Behringer Xenyx x1222usb - Computer audio volume control on the mixer?

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  1. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    As an update to what I suggested earlier, use either one of the soundcards to take a stereo signal from the computer into the mixer, and then use the mixer's USB output to feed the result back to the computer.

    You will need a correctly-configured lead for splitting the stereo headphone output of a soundcard to two separate mono channels. It should go from a 1/8" minijack to a pair of TS 1/4" plugs, e.g. the Hosa CMP-153.
     
  2. Kyle1974

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    Thank you Kurt and pcrecord. I do find the Behringer to be lacking in some of the things I would like hence me putting in the DBX286s to make the mic sound better. I don’t have unlimited money, and looking back, I wish I hadn’t got the Xenyx but it did offer lots of inputs and did do the job to get me by over the past three years. I appreciate the links to the other mixers and that’s something which I will look into
     
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  3. Kyle1974

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    Thanks Boswell, as I mentioned previously, I think I have one of those leads as I have tried every single possible combination to get this working, that looks like the best solution for me - and it means I didn’t waste more money with buying the second soundcard. I will report back if that’s ok with everyone.

    One day, I will be back in a proper studio!
     
  4. pcrecord

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    Please do, it's always great to have a follow up and conclusion on a thread ! :)
     
  5. Kurt Foster

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    imo there's nothing wrong with the Behringer mixers other than they aren't very robust. almost every Behringer mixer i have seen for sale on C/L or Ebay have at least one fault like a channel or a send not functioning.

    i don't think they really sound better or worse than their counterparts (Harbinger/ Mackie/ Alto, etc). do they sound like a Neve design? no ... but nothing but a Neve does. Behringer sound is typical of low volt rail designs. on paper they spec well but in use they can be frustrating to say the least. imo all table top mixers are a compromise.

    but adding the DBX won't really make it sound better. i see people make this mistaken assumption all the time. what you describe is like putting condiments on a turd. it's still a turd! processing never makes anything better. it never gets better, it just makes it sound different. different can be perceived as better but the reality is all processing degrades the signal.

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    this is actually for sale! the inputs that have tape over them aren't working!
     
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  6. pcrecord

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    I think the Mackie VLZ pro were a bit better than Alto and other cheap board.. But they still aren't as good as soundcraft and Allen&heat ...

    I agree, the dbx 286 are compressors. It will sound like the behringer but compressed.. that's it.. no magic there.
    If we would talk about a channels strip including a preamp and a compressor.. maybe we'd get a bit better quality going line in into the mixer.. but again.. if the mixer is noisy.. you can't get rid of that with external gear, unless a denoise unit of a noise gate..
     
  7. Kurt Foster

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    i don't know ..... personally i don't think the Mackie VLZ pre is all that. lots of comparisons to better pres have said they stand up but imo they are thin and papery. the Behringer mixers started out with pres that were reverse engineered to the Mackie VLZ but after the acquisition of Midas they became the XENYX preamp which i have heard is supposed to be descended from a MIDAS design. even a Behringer mixer specs out well. it's just they don't sound good. and again my opinion is all table top mixers exhibit deficiencies due to small low voltage internal power supplies. my experience is that we need at least a 30 volt swing (+ /- 15 volts) to get "there".
     
  8. pcrecord

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    Interesting !
     

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