Would you like to really improve your voice? Listening to your voice is one of the best ways to improve your voice. When I train vocalists I use recording gear to play back their voice so they can hear themselves after I make a recommendation and play back the improvement.
Here is a list of gear similar to what I use daily for recording students to play-back their voices for educational purposes. This set-up would be great for those of you who desire a simple personal home recording system to record yourself and improve your singing abilities.
Sound Mixer – (buy 1 featuring reverb effects) Yamaha MG82CX 8-Input Stereo Mixer with Compression and Effects.
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Microphone (suggested) – Sennheiser E935 Performance Vocal Mic.
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Mic Cable – (buy 1 to connect mic to mixer – Any cable color is fine.) LyxPro Balanced XLR Cable 15 ft Microphone Cable.
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Mic Wind Screen (optional) – Shure A58WS-BLK Foam Windscreen
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Headphone – (buy 1 to connect headphones to mixer) Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
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Computer Audio to Mixer – (buy 1 to connect computer to mixer) Hosa CMR-206 3.5 mm TRS to Dual RCA Stereo Breakout Cable, 6 feet.
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Dedicated Digital Recorder – Here are a few excellent recorders to choose featuring different price points and features:
Digital Recorder – (single track recorder to mixer) TASCAM DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder
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Digital Recorder – (multi-track recorder to mixer) TASCAM DP-006 Digital Portastudio 6-Track Portable Multi-Track Recorder
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Digital Recorder – (multi-track recorder to mixer) TASCAM DP-008EX Digital Portastudio 8-Track Portable Multi-Track Recorder
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Digital Recorder Cable – (buy 2 cables to connect left and right to mixer) Hosa CSS-105 1/4 inch TRS to 1/4 inch TRS Balanced Interconnect Cable, 5 feet
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MIXER VOICE CAPTURE ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM:
Here is a diagram of my recording setup. As you can see below, I use a mixer which features effects so we can add reverb to the vocal channel. I also separate the left and right inputs from the computer to boost signal gain. This is optional. If desired, you can hook up computer audio out using a single 3.5mm stereo to a single ¼ stereo trs cable and plug into a single channel or use a single 3.5mm stereo out to a split male rca left and male rca right stereo output connector as well. All variations will work fine as the mixer I recommend has a variety of input connection options to choose from.