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I’ve been doing studio work for several years now andI was scared to buy this mixer, because of the name Behringer.I checked it out at Sam Ash and guitar center for several weeks,and I was still hesitant.
On microphone input it has 3 band EQs, compressors/limiter Noise gate,Talk on (Music ducking) reverb, Pitch, Echo and a list that runs a mile long.
The line input has beat counter that syncs to the build in effects echo, reverb, Pitch, This is great for reggae and club music.
Some of the other features are the 32 Second Sampler, Crossover, sub- output, and enhancer, S/PDIF, MIDI in and out and it comes with rack ears. This mixer should cost thousands of dollars for what it can do.
I’m currently trying to set up the Midi control commands for Serato and apple Logic pro.
I used to be scared of Behringer, but after seeing this mixer, I’m checking out all their products with a different view.
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Received this mixer in amazing time, 2 days from order to doorstep with standard shipping. I’m a performance dj, doing multiple club events thru out the week as well as doing my own events during the month so I need a mixer that will take night after night of abuse. I’ve read where some people don’t suggest this as a club install, but with optical faders on the channels and the ability to upgrade to optical on the crossfader for less than $60.00 this mixer can take a bit of abuse. One thing that grabbed at me is the ability to customize your outputs for pretty much any scenario. Having storable user presets is also good, when you have multiple dj’s with different mixing styles, getting back to your settings is as easy as a few button pushes. Sound quality is amazing, no signal hum. My mixer has one flaw but I’m guessing that’ll be sovled by upgrading the crossfader. Tracks are only cut out on the right side of the mixer, but I compensate for this by using the crossfader assign. Besides all this the mulitiple kills, effects, and ability to customize the the set up of the mixer and outputs make this well worth the money. Fader knobs, and eq knobs do feel a bit toyish but with all the features packed into the price the build of the mixer can be over looked, just don’t abuse it too much.
Mixer update…Aug 23 2011
So I’ve had this mixer for a little bit of time now, since I first purchased it I have upgraded the crossfader to the optical crossfader which was easy to install and is operating amazingly.
New things I’ve found..Okay so I’ve done a bit of midi mapping it to tracktor using the center 2 channels as normal, the outer channel faders 1 and 4 are my pitch faders, and the eq kills on either side of the mixer are assigned as my cue, and play. I use the effects buttons for pitch nudge. You can play around with this as much as you want but I’ve found it flexible for mobile applications.
As a club mixer this thing has been amazing. It’s held up to night after night of abuse, and the ability to change your outputs thru the mixer has eliminated the need for my crossover in my rack unit, i still use compression and gating but its freed up a rack space so i put in a multiband graphic eq.
All in all this mixer has performed well beyond what I had hoped it would and it pairs up great with any large format cd player…currently mine rests between two american audio radius 3000’s.
If you’re in a crunch for cash but want something that will not only get you by but you’ll be beyond satisfied with then this is the unit for you. Perfect performance, suprising durability and amazing sound.