Behringer’s new Studio XL audio interface promises to be an all-in-one communication hub for your studio

Behringer diverted its attention from abandonment synth remakes a few moments to introduce you to the new Studio XL, 192 kHz, 2×4 USB audio interface.

The XL is largely inspired by Mackie’s Big Knob Studio+ interface and as such gives you control over engine mixes and also includes studio talkback.

The big USP for the Studio XL is the addition of VCA control which promises perfect stereo and phase coherence and precise level adjustment.

Flexibility is top of the list too, with more monitor outputs you can now connect up to three additional pairs, plus studio and two-track recorder outputs.

The unit also benefits from six inputs as well as two headphone outputs and, as a bonus, you can use the built-in chat mic or plug in your own.

The Studio XL appears to retail for around $249, but as of now, there is no release date. More information can be found on the Behringer website.

Behringer Studio XL

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Behringer Studio XL Features

  • High-end, ultra-low-noise, high-headroom studio communications and control center
  • All-in-one master volume controller, source selector, monitor selector and talk box
  • 2 state-of-the-art Midas mic preamps with +48V phantom power
  • 2×4 Audiophile 192kHz USB audio interface, perfect for computer studios
  • True VCA control for extremely precise level control and stereo tracking
  • 6 inputs with level controls plus an additional aux mix input and USB monitoring from your DAW
  • 3 independent, adjustable monitor outputs for connecting up to 3 sets of studio monitors
  • Versatile talkback options with built-in and external microphone input with footswitch and level control
  • Convenient mono, mute and dim functions at your fingertips
  • 2 powerful headphone amplifiers with separate volume controls and source selection switches
  • Latency-free direct monitoring with controlled mixing between direct inputs and cue mix sources
  • Quick-access auxiliary input to connect your smartphone and music player for reference tracks
  • High-precision dual-LED level indicators for perfect level overview

Behringer Studio XL

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