13 Best Unpowered Recording Mixers

List Updated December 2019

Bestselling Unpowered Recording Mixers in 2019


Behringer Xenyx X2222USB Premium 22-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB/Audio Interface

Behringer Xenyx X2222USB Premium 22-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB/Audio Interface
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2019
  • Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • 8 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
  • New studio-grade FX processor with 16 editable presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter, multi-effects, Tap function and storable user parameter settings

Mackie PROFX8V2 8-Channel Compact Mixer with USB and Effects

Mackie PROFX8V2 8-Channel Compact Mixer with USB and Effects
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2019

Behringer Xenyx 1204USB Premium 12-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer

Behringer Xenyx 1204USB Premium 12-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2019
  • Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • Neo-classic "British" 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound. Maximum input level+12 dBu @ +10 dB gain Maximum input level 30 dBu

PreSonus StudioLive AR12 USB 14-Channel hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

PreSonus StudioLive AR12 USB 14-Channel hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2019
  • 4 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with 60 mm level fader, pan, mute, PFL solo, high pass filter, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ (mono channels: sweep able mid band)
  • 2 instrument inputs, 12 balanced line inputs, 8 balanced mic inputs with Class A microphone preamps, and 2 insert points
  • 1 stereo Super Channel with RCA inputs, 1/8-inch stereo input, switchable SD/USB stereo playback, and Bluetooth 4.1 input
  • 14x4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio recording interface; record every channel plus the main mix
  • 2x2 SD recorder (record main mix); supports SD and HCSD up to 32 GB

Behringer Xenyx X1222USB Premium 16-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB/Audio Interface

Behringer Xenyx X1222USB Premium 16-Input 2/2-Bus Mixer with USB/Audio Interface
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2019
  • Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • 4 state-of-the-art, phantom-powered XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
  • 4 studio-grade compressors with super-easy "one-knob" functionality and control LED for professional vocal and instrumental sound
  • Neo-classic "British" 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound
  • New studio-grade FX processor with 16 editable presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter, multi-effects, Tap function and storable user parameter settings.Phantom Power : +48 V Phantom

BEHRINGER XENYX 1202FX, Black

BEHRINGER XENYX 1202FX, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2019
  • Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • 4 state-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
  • Neo-classic "British" 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound
  • Studio-grade stereo FX processor with 100 awesome presets including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and various multi-effects
  • FX send control per channel for internal FX processor and/or as external send

Mackie 402VLZ4, 4-channel Ultra Compact Mixer with High Quality Onyx Preamps

Mackie 402VLZ4, 4-channel Ultra Compact Mixer with High Quality Onyx Preamps
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2019
  • Brand: Mackie
  • Product Code: 402VLZ4
  • 4-channel mixer featuring Mackie signature high-headroom/low-noise design
  • 2 boutique-quality Onyx mic preamps
  • Improved RF rejection perfect for broadcast applications

Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB16x2 Performance and Recording Digital Mixer (SL-1602 USB)

Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB16x2 Performance and Recording Digital Mixer (SL-1602 USB)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2019
  • 8 mono and 4 stereo channel inputs with 60 mm faders (12 faders)
  • 4 auxiliary Buses (Pre/post-fader send) and 2 internal FX Buses
  • On all channels and buses: 3-band semi-parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, downward expander
  • Stereo, 31-band Graphic EQ on the main bus
  • 18-In/16-out USB 2.0 audio interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz) records all channels and main L/R mix
  • Studio One Artist DAW included
  • Studio Magic plug-in bundle included

Soundcraft GB8 32 Professional 32-Channel Mixer Console

Soundcraft GB8 32 Professional 32-Channel Mixer Console
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2019
  • GB30 mic preamp
  • 4-band GB30 EQ
  • Individually switched 48V phantom power on every mono input module
  • 4 Full-feature Stereo channels
  • 8 Aux sends (all switchable between pre/post fader operation)

Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps and British EQs

Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps and British EQs
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2019
  • Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • 2 state-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
  • Neo-classic "British" 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound
  • 1 post fader FX send per channel for external FX devices
  • 1 stereo aux return for FX applications or as separate stereo input

PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-Channel hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer and Accessory Bundle w/ 16GB + Cables + Fibertique Cloth

PreSonus StudioLive AR8 USB 8-Channel hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer and Accessory Bundle w/ 16GB + Cables + Fibertique Cloth
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2019
  • Mix and record live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts with 8x4 24-bit/96 kHz USB audio interface plus built-in 2x2 SD recorder
  • Features two mono and two stereo channels, each with a level control, pan, mute, PFL solo, high-pass filter, three band EQ, and a mic input with a Class A preamp and 48V phantom power
  • Unique Super Channel lets you connect four stereo analog and digital sources at once, switch between SD/USB stereo playback, and stream wirelessly with Bluetooth 4.1
  • 2 instrument inputs, 8 balanced line inputs, and 4 balanced mic inputs; Capture live-recording software and Studio One Artist DAW included
  • Handy accessories in the Photo Savings bundle include a Fibertique Cleaning Cloth and professional-quality cables

Presonus StudioLive AR16 18-Ch USB Live Sound/Recording Mixer+Mic+Shield+Cables

Presonus StudioLive AR16 18-Ch USB Live Sound/Recording Mixer+Mic+Shield+Cables
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2019
  • PRESONUS Studiolive AR16 18-Ch. USB Hybrid Digital/Analog Studio Recording Mixer. Channels and Buses:. 18-channel mixer. 8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with: 60 mm level fader, Pan, Mute, PFL solo. 1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 17/18). 2 monitor buses with PFL solo. 1 stereo effects bus. 1 stereo effects return with: 60 mm master fader, Dedicated monitor sends, Effects bypass footswitch jack.
  • Inputs and Outputs:. 2 instrument inputs. 16 balanced line inputs. 2 unbalanced inserts. 12 balanced mic inputs with: Class A microphone preamp, Global 48V phantom power. Stereo Super Channel with: Stereo RCA inputs, 1/8-inch stereo input, Switchable SD/USB stereo playback, Bluetooth 4.1 input. L/R XLR main outputs. 2 balanced TRS monitor outputs. 1 balanced TRS effects output. L/R Control Room outputs with level control. Headphone output with level control.
  • Rockville RCM03 Pro Studio Recording Condenser Microphone Mic+Metal Shock Mount. Aluminum high quality construction. Polar Pattern: Internally Polarized Condenser Cardioid Design. Large diaphragm for smooth, natural sound and low noise. Power Requirements: 48V DC phantom power or computer sound card (can connect to the phantom power channel of your mixer or can connect to your laptop or computer). Uni-directional
  • ROCKSHIELD 3 Large Studio Mic Isolation Shield. Can be used in fixed location. Stand mountable. Provides Vocal Booth Style Recordings with Minimal Footprint. Professional Studio-Grade. Rugged Finish Makes This Easy to Transport. Tri-Pod Foot Design for Stability on Flat Surfaces. 3/8 Die-Cast Metal Threads. Mic Stand with 5/8 Adapter. The shield is made of pure high-grade steel. Number of Panels: 5 pcs.
  • Rockville RCXFM20E-B Black 20 Foot Nickel Plated Female to Male XLR Microphone Cable. XLR Connectors with Internal Strain Relief for Rugged Reliability. 100% Copper Conductors for Enhanced Signal Clarity. 90% OFC Spiral Shield for Effective EMI and RFI Rejection and Flexibility. Length: 20 Ft. Color: Black

Alto Professional ZMX862 | 6-Channel 2-Bus Mixer with 12 Inputs, 3-Band EQ per Channel & +48V Phantom Power

Alto Professional ZMX862 | 6-Channel 2-Bus Mixer with 12 Inputs, 3-Band EQ per Channel & +48V Phantom Power
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2019
  • Compact mixer for live sound, mobile A/V, DJ and home studio use
  • (12) total inputs including a wide range of XLR, 1/4-inch and RCA jacks
  • RCA inputs & outputs for connectors for seamless integration of A/V gear
  • Aux sends and returns on 1/4-inch jacks for easy integration of outboard processors and more
  • Ultra-low noise discrete mic pre with Phantom power on channels 1 and 2; compatible with condenser and dynamic mics

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