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Behringer Xenyx 1202FX VS Behringer Eurorack UB1202

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MetalHead84, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. MetalHead84

    MetalHead84 Active Member

    I'm planning on buying a little mixer to record some bass/guitar, but I don't want to pay too much and I have the choice for this 2 consoles for a really low price and I'm wondering which one is the best ?

    I have look on the Behringer web site and both seems to have the same option on the console, just the Xenyx that have the effect option added, which I don't think I will need for what I want to do
     
  2. IzovAge

    IzovAge Guest

    Take a look at the Soundcraft Compact 4 or 10, you'll be much happier with the results you get.
     
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Two questions:

    1) Do you NEED a mixer?

    2) What will you be sending the mixer to?

    Okay more questions :p . Do you have an interface or are you planning to record this onto some sort of stand alone recorder?

    If you're going to a standalone, you don't need a mixer as long as the recorder has an instrument input. If you're micing to the recorder, chances are it has at least one mic preamp.

    If you're going into your computer, you NEED an interface and if you have an interface, chances are it has an instrument level input and at least one mic preamp.
     
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Yikes...never thought I'd see "Behringer" and "Console" in the same paragraph without the word "NOT" in the sentence.

    Hueseph is on target - do you need a mixer or just think you need a mixer?
     
  5. MetalHead84

    MetalHead84 Active Member

    What is an interface?

    Sorry I don't know too much about recording and all this :p

    I want to get this mixer because the drummer of my old band had one and we use it to record some song, and my bass song was really better then directly in my sound card of my pc

    So exactly what I want to to do is to record guitar and bass and perhaps vocal if I find somebody
     
  6. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    An interface is a device which takes analog signals (microphone inputs, guitar/keyboard inputs, etc.) and converts them into data which your computer can store and manipulate.

    I would strongly recommend you look at http://www.sweetwater.com and look under their computer recording section and then under USB or Firewire recording devices. They have several options ranging from under $100 with some mic preamps and instrument inputs all the way up to kilo-buck all-in-one systems that actually do include mixing consoles, etc.

    I strongly recommend any of the following:
    Presonus
    TC Electronic
    MOTU
    M-Audio

    For bass recording, you'll want one with a Hi-Z instrument input.

    For vocals, you'll want a mic preamp. This will be listed in the features and will be indicated in most cases by an XLR input (much like you see at the top of your Behringer).

    Does this help a little?
     
  7. MetalHead84

    MetalHead84 Active Member

    Thanks for the answers that help me a little bit, but I have another question

    I see on the M-Audio usb interface that I can connect 2 XLR instruments and 1 1/4' instrument, so does that mean that I can record 2 or 3 instruments at the same time
    And on my program, will I see 2 differents track, one for each instrument ?
     
  8. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    You generally can.

    You need to look at the help menu/manual for the program you are using, and see how it wants you to assign the inputs to the tracks.
     
  9. MetalHead84

    MetalHead84 Active Member

    I think that Cubase do it, so I think I will go with a USB Interface since my soundcard is crappy

    Thanks a lot to all of you for your answers
     

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