I have been creating commentary videos on my channel (mommsenwasright) for some time, using different recording software (Xsplit, ORS etc.) and editing my material in premiere pro before uploading to youtube. So most of the time i record my own voice, sometimes adding some background music, and record game / video sound, too.
I used a blue snowball usb microphone which I had lying around. I was always aware, however, that this was just a temporary solution because of the limitations of USB microphones.
Now i inherited a Sennheiser e845 S microphone and want to use that one for recording. However, i simply cannot decide what i should buy for recording with it.
- I need something that can work as a preamp, of course, and which has the right microphone input port.
- However I don’t need more ports for instruments or MIDI recording etc.
- It would be nice if i had an external soundcard / audio interface that could fulfill all my needs: acting as a soundcard, perhaps even allowing me to output all my sounds (music/gaming) with it on good speakers even when not recording. Connecting to my microphone for recording. Allowing me to connect some very good headphones for monitoring my recording. Connecting to my computer to record in any kind of software I want to use. Allowing me to record game / video sound as well. Ideally allowing me to record in multichannel so that i can edit different audio channel in premiere pro (commentary & game sound or video sound) - though I know that this is really more dependend on the software i use.
I have been looking around for days, but there are soo many options out there, and a lot of them are simply overkill for me.
Any kind of help / comment is GREATLY appreciated!