February 05, 2005
Recording Setup

A few weeks back, I was thwarted when trying to make a recording on my computer. Again this week, my computer failed me when I wanted to do voice overs for a film I’m working on.

After a lot of searching around on forums and websites, I figured out that I need a mic pre-amp or something to boost the mic to line level. The Griffin iMic should do the job, but it doesn’t work for me. Maybe mine is busted…

So today I went out and bought myself some proper gear. Now I can record voice overs and narrate stories to my heart’s content. This setup works great.

What did I get? A Behringer Eurorack UB802 8-input 2-bus mixer/preamp, an M-Audio “Nova” condenser microphone, an indestructible mic stand/murder weapon, various cables, and a “popkiller” screen (much cheaper than elocution lessons to correct my aspirated p’s).

And didn’t cost as much as I thought it would—under 30,000 yen for everything. If you’re in the market for audio gear, go talk to Honma-san at Music Community Miyaji in Awajicho. He’s knowledgeable and very patient.

Posted by kuri at February 05, 2005 11:12 PM


Dammit honey I should have enticed you over here to our studio mic and MobilePre set up…

Posted by: MJ on February 5, 2005 11:15 PM

That looks impressive. I expect to see a WKRP and On Air sign above you. What’s your on air name?

Posted by: Fran on February 6, 2005 12:25 AM

Let’s do the radio station again! I’ll be sitter-by.

Posted by: Jenn on February 6, 2005 01:01 AM

very… Goooooood Morning Vietnaaaaammmmm!

Posted by: Hels on February 6, 2005 01:03 PM

Your audio gear looks good.

Somewhat off topic: I notice the keyboard on your desk. It looks to be standard G5 issue. I too received one of these with a recent addition to my office. IMO, this keyboard, a distinct departure from Apple’s usual near perfect design, is carpal tunnel in a box. I found a wonderful replacement from www.macally.com (the iceKey) that is simply a joy to use. If you’ve logged a good deal of miles on a laptop, this thing will feel just like home — slim, quiet, and simply lovely. You may want to check it out.

Good luck with the recordings. :-)

Posted by: Guy Mullins on February 6, 2005 04:29 PM
Post a comment

Email Address (optional):

URL (optional):


Remember info?