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Re: Live recording

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

> On Sun 06 Aug 2017 at 20:21:49 (+0200), Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> David Wright <deblis@lionunicorn.co.uk> writes:
>> > On Sun 06 Aug 2017 at 18:18:46 (+0200), Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> >> 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...
> I'm assuming that your vocalist is being accompanied live (otherwise
> the problem disappears by using a second pass) and is being
> accompanied by said piano.


> So both PCs' recordings will have piano on them.


> How do you mix than so that the phase of the piano signals is
> preserved? It's not clear to me (but might be worth an experiment)
> that you could avoid phasing effects or localisation (precedence effect)
> instability. However, if it works, so be it. Give it a try. Perhaps
> you can synchronise the recordings by minimising these very effects.

Mmmmm...  Otherwise I'll have to buy a mixer.


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