 200 kHz (-3 dB) • Gain range: +10 to +60 dB • Max input level: +12 dBu @ +10 dB gain • Impedance: approx. 1.9k ohms balanced • S/N ratio: 107 dB/110 dB A-weighted (0 dBu in @ +22 dB gain) • Dimensions: 9.8" x 9.8" x 2.0" (248 x 250 x 50 mm) • Weight: 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kg).