Equipment Question - Amps/Mixers.
January 30, 2017 at 12:34 PM
Straight in with a noob question!
I’ve been dabbling for a little while, just trying sounds but with no amp.
I have a cheap Behringer XM8500 mic but I’m a bit confused about amps/mixers, despite looking at the articles!
If I get something like the Behringer 302USB Xenyx mixer, can I just hook the output up to one of my existing amps and expect decent ish sound?
At the moment, if I connect the mic straight to the amp I have, which is pretty basic, the sound is pretty bad, bass isn’t really coming through.
I’m thinking mic > mixer > amp > speaker/PC is correct?
February 1, 2017 at 2:50 PM
Hey I reread a couple of guides, checked out some youtube stuff and I think I’m understanding the setup OK now.
Shoulda read everything a few more times to digest if before I posted!
February 6, 2017 at 12:33 PMKeymasterReplies: 34
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Glad you were able to figure it out! Let us know what you discovered 🙂
R u enjoy?
February 27, 2017 at 1:33 PM
I got myself a cheap xenyx302 usb, so my setup is;
Behringer XM8500 > xenyx302 usb > PC line in.
My recordings sound awful though, like no bass at all.
I’ve checked the mixer is setup OK – the Equalizer is pretty basic but I’ve pushed up the low, lowered the high, messed with the levels so it’s not topping out.
The mic is picking up my breathing, and every little sound in the room too but my kicks sound shocking.
Could be my kicks are just shocking! lol. But I think there’s something else up.
March 9, 2017 at 8:39 PMParticipantReplies: 1
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My guess is that you may need a pop filter to help remove those breathing sounds. Try messing with the gain a’bit if you feel like your sounds are too loud.
Also could you try and record something for us to help assess your situation?
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