Reddit reviews CBI MLC LowZ XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable, 20 Feet
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Microphone cable for studio recording and live soundHigh-quality XLR male and female connectors; 3-pin XLR male to XLR femaleProtective metal housing; flexible PVC jacket with 6.0mm outer diameterAll copper conductors and inner copper spiral shielding; shielded cable reduces interference and excess noiseMeasures 20-feet long; backed by a CBI Cables 10-Year Limited Warranty
Tascam user here, DR-40 and DR-60D, though I've been wanting to upgrade to the DR-70D. It's like a slightly better 60D.
Anyway, what you'll need is three cables to cover your bases, there's no telling what board the DJ has:
My RCA has only been used a couple of times, but when they were, I was glad they were in my work box/bag. You never know what someone else is bringing, so there are all the ports you'll have to contend with.
Now, the unit itself. You want to use the XLR ports, either 1 or both 1&2 depending on what cables you get and the DJ's output. I wouldn't worry about stereo here, he's likely working in mono, so we'll focus on input 1. I'm using my DR-60D for refference, but Tascam generally uses similar menu systems for all of their devices, so it should be close.
First, go into the [Menu] and select [Rec Mode]. Use the scroll wheel to select and click on [Rec Mode], then scroll to [Dual Mono] and click the wheel. Make sure the source is Ch 1. What Dual Recording does is it records the same file twice, but one has reduced volume. I have mine set to -12dB. This has saved my ass more than once, especially on mics I have set up that I can't access once the ceremony has started.
Back in the [Menu], select [Input Setting], and make sure the settings are up for Ch 1. Set gain to Med. Make sure to get a level test before recording and leaving it be, you may need to switch it to Low.
Next, make sure the input for Ch1 is set to Mic Input. My unit has a switch for this, but yours doesn't seem to, so it's probably in the menu, maybe in [Input Settings]. Mic is for general inputs (like a sound board or a lav mic receiver), Line is for things like amps (I don't use Line much), and Mic+Phantom is for mics that need power, like shotgun mics or voice-over mics.
You should be set to record. MAKE SURE THE RECORD LIGHT IS SOLID. MOST TASCAM MODELS ALLOW FOR PRE-RECORD, WHERE YOU CAN MONITOR AND THE LIGHT BLINKS. IF THE TIMECODE IS NOT MOVING FORWARD AND THE LIGHT ISN'T SOLID, IT ISN'T RECORDING. Next, flip the [Hold] switch on the side so no one accidentally stops the recording (it's the same as a hold switch on an iPod, restricts input). You can still adjust levels while in [Hold] mode, since you have dials, but you won't be able to cut or make adjustments. I find it handy to idiot-proof it, or make sure my hand doesn't slip.
Have fun, and use your H1 as a backup ambient mic. Always have one or two backups. And get a Rode VideoMic pro if you already haven't, saved my ass on more than one wedding.
The headset that broke was the G35 headset from Logitech which goes for about $90 these days. It's a great headset but this would be my 3rd set in 4 years. The mic quality is average and often requires fussing with in post but overall it's a great headset.
While rocking this backup setup I've been using ear buds and I quite like it compared to the closed ear noise cancelling headset so I don't think I want to go the headset route again.
I've always wanted to go the XLR/Mixer route. This would allow me to manipulate any volume/noise issues with the mic on the fly and not touch it at all in post. I never settled on a solution that was afforable and always went with what I knew the G35.
This is the goal. It's not much more expensive than the G35 headset but is the correct tool for the job :Þ
A few notes about these choices. The 5 channel mixer is total overkill but this one functions as a USB audio interface meaning when you plug it in to your PC it shows up like a USB mic would. Behringer makes a 3 port USB mixer but I don't like the way it looks lol.
Not all mixers have the ability to function as a USB device. On NON USB mixers you would have to run the output of the mixer into the input on your soundcard on your PC.
I prefer the audio device approach. You plug your XLR mic into the mixer which is acting as the USB audio device. This allows you to control on the mixer what the computer hears on the audio device interface.
Totally a long and involved answer but some might find it useful if in the market for audio upgrades :Þ
/u/Endodojo - thanks for providing the picture to show exactly what you're looking for - I wish more folks would do that when they ask for gear advice :)
I would avoid 8-bit interchangeable lens cameras for this application. Your organization will want a news-style camcorder with a power zoom for quick re-framing. Depending on your distribution channel, you may also want to shoot to a 10-bit codec for broadcast. All of that said, here's what I recommend:
Here is a "news style" piece shot with the DVX:
Here is the image quality the X70 can produce in a handheld ENG setting:
Hope this is helpful, happy holy-days and good luck finding the right camcorder setup for your needs!
Good monitors are huge. Headphone sound is fine, but you want to mix using unbiased reference monitors so you know what things are going to sound like. Then you make sure it sounds good through headphones, in the car, etc. Even something like these will make a huge difference. If you've got some extra coin, go for something better. I found a pair of Mackie HR842 monitors on eBay for $250 (the old ones, not the new mk2 model). They're amazing.
You don't need more inputs than what you're actually using. If you're trying for a cheap home studio, your Apogee will work just fine. Just switch cables/inputs when you're recording something new.
But anyway. Here we go. What I would buy (of note, these are all Amazon affiliate links):
I've been out of the "assorted percussion" game for a while, so you'll have to use your best judgement for that.
All that I've listed is $744 off of Amazon. You can DEFINITELY find cheap used mics and the Bass DI. Look for Gear Talk: Classifieds on Facebook, for example. This is all stuff that you can use today to get your home studio off the ground and functional. You also have $256 to spend on other stuff that you might need (percussion, surdo, etc.)
Logic and Pro Tools are built from the ground up to be recording suites. Ableton, while certainly being a live-sound-first option, works just fine. Nothing wrong with getting your feet wet using Ableton, and switching over to a bigger/better suite later. I recorded my first EP using GarageBand before making the transition myself.
Start with the basics. Start with what you NEED to record, not what you want. While what you already have is basic and not feature packed, it works and will get you in the game. (Related: stay away from plugins until you know how to really mix well with the basic compressor and EQ your recording suite comes with.)
Hope that helps!
Don't use one mic for a group of people. The quality never comes out great. Here's what I use and it totally fits your budget. [Zoomh4n] (http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/H4N?utm_source=CSE&amp;utm_medium=PPC&amp;zmap=H4N&amp;zmac=7&amp;zmas=1&amp;zmam=89202644&amp;SID=0)
Really, you dont absolutely need a mixer to run these from a phone, computer, ipad or whatever. Those speakers are self powered and have RCA inputs so you can get one of these cords and hook it right up to the first speaker and then get a couple of these XLR cables and link the next two speakers in a chain from the first.
If you really just want a mixer for more control over the EQs and volume, literally, any mixer will work. You don't need a 12 channel live sound mixer or anything fancy like that. I'd just get a, cheap, two channel DJ mixer. Search amazon and I'm sure you'll find one that looks good for you.
I was able to find the receipt for one of the cables I am using and it's this one:
Amazon has a couple good deals on really good setups. Here's a good example AT2035 + interface, cable, and pop filter for $200. Just get a $12 mic stand and you've got yourself a really, really good setup.
Going to also go and reccomend the Sure SM57 ($99) because I just found out how amazing this thing sounds and it's dynamic so it won't pick up that much background noise. For a mixer the Scarlett Solo is pretty standard and works well, just be sure to get a stand like this one to prop it up on, and a cable to plug it in.
So i bought this mic
And this stuff to go with it
And now it seems that my roland duo-capture n225 died new out of the box after a few days and was having problems using it with audacity.
Best course of action for hooking up this mic to my laptop at this point?
Thanks for the suggestions about the volume levels. What isolation pads do you have?
I think these cables will work.
I also need one of these for my headset.
I would recommend a couple Neewer NW-700 new on eBay my NW700 review ($30 each with a boom stand). Behringer Q802USB mixer and a couple of cheap mic cables
Copy/paste of a budget setup I've been putting together lately:
I think all told that runs you about $400, but you can use that to set up a solid Glyn Johns set up. If you want to multitrack the rest of a band, the Pyle will work well on guitar cabs, you can DI the bass and use the kick mic on the cab, and condenser mics will do pretty much anything else. I have a better setup for doing final takes, but this is more or less my current setup for demos.
Also, if you're really strapped for cash, you can start with just the interface and one condenser mic, although it won't be great. From there, get the kick and snare mics, then a second OH when you have the money.
I hope I'm posting this in the right place.
I'm looking for a low-end solution for recording vocals, connected to a PC.
I have absolutely no experience whatsoever with audio hardware. My wife loves to sing - and though I am of course biased, I think she's pretty good at it - and so I want to get her a gift of some recording equipment.
I'm not looking for anything high-end; I'd like for it to be "decent", but it doesn't have to be professional level hardware. I'd like to be able to get everything for somewhere between $300-400 if possible. So, specifically, I'm looking for...
I assume there might need to be an amp in there somewhere? I don't know, I don't know anything about this stuff.
Would anyone please be willing to give me some recommendations on parts, and what specifically I will need? Thank you.
Edit: Okay, what about this?
Scarlett Solo USB Interface
Seinnheser HD280 Headphones
No if you don't want to get phantom power you should be able to plug in directly into your computer (because it comes with the XLR to aux cable) IF your computer provides enough power, if not then it would need phantom power and a female to male XLR cable like so.
This is in the product description:
>1.The Condenser Microphone only works with the device that could provide enough power(Voltage Required:5V) for it.
When connected with desktop computer, the Microphone could be used alone;
When connected with laptop computer, please connect the laptop to electrical outlet, or use a 48V phantom power to get enough power if the sound is not clear and high enough.
>2.If your device could not provide enough power(when used with Amplifier or Mixer, etc.), the sound volume recorded might be low, and please use a extra 48V phantom power adapter to connect it.(phantom power adapter is not included).
>3.The microphone can not be used with mobile phone and tablet computer. *NOTE: It cannot work with Mac.
>4.If you want better sound effect, a sound card should be used.
>5.When recording, please put the microphone away from the amplifier to prevent recording noise due to amplifier.