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Behringer Xenyx X1622USB USB Audio Mixer

The Behringer XENYX X1622USB USB Audio Mixer features enhanced fine-tuning, mixing flexibility, and are designed to handle your live gigs.
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Product Description

The Behringer XENYX X1622USB USB Audio Mixer features four XENYX-fueled mic inputs with channel Inserts, one knob compressors and 3-band British-style EQs with a sweep-able, semi-parametric mid frequency band. The four stereo line-level channels offer enhanced fine-tuning via 4-band EQ, which is extremely handy for adjusting critical keyboard midrange frequencies. Aux 1 Sends are switchable (pre- or post-fader) and individual channels can be assigned to two subgroups for mixing flexibility.

XENYX USB Series mixers are designed to handle your live gigs, and they provide the state-of-the-art tools you need to make stunning, professional-quality recordings. Along with their built-in USB/audio interfaces, XENYX USB mixers come with all the recording and editing software you’ll need to turn your computer system into a complete, high-performance home recording studio.

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 Behringer 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.

One-Knob Compression
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? We’re 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. The 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.

Effective FX
All XENYX USB Series mixers (except the 1204USB) feature Behringer’s 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.

Recording Bliss
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…

Free Would Be Nice!
Because you will want to take full advantage of the XENYX USB Series mixers’ recording and podcasting potential, Behringer has thrown in a massive software package that includes Audacity (the most popular open source audio editor), Podifier, Juice, Podnova and Golden Ear (a great selection of podcasting software). You’re ready to go live on your PC or Mac computer right out of the box! You also get more than 100 virtual instruments and 50 FX plug-ins, turning your computer into a complete home-based or mobile recording studio from input to output.

Value
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 - AMS has one available in your size!


Behringer XENYX X1622USB Specifications:
  • Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • 4 state-of-the-art, phantom-powered XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
  • 4 studio-grade compressors with super-easy one-knob functionality and control LED for professional vocal and instrumental sound
  • Neo-classic British 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound
  • New studio-grade FX 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 your computer. Free audio recording, editing and podcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins and ultra-low latency driver included
  • Revolutionary energyXT2.5 Compact BEHRINGER Edition music production software included with feature-rich audio/MIDI sequencer that loads almost instantaneously on all computer platforms
  • Revolutionary FBQ Feedback Detection System instantly reveals critical frequencies
  • Breathtaking XPQ 3D stereo surround effect for more vitality and enhanced stereo image
  • Voice Canceller function for easy-to-use sing-along applications
  • 4 fully equipped stereo input channels featuring 2 additional mic inputs on channels 5/6 and 7/8, 3-band EQ and input trim control
  • Channel inserts on each mono channel for flexible connection of outboard equipment
  • 2 aux sends per channel: 1 pre fader for monitoring, 1 post fader (for internal FX and/or as external send); 2 multi-functional stereo aux returns
  • Balanced main mix outputs with gold-plated XLR connectors, headphone/control room output and stereo rec outputs
  • Long-wearing 60-mm logarithmic-taper faders and sealed rotary controls
  • Planet Earth switching power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy saving
  • Rack mount brackets included for ultimate flexibility
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged


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Excellent Value
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Overall pretty decent. I read a review where someone said "not built like a tank - built like a Toyota". I agree it is adequate, but I wouldn't drop it or stand on it. Some of the knobs and faders have some play in them and do not exude the feeling of top quality. I would be willing to pay more money for a higher quality feel, but in fairness it doesn't affect the sound and you can't complain too much for the price.
Features
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
This board has outstanding features, routing and flexibility. I would give it 6 stars if I could.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
If you are familiar with mixers, it is cake. Not rocket science.
Sound
How is the tone?
It sounds clean and clear as one would expect. You of course have to know what you are doing in terms of gain staging, applying EQ and effects, etc.
Reliability
How has it stood up over time?
Too new to say, but most people seem to have pretty good results with regard to reliability so far.
General
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I think this product is an excellent value with an outstanding feature set that is unfortunately built down to a price instead of up to a standard. However, it is well worth the extremely reasonable asking price.
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