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- July 12, 2007 at 6:40 AM #41311AnonymousInactive
I’ve been looking at digital recorders to capture better audio at school musicals and choir concerts. I don’t have much money for this as I only do this as a hobby and usually only recover my costs.
While looking for a digital recorder, and reading the forums here, I’ve discovered some computer audio interfaces to allow multi-track recording on to a computer. That got me thinking, I have a notebook with both firewire and usb. So I thought it might be a cheap way to get a digital recorder and use the saved money on mics.
Has anyone done this? What is your opinion?
I’ve been looking at things like the Podcaststudio from Behringer. It’s $180 at bhphotovideo.com and comes with an 8 input mixer, mic and firewire connection. It also has headphones and Ableton Live Lite 4 software.
I was thinking this would be a nice choice that would allow me to add a few more mics, maybe some wireless, and capture better audio that would sync up easily with the video in post.
Anyone think this is a good option or have a better choice? I wish I could afford the nicer solutions everyone here talks about, but like I said, this is a hobby I do just to help the school music department rasie some money and I’m happy if I recover my costs.
- July 12, 2007 at 7:10 AM #175544AnonymousInactive
I think mAudio might have some stuff…
- July 12, 2007 at 9:30 AM #175545AnonymousInactive
Maybe you should look at the Behringer Xenyx series (the 1204 sells around $145, the 1222FX sells around $215). They are mixers with an additional USB interface. I haven’t used them (yet) but they seem to do the job from the details I’ve read.
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