Using the Q2n audio input

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Using the Q2n audio input

Post by malc67 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:13 pm

Hey folks,
I have a new query regarding audio recording on my Q2n. I have found that in some instances the on-board microphones don't cut it, so I have bought a small condenser mic that I can use through the 3.5mm stereo input. Unfortunately I am wanting to record two different sound sources simultaneously and getting the levels of these is proving to be very difficult. I have tried placing the mic in the middle of these two sources, but all it does is make both of them sound distant (and it is a real faf moving the mic back and forth to try and find the sweet spot). Therefore I was looking at getting a small mixing desk which would allow me to mix both of these sources to an acceptable level then send them into the Q2n 3.5 mm stereo input?
Using the condenser mic for one source and a hard cable for the other straight into the mixing desk then tweak the two to get the final sound mix.
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Re: Using the Q2n audio input

Post by Jim_Fogle » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:27 pm

If you're doing interviews where you have two people sitting across a table from each other and you don't want any room ambiance then try two lavalier microphones. You can also attach lavalier mics to acoustic instruments using painter tape or something else non destructive. If you're wanting to podcast then look at this article: https://www.thepodcasthost.com/equipmen ... st-mixers/

As you can tell, it really helps to have a better idea of what you're wanting to do and the equipment your dealing with. The more detail we have the better feedback we can provide.
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Re: Using the Q2n audio input

Post by malc67 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:06 am

Excellent Jim,
Thanks for your reply. What I am wanting to do it this. I have my computer set-up in my spare room and I have a pair of Mackie CR3 computer speakers for my audio. I have my bass guitar rig in my room also. I am wanting to play along with some favourite music tracks off the computer and play along on the bass guitar (using the condenser mic on the speaker of my bass combo), then mix the audio coming from the Mackies with the sound coming from my bass cab to create a final balanced mix that I can then send to the Q2n's 3.5mm stereo jack, thus creating my own tutorials. I will send a direct stereo cable from either the computer or the Mackies to the mixing desk then the cable from the bass cab microphone into another channel then mix the two together. I hope I have explaned what I am looking for ok?
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