Author Topic: How do I set up a mixer for my podcast?  (Read 497 times)

P Carter

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How do I set up a mixer for my podcast?
« on: May 23, 2017, 12:12:42 am »
Hey everyone - I'm brand new podcasting. After doing my first two interviews, and them NOT recording, someone suggested that I get a mixer.

Right now, I have a:

Audio Technica 2100 ATR USB Mic
Laptop
Headphones
BEHRINGER XENYX Q802USB Mixer
Hosa CMP-159 3.5 mm TRS to Dual 1/4 inch TS Stereo Breakout Cable, 10 feet

For recording, I would prefer to use Audacity but have been using PAMELA just because i don't know how to set up my mixer.
 
 I cant find any tutorials on how to-do this.

My podcast is simple - just me interviewing people through Skype.

I would appreciate any help. Thank you


Shawn Thorpe

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Re: How do I set up a mixer for my podcast?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 03:42:25 pm »
Going straight to a mixer could be overkill for your needs. Yes, it could help. But there are some intermediary steps to try first.

From what I understand, the Pamela recorder sucks. Stop using it.

My assumption is you're using Skype for the interviews, which is fine. Unfortunately, I'm not a Windows user, so my ability to provide advice is limited. Regardless, there is a decent app out there called Voicemeeter that I've heard is good for dealing with Skype audio on Windows. Do some research on that first before buying more gear. I don't know if Voicemeeter will allow you to route everything straight into Audacity. But if it can get you a clear recording of the call, then you can always just import that recording into Audacity for further processing.

Good luck!