The home recording thread
Posted 30 April 2006 - 03:35 PM
Posted 30 April 2006 - 03:42 PM
but as long as you use a line input, mig's cheap mixer idea would probably work fairly well. some of the chepo ones won't have phantom power though.
Posted 30 April 2006 - 03:46 PM
some of the chepo ones won't have phantom power though.
this is the mixer i have. it has phantom power (though i haven't needed it for anything) and thus far i've been pleased as punch with everything i've needed it for.
it's definitely a good price, and you can probably find one on ebay for even cheaper (i believe der spunkman got one recently).
Posted 30 April 2006 - 05:10 PM
Posted 30 April 2006 - 05:53 PM
One of my old drummers had that mic setup and really dug it.
i'm not sure if you are planning on miccing a full drum set, but this was the smartest purchase i ever made for that purpose, i think. though a shure sm57 works MUCH better for the snare. and wood snares > metal snares.
i have found that the two condensors found in that set are AWESOME for vocals, and they also worked pretty good for acoustic guitar, as well. the bassdrum mic in there also worked pretty good when miccing a bass amp too.
Posted 30 April 2006 - 06:30 PM
does it even matter , USB or firewire? isnt fire wire just faster? i dont think it effects quality.
but i must again, emphisize da behringer mixers. nice , and dont break the bank.
Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:15 PM
What do most mixers have as an output? The only one I've seen in person is my friend's little mixer, which has those red and white stero outputs.
I'll ask my in-school expertsabout the mixer idea too.
Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:24 PM
So far, in general, it seems that the only difference between mixers and interfaces are the types of plugs they use. Is there more to it than that?
I think I'll buy my MIDI keyboard soon, then decide on a mic, then maybe try my friend's mixer on my computer before I decide on which kind of interface/mixer to buy.
Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:19 PM
Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:44 PM
it was made in the late 50's i think...it's got a single mono output, on off switch...i use it for everything.
Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:00 AM
Pingo, you'll have to mention what you decide on and why.
I think at max length it made it to my nipples.
Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:04 AM
i have the same mixer (yamaha MG10/2) and i love the thing. runs 4 mics, keyboards, guitars through it all, and plugs into my soundcard.you could just buy a cheap mixer and plug it into the 1/8th inch jack in your soundcard.
Now...on to USB or Firewire interfaces. I heard that there can be major compatibility issues between interfaces and recording programs. Has anyone experienced problems like this? I'm going to start looking at interfaces today. All I know right now is that I need at least one 1/4" input for guitars and an one XLR input for mics. I think phantom power is pretty much necessary since most mics seem to need it.
i have a yamaha mixer that i purchased new for $100 and its awesome for that kind of stuff.
if you only need a couple of inputs, you could get an even cheaper mixer (i believe behringer makes some decent 2-4 channel stuff for pretty cheap).
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