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Thoughts on Interface. Need Camera suggestions

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by johnm0187, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. johnm0187

    johnm0187

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    Hello all,

    I've been doing my research on an audio interface and after judging my budget and reading around I've narrowed it down to the PreSonus Audio Box : http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/presonus-audiobox-usb-2x2-usb-recording-system

    I was just trying to get some opinions on it before I went out and purchased it in the next few days.

    Also I am in the market for a solid camera. It doesn't have to be incredible, but just quality audio and video for recording sets and videos for youtube. I'm working with a camera from the early 2000s that is this quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP8HSJc-Q24

    I know nothing about cameras so any suggestions would be great. I figured I can spend about a hundred bucks on it.

    Thanks for any feedback,

    John
  2. nick98338

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    I don't know the audiobox, specifically, but I've been using a Presonus interface for close to six years now. It's still pumping. Can't help ya with the camera... I use the smartphone.:smug:
  3. odineye

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  4. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    For the camera, are you looking to record gigs? With decent audio?

    Prolly not going to happen for $200. A camera that does decent low light video can get pricy, then add decent audio on top of that and it'll be even more.

    The Zoom Q3HD has great audio and does HD video. The video is decent but nothing spectacular.
  5. johnm0187

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up picking up the presonus 22 VSL, and I have enjoyed my limited use of it so far.

    As for the camera, I would use it for home recordings, gigs, open mics, basically anything you could want to record a video of.

    As for the Presonus 22 VSL, would the results of the recordings turn out better if I used a D.I.? If so, what D.I. would you suggest?

    John
  6. mpdd

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    in june i'm getting a canon hf g30, but i'll only use the camera audio for music video sync purposes
  7. johnm0187

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    Actually instead of the DI question, would it be better to use my BBE Bmax in front of the 22VSL? And would you get a XLR to microphone cable or an XLR to 1/4 inch?

    Thanks
  8. odineye

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    You don't need a DI to record through the 22, just plug in and go. Of course you can use the BBE if you have a tone you know you want to print, or use the Presonus pre amp and tone shape later. I can use any of a half dozen different ways to plug into my interface, depending on the project.

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