With more than one million consoles sold, BEHRINGER ranks among the most popular mixer companies of all time. The XENYX Series is destined to enhance that legacy. Professional from input to output, the XENYX 2442FX console features 24 inputs, four Aux Sends per channel and four subgroups for supreme routing flexibility. With its onboard 24-Bit Multi-FX Processor, highly-musical “British-style” EQ and built-in USB connectivity, you simply will not find a better mixer in this class than the BEHRINGER XENYX 2442FX!
- Premium ultra low-noise, high headroom analog mixer
- 10 state-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
- Neo-classic "British" 3-band EQs with semi-parametric mid band for warm and musical sound
- Studio-grade 24-bit stereo FX processor with 100 awesome presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and various multi-effects
- USB/Audio Interface included to connect directly to your computer. Revolutionary energyXT2.5 Compact music production software included; more free audio recording and editing software downloadable at www.behringer.com
- Channel inserts and direct outputs on each mono channel plus main mix inserts for flexible connection of outboard equipment
- 4 aux sends per channel: 2 pre/post fader switchable for monitoring/FX applications, 2 post fader (for internal FX or as external send)
- Peak 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 ¼" jack and gold-plated XLR connectors, separate control room, headphones and stereo tape outputs
- Control room/phones outputs with multi-input source matrix; Tape inputs assignable to main mix or control room/phones outputs
- Long-wearing 60 mm logarithmic-taper faders and sealed rotary controls
- Internal autorange 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 construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
Superior Mic Preamps
The BEHRINGER XENYX 2442FX represents a significant milestone in the development of mixer technology. Equipped with our premium XENYX mic preamps, it can easily hold its own against the most expensive stand-alone mic pres, both in terms of sound quality and available headroom. XENYX preamps offer a staggering 130 dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to well above 200 kHz.
These preamps provide such transparent, crystal-clear performance you just might think someone upgraded your mics. And thanks to available onboard phantom power, you can deploy studio-quality condenser mics — pretty cool for drum overheads and tracking vocals in the studio.
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 EQ on our new XENYX Series mixers is based on that very same circuitry, allowing you to imbue signals with incredible warmth and detailed musical character. Even when pushed to extreme settings these equalizers exhibit superb audio quality.
All channel strips on the 2442FX feature HIGH and LOW filters of the shelving variety, with cut-off frequencies of 12 kHz and 80 Hz respectively. Mono channel midrange EQ is handled by a semi-parametric filter with a Q of one octave, tunable from 100 Hz to 8 kHz—simply dial up the FREQ and the amount you wish to cut or boost. Due to the nature of their typically complex signal content, we opted to give the stereo channels additional HIGH- and LOW-MID controls, so you can fine-tune the critical midrange zone.
Built-in Effects Processor
Outboard digital effects are expensive and typically come with huge manuals that no one reads. You won’t need outboard effects with the XENYX 2442FX because we’ve included 100 of the best sounding, easiest-to-use 24-bit digital effects on the market. Just choose the effect you want, from a small hall to a robust stadium reverb, or anything in-between. There are even combination effects for layering delays and reverbs, choruses and reverbs, or phasing and chorusing, just to name a few. And since your hands are probably busy either playing or mixing, we incorporated the convenience of on/off footswitch control.
Flexible Routing Made Easy
We’ve anticipated all of your signal routing needs on the XENYX 2442FX, including four AUX Sends & Returns, so you can create multiple monitor mixes, with or without effects, and Stereo AUX Returns for use with external stereo processing gear. You can also use the AUX Sends in conjunction with our POWERPLAY PRO headphone distribution amps to create multiple independent headphone mixes.
Need to track up to four separate signals in a single pass? Connect the 2442FX’s Sub Outs to your recorder and start tracking. How about recording eight tracks in a single pass? Just use the direct outputs of channels 1-8 without giving up your insert paths. We’ve even included insert points for the Main Mix Out, providing the best option for incorporating graphic EQs or dynamics processors into the final mix.
While many of our competitors force you to buy a separate card to connect to your computer, we’ve included superb USB connectivity with each and every XENYX 2442FX. No drivers to download, no complicated setup routines, just plug the included UCA200 2-input/2-output USB/Audio Interface into your Windows or Mac computer and start tracking!
Of course, to take full advantage of the 2442FX’s USB capabilities, you’ll need software. And we’ve got an incredible software package for you, indeed. If you’re new to audio recording, the latest versions of Kristal Audio Engine and Audacity are available free of charge — just click the free software link on this page for your downloads. It’s FREE and always fresh!
energyXT2 Compact BEHRINGER Edition included If you’re ready to take your projects to an even higher level, XT Software’s energyXT2 is just the trick. This amazing DAW (digital audio workstation) makes it easy to manipulate your audio and MIDI files, turning song ideas into stunning CD or web-ready recordings. energyXT2 includes built-in synthesizers, which can be accessed directly via an external controller or programmed by step-write mode. There’s even a built-in drum machine and internal multi-FX processor.
You simply will not find a better sounding or more feature-rich mixer in its class than the XENYX 2442FX. With its high channel count, studio-quality 24-Bit Multi-FX processing, highly-musical “British-style” EQ and built-in USB connectivity, the XENYX 2442FX is the solid leader in its class.