Behringer Xenyx 1222 USB mixer Review
For a gaming site the Xenyx 1222 USB mixer may seem like an odd piece of hardware for us to review, granted it is but with the rapid increase of gaming podcasts as well as gaming content on YouTube many people may be interested- in what gear they might need. Well a mixer should be one of the first things on your list, a mixer is needed for any form of XLR input microphone and if you want to record the audio you produce a USB input mixer is definitely a plus. The Behringer X1222USB mixer is perfect for any new comers to the market of podcasting or commentaries. I’ll go in to some details of the mixer for people that know what they’re talking about but if you don’t you can stop here. If you’re interested in starting your own podcast with a couple of friends the Xenyx 1222 USB mixer will serve you very well, the USB output is perfect for recording and the 6 microphone inputs make it a perfect choice for recording a group.
The Behringer X1222USB mixing console takes the 1222FX up a notch, providing all the same great features, plus Behringer’s 24-bit, dual-engine FX processor, with 16 editable, studio-grade presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects. It can be used in either 4-mono XLR/4-stereo 1/4″, or 6-mono/2-stereo operation. User-definable parameters include reverb time and brilliance, delay room size and repetitions, modulation depth and speed, and much more. The audio mixer’s time-based functions can be addressed via a handy Tap button. The most recent parameter settings are always stored in memory. The Behringer USB mixer also features 4 studio-grade compressors with super-easy one-knob functionality and a control LED, so you can take your vocals and instruments to a professional level.
This mixer is great to use, I am able to record on my laptop with no latency using the inbuilt sound card. I now use the desk as the main recording source for any instrument with ease and combined with the inbuilt effects some very professional sounds can be easily achieved. Effectively your pc can be used without a sound card with this mixer as the sound can be redirected back via the USB return. I’ve had no experience using this in a live environment but there would be no problem especially with the built in graphic equalizer. The mixer is very well constructed and attractive with good quality connectors, knobs and faders. The main mix send has gold tipped male XLR connectors.
Overall this mixer is great for any new comer whether it is for recording instruments or just for voice recording this desk manages both with excellence. Most of our readers may not have thought about the importance of a desk like this but if you are at all interested about starting podcasting or other form of group recording this mixer can start you off on a great pedestal and will last you a very long time and continue to produce some great sounding recordings.