Using a standard mic and an USB mixer
UPDATE: I went and got a Blue Snowball usb mic and all is well. I have just done a test recording the 123Echo Skype lady and me havinf a little chat.
I successfully recorded my intro and then ran into a issue as I moved to the recording exercise.
Here's my question: Has anyone successfully use a usb mixer with a standard mic?
My set up:
- Windows XP Laptop
- VAC-full version
- Listen only headphones
- Lexicon/Alpha 2 channel USB mixer with a Sennheiser standard mic plugged in.
I followed all other instructions including purchasing and setting up VAC. My experiment has not gone well. I was hypothesizing that since the mic plugged into the 2 channel mixer (Lexicon/Alpha) and the mixer plug into the windows xp laptop via the USB port that that might be the equivilant of a usb mic.
I am wondering ...before I by a XLR mic to USB preamp or a USB mic if the mixer connection is considered a "line in" rather than a mic in. Or if this will work at all. Would apprecaite learning about the experience of anyone else who has experiemented with the use of a standard mic and usb mixer.