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Old 07-03-2017, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help with recording vocals and guitar

So I had previously bought a Behringer C1-U USB mic. Now I was thinking about getting a focusrite solo audio interface to be able to record my semi-acoustic guitar. Now I know that my USB mic won't go into the interface and this is what concers me.
Is there any way I can still make use of my USB mic (instead of buying a condenser with XLR) along with the audio interface (for guitars) while recording in two separate tracks on the same laptop? If yes, then please tell me how.

Feel free to give new ideas also, keeping in mind that I don't have the budget for a new condenser mic with XLR.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The USB microphone unfortunately is not usable if you buy a condensnser with XLR connection because it will receive power supply from the interface trough XLR cable connection to be able to give higher quality recordings.

In my opinion a good mic for recording guitar and voice at the same time is the AT2020 watch reviews on youtube
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Old 01-10-2024, 01:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Behringer C1-U USB Mic
Focusrite Scarlett Solo Audio Interface
Digital Audio Workstation (DAW): Software for recording and editing audio.
Connect Focusrite Scarlett Solo:

Connect your Focusrite Scarlett Solo to your computer via USB.
Connect your semi-acoustic guitar to the "Instrument" input on the Scarlett Solo using a standard 1/4" instrument cable.
Connect USB Mic:

Connect your Behringer C1-U USB mic directly to your computer.
Open DAW:

Open your preferred Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) on your computer. Popular choices include Audacity, Reaper, Ableton Live, or others.
Configure DAW for Scarlett Solo:

In your DAW, select the Focusrite Scarlett Solo as your audio input and output device.
Create Separate Tracks:

Create two separate tracks in your DAW—one for the USB mic and one for the guitar.
Assign Inputs:

Assign the USB mic to one track by selecting its corresponding input.
Assign the guitar input to the other track.
Adjust Levels:

Adjust input levels for each track to ensure a balanced mix. You can do this on the Scarlett Solo interface or within your DAW.
Monitor and Record:

Arm both tracks for recording.
Monitor the input levels and start recording.

After recording, you can edit and mix the two tracks separately.
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