Hi. I'm trying to setup a basic recording system w/ at least 3 mics, a line in, and a way to record to my computer w/out using my line in. Currently my potential setup consists of:
a Behringer 1204 Xenyx Premium: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GSA59M/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A3SPLR0MSOYZ8O

Behringer XM8500 Microphone: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TTRGUE/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Does this make sense for a setup? I will be using it to record guitar (acoustic and electric) and vocals.
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The mixer? For the most part... You need an interface (Behringer makes one, its a red box) to go from your tape out to your USB (Where you'll only get a stereo track, meaning you'll need to pre-mix anything... OR you can hard-pan a guitar left and vocals right, then split the stereo into two mono to mix in your DAW). The microphone? Ehh... I'd go for something a bit better... Look for condenser mic's, MXL makes a package thats one instrument mic and one vocal mic, then you only need to get one more instrument mic if you want a third microphone input. I think that package is around $100-150. I've got three microphones I don't use, and one I do... the three I don't are dynamic, the one I do use is a condenser. Trust me.
Thanks for the advice. My one question is will the mics you recommend work with a +48 volt phantom power xlr port?
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Quote by moody07747
the above products won't work together...at least without a mixer which supplies phantom power.

I suggest just going for this pack:

By far the best starting pack for the price.

the mixer he's looking at supplies phantom power, I was looking at getting it myself.

Yeah, those mics need phantom, so you're good.

EDIT: And you don't need the interface. Apparently, what you're looking at on Amazon packages it together with the mixer.
Last edited by L2112Lif at Jul 20, 2010,