How do you use a multichannel audio interface with Skype and other VOIP apps so you can include more than one microphone when many only accept a single channel of audio? Use a free app to create a mono input![Read more…] about Solved! Using A Multichannel Audio Interface with Skype
Zoom L-12 Review and Setup
The Zoom L-12 is a multichannel mixer, audio interface and recorder. And it can do all of this at the same time!
The build quality is well made despite being all plastic. The knobs, buttons, and fader feel solid enough to last. See below for a list of all the gear I used to make this video.[Read more…] about Zoom L-12 Review and Setup
TPS096: Multichannel Output and Input
Recording multichannel audio is the best way to take total control over your audio.
However, it can be difficult and/or pricey to achieve. Technically you can do multichannel with any mixer, even the cheapest ones. How many separate channels you’ll get is a different story.
On this episode I talk about how to use an analog mixer to output multichannel audio via Insert channels. Other topics include an update about the construction of my podcast studio, confirming that the 2i4 is indeed multichannel and a brief PSA about making sure your website is podcast ready.
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TPS094: International Podcast Day and the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
International Podcast Day is September 30th, find out what you can do to support and grow the medium of podcasting.
The Focusrite Scarlett 2i4* audio interface is a great little device for plugging analog gear (microphones, mixers, etc.) into your computer and getting clean sounding, high-quality audio. [Read more…] about TPS094: International Podcast Day and the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface Review and Demo
Why did I buy the Focusrite?
I bought the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4* (2i4 on B&H | 2i4 on Amazon) after my beloved Griffin iMic died on me after a few years of hearty service. The iMic is a simple, small audio interface that accepts both line and mic. level sources with a 3.5mm connector and it does its job really well. So why not just buy another one? I was going to but I’m a gear junky so upgrading is common place.
The iMic is a little pricey for what it does ($35-$40) but again it’s well worth it. The price of the iMic led me to see what I could get if I invested a little more and I’ve been wanting to try the Focusrite series of audio interfaces for a very long time. This was my chance and a better justification for finally getting one. If I tripled my investment in a new iMic (give or take), I could get a lot more capability and power from the 2i4.
First Impressions and Test
In the audio (above) you heard my very first recordings using the 2i4. I plugged in my ATR2100 and recorded using Adobe Audition. The first same is raw (as recorded) and the second was lightly processed and loudness normalized. [Read more…] about Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 Audio Interface Review and Demo