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Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps and British EQs
Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer2 state-of-the-art XENYX Mic Preamps comparable to stand-alone boutique preampsNeo-classic "British" 3-band EQs for warm and musical sound1 post fader FX send per channel for external FX devices1 stereo aux return for FX applications or as separate stereo input
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89 Reddit comments about Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps and British EQs:

u/mr_william · 36 pointsr/regularcarreviews

Just a small suggestion for /u/RegularCars and /u/RegularRoman:

If these ask Mr. Regular videos are going to be a regular thing, get a small cheap mixer and a second mic (or lapel mics)

The noise from passing the mic back and forth was a bit distracting

^^^^Also ^^^^answer ^^^^my ^^^^question ^^^^next ^^^^time ^^^^:)

u/moustachedelait · 7 pointsr/karaoke
  • I started out with just trying to get it going on my laptop with kjams & a microphone.
  • But that didn't sound good and look good, so I hooked up my laptop to my tv through a receiver
  • But using my mic through the laptop mic hole, caused a delay between the audio of the song and the mic
  • This is why you need a mixer. You need the sound of the laptop and the sound of the mic to arrive at the same time. I got this one. Mic goes in channel one, laptop goes in channel 3 or 4 (get the right cable)
  • That mixer's output goes into my receiver now. My receiver allows to get the audio from a different input than the video. This was essential in my setup. I have a basic yamaha 4 hdmi receiver. I turn it to hdmi1, but get the sound from one of the audio inputs, where the mixer goes into (get the right cable)
  • sweet, now I have music and mic arriving in my receiver, and it's going to the speakers and the tv is displaying my laptop
  • now people are tripping over the mic cable and they want a second mic
  • get yourself some wireless mics. the ones i bought are no longer for sale but they are "dual channel" and "uhf" or something
  • now you need some songs though I have to say, just opening youtube and searching a song title + ' karaoke' works pretty darn well as well
  • and some disco lights!
  • my friends like it and say it's the best home setup they know


    Btw, nice effort on the è but you want the other one: fiancé
    It's easy to remember: é the stripe goes on and so does the sound. è the stripe stops and the sound is short

u/djdementia · 7 pointsr/audioengineering

Yes - however there is no need to convert to XLR you just need to convert to TRS.

That input on the front isn't just XLR - it is XLR & TRS combo jack. it's easier to find 3.5mm to TRS cables like this: https://smile.amazon.com/MOTONG-Stereo-Female-Connector-Connectors/dp/B01DYHD2D2/

You just plug one of the two connectors into the Safire 2i2 it goes into the large center hole on that XLR connector.

And that isn't a USB mixer - that is a USB audio interface. This is a USB mixer.

u/djscsi · 5 pointsr/Beatmatch

The easy way around this is to plug everything into a small line mixer like this one. Then everyone can happily plug/unplug their gear without interrupting the music. This is assuming there are no spare line inputs on the mixer you're using for the CDJs.

Also the S2 has RCA and TRS (1/4") outputs. No XLR.

u/fluffyclownfish · 4 pointsr/audio

About getting an amplifier:
A power amplifier is basically a device that converts a low power signal to one that is directly fed to the drivers of a loudspeaker, otherwise you wouldn't get any sound ('mic level' and 'line level' signals are too low for loudspeakers)!

Since the B112D is a powered loudspeaker, the amplifier is included in the unit. This means you don't have to go out an buy one separately.

About getting a mixer:
A mixer is a device that takes multiple audio inputs, performs some modifications to the signal (e.g. equaliser, compressor), combines the signals, then spits it out.

You don't really need a mixer if you only have one audio source (sounds like you'll only need one since you're planning to use it for music). Even if you're hoping to mix several sources, the unit itself has individually adjustable gain settings for two discrete inputs. If you need any more than two inputs, the Behringer Xenyx 802 should suffice.

If you're hoping to get a mixer to use multiple speakers, you can simply daisy-chain the speakers together (this means you won't get any stereo separation but 1. it's a pool party, who cares and 2. you probably won't get a stereo signal anyway if you use most mixers). Plug the main input into 'Input 1', then connect your second speaker to the first by connecting an XLR cable to 'Mix Out' on the first speaker, to 'Input 1' on the second.

My advice would be to go out and buy a 3.5mm to XLR male cable, and use that to connect your phone/computer to 'Input 1' on the speaker. If you have a second set, follow the instructions for daisy-chaining above. Do that for however many speakers you have. Good luck!

u/supizky · 3 pointsr/audiophile

A small mixer will do the trick and it also gives you the chance to adjust the volumes of iPad and synth independently.

You could use a basic DJ-mixer (something like this) or a simple studio mixer like this.

u/salnajjar · 3 pointsr/karaoke

I've only used it once or twice myself, but Karafun isn't bad. It's a stand alone karaoke application with an online subscription service to their song library.

You will still need microphones, mixer, amp etc.

A good simple home setup can be:

  • Cheap 4 channel mixer with two XLR inputs and two phono/rca or 1/4" jack plug inputs (something like this shouldn't break the bank)
  • Two moderately decent microphones (I recommend wired over wireless as you get better sound for the money) (Another amazon link to something not too over priced that should fit the bill)
  • Lastly, a PC headphone out to 1/4" TRS connector cable (Amazon link again)

    Now you can mix the Karaoke software on a PC with the microphones, individually adjust the levels of the microphones to accomodate different volumes of singers, mix stereo tracks down into mono tracks (some karaoke songs are muxed with backing vocals).

    Just install the software on a laptop, connect the laptop to your TV or a second monitor and the audio out of the mixer to your amplifier and you're good to go.
u/DrunkieMunkie · 3 pointsr/Twitch

Hola! I set all this up last year so it’s a bit rusty!

This is a shopping list for an Xbox One mixer setup similar to mine and you may need some help filling in a few gaps and the wiring!

So the idea is to build a setup to be able to use an awesome mic to talk to the stream as well as party chat ‘at the same time’ (which I prefer over using a headset) but to also be able to hear game/chat/PC audio though a single pair of headphones and control their volume levels in one place with ease.

I don't need sound going out to my PC as the Cap card is getting that from the Console via HDMI.
Streaming Xbox to PC then the WORLD!

Xbox – hdmi into a cap card in the PC Avermedia live gamer hd
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AverMedia-61C9850000AE-Avermedia-Live-Gamer/dp/B007SRYAPO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1447858313&sr=8-2&keywords=live+gamer+hd
This grabs the game audio and that’s that bit done, stream using OBS and boom!

Here's is my shopping list for party chat:

Mixer

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415150891&sr=8-1&keywords=behringer+mixer
Headset Buddy (Real name, I didn’t make that up!)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Headset-Buddy-Adapter-PC35-PH25-Computer/dp/B002D41HKS/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1421341934&sr=1-3&keywords=headset+buddy

Xbox Chat Thing:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-One-Stereo-Headset-Adapter/dp/B00IAVDOS6

Cable from Buddy to Mixer:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hosa-CMP159-Stereo-Breakout-10-Feet/dp/B005HGM1D6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415150937&sr=8-1&keywords=hosa+cables

Cable from Mixer to Buddy!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/HosaTech-CMS-105-3-5mm-Stereo-Interconnect/dp/B000068O35/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447857349&sr=8-1&keywords=3.5mm+TRS+to+1%2F4+inch

Xbox Mixer(s)

Astro Mixamp (I use)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASTRO-Gaming-3AM99-HBU9X-975-ASTROGAMING-MIXAMP/dp/B004L6C6BK/ref=sr_1_4?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1447856882&sr=1-4&keywords=astro+mixamp

Earforce DSS (an option!)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Force-Channel-Dolby-Surround-Processor-Mac/dp/B003O0KICS/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1421378828&sr=1-1&keywords=dss1

Ground Loop things:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Headphone-Ground-Isolator-Filter-Stereo/dp/B00INV5LB6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_23_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41-9H3Hc3mL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1TTNMJANJDTK26VVSAE7

Although I have used these ones because I didn’t see the ones above!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AV-Link-201-086-Skytronic-Isolator/dp/B000NVWB9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447857227&sr=8-1&keywords=Ground+Loop+Isolator

Mic wise any XLR mic is fine!

Here is a link to a image i found that kinda helps piece it all together! http://imgur.com/UYaQQUZ

Here is a quick vid of my setup, happy to help if i can! http://www.twitch.tv/drunkiemunkie/v/26306849

Heres is my latest Xbox One vid with party chat but it picks up the Public Lobby if they speak!
http://www.twitch.tv/drunkiemunkie/v/31799799

dM

u/uncommon_sc2 · 3 pointsr/podcasts

I wish someone would have given me this list when I started. For about $360 the list below gives you everything you need. I highly recommend against recording on your phone. There is also a lot of great free software out there for recording video for both PC and Mac. I use XSplit personally, even if I'm not streaming. You could probably find the light set without the green screen for a little cheaper if you want, but I wouldn't go any cheaper on the microphones, soundboard or webcam. With all this you'll have a semi-professional setup at an affordable budget.


2x Microphones ($70) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XOXRTX6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


2x Microphone XLR Cables ($20) https://www.amazon.com/XLR-Microphone-Cable-Feet-Female/dp/B06XC6435F/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503965340&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=xlr+male+to+female&psc=1


1 USB Mixer ($60) https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1503964969&sr=8-3&keywords=xenyx


Light Set ($150) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019GTCNXC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Webcam ($60) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006JH8T3S/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1




u/onemanshownetwork · 3 pointsr/podcasting

If on a budget:

I like the Behringer q802usb for a mixer $65

2 ATR 2100 Mics $80 a piece

If you want to spend more on a mic that won't pick up as much noise:

Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone $100 a piece - but doesn't come with stand or pop filter...

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones to monitor sound or edit. $70

If you want your partner to have headphones, you will need a headphone amp $25 and chord $7

If you have any questions I have a Facebook Group for beginners: Podcasting Made Simple

u/Naaackers · 3 pointsr/Twitch

Hey there dude,

You're going to want a mixer for that. The quality of audio going from audio out on one pc to mic in on the other will sound terrible, and most likely cause some ground noise loop problems.

If you're not looking to spend any money, I would recommend checking out NDI. It's an OBS plugin that would allow you to send your game video and audio over to your streaming PC over a wired network connection. As long as both your PC's are hardwired to your network, you're good.

Here is a permalink to another thread where I explain how NDI works, and how you can learn about it. In this thread i'm talking about VR, but the process would be the same, just capturing normal game play instead of VR.

Alternatively, you could spend as little at $60 on a mixer to make what you need happen, if you decide to go that route. Good luck!

u/Shake_Oh · 3 pointsr/microphones

I see in the comments below that you've already returned it, if you are willing to use a mixer the setup I would recommend to start would be:


Behringer Xm8500


Windscreen


XLR Cable


Behringer Xenyx 502


RCA to 3.5mm


All this is less than $80.

A stand like this would work well, and it is still below $100.

Here is a sound sample I found on YouTube.


Once you have more money to play around with for dynamic microphones look into: Shure SM58, Shure Beta 58, and the EV ND767A. These will run you roughly $100-$150.


Once you have a use case for condenser microphones look into: AT2020, Samson C02 Pair, and MXL 770. All of these will run you roughly $100, however if you went with the Samson C02s you would need more inputs and therefore a different mixer.

u/doougle · 3 pointsr/audio

Here's a cheap mixer.

There are some nice usb interfaces (I like Focusrite) that might work for you. (rather than the mixer). But it will depend on your software.

u/TheLegionlessLight · 2 pointsr/Twitch

Wish I had seen this before I bought a Behringer Xenyx 802 and an Audia-Technica AT2035. I just can't get rid of all of the background noise from my wife in the living room with me watching tv (an office would be dope but not right now).

u/MrCarltonBanksIII · 2 pointsr/microphones

I was thinking possibly 50/50. I bought a Blue icicle and the PX22 amp. I have a question though, is this interface a good interface? It seems to have 48v phantom power and I would assume that it is much more reliable than the icicle

u/DiNitride · 2 pointsr/audio

You would want a mixer similar to this: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Behringer-802-Input-Bus-Mixer/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1525617928&sr=8-6&keywords=audio+mixer&dpID=61W%252B4lk8wqL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Using lines 3/4 for PC audio and 5/6 for the turntable. Then main out to your speakers. Unless your wireless headphones have any kind of line in jack on the transmitter then I would assume that it is not capable of being used with a mixer.

u/OldmanChompski · 2 pointsr/OP1users

I guess a mixer maybe.
http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1426823016&sr=8-2&keywords=behringer

But honestly you should really just use a DAW and a sound interface to record the guitar. It sounds like you're trying to use your OP-1 like its a DAW and thats simply not how it should be used for. Its a synthesizer and sampler. You'd be better off recording into a cheap standalone recorder then to use the OP-1 as a recording tools. Its better at taking samples.

But the mixer would at least allow you to plug both your mic and your guitar into the OP-1 and manage the levels of each. But be careful I've heard that ghost power can blow out the Op-1. I'm not sure if thats input or output that does it.

u/MKeirsbi · 2 pointsr/vinyl

No, I don't think that's redundant. If you don't need one with a phono stage integrated, all you need is two separate stereo outputs in order to be able to control your gear to get maximum advantage. Now you're splitting up the stereo signal, which will definitely reflect badly on the playback of the music.

If you hook it all up to a mixer, you'll be able to send the signal wherever you'd want to, in stereo. I really think this might be an elegant solution to get the most out of your current setup. It doesn't have to cost that much. Looking to it in hurry, I'd say this Behringer could be up for the job. It seems to be having two lines out. You should decide on the best mixer according to your own gear and the inputs/outputs it has, but just to give you an example that it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg.

u/Rex_Lee · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

If you are doing three lavs, you need some way to mix them, so you can pan them where you want in the mix - position them in the audio mix, like you see them. Here is a mixer ($65) that will do what you need: http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=pd_cp_MI_0

u/itisrocketscience · 2 pointsr/vinyl

First, what are you planning to connect from your Focusrite Forte to your speakers?

Main issue with using separate inputs to the monitors is that you won't be able to control the volume independantly. I would suggest getting a mixer to put in between the speakers and everything else in the setup you are trying to achieve. Input form tt>preamp> mixer and computer>mixer to output directly to the speakers. This will also allow you to control the volume of everything independently. Especially since the volume control for the ROKITs is on the rear of the unit.


This is a general answer to your question. I have not looked into your budget and what you can get for it, I am assuming this budget includes TT? If so, off hand, I can suggest an atlp120 (~$250), use the built in preamp, and getting a small mixer (~$40 -$100) 5 channel 8 channel.

u/karawapo · 2 pointsr/Gameboy

Your two questions have a common answer: a mixer will make your life easier.

Here's an unexpensive one with some room for growth.

u/warinthestars · 2 pointsr/audio
u/ollee · 2 pointsr/Twitch

I don't know of a hardware capture card that accepts 1440p in any way. You're going to need some sort of scaler to handle it or just run in 1080p(which is a waste I know). Scalers can run a pretty penny for one that isn't going to shit out on you in a week. I don't know how well you're gonna get on with the 1440p and hardware capture as most hardware devices related to streaming are locked in at 1080p atm. What GPU are you using btw? You shouldn't have any issues with the image quality when down scaling.

I suggest upgrading to this mixer for only 15 bucks more.

I suggest investing in an XLR condensor mic if you're going to go with the mixer/audio interface. The nice thing about OBS is it can mix your mic as well as another audio input which makes it not a problem to use a USB mic but I PERSONALLY like having my mic controls external so I can rapidly adjust them.

If you find you need a pop filter I cannot recommend this

Edit: If you have any questions, feel free to ask, I'm interested in how this goes off as I've wanted to switch to 1440p for a while now.

u/zpefm · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Yeah, that list contains a set of quality sound cards, but you should ask your friend more specifically what he needs recording-wise. If he needs to record something like 4 devices at once, he might just need a hardware mixer instead. Something like this.

u/mythicalpancakes · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Looks a lot like this mixer. Seems to be a popular choice for gamers. I’m assuming mic is plugged in to the preamp and has his yamaha monitors plugged into the outputs. Not sure if what other things he has routed through it.

Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps and British EQs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Dgl1Bb88G4QEZ

u/the-crooked-compass · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

For anyone interested on the rest of the items in this photo:

  • Logitech MX Master wireless mouse
  • Pecham keyboard and mouse pad (Amazon)
  • MIDI controller (can't remember the brand)
  • Xaomi Mi Box Android TV
  • Behringer XENYX502 5-channel mixer
  • Control module in modified case for Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 speaker system
  • Amazon Echo Dot (peeking from on top of Klipsch controller)
  • Behringer XENYX802 8-input 2-bus USB mixer
  • Craftsman screwdriver-handled bottle opener
  • Custom halligan bar bottle opener (from my fire company)
  • Guts of a 1.8" HDD (desk decoration)
u/ChesswiththeDevil · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I have a pedal board (Muff, Klon Klone, Delay, Compressor) that runs into the effects loop of my Laney Cub 12R amp. I really can't crank this thing even 1/4 of the volume without my neighbor going crazy. I'd like to be able to:

A) Play this thing through headphones so that I can crank it up

B) Play along with a backing track that comes from my phone. Bluetooth would be a bonus if possible.

I was thinking that buying a small mixer like this could be a solution but I was wondering if there is any other similar gadget ($100usd or less) that would work. I know the sound won't be quite the same as I will use the external speaker out of the amp and into whatever I get. Any help?

u/BrysonOnDrums · 2 pointsr/drums

I use this Behringer headphone amp all the time. It has 1 xlr in/out and 1 1/4 in. And you can mix those to your headphone out.

As for the drum machine, I’d go out from that into the front of house board. Use a di box if needed. And then send that signal to the mix that you’re getting in your monitor from there.

I suppose if needed, you could run 2 of the behringer amps. Use the first for the drum machine (xlr) and your metronome(1/4). Send the xlr through to FOH and the headphone out into the 1/4 in on the second box. And use the second xlr in for your main monitor mix. And then headphone out from there to your ears. And that gives you control over all 3. But also at that point, I’d probably opt for an extra $10 and buy this 8 channel mixer

u/podcastman · 2 pointsr/podcasts

The Behringer 802 is going for $65 at Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C

That can do two mics on xlr and two more on 1/4" plug, all mixed and going to your computer via USB cable.

I was going to recommend the ATR2100 mic but I noticed they jumped from $35 to $60. I must have got mine on special.

Audacity is free and available for mac.

u/smushkan · 2 pointsr/videography

The XF100 does output as dual mono, it's the Intensity Shuttle that's interpreting the audio as stereo - presumably you've got it plugged in by HDMI so it's assuming that channel 1 is L and channel 2 is R.

It sounds like you're using the camera for streaming - a better solution for audio than using the camera's XLRs would be to use a USB Audio Interface and a software mixer, giving you far more control over the audio without having to reach up and fiddle with the camera.

You could also use an inexpensive mixing desk, and plug the desk outputs into your camera's inputs.

u/everyonepoops000 · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

As a professional Audio Engineer, I would go with the second choice. That being said, with audio gear you ALWAYS get what you pay for (if its cheap it will probably sound/feel like it). Also you could go for something that has Phantom Power already on it rather than buy another piece of gear, like THIS

u/theonewhoabides · 1 pointr/drums

If you have the ability to mic your drums and mix that signal with what you're playing with it will help, a lot.

But the 215's dampen the volume, but don't completely block it out. So you can still hear your drums at a lower volume but can easily hear the music. For the price they cannot be beat.

If you have some cash flow check out a small mixer, something like this, it will allow you to add a mic and control the balance. When you play with a mic you can really hear every little thing you do. It forces you to pay attention to the details.

u/SteeleKinne · 1 pointr/audio

After doing quite a bit of research, the ctrl out is independent, so if anyone is looking for a solution to this problem, this mixer is a perfect solution. It allows you to independently control the two outputs!

Thanks again to /u/Dodgeballrocks for the help!

u/ComfyPillows · 1 pointr/gadgets

I agree wth djsci. I would like to add that I would buy a cheap mixer as well. Like this Instead of having to get cables and adapters to split the signal to two seperate speakers just plug the ipod into the mixer (probably through the rca ports) and the speakers into the mono outputs. Now you can turn down the speakers before unplugging the ipod(nobody wants to hear that popping sound) with out climbing behind each speaker and you can plug in a mic and make announcements if you felt so inclined.

u/Yentihs · 1 pointr/vinyl


Hello currently I have this setup:

https://imgur.com/a/0Ex48 The output goes to my monitor speakers, 3.5mm output goes to headphones.

The two inputs are from my PC (using RCA via a DAC) and a turntable

Now my question is how would I go about upgrading to this? (and do I even need to upgrade to this, I heard sound would be better?) :

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000J5XS3C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

How do I now connect my RCA stuffto the 1/4? jacks? and would this help with sound?

Is it ok to use something like this to connect the output to my speakers? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CT1XHMU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Same goes for my 3.5mm output

Sorry for all the questions,

Hope you can help!

u/alaskaman42 · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

Its this.

Thanks. Two questions

  • if you have tunes with not-excellent quality (still decent) can you use an amplifier/mixer to get them to store-bought quality?

  • should I work up to affording this mixer, or should there be something I get before that? (at an amateur level not often using professional equipment)
u/bluesatin · 1 pointr/letsplay

Unfortunately I'm no expert in the area.

You'd probably be better asking in something like /r/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Getting a mixer second hand is probably your best bet, but off the top of my head you'd need something like:

u/Proper_Refrigerator · 1 pointr/pocketoperators

So one that I am considering, based on recommendations is this and someone also suggested I get a mixer so I'm considering this too. Though I like the idea of keeping it simple and perhaps buying a separate mixer, thoughts?

u/DoubleDingle · 1 pointr/letsplay
u/camostorm · 1 pointr/podcasts

I would recommend a cheap behringer board and a pair of shure pg series mics. This will sound realy good and is possible to afford for under 150$ minus cords. al available off of amazon. I used this setup for years with no complaints. upgradable and cheap.

Mics very decent http://www.amazon.com/Shure-PG48-XLR-Cardioid-Dynamic-Microphone/dp/B0000AQRSR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369717759&sr=8-1&keywords=shure+pg

Board http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369717718&sr=8-1&keywords=sound+mixer

u/hxcxdonneee · 1 pointr/audio

I'm pretty confused about your picture if your going a mixer route though, as different mixers alone could solve all 3 of your needs/wants. Let me ask this instead: are you just trying to switch just your mic? are you recording your ps4 gameplay/sound? (i'm wondering why you want to run your ps4 audio through pc) i'll suggest these items then along with adding a detailed picture of how I'd set it up:

trrs spliter: https://www.amazon.com/MillSO-3-5mm-Jack-Adapter-CTIA/dp/B071NDLCGC

that mixer: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C

1/4 to 3.5mm cables: https://www.amazon.com/CableCreation-Plated-Stereo-6-35mm-Meters/dp/B01JY2DD9Y

trs switch: https://www.amazon.com/STEREO-Manual-Speaker-selector-available/dp/B073GWCRP3

(x2) 3.5mm cables: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Cable/dp/B00NO73Q84/

(x2) ST splitters: https://www.amazon.com/iXCC-Splitter-Computer-Multimedia-Speakers/dp/B07259J93F

PS4 usb audio: https://www.amazon.com/KOTION-External-Headset-Adapter-Laptops/dp/B07DRF9TPC

(x2) 3.5mm adapters: https://www.amazon.com/Aurum-Cables-3-Pack-6-35mm-Adapter/dp/B00XAVOW00/

Note: you can get cheaper alternatives to every item i listed from any othersite besides that mixer. Any mixer that has an FX Send/Aux Send will work.

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https://imgur.com/a/hPTPcnj


you can negate the switch entirely if you just want to use knobs on a 2-aux send mixer.

u/Jung_Groucho · 1 pointr/psychotherapy

In the recent past, I did a deep dive into audio recording as a hobby / avocation. (I actually made some money being a sound person for some indie movies). At one point, I probably had somewhere between $5K - $12K of audio equipment.

Here's what I learned:

  1. Capturing quality audio is very difficult (it's actually one of the most difficult parts of making movies)
  2. In audio, you get what you pay for

    You're in the range of $300 - $500, it sounds like. The Zoom H5 is $300. A pair of microphone and mixer is going to run you more. I'm not familiar with the Jabra 510, but it's $100 on Amazon. (I'd be skeptical of this based on your needs.) Unless you're prepared to spend significant amounts of money, I would really recommend:

  3. Use your cell phone (I've been impressed many times with the quality of the audio capture ability of the iPhone (which is doubly impressive since it completely sucks as a phone). I've had clients who are in sound design who have used an iPhone for a voice over mike in a pinch. Just make sure you have enough storage space on your phone for a full hour session.
  4. Manage your environment.
    1. Pick a client who speaks up.
    2. Chose a room (if you can) that lends itself to audio capture. Recording studios walls are 'padded' for a reason. A gymnasium is an absolute nightmare for capturing audio. Pick a room that is more like a recording studio (soft furniture, carpet, etc) and less like a gym (bare walls, bare floors, nothing soft to absorb the soundwaves bouncing around a room.)
    3. Move your chairs closer together. Put your iPhone on a table in between the two chairs, microphone facing both of you. If I had to record a client for supervision, I wouldn't pick a client who is too soft or speaks too rapidly.

      Clients are going to speak too softly or too rapidly at times. That's life. Again, capturing pristine audio in the wild is very, very difficult. (Movies make it look easy, in part 'cause actors learn how to work with the mics for audio capture. If they just talked "normally", much of the dialog would be lost. And recording studios spend tens of thousands of dollars on acoustical treatments for their rooms. For a reason.)

      Hopefully, your supervisor does not unreasonably expect perfection. When I've listened to recordings made by my supervisees, I don't expect perfect audio. I expect words to get lost sometimes. Again, that's life.

      If you're bound and determined to spend money ....

  5. If you buy one microphone you want what's called an "omnidirectional microphone" (there are different kinds of mics)
  6. If you are buying two mics, consider Rode microphones. They're an Australian company and make excellent, low-cost (relatively speaking) microphones. Their NT3 microphone is vastly under-rated. If I was setting up an interview room on a lower budget, I would get two NT3 microphones.
    1. https://www.amazon.com/Rode-NT3-Medium-diaphragm-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B0002PSCQW/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=rode+microphone+nt3&qid=1555285885&s=gateway&sr=8-3
  7. If you buy a mixer, you have to have something to record from the mixer into. Phones and laptops are possibilities here. For the price, Behringer makes decent stuff:
    1. https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=audio+mixer+xlr&qid=1555286107&s=gateway&sr=8-4
  8. Don't forget the mic stands. And cables.

    ​

    Again, bottom line: I recommend saving your money and use your smart phone. You can use the money you save for your student loans. And a smart phone is far, far less intrusive on the client's space than a dual microphone set-up with a mixer. (Which is sort of important, no?) And less of a distraction for you. With less things to go wrong.

    I'll be curious to hear what you decide.

    Good luck!
u/DearHormel · 1 pointr/podcasts

You might have to get a mixer. I use the xenyx q802usb. $65.

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C

u/KorgRue · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

You need a DAC (and I would recommend a MIDI to USB interface so that he can plug in a midi keyboard)
and a pretty inexpensive MIDI interface as well as a small mixer to balance his inputs:
https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1479741584&sr=1-3&keywords=mixer

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MTrack2x2M

If he plan to do all music via software only, then all he needs is a DAC for his monitors.







u/doctorbooshka · 1 pointr/podcasts

I would recommend getting a mixer and not doing the USB route. You have better control of sound going in and it makes you feel like a real radio person.

This is a nice starter set up:

Mixer

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C

Mic

This is really where it comes down to preference. I rock a Behringer MIC for my gusts and have this bad boy for my personal mic.

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/b8dd84773f83092c/index.html

u/Cpt-Hook · 1 pointr/recording
u/_______butts_______ · 1 pointr/diyaudio

My bad must've messed up the copy paste. The model is a Behringer Xenyx 802.

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C

I have a general understanding of what I need to do, connecting the ports on my PC/sound card to the mixer but I could use help on the details and I'm not sure how to split the audio to different ports on the same card so they can be routed to the mixer channels.

u/nawitus · 1 pointr/audiophile

I would trust that Behringer makes good, affordable mixers.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/buildapc

You could use something like this: A mixer with a sound-card from ASUS, or Creative to take the output from that mixer as input for your computer. This won't let you edit each mic separately after the fact, without sticking one mic on the left channel, and the other two on the right channel, then later making the audio file mono, after you do whatever editing it is you want to. I believe that this is one of the best ways to do this, if you really need multiple microphones. A lot of podcaster duos just sit pretty close around one mic.

u/Mr_Refused · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Nady/MM-242-4-Channel-Mini-Mixer.gc

This is not bad if you want something soon and on the cheap, but it doesn't have an EQ which is also something you'd want. You'd also need stereo 1/4" to 3.5mm cords... And assuming your controller has 1/4" outs.

If you're willing to wait for Amazon this is a little more versatile in terms of connections and does have an EQ.

https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1521050188&sr=8-3&keywords=4+channel+mixer&refinements=p_72%3A2661618011

u/Th3irdEye · 1 pointr/audio

Thanks for the awesome reply. I realize that the unit I linked above would not work that way I wanted it to. That's why I figured I would ask here. Would something like this one work for my purposes? Here is a diagram of it.

So basically I would plug in my mic into 1, turn the level pot all the way down and the fx pot all the way up. plug my pc into 3/4 and console into 5/6 both with level adjusted accordingly and fx all the way down. Then for outputs the FX send would be plugged into my sound card for the mic and I would plug in my speakers to the main out and headphones to phones, correct?

Oh, so i just read that the unit I just linked has 2 busses but in the details it says that it has POST fader aux sends which is bad, right? maybe I should look at something else. Are there any recomended brands? My budget is higher than the $65 cost of the unit above. I could easily go double that, but I'm trying to remain cost effective.

u/Anipsy · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I'm looking for something that would allow me to connect my blue yeti pro mic (stereo xlr, requires phantom power) to my computer. Also need to mix sound output from two computers (onboard audio) to one set of headphones. Would this mixer do or are there better options / more hardware required ?

u/whateverisfree · 1 pointr/letsplay

Here's a mic that is good for cancelling out background noise while picking up voice really well. It needs a nice audio interface too. That's the setup I'd go with. The interface mixer combo allows for precise equalizing to your satisfaction and the mic is a neat entry level vocal mic that can be upgraded later on if you feel the need for it. Great starter kit around the desired price point if you ask me.

u/lime-link · 1 pointr/podcasts

Ok you'll need 4 mics then. Using a cheap AT2100 will still deliver great audio quality.

Now you plug those 4 mics either into a Zoom H5 or a Behringer mixer. From there you can feed the signal into a laptop for recording.

Obviously you'll need XLR cables for this too.

Then you can use Audacity or Garageband which are free editors to edit the show to get started. You could use a free trial of another one like Hindenburg if you want to try a better one.

That should be all you need equipment wise.

Then you need to host it somewhere. Maybe your company can whip up a website and let you host the files there somewhere. Otherwise you're looking at Libsyn at $7-$20 a month.

u/spicedpumpkins · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Have these. I (think) I bought these much cheaper during a previous Thanksgiving day sale link from this site a couple years back?

Very decent computer speakers.

Bass is solid.

Sound is above average for computer speakers at low to mid volume. Lacks built in treble adjustement.

Tunes moderately well with an external mixer. I use a Behringer xenyx 802

u/okrockok · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Thanks, very useful info!

Regarding the XLR to 1/4", would it matter that the PA speaker itself is powered? Probably still worth spending the extra $20 to get the necessary XLR inputs though.

The application of my FX can be uniform for all 3 inputs. So would I just use the 1/4" FX send output into the FX pedal, then input back into one of the unused 1/4" channels? I'm confused because I see an "FX out" but no designated "FX In." Would I use the AUX Return?

For reference, what I'm looking at:
http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1458661832&sr=1-1&keywords=mixer

u/Megatf · 1 pointr/Twitch

Gonna preface this with I don’t know if a mixer board that you want for that price range is possible, so I cannot answer your question.

If you still choose to read then what I can’t stress enough is not getting a cheap mixer. If you ever plan to upgrade your stream it’s wasted money on a this starter mixer that even if you find you will quickly outgrow or wish you had more options.

It’s better to save money and buy a quality used one from Ebay, I cannot be more happy with my audio setup but it wasn’t cheap. But like quality lighting, and a good DSLR camera, this is not something you will change for years (If ever) and will survive ifnyou decide to do a two PC setup.

I do wish I could link you something in that price range with those outputs and faders instead of knobs but even doing an Amazon search I am not coming up with anything. There are a couple Behringer ones but not with the faders you seek and the quality is nowhere near that of a Yamaha, Mackie, etc. the best I could find was:

Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps and British EQs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Ygl6Cb8C45CWN

If you can wait I would highly recommend the Yamaha MG12XU. The quality is superb, I have full dual PC functionality. It’s pretty amazing and you can get one open box/used for 225-250 on Ebay (not including the price of cables/sound cards). I wrote a guide on setting it up below

https://www.reddit.com/r/Twitch/comments/bjpatc/you_too_can_have_professional_audio_yamaha_mg12xu/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=ios_share_flow_optimization&utm_term=control_2

u/DILGE · 1 pointr/metalmusicians

Budget? Needs? Is it just for vocals? Need more info.

That said, this is the best speaker money can buy at that low of a price. If you need to amplify more than one thing, get a simple 4-6 channel analog mixer like this.

u/whatevernuke · 1 pointr/audiophile

So I'm looking to combine a couple of analogue sources (2 consoles + PC) through a mixer to my headphones.

Is there a stereo mixer that's compact and ideally on the cheaper side of things? The ones I've seen like this have a lot of features I don't particularly want or need. Would prefer to buy via Amazon UK if possible.

u/zapfastnet · 1 pointr/audio

keep in mind that game and other can't share an input, at least not without an A/B switch or just re-patching. just looked again and saw that 3 inputs are from your PC, right? so maybe disregard what I just wrote. How would those three things go to 2 inputs to mix? does the computer have more than one output?

your mic is mono right? so that's 1 mixer channel.

I suspect the other inputs you list are stereo so you need 2 mono channels for each one unless your mixer has stereo channels. Most mixers have one or two stereo channels to the right side of the mixer. these other inputs ( tablet and PC) are "line level" ( not mic level) so, they typically go into 1/4 jacks on a mixer ( rather than in the mic level XLR inputs)


Something like this behriger might fit your need - if what you need is two stereo line level inputs and one mono XLR mic level input.


I did no shopping around picking this, And I am less than clear about what you have need , so take that link as a starting point

u/awaymsg · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

You can get a cheap 2 channel mixer for less than $100 (especially if you look for used/refurbished at Guitar Center/Sam Ash). Though, if you aren't performing as a DJ (mixing), you could use a soundboard style mixer. Something like this.

I don't know anything about karaoke programs, but with a little 4 channel mixer you should be able to use one source for non-karaoke playlists, one source for karaoke playlist, and two channels for two microphones.

As far as sign up sheets/apps, if you google "karaoke sign up apps" you'll see a few free programs that might work for you.

u/SilkyMitts12 · 1 pointr/podcasts

I am trying to do a podcast with at least two others so I definitely need an audio interface what do you think about the Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamps and British EQs https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_13?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1498078855&sr=1-13&keywords=audio+interface

u/calsosta · 1 pointr/askmusicians

Simply my opinion but I have used one similar to this: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C

for years and it's been great. Just as you can see there, only one Headphone out, so you need some amp to power multiple headphones.

u/ImDISCR33T · 1 pointr/Twitch

You would need a hardware device to capture each console. Plenty of them out there from Elgato, AverMedia, Blackmagic. Then configure each one for your streaming software of choice.

I chose to go the Blackmagic path as their products do the encoding on the hardware and each device shows up as a webcam in the software making it really easy on any machine. I use this setup on my MacBook and Ive been told I could even use a MacBook Air no problem.

The next step up would be the Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Production Switcher. This thing is amazing for multicam broadcast and makes getting up and running simple.

Your next step would be on how to get each person's voice and/or lobby chat from the console. This is going to take an audio mixer and some trial and error to get everyone to hear each other without looping their own voice. The Behringer Xenyx 802 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000J5XS3C/) can handle all of that and then some.

Now what would be really cool to try and do is a multicam broadcast from players all around the world into one stream. I have some ideas on how to get it done, but have yet been in the situation to give it a go.

u/gus_honeybun · 1 pointr/DJs

I have this sat on my desk. Its not a DJ mixer, but it does what you want.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Behringer-802-8-Input-2-Bus-Mixer/dp/B000J5XS3C

Alternatively, if your dead set on using a DJ mixer, just get something cheap and cheerful like the numark m4, I don't see much point in spending silly money.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NUMARK-M4-Mix-3-channel/dp/B00PYVST58/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457884561&sr=8-1&keywords=numark+m4

u/SaaiTV · 1 pointr/Twitch

In that case you'll need an audio interface like the Behringer Xenyx 802, for example. If you want the output to be through USB then make sure the interface you go with has one.

And that microphone stand is basically as cheap as they get, you're gonna have a hard time finding something cheaper. Remember, you get what you pay for.

Since it's a condenser mic that means it's gonna pick up background noise fairly easy so you're gonna want a stand that gets the microphone close to your face so that you can bring the sensitivity down.

u/nolageek · 1 pointr/Twitch

I'm using a Behringer Xenyx 502 - it only has one mic input so you may want to look into the Xenyx 802 (2 mics) or the 1202 (4 mics) if you need more.

u/Diamondandy · 1 pointr/Twitch

It all depends on budget.

Blue Yeti Microphone // c920 Webcam // Behringer Mixer


3 links to what you would need, if you have a decent budget, you might want to use an XLR microphone for your audio mixer, but then you would have to find a way to chat to people ingame (If you were playing CSGO for example).

u/onlygoodvibesthanks · 1 pointr/Saxophonics

I'm trying to buy a mic/effect pedals set up for my friend for his birthday. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to do it cheapest? I specifically am thinking about guitar pedals as I have some I could lend him.


I've been reading through threads and it seems like these are some options (please correct me if I've made a mistake)

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  1. Clip on mic ->phantom power supply-> xlr to 1/4 inch converter (or passive DI?) -> guitar pedal
  2. Clip on mic -> pre-amp or active DI -> guitar pedal
  3. Clip on mic -> mixer input, effects send out -> guitar pedal -> back to mixer

    ​

    Am I missing anything out from these? I've no experience mic'ing acoustic instruments so a lot of this info is cobbled together. I would want to avoid option 3 because i think a mixer would be overkill. Any advice would be really appreciated, thanks!
u/bobofred · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I think I will try audacity. I tried using it a little bit before but that was with a laptop integrated mic...

Would something like this work for plugging guitars into the pc?

u/amamdani15 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

> Can you suggest a solution to the problem, something I can try out, or a new stereo selector, preferably one that doesn't cost a fortune? The current box allows me to plug inputs and outputs in anywhere and select which I want to use. I supposed I could get by with just one input and 3 or more outputs, but I'd prefer to keep the current arrangement.
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i use a mixer, which gives me the the option to adjust volume and bass, mid and treble on the fly.

something similar to this https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1523218946&sr=1-3&keywords=mixer+xenyx

u/CatOnProzac · 1 pointr/FL_Studio

The presonus fader port isn't really going to be of any use if you are doing multitrack mixing. It is useful if your just demoing/playback a track that is already mixed.


There is no such thing as "best" for FL studio. There is only what fits your needs. So you need to figure out what your trying to do and invest in a tool that helps you with or fulfills that need.


Obviously digital consoles would work best with FL studio but an analog console will also work. For example, lots of twitch streamers use analog consoles like this one. I don't recommend Berhinger as a brand. Instead a Mackie would be a better choice. Such as this one


There is also mastering consoles but they tend to be very expensive.

u/Pindaroo · 1 pointr/podcasts

I would suggest this mixer as a cheaper alternative. When we first started my podcast we got these mics which although slightly different work well enough (we still use both, added in another MXL990 and a Shure SM57A Beta which although more a live sound mic works okay). The MXL990 is nice though a little more expensive individually. Add in stands and cables and you have a package right around your limit. I would also suggest pop filters. The extra $10-15 for them pays off in the end.

Hope that helps.

u/P00Pmaker · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

i can definitely afford something better, i just wanted something on the cheap end so i could practice at home. do you have any recommendations? i was thinking something maybe like this

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1398712839&sr=1-3&keywords=small+mixer

u/dankney · 1 pointr/Logic_Studio

You may want to consider something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/

It's inexpensive and would allow him to record both Microphones and Keyboards into the computer (stereo in).

u/LauriCular · 1 pointr/headphones

I've been using a mixer in this way for years; it's nice to have a Youtube on whilst playing a game too - why not? Something like [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments) would allow you to mix 3 stereo sources.

u/TechnicolorSushiCat · 1 pointr/synthesizers

Unless I am misunderstanding that your needs are a microphone, a PC input, potentially a second PC input, with the ability to act as a 2-channel USB interface, this should get the job done.

One reason I'm suggesting Yamaha is ASIO audio driver support. This isn't uncommon, it's just that Yamaha owns Steinberg, so seems likely to work decently.

BTW - you can get cheaper mixers, the trick is the USB interface with the PC. IF you didn't need that, this Behringer gets the job done

https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C

u/jellycola · 1 pointr/synthesizers

Stupid question.. but if if I'm using this mixer: https://www.amazon.ca/Premium-8-Input-2-Bus-Preamps-British/dp/B000J5XS3C

Does it matter how many tracks the recording device has if my mixer only has one stereo out? Is there a way to connect my instruments into both the mixer and the instruments, or have something like the DR-40 record the separate mixer channels as separate tracks?

u/WillBolton45 · 1 pointr/Twitch

Perfect! Ive just done some research and I wont need a USB version will I, so i will go with the cheaper one.(https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000J5XS3C/ref=dp_cerb_1)

Yes I would like to use it for my game chat, I have thought about this and think it would just be best to use a webcam mic or something similar. Please tell me any alternatives.

Thank you so much for the response.

u/AceRockola · 0 pointsr/podcasts

You might want to look into the Behringer Xenyx 802. Behringer makes a solid product, I used one of their mixers before upgrading to my Presonus.

Although I'd recommend getting some XLR mics instead of USB. Maybe the MXL990, not a bad mic for the price.

Behringer Xenyx 802

u/_fuma_ · 0 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

/r/audio is a sh*tfest of un-modded bad information... try /r/audioengineering/ instead or one of the pro audio or AV boards

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The Yeti is a great mic, when used properly. But it's still a USB mic, not a true sensitive condenser you'd run off a mixer with phantom power.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzHW6Jybp9g

    The 8500 is a good stage mic, (like the Shure SM58), but probably not so good in a podcasting situation, unless you have some signal processing. With some gain and EQ from mixer, and proper placement (to your mouth) it can sound great.

    Even an inexpensive Behringer desk mixer with some EQ on the mic can work wonders on either a condenser or dynamic.

  • https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-802-Premium-8-Input-Preamps/dp/B000J5XS3C/

  • https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-Q802USB-BEHRINGER-XENYX/dp/B008O517IC/ (with 48Khz USB interface)

  • https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-502-Premium-5-Input-British/dp/B000J5UEGQ/ (less channels and only 2 band EQ on the mic input)

    The 8500 does not require phantom power and will tend to sound quite different from a condenser mic both with speech and singing.

    For recording vocals (singing), I'd recommend a condenser - in a quiet, controlled environment - (Pillows, hanging blankets/comforters and standing mattresses up work wonders for a impromptu vocal booth).

    For straight up talking / podcasting, I'd recommend a dynamic, but a higher end Shure, AT or EV mic, or if going with the 8500, learning how to position yourself and how far away to get the correct sound from it.

    Start searching youtube videos on dynamic vs condenser, vocal EQ'ing and microphone pickup / polar patterns. There's quite a bit more info out there that will help you sound good with cheaper equipment.