The Behringer UB2442FX-PRO
Model Year: 2003
Price: $299.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
12 100 mm fader controls
12 segment stereo LED output VU meter for MAIN
12 channels of low noise mike preamps
12 channel strips with 4 band parametric eq/fx
full SOLO and MUTE capabilities per channel
send/return, mute and 70 db input gain control with low freq cut switch and peak LED
10 channels switchable 48 volt phantom power
100 presets of 24 bit stereo digital effects
4 effects busses with stereo channel assign switch
12 line inserts
12 stereo pan controls
12 effects inserts
10 XLR inputs
autosense TS/TRS for balanced/unbalanced I/O
individual channel output
4 channels external FX send/return
control room stereo output
main stereo output
2 1/4 inch stereo headphone jacks.
1 each RCA tape in/out stereo jacks
standard rack mounting hardware
I use this as the front end to my PC DAW. The channel outputs run directly into my presonus firestation for AD conversion. The mixer electronics are extremely low noise and transparent in nature. The FX are done at 24 bit 46 khz format lending clear , high headroom quality. It has a very felixible design that lends itself to live or recording purposes.
I've used mixers in the past and found these controls intuitive and easy to understand. Everything is placed in a logical manner. Vertical for channel horizontal for function.
I've been using it for about a year now and it's stood the test of time so far. The electronics is still smooth and moves without any crackles or other audible artifacts.