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Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects

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Product Highlights
  • Built-In USB Audio Interface
  • Easy-to-Use 1 Knob Compressors
  • "British" Style 3-Band EQs
  • Free energyXT2.5 Music Software Download
  • Mac, Windows, and Linux Compatible

The XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects 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.

Low noise, high headroom analog mixer
4 phantom-powered XENYX microphone preamps
4 compressors with easy "one-knob" functionality and control LED for professional vocal and instrumental sound
"British" 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound
Effects processor with 16 editable presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter, multi-effects, tap function and storable user parameter settings
Built-in stereo USB audio Interface to connect directly to a computer; includes audio recording, editing, and podcasting software plus 150 instrument and effect plug-ins and ultra-low latency driver
Free download of energyXT2.5 Compact BEHRINGER Edition music production software included with feature-rich audio/MIDI sequencer that loads on most computer platforms
2 aux sends per channel: 1 pre/post fader switchable for monitoring/FX applications, 1 post fader (for internal FX or as external send)
Clip LEDs, mute/alt 3-4, solo and PFL functions on all channels
2 subgroups with separate outputs for added routing flexibility
Control room & headphone outputs with multi-input source matrix
Long-wearing 60mm faders and sealed rotary controls
Switching power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for saving energy
Total # Of Inputs 12 Inputs
Mic/Line Inputs 4 x XLR Microphone Inputs
6 x 1/4" TRS Line-Level Inputs
Stereo Line Inputs 2 x 1/4" TRS Left & Right Paired Inputs
AUX Sends 2
AUX Returns 2 Stereo Returns
Inserts None
BUS (Group) Outputs 2 Sub Groups
2 Trk Master I/O 2 x Balanced XLR Outputs
ALT I/O 2 x 1/4" TRS ALT 3 - 4 Outputs
Stereo RCA 2-Track Outputs
Monitor Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS Control Room Outputs
1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone Output
EQ Section 3-Band EQ on Every Channel
Solo/Mute Mute Button on Every Channel
Channel Level Control 60mm Faders
Trim/Gain Control Yes
Phantom Power +48V Phantom
Metering 12-Segment Stereo LED Meters
Clip LEDs on Every Channel
Frequency Response Mic Input to Main Output:
<10 Hz - 90 kHz (+0 dB / -1 dB)
<10 Hz - 160 kHz (+0 db / -3 dB)
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 110 dB A-weighted (0 dBu In @ +22 dB Gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.005% / 0.004% A-weighted
Power Supply Power Consumption:
40W

Mains Voltage:
100 - 240V, 50/60 Hz

Dimensions 3.81 x 9.72 x 13.15" (97 x 247 x 334mm)
Weight 5.64 lbs (2.56 kg)
Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects
  • Power Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Rack Mount Hardware
  • energyXT2.5 Audio Software Download Instructions
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    BehringerXENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects
     
    4.2

    (based on 49 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (32)
    • Compact (29)
    • Excellent sound (26)
    • Simple controls (22)
    • Versatile (22)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (6)
    • Difficult to use (4)
    • Poor quality sound (4)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (27)
    • Performances (25)
    • Outdoor events / games (22)
    • Music videos (10)
    • Professional recording (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (30), Novice (10), Professional musician (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing for the Price!

    I've been using this solid for a week and am very happy. I was originally attracted to this unit because of the internal, universal power and the USB. I haven't used either yet,...Read complete review

    I've been using this solid for a week and am very happy. I was originally attracted to this unit because of the internal, universal power and the USB. I haven't used either yet, it it's replacing all of my Mackie 1202 mixers and my other XENYX mixers.

    It's light and the FX are better than the other XENYX - you actually get parameters rather than just 99 random FX.

    I use the onboard compression with acoustic guitar pickups - works great.

    I was hoping the USB would replace my audio interface - since the input is pulled from the main, I'll have to do some weird routing of the ALT channels to get that to work.

    Behringer - only one feature is missing - need to pull the USB input from the effects, insert or ALT-3/4 - anything but the main!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

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    I bought this mixer to handle the audio for my internet broadcast (audio & video). I've owned a USB mixer before and like the fact that it handles both the Line In and...Read complete review

    I bought this mixer to handle the audio for my internet broadcast (audio & video). I've owned a USB mixer before and like the fact that it handles both the Line In and Main Out to/from the PC... except... that doesn't work on this mixer. Audio makes it to the mixer from the PC, but it stops there. No audio produced by the PC (videos, music, etc) get returned to the PC.

    We'll see how Behringer Tech Support responds. It will determine whether I buy any other Behringer product again in the future.

    If no joy, then this little guy goes back.

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    3.0

    Very interesting but I have problems

    By andrepinarq

    from Brazil

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

    The table is quite interesting, is compact, lightweight, full-featured. However, I have trouble understanding how the effects work and how to connect with your computer. The instruction manual is not the best, which forced me to look in the youtube demo videos. Even so I do not understand how to apply the effects. To get the drives installation I have also found difficulty in the site. To be honest I still can not install anything and connect the mixer to the computer. I'm waiting for help from friends. I believe it is a great mixer but for those who do not know, there is a lack of information to operate the device.

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    5.0

    Good board for basic setup

    By LHS Multimedia

    from Lancaster, Ohio

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

      Great board for setting up a small show or event. Use it in my class to teach students how to use audio and to use at small events we do.

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      5.0

      More than I expected!

      By MSBS

      from Two Rivers, WI

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

        Loving my mixer. It exceeds my expectations. Using for my podcast. I really like the sliders versus knobs. The size and amount of channels gives me room to grow. Plus 2 aux sends is perfect for those Skype calls.

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        4.0

        a little complicated

        By gerome

        from maywood, NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Music Videos
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

        If you are not familiar with this type of mixer its hard to figure it out, but if you are this is a great mixer and you will injoyed it.

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        3.0

        Not bad for a sale price

        By krasoft

        from Toronto, Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

        This mixer is OK for real live performances and karaoke parties not a serious studio work.
        The main issue is the USB: it is only 44/48KHz 16-bit which is not suitable for a serious studio quality results. And there is no way to uninstall their Windows USB driver once installed.
        The both DAT-in and USB-in are connected in parallel to the main mix only and have no volume/frequency control so you should use the such controls in your Windows player.
        The both DAT-out and USB-out are connected in parallel to the main mix only, and they output everything but the DAT-in and USB-in even if you can hear the DAT-in and USB-in thru the main mix' output. So by default you are unable to record a minus (a backing track) from a DAT or USB along with your vocals and instruments back to your DAT or computer thru USB: you'll get only your vocals and instruments recorded back not the backing track. Well, you can try to record the vocals thru the USB and then mix them with the original backing track but there is some USB lag so your vocals will be recorded with some delay of the original sound coming thru the USB to the mixer and back which will require some manual time adjustments to get the vocal tracks in sync with the previous tracks.
        The Behringer's technical support refused to explain why they stripped the USB/DAT-in from the USB/DAT-out - there is just some weird "horrible sound feedback loop elimination" explanation (see their forum) which still creates this feedback loop once I enable the vocal coming from the mixer thru the USB back to the mixer thru the USB. :-)
        So the "USB to MAIN" button adds uncontrollable DAT/USB-in to the MAIN OUT not to the DAT/USB-out, and the Behringer's technical support refused to provide a soldering way to fix this issue.
        The only workaround I found so far to fix this issue is to put the USB-in to the MONITOR not the MAIN MIX (and remove the MAIN and ALT from monitoring to avoid feedback) and then patch from the MONITOR OUT back to the STEREO IN 5/6 or 7/8 and thus mix the "analog" USB-in to the MAIN: this way make the MONITOR channel impossible to use for monitoring but allows to control volume/frequency of the USB-in and record the USB-in back to the DAT/USB-out which in my case allows to record karaoke parties and live performances along with back tracks.

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        5.0

        Behringer XENYX X1204USB

        By bibotom

        from Shelton, CT

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

          Use this unit for a small rig. It works like a champ. The built-in compressor does a big help to the vocal tuning.

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          5.0

          Great small mixer

          By Megapictureman

          from Lake In The Hills, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Fits Well In The Case
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Church Services
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

            I use the XENYX X1204USB as a mixer to input for my Canon XA10 video camera. As the record mix is different than the house mix, I use output from selected channel inserts on a Eurodesk MX 3282A as inputs to this board. This board has all the functions of the larger Eurodesk and more. I had been using a small board that had all rotary controls and no mute buttons. I especially vaule the slide controls on this board along with the mutes. The mutes allow me to do a sound check prior to the event and then when the event starts I can select the selected channels at the correct levels without having to turn a rotary switch and then remember what the correct setting is!

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            4.0

            Great Mixer for the Price

            By Andy

            from Bay Area

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

            I use this to record podcasts with mulitple mics and additionally as a USB audio interface for an electric guitar. Very easy to use right out of the box, and although the pre-amps are a bit quiet, it's easy to make up for it in the mix.

            Audio records clean and with very little noise once settings are configured. Very good value - recommended.

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            5.0

            Good and cheap

            By Louie6

            from Balitimore MD

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Power Output
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                Its a very nice product. I am a up and comming rapper doing paid shows and im only 18. Good mixer and it works great for sound quality. Looking into purchasing the next advanced one.

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                5.0

                Great for podcasting

                By March Mountain

                from Murica

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Podcasting

                    Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                    I use this mixer to record podcasts and other audio for use on my radio program. I use an EV RE320 and several computer inputs, and it has worked great.

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                    5.0

                    Xenyx is Xceptional.

                    By Marcus Tuneopolis

                    from Los Angeles/Pa.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                      Just received my Xenyx X1204USB and as a pro keyboard player, I was very impressed with it's build quality, the fx and the sound, not to mention all of the available configurations for a mixer in this price range. This will serve me well on tour. I'm Xstatic.

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                      5.0

                      Nice!!

                      By Djbandana

                      from the bronx

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Professional Recording
                        • Soundtracks

                        Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                        i will used this product i lot i tell my friends about this mixer and 3 of then allready buy it we having fun with it thans to bnphotovideo that help me find a good mixer

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                        1.0

                        Thumbs Down

                        By That VidBlaster Guy

                        from Fairhope, Alabama

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                              I bought this mixer to handle the audio for my internet broadcast (audio & video). I've owned a USB mixer before and like the fact that it handles both the Line In and Main Out to/from the PC... except... that doesn't work on this mixer. Audio makes it to the mixer from the PC, but it stops there. No audio produced by the PC (videos, music, etc) get returned to the PC.

                              We'll see how Behringer Tech Support responds. It will determine whether I buy any other Behringer product again in the future.

                              If no joy, then this little guy goes back.

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                              5.0

                              Better than expected at this price level

                              By rdi

                              from Santa Clara, CA

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Controls
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound
                              • No Bloatware

                              Cons

                              • No Usb Audio Out Controls
                              • Somewhat Noisy Mic Preamp

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                                The mixer works out of the box and takes 5 minutes at most to learn all the controls. Admittedly, I couldn't figure how to configure the FX processor before I read the manual, but other than that the mixer is very straight-forward.

                                The build quality is very good for the price (knobs are made of hard plastic, compared to the rubberized knobs on my synth).

                                I bought this particular mixer for the USB audio functionality to connect it to my laptop. It shows as a standard USB audio device and no driver is required. I had trouble recording in Cool Edit Pro, but after downloading Behringer's driver from their website, it works fine. No bloatware of any kind! (I like that!)

                                I have only 2 minor complaints:
                                - There is no physical knob or slider to control the USB audio out volume (you can still adjust from the computer though).
                                - Mic preamps are a bit noisy at high gain levels. Definitely audible with the Behringer C-2 mics, but those seem to have low sensitivity.

                                Also note that most inputs are on top, as opposed to the back side, as in some other mixers.

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                                4.0

                                Does the job

                                By Tim

                                from Charlotte NC

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Music Videos
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                                  It's exactly what I expected. Overall, happy with the purchase. Good price.

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                                  4.0

                                  very good

                                  By ruli dj

                                  from pharr tx

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Quality Sound

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events

                                  Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                                  Very good mixer excellent effects and the price is very good

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                                  5.0

                                  Very good

                                  By Fabio Mello

                                  from Recife - PE - Brasil

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording

                                      Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                                      Very good product. Meets my expectations and my needs.I made a small studio at home and I had the great surprise of the mixer to get the exceptional qualities.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Product!

                                      By Techno Scout

                                      from Auburn, CA

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Events
                                        • Soundtracks

                                        Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                                        Easy to use. Able to control sound for computer controlled holiday lights. Easy to switch over to keyboard and audio from iPad. Excellent product.

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                                        5.0

                                        Easy to Set Up

                                        By Dave

                                        from Lansing, MI

                                        About Me Professional Musician

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Performances
                                          • Professional Recording
                                          • Soundtracks

                                          Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                                          The Xenyx X1204USB was a snap to set up and begin recording on my computer. Controls are laid out well and work smoothly. I am using this to record narrations that I need to do in a hurry with no fuss. I will also be using this for a sound board when I'm playing small venues. This board is the ticket. The multi-track software was only OK but the VSTs that came with it are good. Audacity was also included and it is a good piece of audio recording and editing software.

                                          BH had the best price by far, the shipping was fast, the item was packed well and shipping was free!

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                                          3.0

                                          Good...except for the preamps

                                          By Steve74

                                          from Ashburn, VA

                                          About Me Novice

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Accurate Controls
                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor preamps
                                          • Poor Quality Sound

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Amateur Recording

                                          Comments about Behringer XENYX X1204USB - 12-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                                          Everything with this mixer is pretty good for the price you are getting it. Unfortunately the preamps are not quite up to snuff and are seriously lacking. I asked Behringer if perhaps I had a defective unit or if this was just the way it is. They said that it was in fact just the way it is. Ended up returning this mixer and spending the extra money for an Allen & Heath ZED 10 w/ FX.

                                          Also on a side not when you install the Behringer drivers...good luck getting them off of your computer

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