[ubuntu-studio-users] Questions about production

Shubham Mishra mishrashubham2007 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 07:20:15 UTC 2014

> OH!, i forgot to mention my opinion of USB mic's.. personally, i think 
> they are great if they meet your needs.. they are "one trick pony" 
> "uni-tasking" devices.. for example, you may be able to get a nice USB 
> audio device and a nice actual mic for not much more cost than a 
> decent USB mic, and those 2 things are *much* more versatile.. if you 
> have a USB mic, for example, and you later decide to purchase a nicer 
> preamp, you cant use it.. the USB audio device can also provide a nice 
> instrument input, and be used as a fully functioning sound card.. so, 
> for my money, i consider a USB mic to be a little bit of a wasted 
> investment, unless the user is *only* doing something like a podcast, 
> or only speech or one channel at a time with a mic.. good luck

Thanks for the advice. Yeah, getting a dedicated audio interface sounds 
promising. Like you said, the hardware needs to support linux properly. 
Normally that wouldn't be an issue since I can easily find out from the 
internet which interfaces are linux compatible, getting them is more of 
a problem. E-commerce where I live, is a mess; Amazon US has everything 
though, but shipping will cost me a fortune. So that just leaves running 
around audio shops and picking up the right stuff. I'm a bit low on cash 
these days anyways, so I'll get the mic and the interface later.

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