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Hi OCN! smile.gif

I'm having a bit of a trouble with a new mic that I bought.

Basically the Mic is for my friend as a present. He is into beat boxing and he wanted me to buy him a mic since I have a job for a long time now. So he wanted me to buy him the Audix Fireball V mic. I bought it but I have 1 huge problem. He wants to use it mainly to do beat boxing on his computer and also bring it to all sorts of beat boxing competitions he is gonna go to and use it there. But when I asked the people at Best Buy how to use the mic on the computer, if there are any cables needed the guy told me I need bunch of cables and a 500 dollar sound board to use it on the PC. My question is is there a way to use to mic only with some cables to the PC without the need to buy a very expensive sound board. And also he has to have a mic to be able to use it to a speakers when he goes to competitions. Thank you.

Here's the official link to the FireBall.
http://www.audixusa.com/docs_12/units/FireBall_V.shtml

Also it didn't come with any cables at all. It was just the unit itself and that's it.

Here's a picture of what I basically have in my hands that I don't know what to do with. nerdsmiley.png

http://www.gearnuts.com/images/closeup/xl/1600-FireBallV_detail2.jpg
Edited by GreekGamer09 - 5/23/13 at 9:51pm
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Rule #1 of life: never listen to what any Best Buy employee tells you. :)

 

Anyway, it's just one microphone, so I don't know what this employee was thinking. I think all that's really needed for his computer is an XLR to USB cable. When he goes to competitions, he may need a normal XLR to XLR cable so that he can connect his mic to the PA system at the competition. However, I would guess that a cable is provided when it's your turn at these competitions, and they might even have a mic that everyone can use. I don't know, but I know this: it would be a mess to have each contestant bringing their own PA equipment. I mean can you imagine a beat boxing competition where you have dozens or hundreds of contestants who each brought more than just a microphone and maybe a cable? OMG. lol That would consume a massive amount of floor space!

 

So what I'm saying is I think this Best Buy employee was thinking that he'd have to have his own mixer and cables (and probably PA speakers too along with a monitor of some kind) in order to be able to compete at the competitions. I've never been to a competition nor do I know anything about beat boxing (except I know what it is), but I know this: if I were holding a beat boxing competition, then I would provide a PA system that everyone can use so that all they have to do is bring their favorite microphone, and I would also provide a microphone for contestants who don't bring their own. Of course, I would also provide a mic cable so that contestants don't have to worry about that. That way, the competition goes as smoothly as possible.

 

In other words, no he doesn't need a $500 mixer and a bunch of cables. However, if he did want a mixer in between his mic and his computer or additional control and maybe some effects, then he could easily get one for less than $50 because he only has to worry about one microphone.


Edited by TwoCables - 5/23/13 at 10:09pm
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Thank you very much for your reply! biggrin.gif I'll go pick up one of those cables tomorrow! biggrin.gif

One last question, will I need any drivers for it? Or will it just automatically work?



Found a cable. smile.gif
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This USB Microphone cable in itself owns sound card and can be compatible with computer without addtional driver, just plug in your instruments or microphones, electronic organ and so on, then you can start recording high quality digital music works easily.

http://www.rakuten.com/prod/usb-microphone-mic-link-cable-adapter-to-xlr-female-3m/223654692.html?listingId=155164887
Edited by GreekGamer09 - 5/23/13 at 11:33pm
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Wow!

 

All he needs to do now is find out what's provided and what isn't at the competition(s)!

 

Nice.

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