[audacity4blind] Re: recording with 2 microphones

  • From: Brad Erhardt <brad.erhardt@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:45:25 -0700

Thank you very much, this is good advice. I have heard that the brand of mixer 
you mentioned is a good one. This explains how I can expand to using two mic's 
in the future. I appreciate your help.
On 2014-04-11, at 6:24 AM, Marlon Brandão de Sousa wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I personally use a mixer and am very satisfied with it.
> I do not know if I can talk about brands here, but I use a Beringer
> four chanel mixer and this one has knobs and buttons so we can press
> and manipulate stuff. Most part of mixers now adays seen to have
> digital controls and  running them is somewhat not practical, but this
> one works perfectly.
> I use it for voice. I have two microphone chanels thus mono chanels
> and two other stereo chanels. I have not played with them but I think
> these can also be made mono or you could use a stereo to mono adapter,
> making room for two other mics if needed.
> The mixer has an usb port used to comunicate with the computer.
> For me, applying the audio pattern through the mixer is easier than
> applying it through select, choose some adjustment and apply on the
> sound editor.
> I do not know where you are, but I have heard that this equipment is
> around USD 70. In Brazil, as usual, it was something like USD 200 but
> it was worth ... only remember you will have to buy the microphones...
> Should you use two usb mics, you will need to use something like an
> agregate device on Mac OS or a software to make a virtual sound device
> on windows and make audacity read from it. I would go however with the
> mixer solution if it can be done in this situation.
> Marlon
> 
> 2014-04-11 7:11 GMT-03:00, David Bailes <david_bailes@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> Hi Brad,
>> if the microphones have 3.5mm jack plugs, then you may be able to use a
>> 3.5mm stereo to mono splitter, so that it appears as a single device to
>> Audacity. But I haven't tried this.
>> 
>> David.
>> 
>> On Friday, 11 April 2014, 3:05, Brad Erhardt <brad.erhardt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>> Yes this is possible, but my question is more about how do you tell audacity
>> that you have two different imput devices. Do you need a preamp or mixer?
>> 
>> Thanks, :-)
>> 
>> On 2014-04-10, at 9:41 AM, Curtis Delzer wrote:
>> 
>> in Stereo?  one channel for one, the other channel for the other? :)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Curtis Delzer.
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>>> On Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:12:05 -0700
>>> Brad Erhardt <brad.erhardt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Hello group, Does anyone know how you can use Audacity while recording two
>>> separate people on two separate microphones? My idea is like a talk show
>>> podcast, with myself and another person on a different microphone. I don't
>>> know how this can be done or whether I need a mixer or preamp. Any
>>> information on this would be appreciated. Thanks,
>>>> 
>>> Brad Erhardt
>>>> 
>>> brad.erhardt@xxxxxxxxx
>>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
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