Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC

Subject: Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC
From: Jack DeLand <jackdeland -at- adamcharlesconsulting -dot- com>
To: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:15:32 -0500

âThanks, Bob. I have been asked as an audio newbie to write a blog post on
âmy adventure. If I have time to do that, I will announce the location
here for anyone interested. Meanwhile, will check out Audacity.


On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 5:12 PM, Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Jack,
>
> For Voiceover work, you need as good a mic as you can manage. That is
> very important. As a guy who has done some paid voiceover work, as
> well as a lot of musical sound reinforcement and recording stuff, the
> mic can make or break the quality of sound. This carries through to
> all of the equipment involved, but without a good mic, the rest
> doesn't really matter.
>
> As to your initial statement of "I need to boost a dynamic mic..." I
> think it reveals that you are getting ahead of yourself. "Boost" is
> not something to worry about, as your recording software will handle
> that.
>
> The first thing you need to do is get the sound into the PC. Here are
> mic to USB adaptors:
> https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=mic+to+usb+
> adapter&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=174275092953&hvpos=
> 1t1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17227587811266343988&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&
> hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001951&hvtargid=kwd-5064472068&ref=pd_sl_
> 3mnvb6j1ub_e
>
> The higher the number of bits in the A to D conversion, the better the
> sound is. Music CDs are 16 bit, for perspective.
>
> Someone else suggested the free software called Audacity. I have used
> it extensively, and it is good. It may do all that you need. It can
> boost or reduce the gain from any input.
>
> Start simple with the items outlined above and get your hands dirty.
> There is no need for lots of complex or expensive hardware or software
> packages for voice capture.
>
> Bob
>
> On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 4:19 PM, Jack DeLand
> <jackdeland -at- adamcharlesconsulting -dot- com> wrote:
> > I believe the chap with the ART Pro (tubed) has an audio interface device
> > but he didn't recall the particulars, such as what the thing is actually
> > called. I will find out what's doing tomorrow. We can continue off-list
> if
> > you like. I don't know how useful this line of interrogation is to
> others.
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 3:45 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@
> >> adamcharlesconsulting.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.
> >>>> >
> >>>> >
> >>>> >
> >>>>
> >>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >>>> Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy
> >>>> and content development | http://techwhirl.com
> >>>>
> >>>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >>>>
> >>>> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as jackdeland@
> >>>> adamcharlesconsulting.com.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> To unsubscribe send a blank email to
> >>>> techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
> >>>> http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources
> >>>> and info.
> >>>>
> >>>> Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our
> >>>> online magazine at http://techwhirl.com
> >>>>
> >>>> Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our
> public
> >>>> email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Adam Charles Consulting
> >>> adamcharlesconsulting.com
> >>>
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > Adam Charles Consulting
> > adamcharlesconsulting.com
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy
> and content development | http://techwhirl.com
> >
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >
> > You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com -dot-
> >
> > To unsubscribe send a blank email to
> > techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> >
> >
> > Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
> > http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources
> and info.
> >
> > Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our
> online magazine at http://techwhirl.com
> >
> > Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public
> email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy and
> content development | http://techwhirl.com
>
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as jackdeland@
> adamcharlesconsulting.com.
>
> To unsubscribe send a blank email to
> techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
>
> Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
> http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and
> info.
>
> Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online
> magazine at http://techwhirl.com
>
> Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public
> email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives
>



--
Adam Charles Consulting
adamcharlesconsulting.com
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy and content development | http://techwhirl.com

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


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
Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC: From: Jack DeLand
Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC: From: Emoto

Previous by Author: Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC
Next by Author: Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC
Previous by Thread: Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC
Next by Thread: Re: Connecting mic pre-amp to PC


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads