Some basic CI1 questions

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Some basic CI1 questions

Post by radiodavidm » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:50 pm

This question is probably elementary for most of you but your answers would be very helpful.
My son and I are looking for a device with at least 2 XLR (or balanced TR) inputs and the ability to output a mixed signal (comprised of these inputs) directly to Mac via USB connection.
My son creates MineCraft commentaries for YouTube with 2 other co-hosts (hence the need for at least 2 mic inputs).
I would use the unit for personal studio recording (music).
I have plenty of good outboard gear and good mics but lack the right interface with the Mac.
- The Mackie 402 does not have USB connectivity
- Behringer and the lower-end Alesis units are undesirable because their audio tends to be noisier and lower in quality
- Line6 (Pod) sells an interesting looking unit that appears to meet our specs, as does novation (the nio 2/4)
- We don't need effects or bells and whistles, just very good signal-to-noise ratio and USB connectivity
Would the CI1 be the best unit for the job?
Thanks so much for your help!

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Re: Some basic CI1 questions

Post by Bane » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:20 pm

The noise ratio really depends on how much gain you're using, cables, mics, etc.

For a podcast, I would say the CI is fine.
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