sonance media | Mixers & Recorders

Mixers & Recorders

Mixers act as the in’s and out’s of your editing software as well as power your microphone and feed your headphones.  We’ll help you choose the right fit for your podcast needs.

 

SOUND DEVICES MIXPre-3

Ok, this one is high-end. Sound Devices is what the film location mixers use.  The MixPre-3 comes with very high quality mic pre’s and can record a total of 5 tracks (stereo & 3 iso).   It can be used as a studio mixer and as a location mixer/recorder.

 

 

 

FOCUSRITE SCARLETT SOLO MIXER

This little mixer is perfect for the solo podcaster. It has one mic input and one instrument input. The Focusrite mixers don’t record. They’re meant to provide clean quiet power for your mic. The mixer’s output feeds your computer running recording/editing software via USB. It has a 1/4” headphone input with volume control. If you’re only going to require one mic input, this mixer fits the bill and budget.

 

 

 

FOCUSRITE SCARLETT 2i2 DUAL INPUT MIXER

This mixer is set up with two mic inputs – host and interviewee. The Focusrite mixers don’t record. They’re meant to provide clean quiet power for your mics. The mixer’s output feeds your computer running recording/editing software via USB. It has a 1/4” headphone input with separate volume control, but if you’re running more than one set of headphones you’ll need a headphone splitter. We suggest the Behringer Microamp.

 

 

 

FOCUSRITE SCARLETT 18i8

This mixer is set up with four mic inputs – host and three interviewees.  The Focusrite mixers don’t record. They’re meant to provide clean quiet power for your mics.  The mixer’s output feeds your computer running recording/editing software via USB.  It has a 1/4” headphone input with two separate volume controls, but if you’re running more than two sets of headphones you’ll need a headphone splitter.   We suggest the Behringer Microamp.

 

 

 

ZOOM H6 STUDIO AND LOCATION MIXER

What we like about the Zoom H6 is its versatility.  The H6 is good in the studio and on the road because it can be battery powered and either act as a recorder or mixer – or both!  The H6 has 4 inputs and comes with two types of stereo mics that fit on top. The optional Zoom EHX-6 attachment adds two more XLR inputs allowing you to achieve 6 inputs.  The built-in stereo mics are great for ambience gathering, but we don’t suggest using these mics for dialogue recording.  For quick location dialogue recording the Zoom SGH-6 mic capsule works well. Stick with our suggested mics, or ones that you’ve sourced and like.

 

 

ZOOM H6 INPUT EXTENDER – ZOOM EHX-6

 

 

ZOOM H6 – ZOOM SGH6

Location Interview Mic.

 

 

 

BEHRINGER MICROAMP HA400 HEADPHONE SPLITTER

This is a well-priced headphone splitter. It has a ¼” input and 4 headphone inputs. If you’re recording more than one person then you’ll want a splitter. You’ll feed the splitter from either your mixer or your computer running your editing/mixing software.

 

 

 

1/4″ STEREO – 1/4″ STEREO CABLE

This cable gets your audio out from your 1/4″ Focusrite Mixer’s output into your Behringer Headphone Splitter.

 

 

 

1/8″ STEREO – 1/4″ STEREO CABLE

This cable gets your audio out from your 1/8″ output of either your laptop or the Zoom H6 into your Behringer Headphone Splitter.

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