12-input 2/2-bus mixer with XENYX mic preamps & compressors.
The compact Q1204USB mixer allows you to effortlessly achieve premium- quality sound, thanks to its 4 onboard studio-grade XENYX Mic Preamps and ultra-musical œBritish channel EQs. And Behringer's easy-to-use œone-knob compressors provide total dynamic control for the ultimate in punch and clarity, while respecting all the power and emotion you pack into every note. Add to this, the sweet forgiveness of the British-style EQs and œWireless-ready performance of our high-quality ULM digital Wireless Microphone System (mic not included) “ and the Q1204USB becomes an incredibly versatile mixer for your live performances.
But the XENYX Q1204USB isn™t just designed to handle your live gigs; it also provides the state-of-the-art tools you need to make stunning, professional-quality recordings. Along with its built-in USB/audio interface, the Q1204USB mixer comes with all the recording and editing software needed to turn your computer system into your own personal high- performance home recording studio.
Sonically Sweet Mic Preamps
The XENYX Q1204USB gets its name from Behringer's high-headroom XENYX mic preamps, which have been praised by audio engineers all over the world. 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, the XENYX Q1204USB provides such transparent, crystal-clear performance you just might think someone upgraded your mics while you weren™t looking.
Studio-Quality Compressor - Stairway to Heaven
This totally transparent and musical compressor design allows your full dynamic range to shine through until your signal reaches the compression threshold, which is indicated by the highly visible status LED. The compressor increases sustain and gently smoothens out signal peaks, which is especially handy when you'e laying down the funk, la slap and pop “ or hammering home your most-aggressive metal lines. The resulting output level lets you unleash powerful and impact-laden bass lines, while still sitting right where you need to be in the mix.
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 the 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.
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 the XENYX Q1204USB comes 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.
Free Software Would Be Nice!
Because you™ll want to take full advantage of the XENYX Q1204USB recording and podcasting potential, Behringer has included all the software you™ll need for audio recording, editing and even podcasting. You™ll be ready to go live on your PC or Mac right out of the box! They've also provided a free download of more than 150 virtual instruments and FX plug-ins “ turning your computer into a powerful home-based or mobile recording studio from input to output.
Compose. Record. Mix. Share.
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