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Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects

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You Pay: $379.99
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 X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects from Behringer is a 24-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 X2442USB's 10 microphone preamps, "British" style EQ, and 8 easy-to-use one knob compressors.

The X2442USB provides 10 mono channels (8 with inserts and compressors), and up to four stereo channels, making it ideal for a wide range of audio tasks. There are four aux sends on every channel (which enable you to route individual channels to stage monitors or external effects), and four stereo returns. There are dedicated outputs for inputs 1 - 8, in addition to 8 sub outputs. Every channel features a 3-band EQ with a swept mid, which can really help you make vocals and instruments stand out in a mix. 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 8 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 10 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 X2442USB is well suited for recording studios, video editing suites, live sound mixing, podcasting and more.

Low noise, high headroom analog mixer
10 phantom-powered XENYX microphone preamps
8 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
4 aux sends per channel: 2 pre/post fader switchable for monitoring/FX applications, 2 post fader (for internal FX or as external send)
Clip LEDs, mute, main mix and subgroup routing switches, solo and PFL functions on all channels
4 subgroups with separate outputs for added routing flexibility; 4 multi-functional stereo aux returns with flexible routing
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 24 Inputs
Mic/Line Inputs 10 x XLR Microphone Inputs
12 x 1/4" TRS Line-Level Inputs
Stereo Line Inputs 4 x 1/4" TRS Left & Right Paired Inputs
AUX Sends 4
AUX Returns 4 Stereo Returns
Inserts 8 x Channel Inserts
Stereo Main Inserts
BUS (Group) Outputs 4 Sub Groups
2 Trk Master I/O 2 x Balanced XLR Outputs
2 x 1/4" TRS Outputs
ALT I/O 8 x 1/4" TRS Sub Outputs
8 x 1/4" TRS Direct Outputs
Stereo RCA 2-Track Outputs
Monitor Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS Control Room Outputs
2 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone Outputs
EQ Section 3-Band EQ with Mid Sweep on Every Channel
Solo/Mute Mute and Solo Buttons 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 Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions 5.31 x 17.32 x 16.54" (135 x 440 x 420mm)
Weight 13 lbs (5.92 kg)
Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-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 X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Excellent sound (11)
    • Versatile (11)
    • Simple controls (10)
    • Compact (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (10)
      • Performances (9)
      • Amateur recording (7)
      • Professional recording (7)
      • Music videos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

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      5.0

      This Board is awesome for my setup....

      By xMushroomhead

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

        I use this product for my home basement studio. I have a fully mic'ed drum set consisting of 8 microphones. This board has everything I may ever need to track drums in my basement. Friends come jam and I can plug them in and record. The effects processor is also pretty awesome although it's a little hard to hear phasing on a drum kit. I've used the hall effect and it sounds like im playing in a huge empty room. I have also mic'ed my guitar and a friends bass guitar with the board which was equally as awesome. I recommend this to anyone trying to mic their drum kits or for any other reason!

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        4.0

        Good board, Great buy!

        By Mike

        from Boston

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

          This mixer is used at a public access television station. Needed a decent, inexpensive mixer with at least 10 XLR inputs. Looked at dozens, for weeks, but always came back to this one. We use this for bigger town meetings, council, school committee, etc. Needed something I could also use external speakers with as well. Very happy with the results. Pretty lightweight board with tons of great features. Have only used it a couple of times so far, but with good results. No issues as yet.

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          5.0

          Awsome Item for an awsome price

          By Tomy Pasta

          from Kenosha, WI.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

            I can believe the price for this unit. You can beat this board for the price. Every thing as Behinger has promised. I used it to mix my drums for practice. Would recomend.

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            5.0

            Excellent performance for your money

            By Thehofnerlad

            from Long island, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

              I had different and lower level of Behringer before and because of the band improve requirements I decided to go for this mixer. The Lads of the band are surprised with the way our sound is developing. I'm very pleased with the results. I knew Behringer is a brand to really trust. Happy 2013!

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              5.0

              Great mixer!

              By Country Rick

              from Acton, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • NONE YET

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Multiple-person Voiceover
              • Music Videos
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

              This is the first mixer I've actually purchased but I've run many boards over the years. This thing is sweet. Loving the direct usb interface, the 4 discrete busses and the exceedingly quite preamps. And you know, contrary to other reviews I've read, the effects are pretty good too.I'm very happy with this mixer. Now if I could only find a hard road case to perfectly fit it. That's a tad difficult but I won't downgrade the mixer rating for it.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It does the job, good value

              By Station Master

              from Newcastle, Maine

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Music Videos
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

              Used for TV studio recordings

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very nice! Best pick for the price!

              By Runnin' from Jezebel

              from Wise, VA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Great compression
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

              I use this for a 5-piece rock band for practice and live sound. Great board... very quiet pre-amps, great FX and love the 4 bus design. Compression is a must have and this board has it! All around great!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Can't beat it for a live situation

              By RobK

              from Florida

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                You can't get more features for [$]. I traditionally steered clear of Behringer as being cheap junk but lately they've really stepped up. This is my second Behringer product this year they've both performed great for my purposes.

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                5.0

                AWESOME Product

                By REJJ

                from Pembroke Pines, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Compact
                • Excellent Sound
                • Versatile
                • Well built

                Cons

                • Poor Manual

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                I needed to enhance my current ability to record sounds so I researched and decide to stay with the Behringer brand and I must say I'm glad I did. This product provides the controls that I need to produce the sound levels necessary for quality productions. It is truly more complicated than I expected but that's cool because I have more to explore. That's a hugh plus.

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                5.0

                Best compact mixer ever!

                By Matthew

                from Highland, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                  Can't beat this mixer for the price. Good sound, good headroom, good set of features. I especially like the USB interface. Worked like charm: the laptop it connected to recognized it and installed the drivers automatically; used Audacity to record and it sounded great. No complaints.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Makes life easy

                  By extra254

                  from Macon, Ga.

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Music Videos
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording
                    • Soundtracks

                    Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                    Very easy to use, nicely engineered, and a work of art.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Truly amazing and very easy to use.

                    By extra254

                    from Macon, Ga.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Music Videos
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording
                      • Soundtracks

                      Comments about Behringer XENYX X2442USB - 24-Input USB Audio Mixer with Effects:

                      Compact design, super smooth, and well engineered, this one piece of equipment allows you to become as creative as the pros... Two thumbs up!

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