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Also of note is the fact that your 4 channel mixer was made for line-level inputs and the microphones need mic-level inputs and preamps. I know this is a huge stretch budget-wise, but this is the cheapest option you can get away with:
Buy 4 TRS adapters and that's basically all you need.
Everyone says go with a Scarlett, but a UMC404HD is basically the same price and has way more features and will give you way more options to progress with your music production.
10 speakers in what configuration? 7.2.1 atmos or something?
For the microphones you'll need an audio interface.
Depending on the config the speakers will need an amplifier and likely a pre-processor, usually handled by a home theater receiver all in one, but again it depends on your speaker config.
Alright the separate tracks argument is certainly an interesting one, I'm not sure I would be able to say definitively if we'd need that kind of support or not, before actually getting into recording.
How would this Behringer box ([link]) compare to the H6 you listed?
Glad you said Out. Most in this bracket are going towards Speakon for some strange reason.
A lot of my producer friends are recommending this. Behringer doesn't usually stand out, but looks like they've got a solid choice here and it's dead on your budget:
BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UMC404HD [link]
I use this guy as a stereo headphone input and it works great. If you don't need the cab sims, this is a great option.
It's a full 4 input USB sound card, but I'm just using it as a stereo mixer. I don't even have it hooked up to a computer :D
My setup is (a bunch of pedals)->Tech 21 SansAmp GT2 -> Zoom MS70CDR -> Stereo outs to the Behringer. It sounds fantastic.
That's the interface I have as well (also used it for years), but recently someone pointed out the Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD and it seems better.
Two ways you can go. If you just want to record your guitar, then most multi-fx will do the trick. I use a POD XT Live I picked up for $200 secondhand, but the cheaper ones like the BOSS GT-1 or Zoom G3XN work too. The POD gives me great guitar tracks in stereo and of course it's got all the fx and amp sims built in. It permanently sits next to my computer. But the Zoom G3XN will connect you via USB and it's got a looper and a drum machine built in. The POD has a drum beat metronome too, but it's part of the interface software for the POD.
EDIT: One thing a multi-fx doesn't have is phantom power, which is only necessary if you've got a condenser mic that requires phantom power. You SHOULD get one if you're going to lay vocals, but if you don't have one, then you don't need phantom power at this point and you could just run a SM58 through your multi-fx.
Or, if you think you're going to record guitar and vocals at the same time, it's worth looking a Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD. This is the best value for money in the digital interface market.
I'd stay away from that Monoprice 8-Channel Audio Mixer, among other things it seems to have difficulty multi-tracking and there's no sampling rate listed for that product. I'd stay away from packages. They're tossing in a $10 Chinese mic and charging you $100 for it. Spend your additional money on a mic in the secondhand market. Stick to Shure and Sennheiser.
I highly recommend the Behringer umc404hd
They are usually a little out of stock but if you are patient you can get your hands on one of the best 4 in, 4 out audio interfaces. It's stuffed with outputs, midi in an out, and it's rock solid. I'm probably going to upgrade to jbl 305's this holiday season, and it definitely supports that.
Fuck focusrite and their shitty drivers, you are going to regret it and wish you had gotten the behringer instead.
Your question is a bit confusing. Are you wondering how to import 4 tracks at once so you can mix in ableton? If that is the case, you want a 4x4 audio interface. Here is a cheap option: [link]
If you are wondering what mics you should use, I would say it totally depends on your budget. Get a decent kick drum microphone, an SM-57 for the snare, and XY a pair of small diaphragm condensers overhead (and make sure your interface has phantom power, which I assume most do by default).
An alternative to XY overhead, since you will have to place them pretty high up, is to put one over the hi hat / crash and one over the ride / toms (kind of pointing away from the snare). You will just have to be vigilant for phase and shift it out if necessary.
If you wanted to add a 5th channel, I like to individually mic the hi hat. A close-miked hi hat sounds so much better to me.
This is 192khz but it's out of stock right now on MusiciansFriend, Amazon, Sweetwater and probably other websites. /r/audioengineering or some other audio subreddit can probably find you something.
Ok so my friends and I are getting into audio recording and I think we're ready to step up from recording on our cell phone headsets (practice). My planned setup will be 2-4 AT2035 mics and a USB interface recording into Adobe Audition. My question is what is the best hardware setup behind the mics. I know I want to have the capability of putting all the mics in use on their own track. Should I go for something like this:
Or is a device with a built in mixer a better investment? We're starting out with a 2 Mic setup and moving to 4 mics eventually. Also, the mics that I picked out are the AT2035, but I'm more than open to suggestions from someone more experienced. We're recording in a bedroom or living room where there is ambient noise (fans, a/c, etc.)
Edit: Just wanted to add that I have been researching this for a while, but all the product information that I've found has not been specific to my concerns so that's why I'm here.
Yeah, I really love the Behringer UMC404HD. Not a lot of options to play with it, but I did buy one and return it to amazon no problem.
The popular Behringer UMV404HD has been on sale at Amazon US for $88 for the last several hours, a 12% discount. No idea how long this will last.
Thanks everyone for the feed back. After your suggestions I think I am going to use my Dell Inspiron to connect to the BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UMC404HD audio interface. From there connect 3
BEHRINGER ULTRAVOICE XM1800S by XLR cables. Connect BEHRINGER MICROAMP HA400 to the audio interface by TRS cable and use 1/4" to 3.5mm adaptor to connect headphones we already have. Pick up 3 inexpensive windscreens and stands. Did the pricing on amazon and it came to about $240 total, so not bad breaking it down to $80 a guy.
(Audio interface) [link]
(Headphone amplifier) [link]
Finally using Audacity to start. If I missed anything or something is wrong I definitely appreciate the feedback.
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You have Garageband which is fucking awesome, no matter what anyone says. It's basically Logic Pro made for dummies. I use that and a Behringer u-phoria umc404HD interface and I highly recommend it. Everyone always recommends the Focusrite scarlett shit, but the Behringer is far more bang for your buck. I think people are just too proud to be caught purchasing Behringer shit for some reason, but I think it kicks ass these days, despite whatever it may have been in the past.
edit: the reason I REALLY love this behringer interface is I can record 4 things at once whether I set up 4 microphones or 2 microphones and a guitar, whatever, and it will record all 4 on separate channels. Then there's also a switch to go from mono to stereo so I can use that while mixing, which is super helpful, as well as a switch to turn the headphones on or off, so I switch from listening with my JBL studio monitors to my monitor headphones quickly while I'm checking certain things. I don't know why this interface is so overlooked.
I picked up a Behringer UMC-404HD a couple of years ago for $100 and it's exceeded my expectations in that not only is it reliable and sturdy, but also that I haven't seen anything else at that price point that has nearly as much versatility. Four inputs, and all of the outputs you'd ever need.
I am getting into modular synthesizers and I'm building an amateur desktop studio/hifi listening system. I'm handing down my Bose companion 5 to my wife and upgrading my system. I already have a few instruments, so I am ordering this USB interface: BEHRINGER Audio Interface 4-Channel UMC404HD [link]
I have recently heard and fell in love with these speakers so i will also order NHT C Series C-3 3-Way Bookshelf Speaker, Single, High Gloss Black [link]
I ultimately want a subwoofer as well, because 2.1 is the way to go for music imo, but I'm not sure what kind or size i should get. This will be for a roughly 400sqft room, but will mostly be used for personal desktop listening and music production.
My main units require up to 150 Watts max each, though I'm sure I'd be fine with less, and I have no idea how to pick an amplifier. I think i want a class D because of the style of music I produce and listen to.
Also, should the sub that i choose in any way affect the amp that i should get? I've read that the subs that take high level inputs and have outputs to the mains are better because the sub can manage the crossover better that way, so i guess I'd prefer that style.
So i guess i just need a sub and an amp for the most part. Budget is pretty variable, i just want to do the mains justice, so i guess i could spend $500ish for a sub and i have no idea what's reasonable for an amp for these. Also, are there any other considerations i should have for this system? Thanks in advance!
I have the UMC404HD
I need 4 ins though, depemds on your need
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That's everything you need to run the show.
Behringer UMC404HD interface for $100 (needs a USB cable I think)
Behringer HA400 headphone amp for $25
Needs a TRS 1/4" stereo cable $5
Behringer XM1800S three pack of good enough mics fpr $40
or a slightly better Behringer XM8500 at $20 each
or a very nice Blue enCORE 100 at $60
A couple 9-foot XLR cables for $12 or vary as you see fit
On Stage desk stand for $13 (lots of options)
Lots of extras I can think of but this is all solid with a choice of mics. Skype is not included in this list.
I use Adobe Audition with a 4 input Behringer audio interface. Works a lot better than my 12 channel mixer did. Sounds a lot better as well.
Thanks for the responses! I think I’m gonna go with this Behringer U-Phoria mixer: [link]
Samson go mic? I used to have one of those ages ago... Decent for the price, as I remember. So. Here's my advice for multiplayer commentary at a budget of $250.
Mixer = $100
Mic x4 = $120. This is my go to mic and I love the sound it gets. Not suitable for live performances through a PA, but for lets plays it's awesome. This particular link includes XLR cords too.
These mics are also dynamic, so they should pick up considerably little of the game audio. I'd recommend picking up some boom stands, like these for about 20 bucks each.
As for headphones and such, I've used my microphones without headphones and it's picked up little to no game audio.
Sorry if this question is coming in a little late. I'm looking at two audio interfaces to use for 4 mics for a podcast and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with them.
The first is the Behringer U-PHORIA UMC404HD.
The second is the Behringer Q1202USB 12-Channel Mixer.
I'm leaning towards the UMC404HD, it's got a smaller footprint and is lighter by 4 lbs (so it'll be easier to transport), but it seems to be on perpetual backorder pretty much everywhere. The Q1202USB is available and about the same price (and most importantly available), but I don't really need the mixing board aspects. I'm also seeing varying reports of whether or not it outputs via USB to a single or separate tracks. Help? Thanks!
I've already asked this in /r/audiophile, figured I'd round robin it and see if I can get a response from pcmr.
I want to get a VU meter or two for my setup to show the activity on the various outputs. I am getting a behringer umc404hd in the mail in the next few days and I want to build a VU meter that won't disrupt the audio quality if I want to have it pass through.
Visually this is what I want it to look like
Also something like this, but not for a car
I want to have it plugged in via 1/4 inch trs, and have two separate inputs leading to two different vu meters (either for right/left or for 1 and 3, so that I can see what activity is happening on my alt outs.).
Where should I start in learning how to construct such a thing?
What VU meters will work for this?
Is there a better subreddit to post this in?
Thanks in advance!
Then what you're looking for is a dedicated interface.
[link] this would get you started for not much out of pocket cost.
You need an interface to plug it in. Something like this:
The interface plugs in via USB. You can plug the guitar directly into the interface, or you can plug into your amp like normal, but mic the amp, and run the mic cable directly into the interface. The mic method is a bit more complicated (since it requires a mic, obviously, but also may require higher volumes to get a good signal).