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Old 20th May 2009, 03:49 PM   #1
nicholasgross is offline nicholasgross  Australia
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Default Recording vocals on Behringer UCG102

G'day guys,

I'm very new to recording. I just bought a cheap Behringer guitarlink USB interface on the understanding that I could whack a mike into it, as well as a guitar, obviously not at the same time. Has anyone recorded vocals with this?

I plugged an admittedly cheap mike in and could only get anything when I tapped on the mike. Not much good for singing ... Guitar works fine

I'm obviously not a conisseur but it's a bit wack if I can't record some vocals. Not looking for great quality just something. Any tips?
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Old 20th May 2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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You need a preamp, a mike has much too low an output to feed a guitar input.
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Old 20th May 2009, 11:36 PM   #3
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Thanks.

Ah righto. Do you think I could use my guitar amp? It's a vox15r and it has a line out as well as a plug out to an external speaker.
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Old 21st May 2009, 02:10 PM   #4
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That doesn't have a mike input either.
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Old 21st May 2009, 03:33 PM   #5
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Yeah. I've tried and failed to get any significant signal from the mike. Bloke at the shop said I could use it to run a mike into. Not so. I'll try and take it back later today.
Thanks for your help mate.
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Old 22nd May 2009, 01:23 PM   #6
Nigel Goodwin is offline Nigel Goodwin  England
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There are various other alternatives, some of which have two mike or line inputs, Tacam do some like that.

It's more expensive, but I suspect it's far more useful for what you're trying to do - plus you could record guitar in one input whilst recording vocals in the other.
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