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Old August 5th, 2004, 06:31 PM   #1
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Basic advice needed for digital recording/laptop/XM2 setup

Hi!

Different threads offer good advice on this for which I am very thankful, however I am very new to 'improved' audio and seeking a little reassurance!

I'm aiming to get equipped to use my Powerbook for recording broadcast quality audio - primarily for studio voiceover, vocals and solo music, yet also in the field for video purposes.

I would ideally like the flexibility to be able to use any mics/mixers etc. with the cam on its own too.

This is what I am considering...:

Have - Powerbook, XM2

Get hold of - Indigo IO card for the laptop, Samson Mixpad 4, Studio Projects C1 mic (or another one I can almost afford!).

I figure I could then use the mic, Mixpad and Powerbook and have top notch sound in a booth.

Also I figure I could then use the same setup in the field or use the Mixpad and mic (or whatever mics etc) with the XM2 itself.

Does this make sense or have I missed something glaringly obvious? I am still trying to get to grips with how everything sits together and the 'quality/cost' curve, so any advice would be very much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Phil ;-)
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Old August 6th, 2004, 08:58 PM   #2
 
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Phil,
you're on the right track. The Indigo I/O is absolutely the best sound card of its type for laptops. The SPC1 is a good genpurpose mic as well, so you should be set.
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Old August 7th, 2004, 03:20 PM   #3
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Thanks Douglas! The Indigo does look ideal from what I've managed to find out so far. I'm going to take the plunge over the next couple of weeks I think, after a bit more investigation into mixers and the like.

Thanks again,

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