I'v had this mixer a few days in already, i have it connected to my sound card via stereo (irrelevant: my sound card is also Behringer, the 204HD model).
First thing i want to highlight is don't expect to compare this to mixers in the 400-500? range, it's a cheap product for beginners/intermediate users.
The mic preamps seem fine for what you pay for, i still would rather use my sound card when recording. It does offer 48v phantom power, which is rare in the price category. The effects are okay nothing special. It's compact size is awesome for fitting it in your backpack and going for jam sessions, the size does come at a cost though, instead of faders for the channels you have level knobs which is okay but a little less accurate that faders. It does offer USB connectivity if you would like to use it as a sound card itself. The mic channels also have a compressor, not great but definitely useful when jamming with multiple instruments. The first downside i found was that is does not have rubber fits on the bottom for grip on your table top. This was a little annoying when someone accidentally stretches the cable plugged in, if not taken to account, it will easily slide over. This can be solved easily with velcro or rubber stoppers stuck to it. Sad that they did not think of this when making it.
All in all a great bang for the buck, if you're looking for extra inputs to your 2i2 setup (like i was) to plug a little more instruments and jam at the same time. I haven't used it via USB so i'm not sure if it supports multi-mix for your DAW via individual channels.
Pros: - Price tag must be highlighted 77? - Perfect amount of inputs (2 mic/line and 2 stereo/mono inputs) capable of accommodating 4 instruments of all kinds. - Heavy build for the price
Cons: - Not very stable on a table top setup, must be fixated using creativity/other equipment - No faders
Would recommend this to noobs and people looking for cheap alternative to having more inputs.
I bought this to record our bands rehearsal , for this it works great !
the first issue is I can not keep it on all the time because it gets hot and it lacks of the on/off is disturbing so I wouldn't use as a multipurpose sound-card like i do with my audiobox USB , rather I would only use it only when needed.
second issue for me ,it uses asio4all and i found that annoying when dealing with multiple applications.
in terms of sound quality its very good , I was able to get zero latency monitoring by doing a simple loop workaround and it works great ( after a bit of research)
pros : - price is very good for what it does - solid construction - sound quality is very good cons: - no power switch - gets hot after a while - phantom power led gets stays on even after turning it off - has no proprietary driver , works with asioa4all.
for this price and functionality, i would recommend.
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