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The main features available exclusively to the X2442USB mixer by Behringer are: Four subgroups for mixing flexibility, Main Inserts (the ideal path for connecting graphic equalizers or compressor/limiters), and eight Direct Outs and Sub Outs for analog recording purposes.
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.
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? Behringer's 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 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.
All XENYX USB Series mixers (except the 1204USB) feature our 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.
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...
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.
No matter what your audio mixing needs are, BEHRINGER USB Series mixers provide the performance and features that can take your talent to the next level, at a price that is sure to amaze you. Try one on today—we have one available in your size!
Specifications (Mic E.I.N.1 20 Hz - 20 kHz): • Frequency response: <10 Hz - 150 kHz (-1 dB), <10 Hz - 200 kHz (-3 dB) • Gain range: +10 dB to +60 dB • Max. input level: +12 dBu @ +10 dB gain • Impedance: 2.6 k ohms balanced • S/N ratio: 110 dB A-weighted (0 dBu In @ +22 dB gain) • Distortion (THD+N): 0.005%/0.004% A-weighted • Mono inputs: 4 mic inputs • AUX return: 2 dual 1/4" TRS connectors, balanced • Dimensions: 5-3/8" H x 16-1/2" W x 17-1/4" D (136 x 418 x 438 mm) • Weight: 13 lbs. (5.9 kg). Rack mount brackets included for standard 19" rack.