Mic's and Soundcards

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  1. Robert Herndon

    Robert Herndon Well-Known Member

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    Gents,

    I'm transitioning into PC recording (nervously) and wanted your advice on a good sound card for a PC and also, the easiest way to adapt my old Shure round multi-pin mic's to PC.

    Regards...
     
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    They are all good. The last bad card was an early Soundblaster. Personally I use an external Scarlett 2i2 USB pre, and also a Behringer X1222 mixer.
     
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    A good USB Pre is really the way to go to ingest the XLR (that round multi-pin connector you mention) connection into the computer. Be sure to examine the sampling capability. They aren't all created equal.
     
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    The sound of Gibson P94s in a G400 Vintage, through a Super Champ X2.
    Settings: Voice 11 (Marshall Major), Volume 8, Gain 6, Bass 5, Treble 5, Chorus/delay 3

    I think I like miking better than line out.

    Oh yeah ... that's with my cheapo $26 GLS Audio ES-57
     
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    The recording lab at my collage has all scalet 2i2's, they seem pretty good.
    We had a competing product at the start of the year, but none of them worked.

    I personally use a tascam pocket studio dp-008ex for basically all my recording. Its a 8 track, two input unit, with bounce features to increase the number of tracks that can be recorded at once.
    I like the portability of the unit because this I can take where the instruments are, or where they sound best, much better then my desktop computer. And it has almost the same functions.


    Im not sure you computer needs a sound card for basic mixing, but it does need a good amount of ram, like as much as you can get inside the case.
     

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