Streaming Microphone Setup

phomatic

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Hello! Hoping this is the correct forum for this t opic.

I stream on Twitch and am upgrading my overall setup for my microphone. I've picked out the one I want but I want to make sure I have everything I need so I can grab it in one bundle. Reason I am bringing this here is because I'm not an audio expert and don't want to miss out on needed cables, etc.

The microphone: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D6RMFG6/

The soundboard (I don't currently have one): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CTKI10A/

The arm: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DY1F2CS?colid=1FZMEYAB00M76&coliid=I25JRJ1BEZCPMJ

The Phantom Power Supply: http://www.amazon.com/InnoGear%C2%AE-Condenser-Microphone-Recording-Equipment/dp/B00KAPGLQC#Ask

My questions:

- Do I have everything I need in terms of cables, etc. to make this setup suitable? Again, this is for streaming via computer.

- Would you have a better suggestion for a soundboard or arm? I did a bit of research into these but if you're an expert, I'm all ears.

Thanks for any help. I appreciate it!
 

ssddx

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at2035 is a good all around mic. just remember that its a bit sensitive. this is good because it picks up lots of detail and sounds good however can be a bit negative if you arent careful to have a good recording setup with low ambient noise levels. the same is true with any sensitive mics. the cardioid pattern does tend to ignore sound from behind the mic though.

if you have an audio interface/mixer (the xenyx) which already has phantom power for mic (as stated on specs), why are you buying a separate phantom power supply?

thoughts on using a scarlett 2i2, steinburg ur22 or similar? from what i've heard quality of audio on cheap units like the one listed (i'm speaking in general not specifically that unit) tends to be fairly iffy. while it may work for your needs i have read many people who claim they returned similar products and bought something else because quality was not up to par. i havent used any of them myself though.

a floor boom would be a little more ideal as you could completely remove vibration or you thumping the desk accidentally from the equation. also it allows you to place it at more locations. if you do use a desk mount i would suggest having it mounted far away from your keyboard, mouse and pc case. the pc case should ideally be on the floor and as far from the mic as possible for noise.

you have a pop filter included in that kit, but if you were looking for something a bit lower profile look at the windtech popguard. normal pop filters can be a bit large and distracting for some.

looks like you have all the basics and realize what you're looking for.
 

ssddx

Glorious
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at2035 is a good all around mic. just remember that its a bit sensitive. this is good because it picks up lots of detail and sounds good however can be a bit negative if you arent careful to have a good recording setup with low ambient noise levels. the same is true with any sensitive mics. the cardioid pattern does tend to ignore sound from behind the mic though.

if you have an audio interface/mixer (the xenyx) which already has phantom power for mic (as stated on specs), why are you buying a separate phantom power supply?

thoughts on using a scarlett 2i2, steinburg ur22 or similar? from what i've heard quality of audio on cheap units like the one listed (i'm speaking in general not specifically that unit) tends to be fairly iffy. while it may work for your needs i have read many people who claim they returned similar products and bought something else because quality was not up to par. i havent used any of them myself though.

a floor boom would be a little more ideal as you could completely remove vibration or you thumping the desk accidentally from the equation. also it allows you to place it at more locations. if you do use a desk mount i would suggest having it mounted far away from your keyboard, mouse and pc case. the pc case should ideally be on the floor and as far from the mic as possible for noise.

you have a pop filter included in that kit, but if you were looking for something a bit lower profile look at the windtech popguard. normal pop filters can be a bit large and distracting for some.

looks like you have all the basics and realize what you're looking for.
 

phomatic

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I didn't realize the phantom power was included. I'm not super savvy with this stuff.

Also, does all of what I have directly plug into the computer? No other necessary cables needed?

I'm going to try out the mixer currently listed and see how I like it. I don't want to go super expensive.

As for mounts. Which would you suggest? This is one I found:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OZ9C9LK

Any suggestions on it?

Thanks for the help!
 

ssddx

Glorious
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the mic comes with the xlr cable, and while i dont see it listed the mixer should come with a usb cable so i would think you're covered.

a heavy weighted stand would be better so its less tipsy and more stable. i'm not saying you cant use a desk mount boom just that in some scenarios its not as good as a floor mount just as a floor mount in some scenarios is not as convenient as a desk mount. both work depending on your needs.

only thing i'm not sure about is the thread on the mic stand vs thread on the shock mount as i dont see it listed. there are both 5/8 and 3/8 standards for threads typically. they do make adapters in case you get them and find out they dont match..

 

phomatic

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I think I'm just going to get the one thats attached to my desk. Thanks for all the help!
 

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