Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC

Subject: Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
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Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 16:44:54 -0500

The Shure X2U also has gain control, as well as a provision for phantom
power.

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On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 4:18 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> The digital audio interface I suggested has a gain control. No need
> for a mixer to record one mic to a PC.
>
> https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UM2usb
>
> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 12:45 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
> > But what kind of ends are on your cardiod mics? If you have XLR then you
> > need a mixer with proper gain control. But if you get a good interface
> you
> > can use software on the input to increase the gain.
> >
> > That said, I have a condenser mic that I used to use directly into my
> > interface (MOTU Traveler) and use the input controls in Cubase to control
> > the sound. Lately Iâve been playing with the live input sound and prefer
> to
> > use my Art Tube MP to provide phantom power to the mic, and run through
> an
> > RNC compressor before the MOTU input channel. That provides initial
> > compression to not overload the input in the recording.
> >
> > -Tony
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 12:01 Jack DeLand <
> > jackdeland -at- adamcharlesconsulting -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> >> I have cardioid mics only, and the boost is definitely not sufficient
> for
> >> my needs. I do have XLR for an old Peavey mic, and I want to experiment
> >> with the mixer. I may go with a screen, or may build out an additional
> >> studio on my house. Just looking at options here.
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 12:51 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Second what Robert said. You shouldnât need to preamp your USB mic. You
> >>> can
> >>> adjust the input gain in the operating system setting and recording
> >>> software.
> >>>
> >>> If you had a standard studio microphone it would have an XLR output.
> Then
> >>> youâd need an interface with a preamp. In the same price range as
> >>> Behringer
> >>> are Roland and M-Audio units if you are looking at options.
> >>>
> >>> -Tony
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 08:56 Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> > For a standard microphone, the cheap and easy solution is a USB
> >>> > computer audio interface. This one has both XLR and 1/4" TRS jacks, a
> >>> > preamp, and phantom power, so it can handle any standard mic:
> >>> >
> >>> > https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UM2usb
> >>> >
> >>> > If your microphone has a USB jack, you just plug it into your PC.
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >
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References:
Help Desks: From: Nina Rogers
RE: Help Desks: From: Cardimon, Craig
Connecting mic pre-amp to PC: From: Jack DeLand
Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC: From: Tony Chung
Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC: From: Jack DeLand
Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC: From: Tony Chung

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