Behringer Xenyx X2442USB Mixer with USB and Effects

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Behringer
Number of Channels 24
Item Dimensions LxWxH 17.32 x 16.54 x 5.31 inches
Item Weight 14.55 Pounds
Connectivity Technology USB

  • 24-Input 4-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps & Compresss
  • 24-Bit Multi-FX Process USB/Audio Interface
  • British EQs
SKU: B0037036QA Category:


The Behringer Xenyx X2442USB analog mixer will wow you with its transparent-sounding preamps, “British” EQ, onboard dynamics and effects, and user-friendly layout. What’s been left out here? Not much. The X2442USB even has a built-in USB/audio interface for effortless connection to your Mac or PC. Working with the X2442USB’s intuitive back panel and user-friendly surface topography, you can patch up your show, whip up a mix, blast through sound check, and have a few minutes left over for a civilized meal before curtain time. Life on the road’s easy with the Behringer Xenyx X2442USB.

From the manufacturer



Premium 24-Input 4/2-Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamps and Compressors, British EQ, 24-Bit Multi-FX Processor and USB/Audio Interface

  • Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • 10 state-of-the-art, phantom-powered XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
  • 8 studio-grade compressors with super-easy “one-knob” functionality and control LED for professional vocal and instrumental sound
  • Neo-classic “British” 3-band EQs with semi-parametric mid band for warm and musical sound

  • Clip LEDs, mute, main mix and subgroup routing switches, solo and PFL functions on all channels
  • Long-wearing 60-mm logarithmic-taper faders and sealed rotary controls
  • Rack mount brackets included for ultimate flexibility



Sonically Superior Mic Preamps

What is a Compressor?


The feature-packed XENYX X2442USB mixer allows you to effortlessly achieve premium-quality sound thanks to 10 onboard studio-grade XENYX Mic Preamps and ultra-musical “British” channel EQs – with a semi-parametric mid band for the maximum flexibility in sound sculpting. And our easy-to-use “one-knob” compressors provide total dynamic control for the ultimate in punch and clarity, while respecting all the power and emotion you pack into every note. Add to this our 24-bit, dual-engine Multi-FX processor with 16 editable, professional-grade presets including reverb, chorus, fl anger, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects – and the X2442USB becomes an incredibly versatile mixer for your live performances. But the X2442USB wasn’t just designed to handle your live gigs; it also provides the state-of-the-art tools you need to make stunning, professional-quality recordings.

Sonically Superior Mic Preamps

All XENYX mixers have one thing in common – great-sounding, high headroom XENYX mic preamps. These state-of-the-art mic pres represent a major step in the evolution of audio technology – and they can easily hold their own, even when compared to the most expensive stand-alone mic preamps. XENYX preamps off er a staggering 130 dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to well above 200 kHz. Armed with these outstanding mic preamps, XENYX mixers provide such transparent, crystal-clear performance you just might think someone upgraded your mics while you weren’t looking.

Studio-Quality Compressor – Stairway to Heaven

Our studio-grade compressor is based on classic and famous studio equipment from the 70’s. This totally transparent and musical compressor design allows your full dynamic range to shine through until your signal reaches the compression threshold, which is indicated by the highly visible status LED. The compressor increases sustain and gently smoothens out signal peaks, which is especially handy when you’re laying down the funk, à la slap and pop – or hammering home your most-aggressive metal lines. The resulting output level lets you unleash powerful and impact-laden bass lines, while still sitting right where you need to be in the mix!


Sublimely Musical British EQ

Built-in Digital Multi-FX Processor

Special Features...

Sublimely Musical British EQ

The British consoles of the 1960s and ’70s changed the sound of rock and roll – without them the British Invasion might not have happened. Those legendary mixing desks soon became the envy of engineers and producers all over the world. The channel EQ on our XENYX mixers is based on that very same circuitry, allowing you to imbue signals with incredible warmth and detailed musical character. Even when applied generously, these equalizers exhibit sweet forgiveness and superb audio quality.

Built-in Digital Multi-FX Processor

Equipped with our studio-grade 24-bit Multi-FX processor, the X2442USB gives you 16 mind-blowing digital effect presets such as delay, chorus and reverb. Time-based functions can be entered manually by pressing the Tap button in tempo with the music. Apply them to any channel, as well as to the monitors and main output. Of course, if you have treasured outboard gear you’ve grown attached to, the X2442USB lets you integrate them into the mix – bypassing the built-in FX processor.

Special Features…

The X2442USB comes with 10 state-of-the-art, XENYX-powered mic inputs, 4 stereo channels, 4 Aux Sends and 4 stereo Aux Returns – and our easy to use “one knob” compressors, Inserts and direct Outputs on each of the mono channels. Other features available exclusive to the X2442USB are: 4 subgroups for mixing versatility; Main Inserts (the ideal path for connecting graphic equalizers or compressor/limiters); 8 Direct Outs and Sub Outs for analog recording purposes.


Recording Bliss

Software Would Be Nice!

Amazing Value

Recording Bliss

There was a time when the recording process called for lots and lots of expensive gear, which meant the average musician had to buy time at a recording studio – and that time was pricey indeed. But modern technology has put personal recording well within the reach of virtually anyone with access to a computer. How do you get all that music flying around your brain into your computer? That’s where XENYX X2442USB comes in. Thanks to the built-in, bi-directional stereo USB audio interface, you can connect your X2442USB directly to your PC or Mac computer via a single USB cable. Now any signal source you connect to the mixer can be recorded directly to your hard drive. Which brings us to software…

Software Would Be Nice!

Because you’ll want to take full advantage of the XENYX X2442USB’s recording and podcasting potential, we’ve included all the software you’ll need for audio recording, editing and even podcasting – all free of charge and downloadable from You’ll be ready to go live on your PC or Mac right out of the box! We’ve also provided a free download of more than 150 virtual instruments and FX plug-ins – turning your computer into a powerful home-based or mobile recording studio from input to output.

Amazing Value

No matter what your audio mixing needs, the X2442USB mixer provides the performance and features that can take your talent to the next level. Professional sound quality, our legendary XENYX mic preamps and easy-to-use “one-knob” compressors, British EQs, 24-Bit Multi-FX Processor and built-in USB connectivity make the X2442USB mixer ideal for both your live gigs and recording. Try one on today – we have one available in your size!

Additional information

Weight 14.55 kg
Dimensions 17.32 × 16.54 × 5.31 cm
Item Weight

14.55 pounds

Product Dimensions

17.32 x 16.54 x 5.31 inches

Domestic Shipping

Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.

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Country of Origin




Item model number


Date First Available

March 24, 2010

Color Name


Hardware Interface


Power Source

Corded Electric



10 reviews for Behringer Xenyx X2442USB Mixer with USB and Effects

  1. Tauni n Baillif

    Idea for small studios and small live bandsProduct works well. The software downloads are garbage though. The DAW from the website is Audacity which has been free to download on the internet since 2008. Sound recording quality via USB is ok. Not the best but better than most mixers with similar features and price. Suitable for beginners, small rec studios,podcasting and small live band performance.

  2. Bro Louie Lirio Biteranta

    perfectly works with our needstraight forward and easy to. use


    Behringer X2242USBFor those that are familiar with Behringer- the X series mixers, this is a top of the line fantastic audio mixer. I took a moment to submix other mixers into this main one and it is a beaut! I have 3 sub mixers of keys & drums going to this and it’s incredible how it responds. Direct connection to use as an audio interface took me by surprise as its ultra loud and I did not expect myself utilizing an external audio interface just to control the volume but it’s alright. There is only L/R as an audio interface. I would recommend a UMC-404HD and you’ll get more versatility that way. Thank you Behringer for a great mixer.

  4. Athena

    Definitely a good buy entry level for home studioI have owned this Behringer XENYX X2442USB mixer for about 3 weeks now. I think, for the price, it is definitely a steal! I use it to record my drum practice at home. I use Shure PG mics, el-cheapo Radio Shack vocal mics, and I also connect my iPod and a CD player to it. My usage is not very sound-quality critical and does not involve travel/gigging either. Also, this is my first experience with professional mixers so my knowledge and experience is limited. First, built quality of this mixer is OK for my usage, but I would not describe it as rugged at all. The chasis (except for side panels) is entirely metal but of a light gage, and with plastic knobs sticking out from everywhere in the control surface I would think this thing would have to be handled with a lot of care if it were to be used for live gigs where constant travel is required. The side panels are made of soft-touch plastic and can be easily removed and replaced with included rack mount brackets which is how I set it up. This works just fine on a standard 19″ rack. Functionally, everything works just fine and the sound is clean and warm. I should demystify the descriptons you see in advertising: this mixer has 10 mic ins, 8 of them have the full complement compressor and EQ functions, the remaining 2 (channels 9-10 and 11-12) are in a shared configuration of mic in OR stereo line in, do not offer compression, and the EQ has two fixed-frequency mid-range level controls instead of a parametric adjustable frequency/adjustable level controls. The remaining channels (13-14 and 15-16) are stereo line-level only. I have not found any hum or hissing on the headphone outs, main outs, control outs, RCA 2 TRK outs, nor USB digital out. The XLR mic ins, line TRS ins, RCA 2 TRK ins, and USB digital ins (the USB interface is bi-directional and stereo) work perfectly. I have not tested any of the inserts, direct outs, sub outs, or aux ins/outs yet. One feature which is only hinted to in the manual which initially confused me but later found to be good, is that the RCA 2 TRK outs will not output any signal that comes in from the RCA 2 TRK ins (event if 2-TRK/USB to MAIN toggle is engaged), and signals sent to the USB digital interface will return to the mixer (if echoed back by the recorder or whatever is connected to the mixer’s USB interface) but can not be sent back via USB again. This is all to prevent a feedback loop. Also, the design of the unit seems pretty well thought out: I installed a goose neck light on the BNC light connector which turned out to be a defective light and the mixer heated up somewhat and shut itself down automatically after a while, so the mixer appears to have some protection functionality embedded that is not advertized. This happened a couple times and the mixer came out unharmed every time. A disadvantage I have encountered is that most of the push down toggle switches do not have an associated light to indicate they are engaged (only the solo, mute, and compressor switches/knobs do.) You have to visually determine this by looking at the switch or by pressing the button to figure out if it is already depressed or not, which is not always easy/convenient. I guess you can’t have everything at this price level 🙂 The indicator lights for the compressor only flicker on/off when actual compression/limiting of peaks is taking place, so even when engaged, the light will not come on if the input signal is low level. This is not clear on the manual either. The integrated FX box works fine, however, you can not assign different effects to one channel vs another, you can only select one effect and apply it to zero, one or more of any of the input channels. Also, the main mix via any of the main analog outs and the USB interface is only one stereo channel. To output multiple stereo/mono channels simultaneously you have to use the direct outs (and set mix levels externally) and/or the sub outs. The USB interface does not support multi-channel output/input. The USB interface worked quite nicely with my iPad using the iPad USB adaptor that comes with the iPad camera connection kit and the Sudio Mini XL app which I use as an 8-track (non-simultaneous) digital recorder. All in all, I think I got an incredible amount of functionality and flexibility for my money and I am very satisfied with the results. I am still experimenting with the X2442USB but this has been my experience so far.

  5. John Sandman

    Great mixer for the moneyWorks perfectly for our bluegrass band with 8 members!

  6. N. S. Dr.

    Not suitable for running monitors & other feeds from FOH due to unbalanced outputsThis board packs a lot of feature for the money. It’s not the quietest board, but it’s ok. The main issue that caused me to return it is that the aux, subgroup, and control room outputs are unbalanced. This means the likelihood of pickup up noise when feeding monitors and fills is very high. This makes the board unsuitable for many live sound situations – especially if you plan on mixing monitors from front of house and sending those mixes back through a 100′ return snake. It confounds me they wouldn’t spend a few cents more per output to make them all pseudo/impedance balanced. I would have gladly paid a few dollars more to have that basic feature which any decent mixer should have in ‘modern times’.

  7. Matt

    Great Board for Live SoundMy experience with Behringer boards begins in roughly 2001. I have used their boards of all sizes from the little X502 up to the Eurodesk-sized boards, and have personally owned five of them in that time. I have never had any problems with any of their products, and have always been happy with their performance. I’ve used them in live sound applications for theatrical productions, for some recording, and for live concerts. They offer numerous signal routing options which gives you a lot of flexibility.When I found myself playing rhythm guitar in a nine-piece band, I needed as many channels as possible in a rack-mountable board. This, to my knowledge, is the largest rack-mountable board made by Behringer. Each time I buy a new board of theirs, it’s not because there is something wrong with the one I have, I simply need more channels or subgroups.I mounted this board directly into the top panel of my SKB case. I like that it has a light socket on the top although I was a little irritated that it didn’t come with a gooseneck light. The USB recording functionality is cool, making this board worthy of being used in a recording application as well.I’ve always found the Behringer boards are sturdy and produce quality sound at a price much less than other brands of similar quality. I highly recommend this, and any other Behringer board that suits your requirements in size or the number of channels, subgroups, or any other parameter.

  8. STEVEN S.

    Excellent mixer and Amazon seller.Very satisfied with this purchase.

  9. robert ftp

    Behringer Quality is non-existent and their service even Worse !!Ok … at first glance this is a power packed mixer for the price. It is great when it works. I have owned two of them so I think I have some qualified experience with this mixer. Or perhaps I am stupid for buying a second one after the first one crapped out on me. The second one quit working after only two months of purchase. It started making noises like star wars weapons firing laser cannons a eardrum breaking volume. But that was not the best part of my Behringer experience. You said you wanted to get warranty repair. Good luck just trying to contact Behringers warranty service authorized repair facility at what they call the Music Group … or even trying to contact by email. You have to hire a private detective just to get their phone number. Anyway, I finally got the return merchandise authorization and sent it back on my dime. They called me back two weeks later and said that they could not find anything wrong with the unit. Which I found to be rather incredulous. Anyway they shipped it back saying it was in working order with a phone call of reassurance from somebody in charge at Music Group. In the meantime I bit the bullet and forked out almost a grand for a Mackie Mixer which I have owned previously and were totally bomb proof. I thought that I would save some money by buying the Behringer mixer … but I could have just bought the Mackie mixer in the first place and saved myself the headaches of trying to get warranty service or having the embarrassment of having a mixer fail in the middle of a recording session with a client . But the story does not end there or end well. After I got the Behringer back from Music Group I plugged it in to test it and it seemed like it was working on all channels. Good enough … but I had already purchased the Mackie replacement so I figured I could sell it on Ebay … of course when the dude tried out the unit with his band it started making star wars noises again … so I had to take another soaking on the sale of the mixer as well as additional 40 bucks on shipping not to mention my rep on EBay. So thanks for nothing Behringer … I highly recommend NOT buying anything Behringer because the quality is crap and their service is even worse … don’t say I didn’t warn you. I am currently sitting on hold with the Music Group repair service listening to their insipid on hold phone music for the past hour.

  10. David

    Terrible customer service/tech support10 months in the thing shuts off.. Won’t come back on.. Apparently the power something or other is a common issue..Tech support is farmed out to a 3rd party.. NO return contact..Went down utube fixit rabbit hole. Took the thing apart easy enough.. All to discover the power supply isn’t available anywhere..VERY DISAPPOINTEDShould be a 1 or 0 star review but it was actually quite nice while it worked.. Definitely not worth the price if having to buy a new one every year.

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