Behringer SX2442 FX Pro Studio Mixing Desk with FX
24-Channel Analog Mixer With 16 XENYX Mic Preamps and 99 Digital Effect Presets. If you want classic analog handling but can’t skimp on superior digital effects and studio-grade mic preamps, the SX2442FX is your new best friend.
This mixer’s 16 mic inputs, 8 stereo inputs and 4 buses give you enough leeway to handle anything from a graduation speech to a small orchestra. Each of the SX2442FX’s 16 mic inputs connects to our world-famous, studio-grade XENYX mic preamps. They are legendary for their high headroom, warm natural timbre and utter lack of background noise. Plug in a large-diaphragm condenser mic and track a vocal to hear XENYX’s rich detail and spaciousness. Plug in a dynamic mic and stick it inside a bass drum to appreciate the whopping headroom. Whether you need to add a dab of reverb or delay to a live vocalist’s mic or warp a hard day’s studio session into psychedelic quicksand, the SX2442FX has you covered. We gave this mixer two independent studio-grade 24-bit stereo FX processors with 99 awesome presets to provide the perfect sonic garnish. “Sure they’re great for live sound, but I have a lot of cool plug-ins for recording,” we can hear some of you saying. Truth be told, you never have too many effects. And when you hear the quality of the SX2442FX’s FX, you may want to give your overworked CPU a rest.
Naturally we gave you a whole palette of creative effects like reverb, chorus, flanger, delay and pitch shifter tones, as well as mind-bending multi-effects to take your sound out of this world. But you also get problem solving workhorses like compression and gating plus final effects such as Ultramizer, Ultrabass and Exciter that can put a PA or studio mix over the top. And because there are two processors, you can cue two separate effects, then apply one or both to channels 1 through 20 — compression for the vocalist, reverb for the vocalist and snare drum, for example.
The British EQ’s in the SX2442 have a distinct configuration of wider curves/lower Q and harmonic phase characteristics which allows you to add or subtract EQ more generously than you can with conventional EQ circuit designs. When you add low midrange, you get a firmer sound instead of a nasty bonk. When you back high frequencies off a bit, treble backs off just a hair instead of turning muffled.
All SX2442FX mono channels have low and high shelving plus a sweepable “midrange” you can move anywhere from 100Hz to 8kHz. Think of it as your roving English troubleshooter. When it comes to suppressing feedback, the SX2442FX is like having a bloodhound trained to spot trouble frequencies a mile away. The 9-band graphic EQ (which you can choose to apply to your main mix or monitor mix via the MAIN/AUX1 button) features the FBQ Feedback Detection system. It makes finding and adjusting critical frequencies a snap. Just push FBQ IN, then watch as LEDs on the individual EQ sliders light up, indicating which frequency bands are causing feedback. Simply adjust until the LED goes dim.
Some manufacturers make what they call 24-input mixers that count stuff like CD/TAPE IN as an input. But the SX2442FX really gives you sixteen honest mono channels plus eight stereo channels, making it easy to accommodate a variety of studio or live performance configurations. You can connect up to 16 microphones or other mono instruments and up to four stereo instruments (keyboards or tone modules, for example). You can combine these input in four different sub-mixes (we call them buses). That allows you to blend multiple channels—say all the mics on a drum kit or all the backup singers’ mics—to a single fader, which is easier to adjust for the overall mix that goes to the PA speakers. You can also use one or more of the sub-mix buses to create custom monitor mixes for picky members of your band (“More me! More me!”).
Not every town on the planet uses the same voltage common in yours. Unfortunately, this sometimes doesn’t occur to jet-setting sound technicians until they’re 5,000 miles from home. With the SX2442FX, this is never an issue. The internal autorange power supply can run on anything from 100 to 240 V with noise-free audio, top-quality transient response and low power consumption. BEHRINGER mixers last and last. We use top quality parts such as long-wear faders, sealed rotary controls and premium circuit boards. We have 20 years of experience figuring out how to compensate for clumsy load-ins, spilled drinks, crazed guitarists and millions of road miles. The result is a mixer you can count on day after day and night after night.
Why do you need this mixer?
Built-in pristine XENYX mic preamps
Dual 24-bit FX processor with 99 presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay and pitch shifter tones
British-style EQ dials give you the sound and control preferred by top studio engineers
The built-in FBQ Feedback Detection system instantly reveals critical frequencies and the 9-band stereo graphic EQ allows precise correction of those frequencies in monitor or main mixes
Awesomely complete I/O – everything from bus inserts to mono output