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BEHRINGER audio interface (UMC22)
2x2 USB audio interface for recording microphones and instrumentsAudiophile 48 kHz resolution for professional audio quality. Drivers-mac, no driver required or coreaudio supported. Windows available as download from behringerCompatible with popular recording software including Avid Pro Tools*, Ableton Live*, Steinberg Cubase*, etc.Streams 2 inputs / 2 outputs with ultra-low latency to your computer, supporting Mac OS X* and Windows XP* or higherState-of-the-art, MIDAS designed Mic Preamplifier with +48 V phantom power
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u/chimpanzeeland · 8 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

So assuming that all normal PC components are included (PC, display, keyboard, mouse), as well as monitors or headphones, this is what I'd do:

DAW: Cakewalk by Bandlab [FREE]

  • Having a DAW should really be the first thing you look at. I don't use Cakewalk personally but I've tried it and for the price, it's unbeatable.

    Interface: BEHRINGER UMC22[$59]

  • A very affordable interface with the very good MIDAS preamp. Great value for all of your initial interface needs.

    Mic: Audio-Technica AT2020 [$99]

  • Again, a very affordable, but decent, mic. As it's a large diaphragm condenser, it's extremely versatile and will sound great on everything from guitar to vocals.

    MIDI Controller: Alesis VMini [$49]

  • For the budget, you'd only need a basic midi controller and Alesis is a tried and true brand in this price segment.

    I'd try to get by using as many free VSTs, as well as what's included in Cakewalk. Here's a list of decent free stuff that'd get you started:

    Guitar amp sims: LePuo free collection [FREE]

  • LePou is really the gold standard of free guitar plugins. With a bit of tweaking, they sound great. I'd definitely pair them with the TSE Audio TS-808 tubescreamer (also free).

    Drum sim: MT Power Drum Kit [FREE]

  • A Steven Slate-style drum VST with good samples and a decent groove editor. For the price, you can't go wrong.

    Other plugins:

  • For synths, effects and other plugins, VST4FREE is your friend. They have a great selection of free stuff.

    Assuming your PC is relatively recent and has enough horsepower to run a production suite, and you have monitors/headphones that are fine for mixing, this would be a great place to start out. Also, even after buying extras like cables, mic stands, pop filters etc, I'd say you have about $200-250 left for whatever genre specific stuff you'd want - whether it be a used guitar, a second mic (such as the Shure SM57 [$95]) or a second hand hardware synthesizer, for instance.
u/ranterbach · 5 pointsr/ZReviews

Behringer UMC22

$60, plug and play (no driver fuckery that some people encounter with Scarlett), front 1/4" for headphones and rear L/R 1/4" for use as a preamp with powered speakers.

u/Taupter · 5 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Behringer UMC22 is US$48 on Amazon. It will do.

Behringer Uphoria UMC204HD is the best bang for the buck. If you can save some more money you can get it for US$80.

u/Aezalius · 4 pointsr/Twitch

A Samson Q2U is a good option since you mentioned breathing and keyboard noise. It's dynamic as well as both XLR and USB, so you've got both upgrade paths in the future.

If you're set on a condenser mic then the AT2020 is a great choice. I'm using one with a Behringer Q802USB mixer, but you can get a cheaper UMC22 or UM2 which will sound just as good.

edit: If you want to go with XLR and Dynamic, then I highly reccomend the Shure SM57-lc as it sounds absolutely amazing, and there is a ripoff version of it which sounds almost identical called the pdmic78 for $20, but some people say it's not as durable as the sm57 (you can run over that thing with a bus and it still works).

u/ReginaldGrey · 3 pointsr/makinghiphop

get an audio interface and monitor speakers. the audio interface will allow you to record any instrument/mic that uses an instrument cable or an XLR cable. make sure you get one with the right amount of inputs u want. if you JUST wanna record vocals, you can get a pretty cheap single-input interface on amazon for like $40. here's a pretty good cheap one that you can also hook monitor speakers up to with the Left and Right outputs in the back.
( For monitor speakers, I've only ever used KRK rokits. I have the 8" and the 5" ones. Obviously I like the 8" better but the 5" ones are still very accurate and impressive. you can go to a guitar center or whatever and listen to a bunch of different brands though if you wanna hear for yourself before you buy. and if you have any leftover money, save it for after you find out what your ideal production workflow is. i personally use maschine and it does everything i could ever want and more, but it might not work out for you. i'd say the interface and speakers will elevate your game instantly and will lead to producing better quality music.

u/iansteele · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

So when recording vocals and guitar at the same time, like you'd like to do, the debate on what to do is really about how much control you want over editing in the end process.

- If you don't care about control on the individual levels of guitar and vocals AND want to record in one take with both instruments, all you need is one mic, XLR, Mic stand, headphones, and an interface to get the signal into your computer.

In this situation, you need A. and Interface that is cheap but not a POS because it really affects the sound of your recording. Behringer makes a cheap interface for 1 Input (microphone) and actually has a decent Preamp in it. B, you need a microphone and cable (XLR, Balanced) to capture the sound and send it to the interface. This area people could talk forever about, but for just getting the job done and a decent sound, AT2020 Condenser (Currently On Sale) is a great option for capturing both your voice and guitar. any XLR will do $10 or something like that.

- If you wanted to track the guitar and vocals separately, one at a time, the only change I would make is the microphone. Shure SM57 would do great for vocals and guitar individually. There have been many singles and albums in the rock, acoustic, and folk category recorded on these mics alone with fantastic results.


- If recording the guitar and the vocals at the SAME TIME is the route you want, it's definitely possible. 2 Input interface, Two mics, Two XLR's, Two Mic stands, headphones.

- a change in interface is needed from the first behringer to this one because they have the same sound only difference is the amount of inputs for ~$50 more. Next would be buying two microphones, both options listed above are probably going to be the cheapest you'll find with a decent sound. You can find packages like this on guitar center and other audio retailers, but the mics come with a lot of bad frequencies in my opinion, but hard to argue $99 for two microphones. get the cables, plug everything up and record enable two live tracks in you preferred DAW.


As far as the computer goes, Ableton hands out free versions of its "lite" program, and I believe you can record in that version. That would be the best route in my opinion for DAW, Reaper is a good option, I'd stay away from fruity loops if you are mainly just going to be recording audio.

Most of these solutions will put you under or around $250 so I hope this helps, if you have more questions let me know.

u/Stranger-Sun · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

How are cheap are you talking about? What are you trying to do? Do you want to record with a PC/Mac, or something like an iPad?


I have a cheap Behringer audio interface that I keep in my travel bag. Since its USB audio is class compliant, I use it with my iPad. The iPad powers it and I can send two channels of audio in to record stuff. Cheap, lightweight, easy to use, and it sounds fine to me.


Here's something I recently recorded with it. I'm no audio engineer, but I think it sounds good:


Here it is:

u/JohannesVerne · 3 pointsr/VoiceActing

Just project with your voice, and keep the mic about 6" away. If you get farther from the mic, you will pick up a lot more reverb from the room, and have a higher noise floor (the gain would need to be higher, and so everything else would have a raised volume too).


As far as interfaces go, the Behringer U-Phoria UM2 is the cheapest I know of that will still give you a good sound, or there is the UMC22 which has slightly better preamps (which shouldn't be an issue unless you are using a dynamic and need high gain to get a good volume). The Focusrite Scarlet Solo is also really popular, if a bit more expensive (~$100). As far as the mic goes, the AT 2020 is very popular, although I prefer the MXL V67G which is also a bit cheaper, or the Lewitt 240 Pro if you have the money (I use the 440 Pure, but it's more expensive, so not the best place to start). Hopefully that helps, at least to get you started. I know I listed a lot of gear here, but it isn't the gear that makes you good, it's lots of practice that will really make the difference. While you will need some gear to get going, there are plenty of pros that use the AT2020 and the scarlet solo for all their recording, so don't sweat about all the high-priced stuff. The top end products do have benefits over the "beginner" gear, but not so much that you need the high end stuff to record professional sounding audio.


So the cheapest setup will run you around $100, although you will also need a mic stand, XLR cable, and pop-filter (which are all fairly cheap), and a shock mount is recommended. You will also want to make sure your space is acoustically treated well, as a good XLR mic will be sensitive and pick up any extra reverb, but I didn't hear anything out of place and echo-y in the demo you posted, so you may have enough treatment already (you will have to play around with it).


Here is a test-track I threw together that hopefully demonstrate the tone and pacing I mentioned in my first reply, and also give an example of how focal fry can be used to good effect (I don't have much in my voice, but when used properly it can add a lot to a performance). It's just my voice, no extra effects (slight EQ was applied), to be as clear as possible about the difference in tone quality. I was going to throw it in an edit of my original, but it will fit just as well here. It's not an actual demo, just a piece I did to cut in as part of a demo, but hopefully it gives you a better idea of what I was talking about.

u/SpicyThunder335 · 3 pointsr/Twitch
u/mnha · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Given your interests, I'd probably pick up something like this:

and a proper mic. Discrete solutions tend to be better than onboard, the mainboard chips have a lot of electronic noise sources around them. Powered USB hub for the ports.

Learning to code isn't resource intensive, it's bigger projects where hardware matters. You'll survive waiting 2-3 seconds more for compilation. As for maintaining, good PSU and dust filters, e.g. Silverstone filters. Nothing beyond that is really necessary.

u/ThatSoundGuyChris · 2 pointsr/leagueoflegends

Okay this is going to be a long post, so here goes.


If you really want to get into sound design, youre going to need a few essentials. A DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), an audio interface, a handheld recorder, and a microphone.


As far as a DAW goes, there's a few alternatives you can go with. I personally use Avid Pro Tools for near everything I do, but also mess around with Reaper. I've found that most studios will use one of these two. Most DAWs will have a pretty steep learning curve, so be ready for that.

Pro Tools First is the free version of Pro Tools. It has a lot of limitations, but for starting out it should be fine. If you want less limitations it costs big money, but I'm sure you can find a crack or two as long as you don't use it commercially.

Reaper is starting to grow on me lately. You can customize it to your needs, and the full version is only $60. You can also just deal with a popup everytime you open the program for ten seconds and use it for free. I mainly prefer Pro Tools over this because the video engine in Pro Tools is much better. But for batch editing multiple sound files, Reaper is muuuuuch better.


Audio Interface

This basically takes over as an intermediary between high quality audio and your computer. You can plug a microphone right into it to record sound straight to your computer. You can do this with a USB microphone as well, but the quality is a million times better with one of these.
I would recommend either the Behringer UMC22 or the more advanced Focusrite Scarlett Solo. Both will do the trick, I just prefer the mic pres on the Focusrite a bit more.

Handheld Recorder
Handheld recorders allow you to record anything you want to without having to deal with any cables. They should be compact but durable.

The Tascam DR-40 is a great intro recorder. It was the first recorder I got 5 years ago, and it still holds up. I've dropped this thing so many times and it still powers through.
Another favorite is the Zoom H4N. This was a favorite among most of my classmates as it was the one my school supplied, but I didn't feel like going through the checkout process all the time so I saved up and got the Tascam. It has a newer version, the Zoom H6, which is pretty slick, but comes at a higher price point. It also comes with some interchangeable microphone capsules so you can get different types of recordings. I'll cover more of this later.
I'll leave off with the recorder I have now, the Sony PCM-M10. This thing is a godsend. It's discontinued due to a newer version coming out, but you can find this guy on eBay for around $300-400. It's smaller than a phone, and the sound quality is amazing. If you have the money to shell out for this guy, definitely go for it. Every sound designer inn the industry I know swears by it.


So the first thing you need to know is that there's a load of different microphone types. Its a lot to cover, so I'm just going to link you to this article that will cover the basics of what you need to know. Basically I would recommend different microphones for different things, all depending on what you're trying to capture.
A good all-around microphone is the Shure SM57/Shure SM58. They're essentially both the same microphone. But these things will LAST. Like,people have run over them with trucks and they sound fine. Definitely a good starting point

For vocal recordings, I would recommend the Rode NT1A. This mic is a great starting point for capturing voice, and is durable to boot.

For capturing foley/field recording, I would go with the Rode NTG2. Its a shotgun mic with great quality for the price, and never let me down in all the years Ive been using it. I won its successor, the NTG3, in the Riot Creative Contest a few years back, but still use the NTG2 from time to time when I need to.

Some Extra Stuff

Theres a lot of cool, free plugins out there. I've used both Blue Cat's and Melda's plugins, and they all get the job done with a bit of tweaking.

As far as building up a sound library goes, I would recommend recording literally everything you can around you and playing with those sounds with plugins as a good starting point for building up a library. There's a few resources out there that give out free SFX every once in a while, GDC has had a bundle go up for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. You can also check out the BBC Sound Effects Library. Be careful about getting libraries and bundles though, as they add up quick. I have to go through my sound library soon, and I probably have around 500,00+ files but only really need a few thousand.

For all your sounds, you're going to want a file manager. A great and free one is Mutant. You just add the directory where you downloaded your sounds to, let it load them in, and voila. You can search easily for what you need.

Hopefully, all this was somewhat helpful to you, or to anyone else reading this who's interested in sound design!

u/LegionsReddit · 2 pointsr/Twitch

Please do yourself a favor and get an AT2020 or 2035 XLR. Most people that have been doing this for some time will tell you, get a mic that will last. Don't go the upgrade path. In the long run if you go from headset mic to yet/snowball then eventually upgrade to XLR and a mixer, you're spending unnecessary money. Spend the little bit now to get the end game, and use it for years! Enjoy the high quality the whole time!


The link above has a bundle of frequently purchased together with the AUI and XLR Cable for $150

This is a pop filter and shock mount for $14

This Boom = $100 (Worth it)

This is the boom arm i have that was recommended to me, I've had lower quality ones that didn't work out well and you don't want to know what its like to have almost $200 of equipment dangling on a $15 boom let em tell you. You also don't want to use the desk mounts as from my experience they don't provide the quality that booms do (so much noise every time you move your mouse or get animated and bump your desk slightly. Ive had this boom 3 years and love it still, great investment.

Total: $265+Taxes includes..


Rode Boom Arm

XLR Audio interface

XLR Cable

Pop Filter

Shock Mount

u/WordOfMadness · 2 pointsr/buildapc

By the time you get that and an XLR-USB cable, it's not much more just to get a proper interface. There are some ones that do an okay job on the cheap, like this $40 Behringer.

u/bnich11 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Just to be clear, you will need a 48V power source to operate this mic. A friend of mine has this mic and uses a BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UMC22 mixer. It sounds really good.

u/xtwrexx · 2 pointsr/ableton

For live sound, you'll need some sort of USB audio interface, one of these, that have some sort of monitor out. This will act as a digital to analog converter from your laptop to the house PA for the highest quality audio. It will also give you an input to either DI your guitar, or mic it or a speaker cabinet. You'll also want something to trigger your loops and and adjust things on the Ableton side, but I'd have to know a little more about what you are looking for on that end.

u/YaBoyNazeem · 2 pointsr/podcasting

It depends on your recording environment. If you are just starting out and are recording in a bedroom or office I recommend a cardiod dynamic. Cardiod refers to the pattern around the mic that it picks up. Cardiod mics are most sensitive right in front of them in contrast to omidirectional mics which are sensitive to sound from any direction. A dynamic mic isn't as sensitive as a condensor mic and doesn't pick up a lot of background noise.

If you are just starting out I recommend one of the following:

One Person w/ USB mic:

Audio Technica ATR2100 -- ($69)

Neewar Boom Arm -- ($14)

On Stage Foam Wind Screen -- ($3)

(Total - $86)


One Person - w/ XLR interface:

BEHRINGER UMC22 Interface -- ($60)

Behringer Ultravoice Xm8500 -- ($20)

Audio-Technica ATH-M20, Can use any headphones -- ($50)

Knox Boom Arm -- ($50)

On Stage Foam Wind Screen -- ($3)

(Total - $189)

The first group is "as cheap as you can get" and still get decent quality. The second group is definitely a better setup.

Ethan cohost of the Shieldwall Podcast

EDIT: The second group is definitely a better setup in that it allows you to upgrade down the road with better gear. If you have the money an Audio Technica ATR2100 or AT2005 would sound a good bit better in the second list than the XM8500. But do these sound 4 times better considering them being 3-4x the price? Hard to say.

u/Dracomies · 2 pointsr/VoiceActing
u/MoogleMan3 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

It's in the title, but yeah, needs an audio interface.

Here's a decent interface for $42.71.

u/WildDoktor · 2 pointsr/VoiceActing

Awesome; then /r/JohannesVerne 's suggestions would be great...and you could upgrade to the umc22 (less self-noise, I'm told).

Also, you'll need better headphones. Your Logitech are probably fine for gaming and pleasure listening, but not mixing VO work. I'm learning that most gaming headphones really boost the bass, and you need headphones with a super flat response for mixing your VO work. Look up a video where they compare a raw VO track with a processed one and listen with your Logitech probably won't hear much of a difference. Then buy a pair of Sony MDR7506's and listen again. Wow...what a difference! You won't use the Sony's for "pleasure" listening, so keep your Logitech set for that.

A better mic could possibly give you *worse* sound quality, because it'll pick up *everything*. So you'll also need to tighten up your performance and your room if you want a better mic to help you sound better. "With more mic comes more responsibility", or something like that! :-)

All that said, I think it's awesome that you have a budget and a passion, and I say "go for it"!

u/MPGlenn1202 · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

What about something like this?

I’m not dropping $500+ on something that might work out

u/Lucidiously · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Hello, I posted this to r/microphones and r/audioengineering as well, reposting here because this sub seems to be a bit more active.

I'm looking for a cheap(preferably under €50) desk mic for voice recording/streaming and discord. I'm not looking for the highest quality, just something that will do the job well enough and is a good value. But I'm completely new to this and not really sure where to start and what to look for.

I might be able to get a used Blue Snowball including arm, shockmount and filter for €45.(new without any extras they are €60 here)

Other than that I've been looking at this Neewer NW-700. Reading up on stuff it seems to me that my onboard audio wouldn't be enough to give a decent sound quality and I would need a preamp, am I right in thinking that? If so would it be a good idea to pair it with a Behringer umc22, which would cost about €65 total?

So my questions are these, what would be the best out of these two, do I need a preamp with an XLR mic if I'm not recording music, and are there other options that would be better for around €50?


u/Skitch_n_Sketch · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Cool, then the loss of inputs from the R-15PM shouldn't matter much. I'd definitely recommend adding some kind of physical volume knob inbetween the speakers and computer though, easier to prevent yourself from blowing up the speakers.

Audio Interfaces are pretty popular for this, but you can find cheaper options that still have some features. This things 20 bucks and has a volume knob, speaker outs, and a headphone jack. Even this $8 knob does the trick.

u/certifiedrotten · 2 pointsr/podcasting

You could make your life a lot easier with a USB interface like this one. BEHRINGER audio interface UMC22

u/Kizamus · 2 pointsr/Twitch

I'm not too sure on what else you could do TBH. If you're already using noise gate. The blue yeti is a pretty sensitive mic and not one that I would recommend. You could always try selling the yeti and going for a different mic. Maybe an XLR Shotgun. You can get one under 100 including the phantom PS. I may add some links to this reply

Audio Interface:


Those are under 70 USD. I've used the Audio interface in the past and it's actually really good for its price.
You may need to look for a different stand, or maybe figure out a way to keep it pointed towards you while you play your games ect.

Hope this helps

u/Crymoricus · 2 pointsr/audiodrama

This - $58.99

This - $99.00

This - the one with the stand ($48.00)

and This - $12.50

Total: $218.49

The "soundproof shield" on the mic stand isn't enough. The only reason I say you should get it is because it will allow you to hang a blanket over your mic. You want something heavy with a cotton-like, or very dense surface. You can hang the blanket there and "duck in" to do your voice work. You can take a phone in with your lines on it so you don't have to duck in and out so much. The point is that there is no such thing as a good mic that doesn't need soundproofing, period.

With this condenser mic, good soundproofing (blanket), and the heavy pop filter, you will be surprised at the quality. The Behringer audio interface is basically an amp, you know, and it's totally fine for voice work. And remember, this is NOT a USB mic! It NEEDS an audio interface.

I realize it's more than the option already presented, but it's just so worth it. It really is so much about that blanket. The fact is if you want to sound pro without spending pro money, you need to stick your head in there and just put up with that. The results are 100% worth it.

One other thing: if you find that pop filter isn't enough, and you're still hearing "mouth clicks" (this setup, without filter, will pick up every little sound the inside of your mouth makes -- and the inside of your mouth actually makes a LOT of unintended noise, if you didn't know it), start layering on thin nylon fabric (panty hose will work) until it's gone to your satisfaction.

Here's me using this exact setup (I have tried other inexpensive setups!)

u/SHOWTIME316 · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

Probably a silly question but I figured I might as well ask. On the [UMC22] (, using the direct monitor headphone output, can you hear whatever audio your computer is outputting as well? Since my main use for this interface will be gaming, for example, would I be able to monitor my own comms while also hearing my game and Spotify in the same headphones? I'm trying to see if I should bother replacing my lost 1/4th adapter that came with my AT M30xs.

u/cecilkorik · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Well, first of all, it requires 48V phantom power and additional cables or it will not work. As the description on Amazon states:

>PLEASE NOTE: Sound Card, 48V Phantom Power, 1/4" to XLR Cable & XLR to XLR Cable are needed to purchase additionally.

Neewer has their own 48V power supply, I would recommend you get that. You may also need an additional XLR cable.

Assuming you've got all that figured out, you may be able to use your built-in sound card, as the description suggests that it comes with a 3.5mm to XLR cable. If the quality is not satisfactory, they also sell a USB sound card, or there are many others to choose from, from cheap one trick ponies like this up to and including professional audio boxes that connect directly to your PC. For a professional mic like that, those may be the best option. But they are not cheap.

Edit: links.

u/therealvodius · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I can't speak personally for this DAW but some people like it well enough. Well timed Humble Bundle

Behringer has this audio interface that will get you what you need for guitar/bass/mic for less than a new video game

Have you tried asking people at your school what they're doing? Maybe someone wants to be a producer and is looking for someone to collab with?

u/o0turdburglar0o · 2 pointsr/linuxquestions

That has a single XLR input, and onboard effects. Doesn't seem very flexible to me. For the price, I'm not at all interested.

Unless you are specifically wanting an 'all in one' outboard solution like that, which requires quite a bit of compromise in terms of price, flexibility, and usually quality... I personally would rather go with a modular solution and software effects, as that would remove all limitations and be more easily upgraded at a later date... Not to mention it would be cheaper.

Free effects are abundant on Linux. A nice all-inclusive option would be something like Guitarix. It's a full suite of 'guitar' effects (which would work fine for vocals as well.)

You'll need the following hardware (examples included:)

  1. XLR input:
  • Scarlett Solo has 1 XLR and 1 line in. Great sounding preamps.
  • Behringer UMC22 is similar in features, very inexpensive.
  • Depending on what you'll be using this for, you may want to consider an option with two XLR inputs in case you want two people (or just two mics) simultaneously.

  1. Control surface: These have knobs/buttons/sliders that can be assigned to anything in your software.
  • Akai MidiMix - Lots of sliders and knobs.
  • Behringer Xtouch Mini - Inexpensive and portable

    So if you went with the Scarlett Solo + Akai MidiMix, you'd have more flexibility, better preamps, and more easily portable setup for less than half the price.

    With the Behringer options listed above, it would be 1/4 the price, again with all the benefits I listed.

    FYI, the example products in this comment are just that: examples. There are dozens of other options available.
u/blasphemoustoast · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Ok so in that video he is using an XLR to USB cable to connect his audio out to his pc. That will work but using XLR to USB will degrade the audio, and you will also be unable to adjust input gain, which means you have to be at a specific distance from the mic (depending on how loud your voice is) and may cause other issues such as audio clipping.

However, after doing a little research, I found that for only $5 more than his setup, you can get this input/output device and one XLR cable, which will give you much better audio quality. Just plug the mic into the device, and the device will connect directly to your computer via USB, and will be able to provide phantom power on its own.

I hope this helps (:

u/Danonino1234 · 1 pointr/Twitch

Thanks for the reply!

Is there a major differece between the Samson Q2U and the Sm58 or E835 in terms of sound quality. I was also looking at audio interfaces and I found the Behringer UMC22 ($50) and was wondering if it was a good choice for that price?

u/AttractiveSheldon · 1 pointr/ZReviews

Hell yeah! I have the white ones and they look beautiful. Also, for connection, I use a Behringer UMC22, it's basically a Scarlett 2i2 but it's $40 on Amazon right now.

u/darkworldaudio · 1 pointr/audio

Yeah I seem to find conflicting info on that too, the manual mentions that it does 48v but everything else says it doesn't so best avoid that suggestion, there's also UMC22 which has fewer inputs but if you're just using 1 mic then it doesn't matter. It's also small but doesn't look like a traditional mixer, should work great. Hope you find something!

u/sir_errant · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Hmm... To clarify, my set up is as follows from input to output:

electric guitar (Epiphone Casino) -[TS cable]-\> Behringer U-Phoria UMC22 -[USB output]-\> MacBook Pro 2013 Laptop -[Software: Garage Band]-\> output audio jack from Laptop to Headphones (Audio Technica ATH-M30x)

My original comment was intended to inquire about the OP's Behringer UMC204HD (better version than mine) to see if it also experienced the issues I was experiencing with the cheaper alternative (Mine was $40). The UMC22 only has one Mic/Line, along with 1 Inst port. Both of those ports with their own Gain knobs. Then there is the Monitoring output with its own output knob and Direct Monitor button which I referenced earlier. That monitoring output knob does nothing to the USB output.

So I do not have Pad switches on those ports, a Mix knob, or a main output knob. With my set up of all the knobs turned down, I do get an input from the guitar (along with the static), the guitar is pretty quiet though. This input is visible in Garage Band's audio input visualizer measuring the Decibels.

Thank you for taking the time to help me out with this.

To Clarify my experience for any and all people looking at the cheaper option of Behringer U-Phoria UMC22:

This noise is not Ground Noise due to my Laptop because I do not have my MacBook Pro grounded/connected to an outlet. I have read other comments around on this product that mentioned it may be some sort of Ground Noise within the unit itself due to lesser quality, but nothing definite.

The tests where I found increasing the gain knob (this was the gain to the Mic/Line1 port with Midas PreAmp) was what I mistook for the increase in the volume of the static. That is the fuzz/noise of the typical increased gain. However, this does not increase the noise/whine of the unit. That is simply constant. I can tell the frequency and pitch of the two noises are different now when listening close. My other comment about the change in the whining noise of the unit on by itself when the gain knobs are turned still holds true.

u/_fuma_ · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Yeah, that's the wrong cable. You have a stereo 3.5mm (TRS / Tip Ring Sleeve) to XLR. - Not going to work!

The XLR input on any "pro" speaker is meant for balanced mono cables (like a microphone cable), its not stereo.

The 3 wires inside a balanced XLR connector are for a (mono) "Hot, Cold and Earth" signal, not stereo "Left, Right and Ground" signal as in a consumer headphone jack. Totally different animal. You're shorting out the signal by using that adapter.


First off - do you have one or two EONs?

If you only have one mono speaker, you could use a 3.5mm mono to 2 conductor 1/4" TS (Tip Sleeve) plug

u/JaviJ01 · 1 pointr/buildapc

That makes sense. Would something like this work to power my mic(and replace my current phantom power for it) and then remove the humming in my headphones?

u/PopandLocke · 1 pointr/audiophile

I've got a pair of studio monitors with balanced TRS and XLR ins that are hand-me-downs from a friend. I'm hunting for the best solution to get them up and running for under or close to $100. These two (Behringer UMC22 & Focusrite Scarlett Solo) have been interesting, but I'd much prefer something that will cut the studio monitors when I plug in headphones (ideally with a 1/4 in jack, but that's not vital), or at least allow me to turn down the monitors separately from the headphones. The Scarlett 2i2 will allow me to control both levels separately, but it's a bit over my budget, and I won't be doing any recording, so I'm wondering if there's something out there that's more focused towards my use case.

u/aliensbrah · 1 pointr/microphones

Hey man, sorry to bug you 10 days later.

You originally suggested the M-Audio 2x2 USB Audio Interface.

Is there any reason this interface wouldn't suffice?

u/provideocreator · 1 pointr/Bass

Buzzing? That's weird. Sure it's not the headphones? Sometimes they can't handle the low frequencies and that can happen.

I would say the only real option is a Behringer U-PHORIA UMC22. As for a cable, it's not really going to make much of a difference what you use. Unless you're using a high end interface I doubt you'll notice.

u/hinosaki · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Depends on what you're using the mic for. Assuming you're using it for streaming/PC gaming, you can look into dynamic microphones because they don't pickup as much background noise as condenser mics.

Generally, most dynamic mics are XLR which need some sort of pre-amp. A popular budget pre-amp is the Behringer UM22, and a fairly popular XLR dynamic mic is a Shure SM58.

My setup is overkill for general PC gaming, but I use an Audio Technica AT2020, which is a condenser mic, connected to a UM22. It doesn't pickup much keyboard noise thanks to my MX brown switches, but if I press hard enough, it'll get picked up (albeit slightly). I usually use push-to-talk anyways so it's not a problem.

I got a pretty good deal on /r/hardwareswap for my UM22+AT2020 for ~$100 a while ago, otherwise I would've purchased a dynamic mic.

YMMV though! My friend isn't an audiophile nor professional streamer so his setup may not be optimal for reducing keyboard noises. I've heard of plenty of people using Blue Yetis and were with their purchase.

u/mooldypheysh · 1 pointr/synthesizers

Is this kind of what you're referring to?

u/Juju458 · 1 pointr/letsplay

I personally have a scarlet for music production, and I love it, but if you are only really using this for videos or streaming, I'd sugest tightening up that budget, maybe look into getting this Behringer for just 40 bucks! Free shipping on Amazon too!
If you wanna spend that money, I'd spend it on more for the quality of your videos. Maybe a pop filter, mic isolation box, that money can be better spent imo.

u/Eddie_Savitz_Pizza · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I would highly recommend this audio interface for anyone just starting out. It's only $40 and the preamp is very impressive for the price. Is it as good as a Focusrite? no. But it's less than half the price, and very close in terms of quality. Definitely the best value per dollar interface out there. You can absolutely make professional sounding recordings with it.

As for a DAW I think the best beginner option is Reaper. It's does everything you want a professional DAW to do and it's only $60 for a non commercial license. There's a buttload of tutorials on Youtube for it which helps to flatten out the learning curve, and if you know Reaper you should be able to find your way around any other DAW that you may work with in the future.

That's $100 for arguably the two most important parts of your setup. I don't think there's anything out there that can take you as far for less (legally).

u/steinerscooking · 1 pointr/livesound

Would this be an example of a suitable audio interface? I'm almost thinking of returning the MG10 and getting the MG10XU, as the price difference between these and purchasing a cheap AI is virtually the same.

u/ChooseAUniqueUsern · 1 pointr/microphones

I wanted to ask if this preamp is good enough for an AT2020 microhpone


I don't have enough money to buy a scarlet interface and I really want the best audio possible,So I wanted to ask if buying the at2020 with that preamp is still worth it or should I just go for the usb version of the At2020.
Also if you guys know of a preamp that is just A LITTLE BIT more expensive than that one that I could buy that would be good enough for the AT2020

And if you guys know any arm stand that isn't too expensive for the at2020 it would be appreciated (People are telling me that the arm stands that are like 15 dollars on amazon are gonna bend or brake pretty easily but the only other price range that I see are the like 80 dollars ones that I can't afford right now)

u/ilrasso · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Try this behringer um2 at 30$. If you wanna splurge the um22 is 40$ and the umc404hd is 100.

u/Lewbap · 1 pointr/audiophile

Does this DAC provide balanced outputs, preferably ideal for some JBL LSR 305's?

u/raistlin65 · 1 pointr/audiophile

A USB audio interface, which is an external DAC, could certainly reduce noise issues and would give you a separate volume control for your speakers. For instance, this Behringer could help:

However, it will only work with your PC.

u/Crashboy96 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Yea, that's just a 48v phantom power source, not exactly an audio interface and it won't change up your mic sound aside from making it louder.

An audio interface like the Behringer UMC22 will amplify your mic/headphone volume and improve the sound quality of your microphone by cleaning it up.

u/Audbol · 1 pointr/microphones


This is what you want instead

u/Mach592 · 1 pointr/Guitar

Not OP but this is definitely the way to go and you won't even really need to upgrade after this. You can get some amazing sounds from an interface while those mini guitar amps can leave you very unsatisfied. The Behringer UMC22 is a great affordable option. The Focusrite 2i2 is the standard for most at home musicians and it runs at 120 dollars if you have the budget for it. You would also be needing some headphones, if you don't already have some there are good options for studio headphones as cheap as $40-50. As far as software there are free ones but most good ones run for about 250-350$. There's always the option of pirating and once you know that is what you like then actually supporting the developers and buying the software.

u/Mattarias · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Ah! I didn't know that haha.

I was definitely considering the Scarlett (The Solo is cheaper though. Is the 2i2 worth it?) or the Behringer U-Phoria (since it is cheaper and again, I am a poor artist lol). Both have decent reviews. Though I guess Behringer as a brand seems to get a lot of hate for whatever reason.

u/the_blue_wizard · 1 pointr/audio

The Behringer UMC22 has a Headphone output, can you hear the Mic in the Headphone Out?

In your computer software or in the Audio Editing program, so you see the UMC22 as an option to take input from the USB Port?

What is the Microphone? Brand and Model?

u/buster_casey · 1 pointr/Guitar

You can get something like this

And go into your phone or a computer as the iRig itself has amp sims. Or you could buy an interface like this

And get some paid or free amp sims to run through your computer

u/the_unusable · 1 pointr/Guitar

UMC22 is only $40 and sounds pretty good from the youtube video's I've watched. Does this one seem like a good deal? Given I'm just recording at home and nothing professional or on the road

u/Witherleader · 1 pointr/audiophile

Oh, okay sorry. Thanks for the fast reply

On the site it says 96dB.

I found this amp on amazon:

Will that be good enough or is is a bit shit?


Thanks again

u/Noughttt · 1 pointr/audiophile

hey im trying to step up my audio game,

i currently have audio jack speakers and im looking to get usb audio from my pc to studio monitors to listen to music. im looking for a usb interface to connect it to my pc because i cant seem to find usb speakers. so is this optimal or am i making it complicated? i want to buy studio monitors around 200$

here is my setup that i think i need, please tell me if im wrong.

Pc audio -> usb audio interface -> active monitors

so i need the audio interface? i was looking at this one

also been looking at these monitors:




    or can i use a usb to dual rca cable? will that affect quality?

    im open to all opinions
u/KobeWithAccent · 1 pointr/makinghiphop

Yeah, the headphone jack is no use in this case.

Another good reason to get audio interface is that it takes a major load off your computer when working in your DAW.

If you want a really cheap interface, I could recommend Behringer UMC22.

It's really cheap, and has double TRS outputs. However, Behringer is kind of known for "decent quality for a decent price". This could be your starter interface, and easily upgraded to more quality interface when time comes (For example NI Audio 6).

u/Jameson1337 · 1 pointr/Guitar

You'll plug a guitar cable into it and it will plug usb into your computer.

Ive got one of these, i really dig it

u/TestUser1001 · 1 pointr/Twitch

I guess I need to research the audio interfaces a bit more. I know that you need an XLR cable that goes from mic to interface and then other than that I'm not sure what other cables I would need. Will most likely go for the USB version since I only plan to game and stream but if I research more I might consider the XLR version because I see that you can upgrade more easily.

EDIT - cheapest interface I could find with phantom power I believe

u/Hordriss27 · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

If you can get a Windows PC, there is a very good DAW which is free:

You'd also need a way of getting your instruments connected to the computer. Here's a good (and very reasonably priced) USB audio interface. I use it myself.

u/funklahoma · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Depends on how you define medium price range.

I use this, this, and this. But you could use a $20 phantom power like this instead of the UM2. I just got that so I could record music as well.

u/sec_goat · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers
u/blizeH · 1 pointr/Twitch

Thanks! Is this a good option please?

It’s not from their Xenyx range but it’s still a Behringer and it’s USB powered which is a big plus for me. It has the gain controls :)

u/HAYD3N60 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I need a phantom power supply for a Beringer C-1. Right now the Behringer U-Phoria UMC22 looks pretty good, but if I could save $20 and be good with something like the Neewer that be great. I have already had this C-1 for a while now (traded my blue snowball for it and a mixer) but after some research I have found out that my mixer only supplies 15v of phantom and the C-1 needs 48v. I am only using this mic to talk on discord with some friends so nothing too crazy.

What recommendations do you have for something between $20-$40? For my situation I'm looking for the best bang for my buck type of thing. I'm pretty good with tech but audio is just another beast that I don't really want to tackle myself so any help would be very appreciated!

u/ArrhythmicEvent · 1 pointr/Bass

Ive been really happy with using my DI box for this setup.

Its got 2 inputs, input 1 is my guitar and input 2 is my PC, phone, mp3 player, whatever. This lets me merge the two signals into the set of headphones.

My amp also allows me to do this, its got an AUX input and a headphone out. Really makes practicing simple.

u/neo_styles · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Imo, the Yeti isn't your best choice. Sure it's USB, but I'd say you're better off getting a decent condenser and an audio interface. Behringer's U-Phoria series have super-low latency and def won't break the bank.

As for a mic, this is what I'd suggest:

Gets you the mic, pop filter, and shock mount. It does push up the budget a bit, but you should also get a pretty solid ROI should you decide to resell (bigger market) and you won't need to stand the mic right in front of you.

u/Parnax · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

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|CPU|AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor|$199.00 @ Amazon|
|CPU Cooler|be quiet! - Shadow Rock Slim 67.8 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler|$49.80 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard|ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard|$119.89 @ OutletPC|
|Memory|Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory|$74.99 @ Adorama|
|Storage|HP - EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive|$64.99 @ Newegg|
|Video Card|Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card|$154.89 @ OutletPC|
|Case|Fractal Design - Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case|$60.99 @ Newegg Business|
|Power Supply|be quiet! - Pure Power 10 CM 600 W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply|$87.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Monitor|BenQ - GW2480 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor|$119.99 @ Amazon|
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Absolutely everything in this build is focused on quiet operation. Selecting low power components means that little heat needs to be dissipated which means little fan noise.

To support music production software, the PC is equipped with a CPU which offers high single core performance at low power. The CPU cooler is chosen for ultra quiet operation.

The motherboard chosen has a very high quality audio section (by motherboard standards). You'll probably need to add an external audio interface to meet your specific needs (such as this one).

Ordinarily, I wouldn't configure a GTX 1650 in any kind of gaming build, but it does use very little power and runs quiet.

The Fractal Design Define Nano S case is the best PC case to meet your requirements in my opinion.

The power supply is more expensive than other options at this power because it was chosen for quiet operation.

The monitor selected is chosen more for readability and usefulness in music production and editing than for gaming. It's an IPS monitor with good viewing angles and color. Since the graphics card won't support high frame rate gaming, the 60Hz refresh rate will be fine.

Let me know your questions and comments.

u/neroveleno · 1 pointr/italy

Se il tuo laptop ha un solo minijack che comprende sia cuffie che microfono allora si tratta di un connettore TRRS (minijack 4 pin, come quello degli smartphone). In questo caso puoi registrare solo mono, cioè un singolo canale, quindi dovresti procurarti un adattatore tipo questo e connettere l'uscita L/R della tastiera alla femmina di ingresso (in questo caso col simbolo del microfono) dell'adattatore linkato sopra.

Se invece il tuo computer ha due minijack separati per cuffie e microfono allora basta procurarti un cavo "a Y" con da una parte 2 jack TRS e dall'altra un minijack, tipo questo e connetterlo all'uscita della tastiera e all'ingresso mic del computer.

In ognuno dei due casi stai comunque facendo una cosa teoricamente scorretta, le tastiere come la tua escono con un segnale di linea (cioè un segnale già amplificato che non richiede ulteriore guadagno) mentre gli ingressi del pc si aspettano un livello microfonico (cioè un segnale che richiede amplificazione). Inserendo un segnale di linea in un ingresso mic avrai probabilmente problemi, il segnale in ingresso risulterà distorto. Inoltre gli ingressi mic dei pc sono merda vera, sono pensati per gli auricolari per skype, non per la musica.

Vuoi quindi il mio consiglio vero? Procurati una scheda audio esterna usb. Ne esistono per tutte le tasche e anche qualcosa di veramente cheap tipo questa oppure questa sono comunque meglio di qualsiasi ingresso audio integrato nel pc.

u/Book_of_Wisdom · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

The HD599 aren't very hard to drive, so here is my recommendation but it's not exactly what you asked for. It will definitely improve the mic quality, and gives you a gain knob for mic sensitivity, and a headphone volume knob as well.


XLR to 3.5mm phantom power converter (this lets you plug mod mic into the XLR mic pre-amps):

u/404isFUN · 1 pointr/ableton

Wow, $500 is a lot of cash and I'm not comfortable with the thought of dropping that much $$$ on something that's one of my hobbies I dig into every now and then haha

Also, I didn't know what 'balanced line level outs' is and some googling reveals that it's something you encounter when connecting external gear which I doubt I will :)

So is it true that something like the Behringer will not sound as good compared to a Focusrite or something from UA? (Regardless of the quality of whatever mic inputs are available)

Thanks for the reply!

u/anthonyisgood · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Thanks very much for your help so far. Looking to keep the budget as low as possible. You're right, I don't need a mixer.

Now thinking of going with Behringer UMC22, just hoping to confirm the Outputs are 1/4" as I'd like to minimize cabling.

u/Aybobb · 1 pointr/Bass

Would [this] ( one work for what I need? As I said, I don't know what I'm looking for and I don't know if this one's good or not. I just searched "usb audio interface" on Amazon.

u/dolphincss · 1 pointr/microphones
u/StatmanThunderfist · 1 pointr/podcasting

I use this mic. It's crazy cheap and actually sounds amazing, and comes with the scissor arm, pop filter, and shock mount. You might be tempted to avoid it because it's a no-name brand on Amazon, but I can assure you the sound is on par with any other condenser mic you can find. If you want to listen to what I sound like let me know and I'll DM you a link to my latest episode (to avoid the whole self-promotion type stuff).

It should also be noted that I purchased an XLR cable and I have it connected to this interface.

I have seen people blow hundreds of dollars on expensive equipment, only to record about 5 episodes, fizzle out, and never use them again.

As far as the bass in his voice goes, the Aokeo AK-70 (linked above) tends to be a brighter-sounding mic. You can also play with the EQ in your DAW to tune his voice to your liking, which you can really do with any mic. I've heard a podcast that was recorded with a $400 Shure SM7B Dynamic Mic that sounds like hot garbage because of the way they apply EQ and compression (or lack thereof).

u/Alkali-A · 1 pointr/audio

When it comes to a good staple dynamic microphone, the one that almost always brought up first is the shure SM-58

and a great starter interface that works with it is this unit from behringer

then you'd only need your own choice of stand, and an xlr cable and you're good to go

and of course, an advantage of using an interface with your microphone is if you want to get a better setup, you don't have to replace everything all at once


you can add to the setup, or replace parts one by one as you wish.

u/packotictacs · 1 pointr/microphones

I'm looking to buy a microphone for my friend, but I have no experience in this department. My friend isn't going professional idol singer mode, but I do still want to have some sound quality and after doing some research, I got some came up some picks and was looking for any insight.

My picks were:

Blue Yeti USB

AT2020+ USB

AT2020 with Behringer audio interface and XLR cable? Do I need this? Its didn't seem to be included in any of these.

Are these alright just for some casual recording/singing?

u/TuFFrabit · 0 pointsr/HuntShowdown

Internal soundcards are mostly a waste of time and money these days. If you really want to upgrade then think towards a USB audio interface with good SnR and channel separation. The Behringer UMC22 for instance.

BEHRINGER audio interface (UMC22)

u/snowtx · -1 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Are you trying to connect directly to a computer? Assuming that's the case, you can connect to your computer via supplied USB cable to an audio interface, then from interface to studio subwoofer input using TRS balanced cables, and finally from subwoofer output to the JBL LSR305s again using TRS cables. The following would be a very budget solution:

** Behring UMC22 audio interface $40 on Amazon.

** Qty. 4 TRS cables $25 from Monoprice along with the subwoofer to get free shipping (2 to subwoofer input L&R and one each from subwoofer output to JBLs inputs):