I have been doing amateurish recording for about 10 years. Never was solely dedicated to it, but I did take some courses in college for music production and engineering. As a hobby I would help some friends who sang or rapped work on some music. Always worked on making hip hop instrumentals as I am more familiar with that kind of equipment. My last microphone was a Samson CO1U which was a usb mic and sounded halfway decent for the price when I bought it which was $200 a few years back. Now they are really cheap on ebay. I went to a garage sale recently and managed to get some audio equipment for a relatively low price so I am thinking about upgrading my approach a bit. At this sale I got a RODE NT2000, RODE Mic Stand, and a Rolls MX422 field mixer for around $160 for all 3. I am not really familiar with how to hook this mic up to a computer. I thought that the Rolls would be a device I could use but after researching a bit I found that it has more to do with video/sound. I am probably going to throw the Rolls on ebay and buy a power source and whatever connections I would need to get it to hook up to my computer. Can someone help me figure out the products I would need to do this?
You need an audio interface to go between your NT2000 microphone and a USB port on your computer. Work out how many channels you would need for your chosen style of music, but you may find that a simple 2-channel unit will work for you. Don't forget that you will need a pair of headphones with good sound isolation to play the backing track while you record your pal's singing, or whatever the process of producing rap vocals is called.
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You got a great deal from your visit to the garage sale, BTW.