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About anothertom

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  1. anothertom

    Wireless mic for meetings

    What do you need to get the audio into? i.e .what hardware is the audio going into? is it going into a PC running a piece of software or some other system-in-a-box... Also worth considering is budget, style of microphone, as well as any region based regulation over wireless equipment.
  2. anothertom

    Yamaha MG10XU quiet USB audio?

    That is not what that button is. It simply puts a high pass filter over the input, it doesn't switch it between mic and line level inputs. Because that is the USB input channel. The USB output is taken from the master bus, after the master fader (I think, been a while since looked at the schematic). @DOutram if you haven't given up on this yet, you probably just need to turn it all up. You can easily give the mic channel more gain before clipping, and the master should be set higher. (You'll want to turn the channel level down slightly though). if you want to use the USB input to playback, then you need to select it as the output device in macOS, then on the mixer, the USB channel wants to be set as the 'USB' input and not the 'LINE' input and the destination 'to MON' which will route it to the monitor bus (which is split to the headphone output) and not 'to ST' which would send it back out the main output (which if you're recording will create a nice feedback loop). Depending on what you're doing and how your outputs are connected, you may want to have that button in either position. feel free to go back and read my previous post in this thread to learn how to properly set up the channel and mixer levels.
  3. anothertom

    Hardware based Eq

    Unless you like listening in mono, then don't look at the 131.
  4. anothertom

    Shock mount and Neewer boom arm?

    Possibly. The difficulty with the nt-usb is that the main body of the mic has controls up its full length. So you can't use a conventional shock mount with a solid band gripping the body. A quick search shows people saying it both does and doesn't work. So it might, but personally I'd stick with the SMR, as rode list it as compatible. Have you tried it with the basic mount it ships with? If you don't have any issues then you can save money on it. I believe it also ships with a 3/8 to 5/8 adapter in the box.
  5. anothertom

    Shock mount and Neewer boom arm?

    You can. Rode make a shock mount that is compatible, the Rode SMR, (which is determined by the diameter of the mic and mount) but is fairly expensive. You could probably find a suitable 3rd party shock mount which would be perfectly fine. The only concern would be the weight capacity of the brewer arm, but you might be able to tighten it's joint to prevent droop. Depending on the thread on the arm and the shock mount you may need a 3/8" to 5/8" adapter which can be found very cheaply from your favoured online retailer.
  6. anothertom

    How professional multi-speaker systems work

    What I would suggest if you're only just getting started with organising/promoting events, is to use an existing venue. There's so much that needs to be thought through that trying to do this properly, while also promoting the event properly, you're going to miss something important. By using an existing venue, you can reduce your cost (you don't need to buy or hire in lighting, sound, DJ equipment), staffing costs will be reduced (as it will be through the venue rather than directly contracting freelancers), and you can reduce the setup time significantly. You also would get an existing infrastructure for bars and drink service, rather than having to source that equipment from scratch or contracting a caterer, the venue would also have existing staff for this. You don't need to be looking at large clubs to start with, you could probably find a smaller club or space who wouldn't normally be open every night. Once you've done more than zero events of this style (and hopefully built up a fan base of sorts) then you could start looking at using less conventional venues. You would then have an idea of how much you'd be able to spend without losing money and how many people you'd need to plan for, this would guide the type of venue you chose as well as what technical equipment you'd want to be bringing in. I would suggest that at this point you don't go out and buy a PA system, use a local hire company or a reputable local DJ for equipment and setup.
  7. more likely a torx with bore-hole, has the little prong in the centre of the screw and a hole in the middle of the driver.
  8. anothertom

    Buzzing sound in my audio. I think its the mixer.

    Not sure how you worked that out. If the issue disappears when you unplug a component then that means the issues are because of that component. You're using a 3.5mm output from the camera. Is it sending a stereo signal or is it mono, and is the socket on the camera a 2 pole or 3 pole connection? And is it expecting a balanced or unbalanced signal? There should be info in the camera's manual. Either way, as you're converting it to an unbalanced signal, if you have it running near any other cabling, especially power cables, it is very susceptible to interference. An easy way to solve this would be to use a balanced jack -> XLR adapter from. The mixer, run to the camera on XLR and then use a passive DI box backwards to adapt from balanced to the unbalanced connection, if that's what the camera is expecting.
  9. anothertom

    help please

    That's fine. But it's a massively overkill mixer for a single microphone.
  10. anothertom

    Buzzing noise while monitoring mic audio

    At which stage are you monitoring the audio, and through which device? This sort of thing can be caused when you're running unbalanced signals next to power cabling, or through poorly shielded cable or interference from powered electronics nearby.
  11. anothertom

    help please

    @The_Big_Grape In the nicest possible way: If you have no idea what you're talking about, don't try to offer help. @ifunnnn Make sure you've turned phantom power on when you're using the cloudlifter. Despite the sm7b being dynamic the cloudlifter needs phantom power to work. There's a switch on the back next to the power switch. Be careful that you've not got anything plugged into the mic inputs that would be damaged by phantom power as it's applied universally to channels 1-4.
  12. You'll be fine with that, so long as you use the jack input. Phantom will never be applied over a jack connector as someone can always plug a TS connector in, which would short the connection.
  13. @corrado33 this depends on what mixer you're using and which input you're actually using. You really don't want to send phantom power to anything that's not expecting it. If you using an input labelled 'line in' or on a 6.35mm jack then phantom won't be applied. If you're using an XLR input then phantom will be applied across the terminals. Without specific models and exactly how you're plugging them together then it's impossible to provide definitive answers.
  14. anothertom

    Anyway to input a Blue Yeti into an audio mixer?

    The loss of accuracy through the multiple AD/DA conversions. You'll also be adding latency but only to the mic, so it will be slightly out of sync with real time. You'll need to be careful with gain staging as well. Also, by the time you're outputting it to the mixer, you've already got it into the PC. Which would create the possibility of feedback loops if you forget what's sending where or which virtual cable to use, as signal path becomes convoluted. Would be much better to use a native xlr mic instead.
  15. anothertom

    Using Active Studio Monitors (Speakers)?

    And from that which do you think you should use? Just a warning, that there's only one input path to the speakers. As in, you won't be able to selectively use either input in isolation of the other.