Top 10 Best Multitrack Recording USB Mixers
for June 2023

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Multitrack recording is the process of creating audio or music tracks with multiple tracks, or tracks with more than one sound. Multitrack recording is most commonly used for recording musical performances, but it can also be used for recording music or audio for films, video games, podcasts, and other media.

Multitrack recording can be ideal for recording multiple musicians or vocalists playing the same instrument or singing together. It’s also useful when recording multiple instruments or groups of instruments, such as drums, guitars, and horns.

Multitrack recording can be complicated, which is why many musicians use multitrack recording software. Some multitrack recording software allows you to record multiple tracks simultaneously, while others allow you to record multiple tracks separately and then combine them.

In the MOOZ Themes Reviews Lab, we test software and hardware for multitrack recording. We evaluate ease of use, set up, and performance, including recording and mixing capabilities. We also evaluate audio quality, such as recording and mixing latency, signal-to-noise ratio, and frequency response. Here are the best multitrack recording usb mixers of 2022:

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Pyle 2-Channel Audio Mixer - DJ Sound Controller Interface with USB Soundcard for PC Recording, XLR and 3.5mm Microphone Jack, 18V Power, RCA Input and Output for Professional and Beginners - PAD10MXU

Pyle 2-Channel Audio Mixer

by Sound Around

18V PHANTOM POWER: For reliable power source, this DJ mixer comes with an 18V Phantom power supply. Theres a Phantom Power Supply on the XLR connector Of Ch1 and the Phantom Led Indicates that the Phantom Power is on

The Pyle 2-Channel Audio Mixer is our favorite budget mixer because of its versatility, sound quality and value. The mixer has 2 XLR inputs with independent volume controls, 2-line level inputs with independent volume controls, a 3.5mm Aux input, a 3.5mm Phone jack for the microphone, a 3.5mm auxiliary input, and a RCA Line output. All 4 audio inputs have independent volume controls, and the Aux and Phone jacks also have independent volume controls. The mixer's outputs are RCA Line outs, and the Line level inputs have a trim control. The mixer also has a master level control, a headphone level control, and a clip LED that lights when the output is too loud. The mixer's sound quality is good, and the sound is well balanced. The mixer also has 4 headphone jacks, with independent volume controls, so it's easy to monitor the sound. The 4 headphone jacks also have stereo separation, so the sound is clear. The mixer also has a built-in speaker, and it's loud enough for a party. The mixer has a built-in USB soundcard, so it's easy to connect to a MAC or PC, and you can connect the mixer to other devices using the RCA Line outputs or the 3.5mm Auxiliary and Phone jacks. The mixer also has line 2/3 level, so it's easy to control and adjust the volume of signal input line . The mixer has a clip LED that lights up when the main output is too high and more LOW NOISE DESIGN: This portable 2-channel DJ console controller mixer has signal output thru the headphones. The Line/INSTR SW input has a select switch set, peak LED lights up when the input signal of Ch1 is too high. The mixer also has selectable frequency ranges (50 Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz), so it's convenient for professional DJ applications.

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Samson Q2U USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone for Recording and Podcasting on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android Devices, and PA Mixers (2-Pack) Bundle with Blucoil Boom Arm Plus Pop Filter (2-Pack)

blucoil Samson Q2U USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone Recording for and Podcasting on Windows

by Blucoil

GO MOBILE WITH Q2U - Easily record anytime, anywhere. Not only does the Samson mic work with Mac and Windows. It is also compatible with iOS (iPhones and iPads) and Android devices with the correct adapters. *NOTE: Lightning to USB Camera and Host OTG Cables are not included.

The Samson Q2U USB XLR Dynamic Microphone for Recording and Podcasting is a pair of elegant, cost-effective USB condenser microphones ideal for recording vocals or instruments for broadcast, podcasting, or live music. The microphones are versatile and plug-and-play, so they're easy to use right out of the box. The Samson Q2U's cardioid polar pattern picks up audio in front of the microphone and rejects off-axis background noise. The mics are sensitive enough to pick up audio from far away, so they're ideal for both indoor and outdoor recording. The mics are attached to a mount with an adjustable boom arm, so you can position them for optimal sound pickup. The Q2U's built-in 1/8-inch (3.5mm) stereo headphone jack enables you to monitor the mic signal and the computer audio for synced multi-track recording. A tripod desk stand is included. The Samson Q2U 2-Pack Bundle includes the Samson Q2U 2-Pack Bundle, the Blucoil All-in-One Microphone Boom Arms Plus Pop Filters, and a tripod desk stand. The Q2U microphones are durable and reliable, and they offer clear, lifelike audio. The Blucoil boom arms with pop filters are compact and easy to install, and they offer even, balanced sound pickup. The microphones, boom arms, and pop filters are backed by a one-year warranty. The Samson Q2U 2-Pack Bundle is affordable and offers everything you need to start recording and podcasting.

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For audio professionals who rely on their studio equipment, a reliable power supply is the ultimate insurance policy. TASCAM provides plenty of options for studio-grade power with its US-248 mixer and its US-464 audio interface, and you could also buy the TASCAM US-2496 power supply separately. But the TASCAM US-2496 is pricier, and it's also larger than the other TASCAM power supplies, so it's less portable. The TASCAM US-2496 is also more noisy, so while the smaller US-248 is significantly quieter, it's louder. The US-2496 is also about 30% heavier. The TASCAM US-2496 has an additional power switch on the front for power distribution between the mixer and interface, and it also has a dedicated on/off switch for the interface. The TASCAM US-2496 doesn't provide phantom power, but the US-248 does. The TASCAM US-248 is more expensive than the US-2496, but it's smaller, quieter, and weighs less. Both the TASCAM US-248 and US-2496 are well-constructed, and they provide plenty of power.

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Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Portable 8-Channel Digital Mixer and Multitrack Recorder - Bundle with MXL BCD-1 End Address Dynamic Mic, On-Stage DS7200B Desktop Mic Stand, AT ATH-M20x Pro Monitor Headphones,Cable

Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Portable 8-Channel Mixer Digital and Multitrack Recorder

by Zoom

TRRS connection and included TRRS cable for phone connectivity

The Zoom LiveTrak L-8 is a full-featured, portable 8-channel digital mixer and multitrack recorder that handles live and studio applications equally well. Its eight individual channels can handle up to 48V, and its Aux inputs allow for up to 6 active mixes. The mixer features 6 microphone channels, each with 3-band EQ, 4-band graphic EQ, and a 3-band compressor, and 2 stereo channels. The input meters are bright, clear, and easy to read, and can be controlled via the built-in control panel, or with the included custom controller. The mixer also provides 12-channel simultaneous recording, 10-track playback, and Mix-Minus function preventing audio feedback from dial-in guests. The built-in 10-channel preamps feature 20dB of gain, 72dB of dynamic range, and 100Hz - 18kHz frequency response. The mixer also has multitrack recording capabilities, allowing you to record up to 16 individual tracks at a time, and up to 8 tracks simultaneously. The mixer comes with built-in effects, including reverb, delay, chorus, and flanger, as well as 6 built-in DSP effects such as Flanger, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, and AutoPan. The mixer runs on a rechargeable battery, which provides up to 22 hours of continuous operation, and powers the mixer's built-in effects. The mixer's built-in speaker provides 6 watts of power for low output monitors, and can also be connected to external speakers via the mixer's built-in speaker outputs. The mixer includes USB connectivity, and allows you to connect the mixer to your Mac or PC via USB cable. The mixer can also be used as a speaker system, allowing you to play audio from your Mac or PC, using the mixer's built-in USB audio interface. The mixer includes built-in track navigation buttons, and lets you jog through all your tracks, and switch between tracks, without having to open your mixer. The mixer includes a 1/8-inch stereo input, so you can connect an external source, such as a DJ mixer, to the mixer's inputs. The mixer can be powered by either AC or battery power, and comes with a AC power supply.

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Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Portable 8-Channel Digital Mixer and Multitrack Recorder - Bundle with 4X MXL BCD-1 End Address Dynamic Mic, 4X On-Stage MBS5000 Webcast Boom Arm, 4X A-T ATH-M20x Headphones, Cables

Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Portable 8-Channel Mixer Digital and Multitrack Recorder

by Zoom

TRRS connection and included TRRS cable for phone connectivity

Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Portable 8-Channel Digital Mixer and Multitrack Recorder is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the Zoom LiveTrak L-7. It has a 10-track recorder and a 12-track mixer, which might be small but should be enough for a gig or recording a live performance. It has 6 combo inputs, and 2 TS inputs (suitable for condenser microphones). It has 8 channels, 6 of which (line 1 through 6) are mono and 2 (line 7 through 8) are stereo. It has 6 switchable analog inputs with phantom power. It has 3 switchable digital inputs, and 1 switchable digital output. It has 4 mic pre-amps, 2 of which are switchable between 4 channels (with phantom power) and 6 channels (without phantom power). The mixer has 10 faders, 1 3-way, 6 2-way, and 1 1-way. It has 10 mono level control knobs and 2 stereo level control knobs. It has 10 aux sends (including 1 switchable aux send), and 1 switchable aux return. It has 1 mono fader, and 1 stereo fader. It has 1 mono headphone output and 1 stereo headphone output. It has 2 stereo monitor outputs (with 5-band graphic EQ), and 1 mono monitor output. It has 1 master output (with 2-band EQ), and 1 master output (with 3-band EQ). It has 1 record output. It has 1 monitor output. It has 1 aux input, and 1 aux output. It has 1 switchable group (for stereo recordings). It has 1 switchable solo (for 10 simultaneous recordings). It has 1 switchable mute (for preventing audio feedback). It has 1 switchable talkback (to talk into the mixer). It has 1 mono clip output.

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Zoom F8n Professional Field Recorder/Mixer, Audio for Video, 24-bit/192 kHz Recording, 10 Channel Recorder, 8 XLR/TRS Inputs, Timecode, Ambisonics Mode, Battery Powered, Dual SD Card Slots

Zoom F8n Field Professional Recorder/Mixer

by Zoom

Free Zoom F8 control app for iOS via iTunes for wireless remote control, file renaming, and metadata Entry

The Zoom F8n is a great field recorder/mixer for video, sound for picture, and field recording. It has 10 inputs, including 8 XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power, a 1/4-inch dry input, and a stereo 1/8-inch direct input. The built-in preamps have up to 75 dB of gain, and they come equipped with useful features such as a low-cut filter, a 10dB pad, and mic input gain control. The F8n records in 24-bit/192kHz resolution, and the preamps sound very clean and low noise. The F8n records in drop-frame or nondrop formats, and it features timecode. The F8n's built-in preamps make it perfect for field recording, and the unit has a built-in compressor that can add a bit of punch to your recordings. You can also use the fader to control the channel's volume when the F8n is recording, and you can use aux sends to route your signal to other locations when you're recording. The F8n is powered by four AA batteries, and it comes with two batteries, a USB cable, and a USB cable charger. The F8n's battery format is AA, and the F8n can't record with AA batteries, so you'll want to purchase a pair of rechargeable AA NiMH batteries for the F8n. The F8n's single card slot can hold two SD cards, which can take about 7 hours of continuous recording time (in drop-frame mode, with a 24/192 bit recording resolution). The F8n's timecode is easy to read, and the F8n's display is bright, clear, and easy to read.

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Pyle Wired Microphones,16 ft XLR to ¼ inch cable Connector, Black (PDMICR42BK)

Pyle Wired Microphones

by Sound Around

UNIDIRECTIONAL: This unidirectional mic also features a cardioid heart shape pickup pattern that is most sensitive in the front and rejects sound from other direction making it perfect for live stage performances, karaoke, in studio recording

The Pyle Pro PDMICR42BK bundle includes a wired microphone, a 16-foot XLR to inch cable, a mic stand adapter, and a pop filter. The mic is durable and has a classic, retro look, and the built-in pop filter is a nice touch. The mic also has a wide frequency response and is reasonably sensitive. However, like most dynamic vocal microphones, the Pyle Pro PDMICR42BK is not very sensitive at high frequencies, and it lacks a headphone jack. Additionally, the Pyle Pro PDMICR42BK's built-in stand adapter is not compatible with all mic stands, so you'll either need to buy a separate mic stand adapter or run the risk of damaging the mic. We also found the filter to be somewhat flimsy and prone to pops, and the mic's built-in volume control is small and hard to press. Overall, the Pyle Pro PDMICR42BK is a decent microphone for a reasonable price, but it's better suited to experienced performers than beginners.

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Tascam DR-40X Four-Track Digital Audio Recorder and USB Audio Interface, Black

Tascam DR-40X Four-Track Digital Audio and Recorder USB Audio Interface

by Tascam

Functions as a 2in/ 2out USB Audio Interface for Mac, PC or iOS recording

The Tascam DR-40X is like the DR-40, but it adds four-track recording capability, and it can also record in 4-channel mode, for dual recording and nondestructive overdub recording. And unlike the DR-40, the DR-40X has XLR/TRS inputs, so you can use it with professional microphones. While the DR-40X records audio at 24-bit/96kHz, the DR-40 only records at 16-bit/44.1kHz, which makes it unsuitable for professional recording. And the DR-40X also has built-in 2-channel recording for instruments and stereo sound sources, while the DR-40 doesn't. The Tascam DR-40X is a good choice for audio producers and musicians who need high-quality, professional recording.

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3.5mm Headphone Jack Splitter 3.5 Audio 5 Way 6 Port Female Connector Adapter Audio Earbuds Earphones Plug with 3.5mm Stereo Cable …

onelinkmore 3.5mm Headphone Jack Splitter 3.5 Audio 5 Way 6 Port Connector Female Adapter Audio Earbuds Earphones Plug with 3.5mm Stereo Cable …

by onelinkmore

ENJOY SOUND - This is the good way to share your favourite voice with your friends,enjoy the sound together

For maximum convenience, our pick for the best headphone splitter is the iHome 3.5mm Headphone Splitter. The iHome splitter has 5 inputs, and 3.5mm plugs, so it's compatible with any audio player or device with 3.5mm connectors. The splitter also has a headphone jack, so you can plug headphones into one of the splitter's inputs, and then plug those headphones into one of the splitter's outputs. The splitter has volume buttons, and it also has a switch that lets you select its 3.5mm inputs (left, right, or all 5). The switch is handy for adding additional inputs to a portable device, such as an iPod or an iPhone. The splitter provides 3.5mm audio outputs, and it comes with 3.5mm audio cables, so you can connect your headphones to any of the splitter's outputs. The splitter is compact, and it can fit in the palm of your hand. The splitter has a sturdy metal construction, and the design feels solid and durable. The splitter is reasonably priced, and it provides a lot of functionality for a relatively low cost.

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Saramonic SR-PAX2 Audio Mixer Adapter Preamplifier Two XLR and Two 3.5mm Jack Interface for DSLR & Mirrorless & Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Cameras Audio Recording

Saramonic SR-PAX2 Audio Mixer Adapter Preamplifier Two XLR and Two 3.5mm Jack for Interface DSLR & Mirrorless & Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Cameras Audio Recording

by Saramonic

It is a compact and lightweight mixer ideal for recording professional-quality audio from two sources and mixing them into your camera.

The Saramonic SR-PAX2 is a low-cost solution (about $60) for attaching a microphone to a camera using a threaded socket on its base. The adapter features 2 XLR inputs and 2 3.5mm TRS inputs, as well as headphone and line outputs. It's small and compact, and easy to mount on a tripod using a small rubber ring at the bottom of the adapter. It also features VU level (volume) meters for input 1 and input 2. The input 2 meter is switchable between 3.5mm and XLR, and can be set to mic, line, or both. The meter switch in the upper left corner allows you to switch between VU meters and LED meters. The adapter is powered via the 3.5mm input. It has 48V phantom power for input 1 and 3.5mm input 2. The adapter's preamp features 48V phantom power on input 1, and 3.5mm input 2 has 48V phantom power on switchable between mic and line. The headphone output has 1/8"" (3.5mm) plugs. The adapter's preamplifier delivers clean, quiet audio, and it's well suited for use with DSLR cameras, mirrorless digital cameras, and Blackmagic Design pocket cinema cameras. The adapter is silent when powered off, and it's powered by the camera, so there's no need to carry any extra batteries.

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