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Microphone question

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by trumpetprod, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. trumpetprod

    trumpetprod Active Member

    Hi
    I was wondering if I have 2 mics connected to my audio interface which is connected to my computer, can I also connect a mic directly into the computer's microphone jack and record all 3 mics onto the DAW (Cubase/Audacity) simultaneously? I ask this question because I haven't gotten my mics yet or else I would have tried it out.
    Thanks
     
  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    My guess is probably not. You have to set your computer's audio preferences to see the Interface as the designated input. When you do this, all other inputs are disabled. Don't know why you would want to anyway, the first two recordings would sound good and the other would sound like $*^t. It would be counterproductive at best.
     
  3. trumpetprod

    trumpetprod Active Member

    I guess so. I was just wondering since I had a spare mic and thought I should put the little thing to use. What ever in that case...
     
  4. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should...
     
  5. trumpetprod

    trumpetprod Active Member

    Actually, I was not going to do it because I can, I was going to do it because I have no choice. Must I say more?
     
  6. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    No offense meant, I am sure. Unfortunately the only way around situations like this is more channels of digital conversion, preferably identical so as to minimize/eliminate tonal differences between tracks.
     
  7. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    No, no offense was intended on my part. I was speaking regarding you saying you had an extra mic and saying you might as well put it to use.
     

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