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Would this one work as well. They dont have any umc22's used on amazon and guitar shipping times are 7-10 days because of corona.
You would need a mixer. There might be a simpler product than this, but this is the most basic mixer I know of: [link]
You would need adapters to input each PC into the RCA (white/red) ports.
This setup sounds awesome, I might end up replicating this. Two more quetsions
What does the x320 mixer do for you?
And where are the XLR inputs? I found what I think is the right mixer on Amazon but I don't see any XLR inputs?
You can listen to the device in windows playback/recording devices. You can also add filters like a noise gate and change the gain and stuff within OBS.
If it’s not to late to make an exchange, I would recommend the XLR at2020 with a usb board this way you can manually move knobs and sliders to get it just right. (This is the setup I use and it’s fantastic)
I use two chromeboxes and a chromebook at my desk so I bought a mini mixer ([link]) and plug them into it and run the output to stereo power speakers. The mixer has a headphone jack and allows you to adjust bass, treble and balance...Not portable but for my needs it works...
To answer my own question, in case anyone else googles this: What I was looking for was a simple mixer with zero latency and I found a Behringer Xenyx 302 USB
Just popped in my mic, headset, USB cable and was good to go.
The is a Behringer Xenyx 302USB which can be found here. I think it can send audio from the mixer to the PC as well as receive audio via USB, which can serve as the audio output of my PC. Also, The 3.5mm output from my monitor, which would ouput the sound from an HDMI input, seems as if it would have to go on 2-Track given the Line/USB toggling. This seems like the best solution for outputting PC audio and gaming audio simultaneously if I want to hear both. I know of other ways to acheive this without a mixer, but it results in static from my motherboard's on-board audio and I wouldn't get the added benefits this would bring, such as being able to control the volume easily and transmit audio from and actual XLR microphone.
Do I have the right idea with this? Will this work? 2-Track input doesn't have a way to control the audio on the mixer, but i'm sure I could just turn down the main mix and volume up on USB to balance it all out if needed?
Is it also safe to do? I don't know anything about audio and i'm afraid of causing a short circuit on something.
Spend $50 on a dedicated USB audio interface and you will also get better sound to boot. If you can afford more, so much the better. But the audio ports in windows machines kind of suck for pro audio, best bet is a proper audio interface. (And yes I know suggesting a behringer here barely qualifies but it's still better than motherboard audio).
BEHRINGER XENYX 302USB [link]
I hear ya. It took some research but I ended up having to buy a Behringer-302USB to get sidetone.
It has built in Mic Monitoring and its pretty straight forward to hook up. Will take some messing with to get the right volumes but it was worked for me so far.
I'm using some m50x headphones and a Mod Mic 4.
Yes, if you plug the BoomPro Mic (connected to the headphones) into the headphone jack of the controller it will work fine.
I'm currently using a USB mixer to get the functionality of the MixAmp without the frankly terrible mic quality issues. But there are some other (small) issues. First things first, I'm using a Behringer Xenyx302 USB. It can run audio purely across USB (both game and chat audio) and output to headphones or speakers (or both). This allows me to have finer control over my in game mic volume and game volume. You can also run external audio into the mixer from a pc or phone, whatever you want, on the other inputs. With my set up, I needed to buy ground loop isolators to kill some buzzing (around 8 bucks on amazon) but I honestly love it. The way I currently have it set up, I can use my mic on pc and ps4 without swapping cables back and forth, get audio from both, and record it all at the same time.
Most USB based mixers should work, but be aware they aren't as standardized as you'd think. A different USB mixer I tried had the left/right channels reversed which totally ruined it for me. The mixer I linked out has a dedicated 3.5 mm mic port which is nice. One thing some people might have a problem with is you will hear your own voice in the headphones. You can't change the "monitor" volume, but it doesn't both me.
You could use an external device if you have some sort of mixer (Not necessarily this one).
If you had trouble figuring out VoiceMeeter, this is essentially the same thing but hardware.
Best of luck,
You cannot have zero-latency voice monitoring through software. If you're able to invest some money, apparently this mixer and accomplish this.
I do have a USB soundcard that has what you're talking about but unfortunately it has bad audio quality.
Why not just get a mixer? Connect to PC via USB, then run anything you want to the inputs. Effects boards, microphones, musical instruments, etc.
Even my cheap little Behringer Xenyx 302 USB has a couple inputs. Sometimes I mix music into my mic channel with it.
Okay so I did some more research and found this audio interface, which seems perfect beacuse I was also looking for an interface that could provide my microphone with phantom power. What sort of cable would I need to connect the speakers to this mixer?
Im sorry if I'm getting some terms mixed up and stuff I'm pretty damn new to this haha
Well the Behringer 302 accomplishes what I want for nearly half the price, and as I said I really don't care about quality as literally anything will be an improvement and if I wanted quality I would just get a firewire card for my current interface.
I think I saw something like this in a similar forum post. [link]
Though $40-$50 is a lot for side-tone in my opinion. I was hoping I could enable this with software, like I did with my G35's
If your not aware, the 302 is about the simplest "mixer" you can possibly have: [link]
Theres no way to live-mix on that board since its just a single bus.
Thank you, and yes that is kinda way out of my price range for someone who does this infrequently. Do you happen to know if this would be the correct fit for my needs? Behringer 302USB Xenyx 5 Input Mixer.
I currently am using the USB output on my Audio-Technica ATR2100. I am looking to use the XLR output in the future. Should I get the Behringer Xenyx 302USB then? I thought I should get one as opposed to a XLR to USB converter tube because of the customization it (the mixer) has even though I don't need it (or at least as of right now).
Is the Behringer 302 USB any good? I'm going to use it for recording commentary for lets plays.
And no, I'm not going to get a xlr to usb converter just in case I want to mess around with the settings on the mixer in the future.
You are correct condenser microphones need 48V phantom power. Something like this device should help you solve that problem it has an XLR input that provides phantom power for the mic and gives you basic EQ for tweaking Low and High End freqencies it's also pretty small. I use this with my 13" macbook air no problems. It is totally usb powered. It also comes with a USB cable (or at least mine did) and it has a host of other functions. There are other devices on the market such as the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 however these are significantly more expensive ($149) compared to the $49 for one I have provided a link for.
You're just gonna to need to upgrade your interface. That little guy is really just for laptops with shitty soundcards.
I used this guy for a while before upgrading to a proper 24/96 interface. It'll solve your issues without breaking the bank.
You need to get a USB interface. There's a huge difference between a PA microphone and a computer microphone.
The Behringer 302USB is one of the cheapest and still acceptable quality interfaces you can get.
If you're on a budget
This mixer with this mic and this stand
The mic is a dynamic as opposed to a condenser (and on amazon comes with a free cable) So it won't pick up background noise nearly as bad as a condenser (especially the yeti) would, and the stand comes with a pop filter. When you decide to upgrade the mic, you can buy an inline phantom power box for like 20 bucks (the unit only has 15v, which isn't enough for most condensers) if you decide to go the condenser route down the road.
Here's the mixer I'm using with the cables unplugged, this (I think) is it on Amazon. For power I have it plugged into my computer via USB, although when I first started using the mixer with Rock Band, I just had it plugged in via a power outlet.
These are the two cables I use for plugging in the kit and PS4 controller. Here's the mixer with the cables plugged in. The middle white and red RCA cables are plugged into the AV receiver, which is a Sony STR-DG820 (my dad purchased it years ago and just had it laying around somewhere).
Under the Quick Menu > Sound/Devices on the PS4, this setting has to be put on All Audio so that way when you plug in the controller, it'll route all game audio to the mixer.
Here's a video of how it sounds with me playing through bits of In Waves, Snow (Hey Oh), and Sulfur. Before playing Snow, I swapped the aux cords so the ReTrak cable is connected to controller and the other to the kit since for some reason the audio for the guitar riff that plays throughout most of the song can't be heard when I have them the way I mentioned above. Besides that, it all comes together pretty well. Hope this all helps.
Edit: fixed swap mentioned at bottom.
Also this. For $59.
Or this. For $45.
Won't be much of any difference in sound quality. All these units come out of China with roughly the same specs. I put up Amazon links because of the easy returns, just in case.
(listen to the audio samples)
whatever stand/clamp mount you want + pop filter if you wanna shove your face right up to the mic
I'd recommend this [link]
Hello and thank you so dearly in advance for your time!I really need some sidetone so that I'm not screaming my head off and scaring away all the wildlife in 2 mile radius while playing games.
My equipment thus far!
♥ Blue Snowball Ice (usb)
♥ Audio Technica - ATH-M50x
♥ PC - Win10
For live mic monitoring, I understand I could use a mixer like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-302USB-Xenyx-Mixer/dp/B005EHILV4
My question is: Is it possible to get my Snowball to run through this so I can hear myself? (perhaps with a female usb to male 3.5mm jack converter? feel free to laugh if this is an absolutely ridiculous thought haha)if not, do you have any suggestions? (i really dont want to use any software as there is always a form of latency that jams my speech)
Thank you again for your thoughts and time and have a beautiful day!
I personally use a XENYX 302USB mixer board for my at2020. But any audio interface should do well for you. Cool thing about the board is that it’s powered and data is transferred off of the same usb power so it’s literally 1 wire going to my pc for power and data. Will probably need an xlr cable also
Not really without changing your setup. This is the great downside to USB mics and headphones, you have to connect them to a computer making them very limited. So as it stands you could maybe work with some variation of this -
USB mic into computer 1 ---> output of computer 1 to interface.
Computer 2 ----------------> output to interface
Interface -------------------> outputs to headphones and/or speakers.
So you would need an audio interface, cables(probably RCA jacks), and non-USB heaphones
Replace any gear as needed, these are not really professional standard but should work for what you're doing, also I didn't know your budget. Good luck!
You need a mixer for the XLR microphone, its not meant to be controlled via windows option. Most streamers use this BEHRINGER XENYX 302USB as cheap interface since it is has a very low floor noise. Just don't go into windows option and set the microphone input volume to 100.
Personally, I own one and it works very well. Ah there is one downside(in the reviews), is that you can hear yourself talking due to constant monitoring when you plug your headset into the Behringer mixer. For some reason, Behringer didn't add a button to disable the monitoring. But since you are going the external AMP route, there is no worries on that. Only the XLR mic goes into the mixer, and the mixer goes into your PC via USB and it will show up as a microphone device.
an audio interface (for example: [link]), a preamp/multieffect unit (for example [link]), audacity (downloadable here: [link] ) a guitar and two guitarcables
would something like this work?
do you think something like this would work, or would it still cause a delay since the mixer is connected via usb to the computer?
would i be able to use this ? [link]
if so i might as well go for the mk 2 cause im more used to seeing my samples on the hardware its self right.
Hey if nobody hits you up, get this!
I got it a few months ago and it's awesome.
I just purchased this [link]
Will let you know how it works once it arrives.
Is "Behringer Xenyx 302USB Mixer and USB Audio Interface" any good? [link]
I have one of these. Multiple inputs and two outputs.
consider something like this
and i would definitely recommend a separate mic and headphones also really cheap with maybe a stand to allow using the computer more easily
and if you do get this stuff get a little fuzzy filtery thing it really helps the ps and ss
I think for my headphones stereo would be nice and for the amplifier too, or am i wrong?
Whats with this one? [link]
I'm using Beer money to get small things I want for now. I'm saving up for some good sunglasses and this thing by mid-summer.
I ended up purchasing [link]
For a decent setup, it'll still cost a bit of money.
Despite feeling like a cheap toy, the Behringer mixamps are pretty solid with the 302USB being the cheaper option. It's £40.00 on Amazon and has phantom power built in, with that all you're going to be spending money on is your mic, a cable and the mixamp.
That's £130 for the Behringer 302USB, Stagg Cable, and Mic. You'll need a stand as well, but those you can get for fairly cheap. This Neewer one is what I have, it's solid and £20.99 isn't that bad.
If you're interested in music and audio like I think you are, a hardware solution will also allow you to do some cool stuff, like hook up a turntable and get good recording quality to play old LPs and digitize them.
Looking at some of the audio interfaces (not amps, those are different. Audio interfaces hook up to your pc via usb and control audio there) it looks like you'll be hard pressed to find decent ones under the $100-150 range.
behringer, $50, mixer
I have the big brother for this one so it shouldn't be too noisy. If you're recording try to use a denoiser afterwards, but I don't notice too much of a difference (could just be my room creating the noise)
Focusrite, $150, audio interface
I keep hearing about the scarlet from other producers. I don't know why, maybe it's pretty good. Also look at the itrack solo for $80
Steinberg, $100, audio interface
Look at the 2 in, 2 out version as well, it's more in line with the focusrite
Mackie, $99, audio interface
presonus, $79 (ione), $150 (itwo), audion interface.
Check amazon for "itwo presonus" and you'll find a couple of bundles that may pique your interest.
My mixer, behringer, $150, mixer
I like this thing alot, it's got plenty of inputs, and while it is a tad noisy it's not enough to notice. Could just be my ambient room/computer noise that I don't hear. Anyway, with some cables and advanced routing it's turned out pretty damn good for streaming and chatting at the same time, you just have to use multiple inputs to your pc to have separate audio outputs it only took me a week of poking around (no manual) to learn and figure out everything. The compression and eq settings are also a bit nice to have.
BTW if you're getting xlr mics, some of the best ones are sm57's/sm58's by Shure. Usually $100 and they're solid enough to last you a while. I have a sm58 and it's ballin'.
Hope I was of help!
One of these? [link]
Cool, so XLR.
Really can't go wrong with a [link]
Really great little mixer for very little money, has a basic EQ to mess around and it's USB, so just plug your mic in, plug into your PC and you're good to go with little messing around.
You can dish out a little more with a mixer with one-knob compression but they aren't really too great at doing the job.
You can get quite a few different programs with EQ, Reaper, Adobe Audition and so on but these are quite a pain to set up and you'll need virtual audio cables for them meaning you can start to get slight delay in your voice going to obs/xsplit.
This is more a job for going through a Youtube video alongside you setting it up as well as it can get a little in-depth, and how you acquire these programs is up to you.
youre all set and ready to go for under 100$, assuming you already have headphones
Its literally as simple as this, Most 1 xlr channel interfaces are very simple and cheap [link]
No... it's really not an interface. An interface has a DAC. If you want a cheap interface the Behringer Xenyx 302 is available. You could use it in conjunction with the MIC200 or without the MIC200.