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Title: Audio Interface Suggestions
Post by: Skip Ellis on June 15, 2017, 11:20:30 PM
I'll be getting an L-05 next Tuesday and I want to start getting set up to do some recording of my fingerstyle stuff. In the past, I've just used a Samson USB mic straight in to the USB port on my desktop using Audacity software but I'd like to up my game a little (low budget!) and go to a pair of small condenser mics (probably Behringer) and a USB interface that supports two mics and provides phantom power. Any suggestions? Total budget probably under $200. I'd like to stick with Audacity because it's free and I pretty much know how to operate it.

Title: Re: Audio Interface Suggestions
Post by: Barefoot Rob on June 16, 2017, 02:26:13 AM
You might want to see if you can find a pair of MXL mic's.They were sold by GC a while back and run used for about $50,Best set I ever bought for next to nothin.

Title: Re: Audio Interface Suggestions
Post by: jpmist on June 16, 2017, 03:45:42 AM
For a USB audio interface I'd recommend the one I ended up with after trying 3 other brands, Behringer UMC404HD

4 channel, phantom power, I use it on a Mac with Garageband and it works great. Same price as most other brand's 2 channel models.

I also got a set of Behringer C2 condensor mics when I first started getting into recording and they sounded good to me. The Amazon reviews are pretty good as well.  The USB interface and mics are well within your budget.

Mark Knopfler song I recorded with the 2 Behringer mics using a Line 6 Pod Studio UX2, LSV-11 & Strat  Maybe not audiophile perfect & my singing sux, but I think it's ok.

Title: Re: Audio Interface Suggestions
Post by: rockstar_not on June 16, 2017, 04:18:48 AM
To up your DAW software to a proper multi track software you can use Tracktion 5 for free. Proper latency compensation and real plugin support.

Title: Re: Audio Interface Suggestions
Post by: mike in lytle on June 16, 2017, 06:01:32 PM
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Previously mentioned by John, I also have a couple of Behringer C-2 mics (small diaphragm), inexpensive and I get good results with them.
Mic placement is an ongoing experiment.
Also have a couple MXL V63M (large diaphragm), inexpensive but I am still working with those.
Don't know about DAW interface cause I am recording on an older Alesis hard drive recorder.