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Peter Herbert
What USB interface for Vegas Pro & 2 condenser mics, recording locally AND sending to remote studio via SOURCE CONNECT
on Jun 6, 2016 at 7:36:10 pm
Last Edited By Peter Herbert on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:19:17 pm

I use vegas for freelance VO work - studios are very happy with the tech quality. Last month I had need to use SOURCE CONNECT for a live link to a remote studio

Worked well but

1) The engineer in the remote studio wrote - I want a stereo patch. I need two mics
Can someone please explain why he wanted a stereo patch for a single voice?

2) I normally use a condenser mic into a good single channel preamp with USB output into the PC
but if I want 2 mics AND to record into Vegas locally and send to SOURCE CONNECT I am going to need an external USB interface with 2 channels or a mixer - with USB output - What should I buy? I do have a Digidesign box but it does not work properly with Win 7 and vegas - forums seem to confirm there is a driver issue

I understand Macs can recognise 2 mics going into for example PRO TOOLS but what do you use for Vegas

Thanks for any advice


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John Rofrano
Re: What USB interface for Vegas Pro & 2 condenser mics, recording locally AND sending to remote studio via SOURCE CONNECT
on Jun 7, 2016 at 6:07:28 pm

[Peter Herbert] "Can someone please explain why he wanted a stereo patch for a single voice? "
Did you explain that you only have one mouth? (you do only have one mouth right?) lol :-D

No clue. That's the most ridiculous request I've ever heard. Vocals are always mono.
[Peter Herbert] "but if I want 2 mics AND to record into Vegas locally and send to SOURCE CONNECT I am going to need an external USB interface with 2 channels or a mixer - with USB output - What should I buy?"
I like PreSonus. The PreSonus AudioBox USB might be just what you are looking for.

~jr

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Danny Hays
Re: What USB interface for Vegas Pro & 2 condenser mics, recording locally AND sending to remote studio via SOURCE CONNECT
on Jun 7, 2016 at 7:24:53 pm

It may just be he needs a stereo audio stream on his end. Did you stream video with a mono audio stream? As John does, I use mostly Presonus audio interfaces, but mine are 1 Firepod, 2 Inspires and 1 Digidesign Mbox 2 mini. The Mbox works with Vegas as well if you have the correct windows driver installed for it. Danny

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Mike Kujbida
Re: What USB interface for Vegas Pro & 2 condenser mics, recording locally AND sending to remote studio via SOURCE CONNECT
on Jun 8, 2016 at 12:39:52 pm

[Peter Herbert] "Can someone please explain why he wanted a stereo patch for a single voice?"

I'm on a forum (http://jwsoundgroup.net/) for pro audio people who do work like this for a living and that's standard procedure for them for any kind of voice over or sit down single person interview.
This way the person editing it has a choice between the sound of the boom or the lav or a combination of both.


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John Rofrano
Re: What USB interface for Vegas Pro & 2 condenser mics, recording locally AND sending to remote studio via SOURCE CONNECT
on Jun 8, 2016 at 5:34:11 pm

Thanks for clarifying that. I can see where it makes sense to use stereo if you have multiple sources of audio (e.g., boom and lav) ...it makes absolutely no sense for a voice over recorded with one mic.

~jr

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Scott Francis
Re: What USB interface for Vegas Pro & 2 condenser mics, recording locally AND sending to remote studio via SOURCE CONNECT
on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:00:19 pm

Hello,

One suggestion I may make is to use a Zoom H4N or H6. These are good recorders.
The H4N can record 4 tracks, two of which are onboard mics in stereo and the other 2 are balanced mic line XLR/TRS combo connectors with phantom power.
The H6has 6 inputs, 4 mic/line XLR/TRS combo inputs with phatom power and anther two input that have various connector you can use. It comes with a stereo mic combo, and a M/S mic, but you can buy other connectors such as 2 more additional XLR/TRS combo inputs. I use all of these and they work great!!!

The cool thing is these can also be used as USB sound devices for computers as well!!!

This would give you multiuse for video for audio off site as well as what you are asking about now. They are pretty reasonable in price as well. I have owned both, I sold my H4N for the H6 as I need 6 inputs for some of the audio I record live (symphonic, band, etc) and having that many inputs for video is nice as well.
If you need to send a lav and boom/room mic stereo, this could double as your boom/room mic and you can plug a lav into one of the inputs.

Xavier (Scott) Francis
Mind's Eye Audio/Video Productions


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Steve King
Re: What USB interface for Vegas Pro & 2 condenser mics, recording locally AND sending to remote studio via SOURCE CONNECT
on Jun 10, 2016 at 9:25:38 pm

I'm currently using a Scarlett 2i4. Two channels in which can be either mic or line. I'm happy with it. I'm a VO guy, too. I do have a couple of clients who like for me to use two microphones simultaneously, in my case a Sennheiser 416 and Harlan Hogan's VO mic, a custom version by MXL. The logic of the producers is they like to have one close mic and one with a little more room ambiance.

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