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