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The Behringer Xenyx Q502USB USB Audio Mixer is a 5-input, 2-bus mixer with everything you need for incredible sound. Thanks to onboard +15V phantom power, Q502USB's Xenyx microphone preamp can handle dynamic microphones condenser microphones that run on +15V. Elegant in its simplicity, the British-style, 2-band EQ provides warm and musical tone correction. The Q502USB also sports RCA CD/Tape I/O, handy for playing break music or for recording your set.
With millions of loyal and happy customers, Behringer Xenyx mixers stand alone at the top of their class. Armed with premium microphone preamps and robust feature sets typically reserved for more expensive consoles, next-generation Xenyx Q Series USB mixers can handle your live gigs and provide the state-of-the-art tools to make stunning, professional-quality recordings. Along with their built-in USB/audio interfaces and one-knob mono channel compressors, Xenyx Q Series USB mixers come with all the recording and editing software you'll need to turn your computer into a complete, high-performance recording studio.
What's a Compressor?
Ask professional sound engineers what their favorite piece of external processing gear is and the response will be virtually unanimous: dynamic compression. What's compression? Glad you asked. Compression limits the dynamic range of a signal, lowering the level of loud sounds and turning up softer sounds to achieve sonic balance. But applying compression is a delicate art that many novice, and even intermediate sound techs have difficulty mastering. The one-knob compression is available on all mono channels and is easy to operate, even for entry-level users. Now you can easily dial in the perfect amount of compression for instruments and vocals, creating powerful mixes with punch and clarity. The one-knob compressors come standard on each and every Xenyx Q Series USB mixer.
Sonically Superior Mic Preamps
All Xenyx mixers have one thing in common; great-sounding, high headroom Xenyx mic preamps. These state-of-the-art mic preamps are a tremendous step in the evolution of audio technology and they can easily hold their own, even when compared to expensive, boutique-style mic preamps. Xenyx preamps offer a staggering 130 dB of dynamic range with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to well above 200 kHz. As a result, Xenyx mixers provide such transparent, crystal-clear performance that you just might think someone upgraded your microphones while you weren't looking.
Sweet 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 even happened. Those legendary mixing desks soon became the envy of engineers and producers all over the world. The channel EQ on the Xenyx mixers is based on that very same circuitry, allowing you to imbue signals with incredible warmth and detailed musical character. Even when applied generously, these equalizers exhibit sweet forgiveness and superb audio quality.
There was a time when the recording process called for lots of specialized gear, which meant the average musician had to buy time at a recording studio and that time was expensive! But modern technology has put personal recording well within the reach of virtually anyone with access to a computer. But how do you get all that music flying around your brain into a computer? That's where Xenyx Q Series mixers come in. Thanks to the built-in, bi-directional stereo USB audio interface, you can connect directly to your PC or Mac computer via a single USB cable. Now any signal source connected to the mixer can be recorded straight to your hard drive.
How About Some Free Software?
Because you'll want to take full advantage of your Xenyx QX Series mixers' recording and podcasting potential, they've put together a massive software download at www.behringer. com that includes Audacity (the most popular open source audio editor), Podifier, Juice, Podnova and Golden Ear (a great selection of podcasting software). You're ready to go live on your PC or Mac right out of the box! You also get more than 100 virtual instruments and 50 FX plug-ins, turning your computer into a complete home-based or mobile recording studio.
- Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
- State-of-the-art +15V phantom powered Xenyx Mic Preamp
- Studio-grade compressor with super-easy one-knob functionality and control LED for professional vocal and instrumental sound
- Built-in stereo USB/Audio Interface to connect directly to your computer
- Free audio recording, editing and podcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins downloadable at behringer.com
- Neo-classic "British" 2-band EQ for warm and musical sound
- Main mix, 2-Track plus separate headphone outputs
- 2-Track inputs assignable to headphone output or main mix outputs
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by Behringer Germany
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