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Old January 18th, 2008, 11:38 PM   #1
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USB mics - can a computer mixer do the same as a real one?

I bought a USB mic and now I am faced with the prospect of going straight to my computer. I have used a XLR mic to a mixer and then to my laptop in the past with great results, but I thought I would try this way. Is the set up going to be similar? Can I use a mixer (software) as an intermediate like a real mixer?
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #2
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I bought a USB mic and now I am faced with the prospect of going straight to my computer. I have used a XLR mic to a mixer and then to my laptop in the past with great results, but I thought I would try this way. Is the set up going to be similar? Can I use a mixer (software) as an intermediate like a real mixer?
Usually cheap (150-200usd) USB mics have a higher level of noise than XLR phantom-powered mics. Also they may be dynamic instead of condenser.

Which mixer software?

I use the mixer software that comes with a firewire audio interface, dedicated to it, and yes, it mixes like a real analog audio mixer.

What would you mix the usb mic's output with?
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