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I have owned the Xenyx 802 for years and except for the scratchy headphone and now main mix ots, it has work like a dream for online podcasting etc. This year I upgraded to the Xenyx 1002 USB which I was hoping would eliminate the need for so many cables with the use of the USB. First order arrived super quick. I set it up and it wouldn't work through USB output from pc only no input signal. So I played around between that and the RCA plugs and it worked then didn't then changed to the USB working and not the RCA then nothing worked and the mixer was getting seriously hot at the power input and under the RCA plugs where the power input is. I sent it back and got another one sent out. It only took 2 days from sending back to delivery of the new one. I plugged it in and it worked fine but again it would not send signal back to the pc through the USB. I plugged in with the RCA's and it was working fine. Since it is set up in my pc and sound system it has to be plugged in and not unplugged and replugged every time I use it. Same as the old Xenyx 802. Second day of use i looked at it and the clip lights on channel one and 2 were blinking on and off with the vol on both down. Then the master volume channel light were flicking up to clip and back down super fast and I listened and it was all static no musical sound at all. I qouickly unplugged and looked at it trying to figure out what was wrong. Everything seemed fine so I unplugged everything and just plugged in the RCA in and RCA out then the power. It was fine for a couple of minutes then did the same. Clip lights were on and off then the master mix lights started going crazy so I unplugged it since there is no on off button. Sent it back nd asked for a refund. Two of the usb Xenyx 1002usb in a row were faulty. They dont get a 3rd chance. I will try the 1002fx next as it is still analog and not digital.
Bought this to record the Piano and the Bass Guitar tracks at home. MXL 770 was used to record the Piano tracks which requires phantom power and recorded via USB interface of this mixer. The recording came our very nicely. The on-board compressor and EQ worked very well.
three stars means 'it's okay'. But it doesn't do the one thing I want to do and would reasonably expect it to do which is to monitor what I'm playing as I record it. The manual shows how to connect it into a home recording setup so the designers fully expect you to use it in this way and their suggestion for monitoring your input is to use the monitoring section in your DAW but we all know that is not ideal due to latency. And, if I wanted to do that why would I bother going through a mixer first?
Shame because it is well built with a solid feel and it is quiet and powerful. The knobs are positive and smooth (unlike some of Behringer's guitar pedals). It looks the part and as far as mixing goes it does the job very well but this is the USB Interface version and I had to reconnect my old USB interface to make a recording because, call me odd, I wanted to hear what I was playing!
I love it. It fits my budget, it helps me a lot when trying to hear clearly what is going on in my mix and not only does it add in also knob controls on your EQ and compression, it also adds the possibility for FX sends, which by itself is a great addition considering the size and affordability of the mixer. Though, what really puts me off, is the power supply. I don't understand how hard it is to simply add an on/off switch to it, and taking the cable off and putting it back on feels like an unneeded hassle. And another thing, it really jiggles a lot. Might be that during production, one of the feet either became smaller or slightly bigger. Anyways, it's rather distracting and can cause your microphone to pick up those sounds when you try to, say, do a slight analog mix on the go when fixing some sounds during a stream or other live event.
This item did not work at all - couldn't get any sound through the headphones, had problems getting my computer to detect it, I think it was faulty so I have no idea what the quality is like for a working item. But if you're looking for a simple USB audio interface, the Mackie Onyx one is very good for the price.
No good for overdubbing, there is also a mistake in the product specs about the USB interface. BEWARE: USB interface is Playback or Record not both at the same time - hence no good for overdubbing (playing an instrument for example to pre-recorded audio parts)
I bought this to control stage sounds coming from a laptop and going to a maximum of a pair of FOH and 2 pairs of SFX speakers on stage. I occasionally want to connect to one mic as well. . It does the job I want very well.
Ideal for the price. Easy to use and set up, useful phantom power. Currently using it as both a method mixing electric drum kit, guitar, bass, and vocals for recording; as well as sending multiple sources through home speakers.
Nice compact mixer. Very useable with good routing options. Build quality could be better though. USB capability is good to have but the mixer can not be powered from USB the supplied power adapter is required. Sound quality is not bad considering the price but is massively outperformed by Mackie mixers at near this price