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Connecting more than 1 Microphone to Laptop

by wrytat / August 24, 2005 1:04 PM PDT

Is there such a device that can allow connecting more than 1 microphone to a laptop? Like a hub. And if we connect 2 USB microphones to a laptop, will it be able to receive the input from both microphones? Thank you.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 1:16 PM PDT

The PC is very limited in stock form. There are some companies that specialize in multiple audio channels, but the usual is... 2 mics, that is... stereo.

Bob

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you need a mixer
by linkit / August 30, 2005 7:03 AM PDT

You need a mixer. Mix the microphone lines together before you send them to your computer.

I haven't come across any inexpensive, little USB sound mixer; however, if you are really determined to do this there are USB mixers available. (Hold on to your wallet)

Option 1:
Plug microphones into USB mixer. Plug mixer into laptop USB port.
Google: USB sound mixers

Option 2:
(I haven?t tried it and I?m just making an educated guess on this, so check with Radio Shack or electronics stores that cater to musicians. They?ll tell you how to do it.) Plug microphones into standard mixer. Plug standard mixer into a line-in port in your laptop. You should be able to use a line-in port in a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Sound Card (SB0530).

Option 3:
Instead of using 2 directional USB microphones, use one omnidirectional microphone to catch both voices.

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