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Behringer XENYX 1204USB 12-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB

Brand:| Model: XENYX 1204USB
Overview
Perfect for a small live-performance mixer, as well as home-based recording setup, the 1204USB provides four mono channels with premium XENYX mic preamps, neo-classic 3-band British-style EQ and two stereo input channels.
Highlights
  • Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • 4 state-of-the-art XENYX, phantom-powered 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
  • Built-in stereo USB/Audio Interface to connect directly to your computer
  • Free download of Tracktion music production software
  • 2 aux sends/channel: 1 prefader for monitoring applications, 1 post fader for external FX devices
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Behringer XENYX 1204USB 12-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB

Far from being a "bare-bones" mixer, all mono channels feature our "one knob" studio-grade compressor and two Aux Sends (one each pre- and post-fader). Two stereo Aux Returns are included for use with external FX modules. The built-in USB audio interface provides bi-directional transfer of signals between the mixer and computer. 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.

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 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.

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? We’re 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. Our "one-knob" compression is available 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.

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...

Software, Free Would Be Nice!
Because you'll want to take full advantage of the XENYX USB Series 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 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 our UMA25S) or programmed in step-write mode.

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. 2.6k ohms balanced • S/N ratio: 110 dB/112 dB a-weighted (0 dBu In @ +22 dB gain) • Dimensions: 3.8" H x 9.72" W x 3.15" D (97 x 247 x 334 mm) • Weight: 5.75 lbs. (2.6 kg).



PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
  • Mixer TypeAnalog
  • Special FeaturesUSB Connectivity
  • XLR Mic Inputs< 6
Behringer XENYX 1204USB 12-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB
  • BrandBehringer
  • ModelXENYX 1204USB
  • Part Number248-6540
  • UPC4033653021159
  • Product CategoryMixers - Live Sound & Recording
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (1 Reviews)
  • Weight10.7 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Behringer XENYX 1204USB 12-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB
Behringer XENYX 1204USB 12-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mixer for the moneyGreat mixer for the money. I've bought Behringer products for years and they seem to hold up, and the quality.
Date published: 2012-01-24

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Behringer XENYX 1204USB 12-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB

May I can connect a phone line to talk on the air (broadcast) ?

Asked by: Joseph Lemos
A better way to do that would be to use Skype and run the digital output of that into one of the auxiliary channels on the mixer sourcing from your computer.  This works just fine, and you can use Skype to make land-line phone calls for guests who don't have Skype.Obviously, if you're trying to use a regular call center then you'll need specialized telephone hardware to extract the audio from your PBX system.
Answered by: Krypton Radio
Date published: 2014-10-03

is this unit compatable with all versions of windows

i have windows-7 on my computer
Asked by: slick
Windows 7 should not be an Issue at all but I would be cautious about Any windows version older then Vista, XP may work but I believe Microsoft is no longer supporting it so aquiring Proper drivers if neccesary could be an Issue.I would also check at Behringer.com to see if they possibly have any updated firmware or Drivers.
Answered by: Spudler or Cachexia lol
Date published: 2012-10-02

How much seperate outputs from pc it support ?

Hi, is it possible to use this mixer as 6 channel sound card? That is 1-2 main out, 3-4 alternative out, 5-6 aux send
Asked by: Raitis
You can use it for four outputs as you have already mentioned, using the main outputs for 1 and 2, and the alternate outputs as 3 and 4. And, you can get a fifth output from aux 1, although its' level control will be via the knob marked aux 1 and not the channel input level control. Note that the tone controls on that channel may not be effective.However, aux 2 is post-fade, which means that the input fader for that channel must be advanced to supply a signal to aux 2, and advancing that fader will put that channel's output into either the main or aux mix. You cannot get a signal exclusively at the aux 2 output.
Answered by: Sarge
Date published: 2011-11-28

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