Behringer Xenyx X2442USB

24-Input 4-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps & Compressors, British EQs, 24-Bit Multi-FX Processor and USB/Audio Interface
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Mixing Is an Art

The Behringer Xenyx X2442USB analog mixer will wow you with its transparent-sounding preamps, "British" EQ, onboard dynamics and effects, and user-friendly layout. What's been left out here? Not much. The X2442USB even has a built-in USB/audio interface for effortless connection to your Mac or PC. Working with the X2442USB's intuitive back panel and user-friendly surface topography, you can patch up your show, whip up a mix, blast through sound check, and have a few minutes left over for a civilized meal before curtain time. Life on the road's easy with the Behringer Xenyx X2442USB.

Behringer Xenyx X2442USB at a Glance:
  • Great-sounding mic pres
  • British EQ
  • Crank up the FX
Great-sounding mic pres

The Behringer Xenyx X2442USB is fitted with great-sounding, high headroom Xenyx mic preamps. These cutting-edge pres can hold their own against preamps in consoles costing considerably more then the X2442USB. You get a jaw-dropping 130dB of dynamic range, and a ginormous bandwidth extending from the subsonic to dog frequencies. You'll have a newfound respect for your mics when they're plugged into the X2442USB.

British EQ

The Behringer Xenyx X2442USB employs "British" EQ. What's up with that? Well, the EQ's on 70s British consoles were eminently musical, caressing your signal rather than jolting it. We're talking finesse. These highly sought-after holy grail EQ characteristics were the result of wider curves, lower Q, synergistic harmonic phase management, and general Brit engineering mojo. You could load on the EQ or make deeps cuts, all without incurring sonic acrimony. Happily, Behringer has emulated these delightful EQ (or should we say, "equalisation") characteristics in the X2442USB. Smashing.

Crank up the FX

Behringer Xenyx X2442USB features Behringer's latest 24-bit dual-engine FX processor. Armed with 16 editable, studio-grade presets, you get great-sounding reverb, chorus, flanging, delay, pitch shift and multi-effects. Use the Parameter control to tweak the effects to your heart's content. You can even enter time-based functions manually by pushing the Tap button in tempo with your music. With the Behringer Xenyx X2442USB, live mixing is an art.

Behringer Xenyx X2442USB Features:
  • Ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • 10 state-of-the-art, phantom-powered XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
  • Eight studio-grade compressors with super-easy "one-knob" functionality and control LED
  • Neo-classic "British" 3-band EQs with semi-parametric mid band for warm and musical sound
  • Studio-grade FX processor with 16 editable presets
  • Built-in stereo USB/Audio Interface to connect directly to your computer.
  • Channel inserts and direct outputs on each mono channel plus main mix inserts
  • 4 aux sends per channel: 2 pre/post fader switchable, 2 post fader
  • 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
  • Balanced main mix outputs with 1/4" jack and gold-plated XLR connectors
  • Separate control room, headphones and stereo record outputs
  • Control room/phones outputs with multi-input source matrix
  • Record inputs assignable to main mix or control room/phones outputs
  • Long-wearing 60-mm logarithmic-taper faders and sealed rotary controls
  • "Planet Earth" switching power supply for 100-240V flexibility, superior audio performance, and energy efficiency
  • Rack mount brackets included for ultimate flexibility
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Mixing becomes art with the Behringer Xenyx X2442USB

Additional Media

Live Mixer Buying Guide
Xenyx X Series User Manual

Tech Specs

Type Analog
Channels 12
Inputs - Mic Preamps 10 x XLR
Inputs - Line 16 x TRS, 2 x RCA
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR, 2 x TRS
Outputs - Direct 8 direct outs (Channel 1-8)
Outputs - Other 2 x TRS (CR)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Send/Return I/O 4 x TRS/3 x stereo
Phantom Power 8
EQ Bands 3-band, sweepable mid
Aux Sends 2 x Pre/Post, 2 x Post
Busses/Groups 4 x Groups
Faders 17 x 60mm throw
Channel Inserts Yes
Effects Yes
Computer Connectivity 1 x USB
Rackmountable Yes
Height 5.375"
Width 16.5"
Depth 17.25"
Weight 13 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number X2442USB

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Deal of the century

I bought the very first version of this board back in '06 when I started my band. I literally used it to the hilt. We used the buil-in FX, as well as an outboard processor. I used two 4 channel compressor/limiters/gate units to add that functionality to channels 1-8. I use both additional sends as monitors, mixed everything to the subgroups which then got sent to the mains. Also used the cue out to feed a second mains for club speakers. Ran EQs on both separate outputs. I ran into a crossover to split the tops from subs, and also ran behringer feedback destroyers on the mic inserts for transparent feedback reduction. For a long time the only non behringer gear in the whole chain was the DBX driverack. Even my speakers were originally behringer. I put over 250 shows on this setup before graduating to a Studiolive mixer, and never had one piece of the chain fail me (including a full beer in the mixer on the debut night! - I disassembled and cleaned it myself). That's 250 4-hour shows in clubs ranging from smoky bars to outside on the beach. I kept my gear covered when not in use, and occasionally gave a good wipe down with rubbing alcohol but that's it. I have since had way more trouble with my presonus boards, and QSC amps than that setup ever gave me. FF to 106, 10 years later, I just pulled it all out of the rack to sell and every piece, including this board works flawlessly still. I know behringer has a bad rep for poor QC, but I have to think most of it is hearsay. I've never had a more reliable system. I am an advanced mix engineer, and I can think of dozens of times people came up to compliment the mix and were floored to see what we were using. Set up proper gain staging, keep your levels in check, learn how to use the gear properly and always use quality power protection (regulation is even better) and I can say that a professional system can be built for a good price that will serve you for as long as you need it to. I did purchase one feedback destroyer as-is on ebay, and replaced the PSU caps, and after that it provided 10 years of service, but aside from that everything was bought working and stayed working. Kudos to behringer for upping their game and delivering working class musicians gear they can lean on, on a working musician's salary. yes, you'll graduate to better gear, but there's no reason not to start here. I just sold this mixer, and deep down I kinda wish I hadn't! lol BTW, my version did not have the orange knobs or the built in compressors. Mine was literally the debut version of this board.
Music background: Professional musician and engineer
5/5

Sweet deal for the bucks

This mixer has an amazing amount of sends and buses. That's just what I want but then you add the channel inserts and it just gets cooler. I've converted my studio into a life ve performance rig that works in both places: home and stage. The X2442USB does have a USB port but I can't think of what I'd use it for. I've got MIDI going everywhere already. I'm a happy guy. Oh, it only weighs 13 pounds! Finally, I can carry my little 10 space rack down the stairs with this on top.
Music background: Retired composer/engineer making music "I've never heard before.
5/5

Versatile and affordable

This is a fantastic board. Very clean and rugged, and can run direct to your computer via usb for two track in and out. Comes bundled with Tracktion 4.0 which is an absolutely fantastic DAW. I get very clean recordings with this, and I now have it hooked to my FCA1616 via an ADAT XT for more tracks in and out. Manual can be printed via Behringer's website, but just one look at the board and it's pretty easy to figure out.
Music background: Ameteur Recording, Professional Musician
5/5

Best bang for the buck

Nice clean quality sound , lots of features,and compression!!!!!! I don't think you'll find a better board in this price range.
Music background: Drummer,guitarist,song writer,singer
5/5

Great routing capability, Smooth Sound!

Very smooth sound quality, NOT brittle. I love the 4 stereo aux returns for all the effects I need! EQs have very nice smooth tone and clarity (tried maxing out the high knob and vocal still has that silky & crisp audio quality). Most cheaper mixers sound harsh at high EQ but not this one. Lows are very clean and defined. Such a Great Price for Professional Sound Quality!
Music background: Keyboardist, arranger and composer
See also: Behringer, Behringer Analog Mixers