I just joined, and am in need of some audiophile help!
My setup: 1 peavey powered mixer
6 dynamic mics(radioshack cheapos)
2 peavey speakers
1 Tape Cassette(for recording to tape)
Over the weekend the mixer took a dump. So I was informed to “upgrade” the system, and not to fix.
I am an I.T. guy, not an audio guy. Its not the equipment or cables that bother me, its the terminology. My new baby audio eyes just werent ready to see all the confusion that comes along with someone new in the industry(i.e. pre-amps, phantom power, condensers, types of mics, types of connections;tls;1/4 inch;xlr,powered and unpowered mixers, etc)
The Peavey speakers still work great. The dynamic mics are kinda shit, considering there the cheapo dynamic mics from radio shack that was bought 7 years ago.
The tape cassette needs to retire.
This equipment is only used for meetings in a room that is the size of a small cafeteria.
What I need the system to do:
Record 6 mics, and record it to laptop. I have spent the last week researching all this crap, and am so tired from it lol.
Im probably making this more difficult than it needs to be, but considering I am the one many army I.T. department, I double check everything before signing off on something.
The speakers and staying, as well as the mics for now(I want to get xlr mics for obvious reasons, but just dont see the room for them in the budget).
Instead of being recorded to tape, the meetings will now get recorded to laptop.
I am simply wanting some more opinions on my current situation, as well as any recommendations on powered mixers.
The link below is a powered mixer I already picked out that I think would fit our needs just fine, it also comes with a USB/Audio Interface for direct plug & play connectivity to your Windows or Mac computer. Btw, I chose powered mixer over unpowered because it is way more convenient to have the amp and mixer in one box that only has one power cord, rather than hauling around multiple devices.
I am welcome to all suggestions and recommendations.
I hope I didnt leave anything out, like I said, our setup is fairly simple, just wanting to record 6 mics with a laptop, all through a powered mixer. I will be monitoring this thread all day today. Hope to hear from someone soon.