#1
Hey guys, I need to get a cheap mixer to cover some of my recording stuff. I want one with 6-8 MIC inputs. Phantom power is required too. I've seen some cheap behringer mixers with really good reviews but everyone seems to think they suck. My range is about $100-$300. Does anybody know any alternatives or if behringers are really that bad? This is for a demo quality basement recording. Just looking to get some decent quality. Thanks a lot guys.
#2
a friend of mine has it and loves it to death... personally i think behringer makes reasnable quality products for a fun price...
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#3
Behringer good for mixers imo. Not so great on guitars and **** obviously. I've got a big 14 channel thing and it's awesome, not a thing wrong with it
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#4
Their mixers are really good especially on a budget just never buy an amp from them. My band uses the 12 channel one
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#5
Behringer Studio & Live gear are amazing for there price.
I use the V-Amp Pro Rack Effects & FCB1010 Floorboards.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/behringer_xenyx_1204_fx.htm

Thats the one my old band used for a mixer, worked fine.
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#6
I have limited experience with their mixers, have used them in 2 shows and unfortunatly they were the weak part of the chain. The pre-amps just couldn't do what our mackie mixer was capable of handling, and we were stuck with a high-pitched whine coming out of it too I guess they're a hit-or-miss kind of brand, there is a reason why they are cheaper than almost everybody else.
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Hey guys, I need to get a cheap mixer to cover some of my recording stuff. I want one with 6-8 MIC inputs. Phantom power is required too. I've seen some cheap behringer mixers with really good reviews but everyone seems to think they suck. My range is about $100-$300. Does anybody know any alternatives or if behringers are really that bad? This is for a demo quality basement recording. Just looking to get some decent quality. Thanks a lot guys.



Go with a Yamaha instead, they have much better preamps, Tapco mixers by Mackie are also good.

I tried a Behringer once and it wasn't all that great but it did work...
on the other hand, my school TV studio has a Behringer Eurorack MX2004A and shockingly the preamps are quiet, and they pin those for the lapel mics we use in the studio...

for 300 you can get a nice Yamaha MG16/4 and this Blem unit from MF is half price:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation/x-wire-analog-unpowered-mixers-passive-audio-consoles?N=100001%2b304612%2b200996&Ns=P_RatingOverall%7c1&page=1

BTW, what are you planning to use for your interface?
you can't expect good quality just running a mixer into a stock sound card as my video have
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#8
The good thing about behringer is you can buy a mixer with 24 mic preamps for the price of a mackie 12 or 8 mic pre amp mixer. If one channel dies, who cares you still have 23 left to do whatever the hell you want with.
#9
what I find most helpful in the larger mixers is the amount of sub outs.
this allows you to route your signal easily and run mixers properly.

http://www.tweakheadz.com/how_to_hookup_a_mixer.htm

The Behringer MX9000 is a nice unit, a little high in price though...

Think about Behringer mixers is they may work fine for a while but the parts are so cheap that they tend to break down so you very well may loose a few channels after a year or two. Also the EQ isnt too great.
#10
ive never had a bad experience with them. From what i hear, a lot of lemons leave the production line.

Ive owned one small mixer from behringer, worked fine for 2 years and right now its just in storage(no need for it).
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