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BEHRINGER, 12 XENYX 1202FX, 3-pin XLR, Black
Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer4 state-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preampsNeo-classic "British" 3-band EQs for warm and musical soundStudio-grade stereo FX processor with 100 awesome presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and various multi-effectsFX send control per channel for internal FX processor and/or as external send
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29 Reddit comments about BEHRINGER, 12 XENYX 1202FX, 3-pin XLR, Black:

u/dudemanxx · 6 pointsr/synthesizers

You can't turn one down without turning down the rest of the chain. At least, not without some likely menu-diving. You also have to try to manage all that gain-staging, creatively. You might be reducing your dynamic range, compositionally, for the sake of dancing the line between too quiet and clipping. There's just no beating a mixer, when it comes to, well, mixing.

I highly recommend getting a mixer. They have some reasonable portable ones now- the rolls and nady mixers come to mind. More featured ones have recorders built in, which could be helpful. Consider the Zoom R16 for this, as it gets plenty love. 8 inputs at a time. If you don't mind being plugged in, nab yourself a cheap behringer mixer used and keep it pushin. I'll link u in a sec, I'm at work lol.

edit: yeah, highly recommend a mixer, but you'll be find daisy-chaining while you research and save up. just be mindful of your needs and how you'll need to route your audio so you're minimizing compromise.

u/yacht_boy · 3 pointsr/livesound

Thanks for this. I just ordered a whole pile of stuff on Amazon with Prime. Came out to be a good bit cheaper than your estimate. I traded down on a couple of things like the vocal mics (Behringers for 1/3 the price) and direct boxes (half the price). The big thing I skimped on to make my budget was the mixer - I got a Behringer 12-channel mixer with great reviews for about $90. Hopefully it will get the job done.

Definitely couldn't have figured out what to buy without you. Hopefully this is everything we need for a great summer and beyond!

u/bluetshirt · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

There are small mixers that have built in effects. The Behringer Xenyx 1202fx is your budget solution here.

This is all you need.

If you were to use an outboard reverb like a pedal or rack unit, if you're using a mixer that has an Aux bus or FX send, you would not need multiple reverb units. The mixer will combine all the sounds for you and then send those to the pedal through a single cable.

u/ex1treality · 3 pointsr/drums

A few things:

  • To set your expectations, spending $400 on a recording setup is like spending $400 on a car. It will get the sound from point A to point B, but it won't be pretty. That being said, if you really get into it, you can always upgrade ($400 is a drop in the bucket compared to what you'll end up spending, if you're serious). At least this way you can have some fun with your friends.
  • You can condense to a couple channels if you run it through a mixer first (something like this) but you will have no control over the individual levels once you've recorded. If you're going to condense down to, say, 4 channels, better to stick with 4 mics.
  • Your list looks good in terms of hooking everything up. As others have mentioned, have you considered what audio program you're going to use when you start recording? You might try Reaper or Ardour if you're looking for something free. Otherwise, the cheapest you'll probably get is Live 9 Intro for $99.
u/CoAff · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Your absolute best bet is an external audio interface with XLR mic inputs if you want more than a single in mic input to a pc. You CAN use something called 'Voicemeeter' to try to use three USB microphones...but you're opening a headache inducing can of worms unless the PC has killer specs.

This interface is about $100US

Couple that with 3 super cheap mics:

You'll need XLR cables as well but they're cheap too.

Best of luck.

u/SolomonKull · 2 pointsr/metalmusicians

You need an "audio interface" for your computer, which is a box that has several mic inputs. Plug that into your computer, and your DAW should be able to record each mic/line on an individual track.

The alternative is to use a mixer with as many mic inputs as you need. The downside is that you're only going to get a single stereo recording with that, meaning that you need to get your drum mix through the board sounding as best as you can before recording, because post-processing isn't as easy when you only have a single drum track vs one track per mic.

If you're just cutting demos at home then a mixer will be fine, and a lot cheaper than an audio interface. But, if you can afford an interface, that's the way to go.


u/gigabyte898 · 2 pointsr/Beatmatch

Depends on what outputs you have on your controller. I have a DDJ-SX2 and it has XLR outputs, which is what most PA speakers use for input. My setup is Laptop->Contoller->Speakers. This is all assuming you have powered speakers as well. If your controller doesn't have XLR you'll want to go Laptop->Controller->Mixing Board w/ XLR outputs->Speaker. When I say external mixer I mean one of these. It has inputs for unbalanced connections and outputs for balanced. If your speakers are unpowered or "passive" you'll need to hook the outgoing signal into an amplifier before going to the speakers, so always get powered speakers if you can

The main advantage of XLR cables is reduced signal degradation. 1/4 inch and RCA cables work, but there's just two wires: signal and ground. When you have a single wire carrying electrical signals it essentially acts as an antenna. Any sort of background noise in the area will be picked up and heard on the speakers, usually a hissing or a hum.
With XLR you have three pins for each channel. One is a ground, and the other two have the same sound data but one is flipped. The receiving gear will flip the inverted signal back into its original orientation. Because both copies of the signal picked up the same noise as they traveled along the cable—and that noise is identical on the two wires in the cable—flipping the polarity of what arrives at the receiving gear will produce the original signal intact and noise which now has reversed polarity. Summing that gives you a welcome result: signal that’s preserved and noise that’s canceled. You can run an XLR for hundred of feet with very little noise, while unbalanced cables like RCA and 1/4 inch are recommended for no longer than 15-20 feet. It also means it takes a bit more power to use which is why they aren't on every controller, especially ones that connect just over USB and don't have an external power source. Converting unbalanced to XLR is pretty useless if you have a cheap adapter, but hooking it into an external mixer adds that extra power to the signal.

u/dieyoung89 · 2 pointsr/nfl

Disclaimer: We were/are complete amateurs and I had zero experience with anything related to editing before I started so take what I say with a tremendous grain of salt.

I just used Garageband on a Macbook to record and edit. Never had any complaints with that program. I paid for a license to use someone else's music as the intro theme and paid an artsy friend draw up our logos.

This is the mixer I used. I don't know what a lot of the knobs are dials are for, but I learned the basics and it worked fine as far as I can tell. I bought Audio Technica dynamic microphones and I liked them for a while but two of them just stopped working eventually.

I hosted it on Libsyn. They have several options depending on how often you'll be releasing episodes and how much subscriber statistics you'd like to see. Loved this service.

In terms of "getting it out there", I don't have a ton of advice. We never reached a lot of folks, but we didn't really try to either. Our goal was to just watch fun movies and sit around joking about them. I still have a few people who reach out every so often and ask about new content but that's about it in terms of our "listener-base".

If you're going to record with other people, make sure you're on the same page in terms of quality and style. If one person treats it seriously and the other is just winging it, it can make for a frustrating experience. All this being said, I think the best thing you can do is to make a podcast that you'd want to listen to. Good luck, and sorry I don't have better information.

u/acoustic12stringer · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I use a Fishman SA220 PA in my duo; I've played with drummers and multiple other guitarists with this rig, and had plenty of power. Transports and sets up very easily.

To get four mics going in, you'll need a mixer; the SA220 only has two input channels. I use this exact setup in all my gigs, to handle two guitars and two vocal mics. I use a Behringer mixer for this purpose.

u/Necromesmer · 2 pointsr/keys

My rig is all packed up from moving but it is a small 12 channel with FX and 4 channels of phantom power. Not more than $149 or $200 new. Something similar but an older version of this Behringer Xenyx 1202fx Premium 12-Input 2-Bus Mixer With Xenyx Mic Preamps, British Eqs And 24-Bit Multi-Fx Processor

Sound guys love the fuck out of me. You just need to make sure all of your stuff levels out on your end before you go sound checking.

u/camopdude · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Are you looking to mic multiple people at the same time?

I would suggest a lavalier microphone for everybody, these are a good deal for the money.

If you don't get a Mackie mixer, this one might work for you.

If you're just looking for a tripod to stabilize the camera, and you don't plan on panning or tilting smoothly, you can go pretty cheap.

And you'll need to think about lighting.

u/Obscure_Username_ · 1 pointr/letsplay

Speaking from a future proofing and number of inputs perspective, something like a Behringer xenyx Q802 is much more extensable and has many more inputs for basically the same price. It's got low, mid, and high EQ as well as hardware compression and a pretty nice quality DAC for headphones. They have basically the same (only slightly different) audio quality, and there's a FX version of the 1202 on sale for $93 right now which has a built in FX processor (though I honestly don't know what special magic you can do with that, but its only slightly more expensive for more inputs and stuff too.)

u/elphio · 1 pointr/italy

> La cosa migliore sarebbe sprecare 5 minuti prima di ogni conferenza per regolare i volumi facendo parlare chi deve parlare, magari spostando il mixer in posizione controllabile (cassetto a sinistra?).

Fortunatamente questo setting, durante le conferenze, funziona anche dato che al massimo abbiamo 2 o 3 relatori.

Il problema è durante le assemblee o le riunioni dove i "relatori" possono essere anche 10 che si avvicendano al microfono.

Se nel cassetto, che anche io avevo individuato come posizione ottimale, mettessi un mixer simile?

Quindi avrei 34Mic+PC > Mixer Beringer > Mixer di sala.

Così nel mixer di sala avrei un unico Input (in realtà quel mizer gestisce anche l'audio della telecamera ma sorvoliamo su quello) derivante dai 3 input del beringer.

Il Beringer lo tengo chiuso a chiave e lo apro solo quando devono essere settati i volumi della giornata. Poi di nuovo richiuso fino alla futura necessità.

u/blahblehblah22 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Help with audio equipment for live vocals

Hello, I could really use some help thinking thru the best setup for right now while having some flexibility to upgrade easily in the future. I'm thinking of buying either 1) a portable PA w/ built-in mixer and speakers or an 2) acoustic guitar amp or 3) just a mixer and use existing speakers.

Here's what I want to accomplish right now:

- Karaoke nights with kids/adults. I have both a condenser and a dynamic mic and we'd (I may buy another dynamic so we don't need a stand). I'd like to throw some karaoke parties in our basement supporting, at least, duets along with backing track input (YouTube to the rescue!).

- Mini-gig nights with family/friends in my house supporting 1-2 mics for vocals and 1-3 instruments like acoustic-electric, mandolin, and digital keyboard.

- Solo performance at the house: just like the above but 1 mic and 1 digital keyboard (or maybe the acoustic piano instead)

Here's the struggle I have: the decent all-in-one PA systems are pretty damn expensive and overkill for my needs right now (basement / smaller rooms in house don't need that much juice) although a longer term goal (say 1.5 years out) is for me to be a keyboardist in a band (but seems silly to make such a large advance purchase for future dreams). A ~60W acoustic amp seems nice but they're much more expensive for combo XLR/line inputs (allowing for 1-2 mics + 1-3 instruments).

What are my best options with the current equipment I have to meet the use-cases I mentioned above?

- Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB (only supports 1 mic)

- Audio-Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser

- Shure M58

- Edifier R2000DB

I threw in the Edifiers because here's an idea I came up with that's least expensive, for now, while allowing me to upgrade to my own PA speakers/acoustic amp later on: could I buy a Behringer XENYX 1202FX mixer and hook that up via RCA to my Edifiers? It should be sufficient to fill the basement/living room in my house for karaoke + mini-gig-nights, right? The Edifiers are powered w/ amps so it should be fine to feed the mixer, yes? Would an acoustic amp/PA speakers give much better "live music" sound when thinking about karaoke/mini-gig-night?


Please help!

u/BangsNaughtyBits · 1 pointr/podcasts

The PS400 is for a single mic. You didn't give the exact model mixer but it should have phantom power available somewhere. I assume this one:

a Behringer 1202FX which has phantom power on by default. You can read the manual to be sure or see if there is any signal from a condenser mic. If that's right, you don't need/want the PS400.

EDIT: Weird, the manual references a phantom power supply that needs to be switched on.


u/_fuma_ · 1 pointr/audio

There are tons of outboard fx units out there -

You could go with a small desk mixer with built in FX, but some may not have all the ones you're looking for -

(just an example)

u/eatenbyfnord · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I think the solution you're looking for is a small format analog mixer, something like this. that will let you downmix to 2 channels in, on the cheap. Using multiple interfaces on the same computer is always dicey. I used to run a live recording rig with two of the same Motu Usb interfaces, which looking back I have no idea how that worked. If they were unplugged, the software wouldn't know which one was which, and your channels would swap unpredictably.

u/CharlesAtlas · 1 pointr/audio

Thanks a lot! I have the software, full access to Adobe Creative Cloud, so I'll be using audition to edit. I've had a bit of experience on the software end so that I'm not nearly as worried about.

thats the mixer I was looking at before, but it doesn't have the multiple outputs, or if it has that capability then I would have no idea how to use it. What I've come up with is that I need an audio interface like one of these mixers, which if it doesn't have usb then I'd need a device that would take RCA audio into usb, but I can't find one of those that would take 4 separate inputs other than an internal card that no one seems to sell anymore.

I also saw this one:

but it seemed like I would need 4 of these in order to get 4 mics on 4 tracks.

u/macetheface · 1 pointr/drums

Thanks - I saw it had 2 XLR inputs and was planning on using just 2 mic's for now. Maybe the 4 XLR would be a better choice in case I wanted to add a couple more?

Just wondering why you say 8 mix pres? Does that mean 8 potential mic's? I'll take a look at the link though...

u/Davidwade1991 · 1 pointr/casualiama

The Making of

I decided to start making videos because a friend of mine (who happened to be roommates) decided that we were fairly funny and that it wouldn't be a bad hobby to just try out. Originally we started with hour and something long podcasts 4 years ago. At some point we decided that playing games for people on a regular basis wasn't a bad thing so we started streaming daily got to 150 viewers but we lost our home and had to move over 100 miles from one another and it got harder to stream on a regular basis and fell back into Youtube a little over three months ago. So that is how we started oh so many years ago

TL;DR We thought it was a fun hobby and really enjoyed making people laugh


u/nostradamefrus · 1 pointr/podcasting

TBD. We were honestly hoping to get a few episodes in the can before making any major investments, but that might be unavoidable. Here's what I'm looking at so far:

Mixer option 1

Mixer option 2


Audio out to laptop

XLR cables for phantom power

The mics each come with an XLR to 3.5mm cable which would be swapped out. I'm leaning more toward 4 mics and to have people share mics if we have additional guests. 4 is probably more realistic than 6.

u/Shake_Oh · 1 pointr/microphones

Going to add some more information again. If you had a budget high enough to buy another microphone, I imagine you have enough budget to splurge on a higher-model mixer in the same series. This is the model I use, but if that is a bit too much you can always go for a Xenyx 1002 they are $70, /u/flehrad has this model and likes it.

u/mixermixing · 1 pointr/audio

The mixer/amp has bad reviews. I'm thinking along the lines of this behringer 4 channel amp and this behringer mixer.

u/joey2506 · 1 pointr/podcasts

I'm guessing you're recording in the same room? You'll need a USB mixer. Anything that handles more than 2 mics starts getting pricey, though.

Something like this can handle 4 mics: