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Re: Live recording

David Wright <deblis@lionunicorn.co.uk> writes:

> On Sun 06 Aug 2017 at 18:18:46 (+0200), Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> Richard Hector <richard@walnut.gen.nz> writes:
>> > On 05/08/17 03:56, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> >> Thanks to all.  The problem seems to be solved with such a cable:
>> >> 
>> >>  https://www.thomann.de/at/pro_snake_78219_yadapterkabel.htm
>> >
>> > Except that it's hard to tell what size those connectors are. Unless
>> > there's something in the description that I can't read that says they're
>> > 3.5mm, they look to me more like 6.25mm. I'm not sure what it is - I
>> > think 3.5mm plugs are usually more rounded on the end, while the larger
>> > ones often have that point. Also, it looks like the case comes apart,
>> > and I think the only ones I've seen with such skinny bodies are moulded
>> > plastic. If that's 3.5mm, I think it would be very hard to assemble by
>> > hand, which the body designs suggest.
>> The cable that made me possible to live record stereo from two mics, without
>> mixer nor preamp nor external audio card nor audio interface, is a 3.5mm
>> twin-mono-female and a 3.5mm single-stereo-male: the two mics plugged into
>> the two mono females and the stereo male plugged into the `mic' input of my
>> PC.  This cable was solded for me by the owner of the electricity shop near
>> my house.
> Glad you got one. (My Y cables are for sharing a single stereo output
> into two people's headsets.) The soldering solution I proposed earlier
> was specifically to avoid having to deal with soldering tiny wires into
> tiny plugs, practical in the past but no fun nowadays.
>> To add a third microphone for human voice (the former two are for piano), I
>> plan to use a second PC as suggested by Fungi4All.  This way I'll continue
>> to do without mixer or audio interface, till the moment I'll want to do
>> things more professionally.  Now, they're just home made records...
> Oh my, thoughts of Itchycoo Park come to mind. (Just showing my age.)
> I don't think you'll enjoy listening to the results..

Why do you think so?  Just recording with two mics in the Y cable you spoke
about produced a not bad result...


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