Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Bernard Tech: Computer microphone (8) RE: Tech: Computer microphone 04 Jun 12

If you already have a vocal mic that you use for PA, Behringer's dinky Xenyx 302USB mini-mixer would do the job - I've got a couple...

The mic input has a combined XLR/6.3mm jack input (with phantom!), which is paralleled with a 3.5mm jack next to the headphone socket - so you can use a headset with it. It has a peak (clip) LED, low and high EQ and a pan pot.

The device is USB bus-powered, but comes with a USB wall wart (really a USB charger plug) so it can be used as an analogue standalone mixer - handy on stage if you're short of tie lines, as you can send both a microphone and line-level source up one line - particularly useful for keyboard players.

It's comparable in price to a basic active DI, but will do a lot more including EQ - just remember the stereo RCA/Phono output is unbalanced line level, not balanced mic level.

The stereo line input can be switched between RCA/Phono line in and the computer output when it it plugged into the USB port - it replaces the sound card. Better still, it can also be switched between headphones and main output, making it useful for just the overdubbing you wish to do.

There's also a '2 track' input with no gain controls - this, too, is switchable between headphones and main output.

Somebody really though this thing through - though someone will always find something they wished it did, or wished it didn't... you can't please everybody!

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.