Mic question...

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by beat117, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. beat117

    beat117 Guest

    I will admit beforehand than I am a beginner in recording and recording equipment just in case this is a dumb question....

    I need to record with four microphones but the recording device I use only has two microphone inputs... What do I use to solve this problem?

  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    M I X E R
  3. beat117

    beat117 Guest

    I have a M I X E R but it only has two microphone inputs. I probably won't have enough money to get a better mixer with more inputs for a while, so I need another solution...

    Is there such a thing as a pre-amp with two microphone inputs that go to only one output that I can plug into my M I X E R? Or is that impossible?
  4. Mckey

    Mckey Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    You'd be better off buying a new interface with four or more inputs. I think theres a couple out there for about 200 dollars. Thats a much better alternative than a new mixer or some cheap preamp.
  5. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cocoa, FL
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    Yeah, what Mckey said...

    Save your money until you can afford to step up to the 4 - 8 channel FW Preamp boxes.

    Suggestions on the cheap (cheap = around 500 bucks):
    Presonus Fire line of ADCs (FireStudio, FP10)
    MOTU 8Pre

    Don't skimp, save and get something worthwhile.

    In the meantime, work with what you got.

    Some questions for you:
    What kinda mixer do you have?
    What are you recording?
    What do you plan on recording in the future?
    How have you been recording up to this point?
  6. beat117

    beat117 Guest

    Thanks for the responses.

    1) I use a Boss BR-1180cd :| (it was a gift :wink: :lol: ) but I plan to upgrade as soon as I can.
    2) I'm recording acoustic guitars and vocals (2 guitars, 2 vocalists) but sometimes electric guitar, keyboard, drums and bass as well
    3) I plan to keep recording the same, as far as I can see
    4) I have two microphones already

    Thanks again for your replies.
  7. beat117

    beat117 Guest

    Since I may have someone's attention I might as well ask, is the Fostex MR16HD/CD a decent digital studio to go with? I see it has 4 microphone inputs which would help me a lot. Or what's are some suggestions for a decent "studio"?
  8. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Xlr to 1/4" adapters.

    Thought I wasn't keeping up didnt ya?

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