New to recording with mixer

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Member Since: Mar 20, 2008

Hello I am new to recording , I bought a Behringer XENYX 1222FX Mixer with USB Audio Interface and I dont know where to start with hooking it up. I am using pro tools, i have a mic pre amp/compressor and a mbox mini hooked up already and I just want to know how can i put this mixer to work, how do i wire it in with the stuff i got, can someone please help, thank you!

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Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Mar 20, 2008 03:45 pm

Sounds like you don't need it. Protools won't work with the USB UCA200, so that's out.

You can use the mixer for it's preamps, but I don't know why you would. I'm betting the preamp/compressor thing you have is better. Probably the mbox mini preamp is better too.

Just plug mic or line into the MINI, and record with protools.

The UCA200 is 2 channel, and the MINI is too, but the mini will most likely be much better quality than the UCA200/behringer mixer.

If you really wanted to use the mixer/uca, then you'd have to switch software to something else.

Since: Mar 03, 2008

Mar 20, 2008 08:45 pm

Ditto. Take that Behr.... and give it right back to the salesman who sold you on it. If you want to improve your recordings, practice mic placement. Cheaper and better results than any piece of gear for under a grand.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Mar 21, 2008 07:50 pm

You can use the mixer without the UCA200. It is still just a standard mixer just like any other. The UCA200 is the interface and the mixer is the mixer. They only sell them together so it looks like a good deal.

You simply need to send the mixers outputs to your interfaces inputs and your good to go,.

Since: Mar 03, 2008

Mar 21, 2008 09:52 pm

The mbox mini will only record two simultaneous channels at a time. You could in practicality, send the mixer out to the line inputs of the Mbox2 Mini but you will basically be creating a submix of whatever you're plugging into the mini. That and the fact that the pres on the Behr.... are well....not premium.

If you wanted to spend your money on an improvement in quality, look into the JoeMeek ThreeQ. It has Burr Brown Op amps and a built in EQ and Compressor. It's a bit of a micro upgrade but probably noticeable enough to be worth it.

Two good channels are better than 12 poor ones.

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