4 simultaneous USB microphone inputs?

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Kraden
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4 simultaneous USB microphone inputs?

Post by Kraden » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:25 am

Hi guys, I'm runnin an amaeture podcast with 4 hosts. At current we run 2 omnidirectional microphones on 2 Laptops (over USB). As suich we've had sound troubles from differences in voice and distance.

I'm excited about purchasing MCRS for our show as it will allow each host to have a seperate microphone and levels.

I was wondering if your software can run 4 USB microphone inputs simultaneously? I'd prefer not to buy the software to find out it can't do what I think it can.
If so it will save me a lot of headaches during editing and make for a better show.

Notes:
I don't have a soundcard? Should I purchase one?

Would I be better off spending >$3000 for an 4-input audio board and Pre-compressor microphones?

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Post by support » Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:46 pm

Answered via email.

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Post by aaa.seo » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:55 am

Hi.
Could you please answer me as well ?
Actually i need to record 8 channels - it could be pci or usb.

Thank you.

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Post by support » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:50 pm

What audio hardware you have? It could be a four stereo sound cards for 8 channels or single multichannel sound card or multiple USB devices.

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Post by rebmonk » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:16 pm

Hey support im in the exact same boat as the guy above me. Working on an amateur podcast and looking for a way to record 4 microphones at once on one laptop. Is there an external audio card i can look at? Can i just plug 4 usb microphones into the usb jacks and get it to work, or do i need a $500 mixing board?

Again thanks for your help.

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Post by support » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:05 am

MCRS system was tested with RME FireFace 400 sound card (firewire connection).
USB microphones should work too, but...

- all microphones will have same name
- system may be crushed if you disconnect one microphone

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Re: 4 simultaneous USB microphone inputs?

Post by jakjamm » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:32 am

Kraden wrote:Hi guys, I'm runnin an amaeture podcast with 4 hosts. At current we run 2 omnidirectional microphones on 2 Laptops (over USB). As suich we've had sound troubles from differences in voice and distance.

I'm excited about purchasing MCRS for our show as it will allow each host to have a seperate microphone and levels.

I was wondering if your software can run 4 USB microphone inputs simultaneously? I'd prefer not to buy the software to find out it can't do what I think it can.
If so it will save me a lot of headaches during editing and make for a better show.

Notes:
I don't have a soundcard? Should I purchase one?

Would I be better off spending >$3000 for an 4-input audio board and Pre-compressor microphones?

hey thanks for the information....

it is very useful..

Jak
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Re: 4 simultaneous USB microphone inputs?

Post by Philip » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:10 pm

I'm using two cheap C-media usb cards for 4 mics.

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Re: 4 simultaneous USB microphone inputs?

Post by support » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:04 pm

We have repeatedly noticed significant sampling rate deviations in the cheaper cards, so we recommend products from well-known manufacturers.

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