The XENYX X1204USB from Behringer is a 12-input audio mixer with an integrated USB computer audio interface. It enables you to mix together and shape the sound of multiple audio signals, and route the audio to several outputs. Special attention has been paid to the quality of the X1204USB's 4 microphone preamps, "British" style EQ, and 4 easy-to-use one knob compressors.
The X1204USB provides four mono channels and two stereo channels, making it ideal for smaller jobs. There are two aux sends on each mono channel (which enable you to route individual channels to stage monitors or external effects), and two stereo aux returns. The built-in USB interface allows for a bi-directional transfer of audio to and from your computer. The energyXT2.5 software is compatible with Mac, Windows, and even Linux operating systems, and includes virtual keyboard instruments and drum machines.
The built-in 24-bit dual engine effects processor features 16 presets that include, reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter, and multi-effects. You can edit the parameters of every preset, and a tap tempo button is included to sync time-based effects. The 4 built-in compressors are designed to simplify the process of controlling dynamics in your mix. With a single knob you can dial in the amount of compression you need for any given sound. Individual compressors are a feature rarely seen in mixing boards in this price range. The 4 XENYX preamps offer 130dB of dynamic range, and the 3-band "British" style EQ's really allow you to create a fine-tuned mix. The XENYX X1204USB is well suited for recording studios, video editing suites, live sound mixing, podcasting and more.
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Behringer started in 1989 because Uli Behringer wanted to become a sound engineer but could not afford good equipment. Now Behringer is a manufacturer of a wide range of professional audio equipment such as mixing console, compressor, and guitar amplifiers, they also produce many of their own internal components. Company's mission and philosophy is to provide professional products at prices every musician could afford.More Behringer products