Taking versatility to a whole new level.
Behringer's new UFX 1604 Mixer (ssp $1145) has taken versatility to a whole new level by integrating 16-track digital recording into the traditional mixing desk. It's now possible to record your mixes directly to a USB stick without the aid of a computer. There are eight Xenyx Mic Pre's and eight Line Ins, with on-board compression, British EQ (two sweepable mids) and dual studio grade FX processors for professional 'in-the-box' results. You can also plug the 1604 into your computer via USB or Firewire, mix down your tracks in your favourite DAW (or with the included Traktor 4 software) and as soon as it's connected, the desk instantly becomes an audio interface and control surface via MIDI. If the 1604 is too much, then the Behringer UFX 1204 (ssp: $765) is for you, still containing the16-track on-board digital recorder, but with four Xenyx Mic Pre's, eight Line Ins and a single FX processor.