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Hey so I am starting to shout cast again for gaming, and I am going to go out and get a new setup. I already have a mic picked out.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/MXL-V63M...58-i1126977.gc

I don't know if ill need a mix amp or anything like that. If someone could help me out that would be great.

I am going set this up on my PC so I can shout cast like CSS and COD.

I would love if someone would let me know what I need to get to start my shout casting again asap so I can order the stuff tonight.
    
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Yes, you'll want a mixer or at least a preamp of some kind. What's your budget for this?

Edit: You may also want an audio interface depending on what you're doing. Can you be a little more specific?
Edited by mrtn400 - 12/27/10 at 12:30am
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Yes, you'll want a mixer or at least a preamp of some kind. What's your budget for this?

Edit: You may also want an audio interface depending on what you're doing. Can you be a little more specific?
I am shout casting games, like Counter Strike Source and Call of Duty. Like if you know who DJ Wheat is.

My budget is about $200-$250

I don't want expensive high end gear, I just want it to be of good quality for what I am using it for.
    
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Here's a great solution. It eliminates the need for a mixer as it has a good preamp section and the ability to monitor BOTH the input and the computer's output at the same time and even gives you control of the balance. It also has a very good playback DAC, so it would also function as a sound card that performs just as good as, if not better than a top of the line internal card.
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Here's a great solution. It eliminates the need for a mixer as it has a good preamp section and the ability to monitor BOTH the input and the computer's output at the same time and even gives you control of the balance. It also has a very good playback DAC, so it would also function as a sound card that performs just as good as, if not better than a top of the line internal card.
Is there something a little cheaper. If I can get a Condenser Mic w/ Shock Mount and a USB Audio interface for $200 that would be awesome.
    
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Is there something a little cheaper. If I can get a Condenser Mic w/ Shock Mount and a USB Audio interface for $200 that would be awesome.
If your budget is only $100, you should just get a mixer and use the line in on your sound card. The interface is way less important as you HAVE to be able to hear yourself through your headphones and using a program to digitally monitor yourself won't be acceptable as there will always be an audible lag.

You should get this mixer. It's a Soundcraft, enough said.

What you'll want to do is run your mic into this, and then run the main output of the mixer into the line in on your sound card. Then run the line out of your sound card into a stereo channel and then mix that and your mic into the onboard headphone amp.

If you can at all get the interface I linked above, do so. It does just as much as a small two channel mixer can and you also get the I/O benefits. But if you can't the mixer should still be more than enough.

Edit: Actually, get this mixer instead. It has a lot more features for the same price and I've used one personally and for what it was, it worked really well. I didn't realize it was in the price range.
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If your budget is only $100, you should just get a mixer and use the line in on your sound card. The interface is way less important as you HAVE to be able to hear yourself through your headphones and using a program to digitally monitor yourself won't be acceptable as there will always be an audible lag.

You should get this mixer. It's a Soundcraft, enough said.

What you'll want to do is run your mic into this, and then run the main output of the mixer into the line in on your sound card. Then run the line out of your sound card into a stereo channel and then mix that and your mic into the onboard headphone amp.

If you can at all get the interface I linked above, do so. It does just as much as a small two channel mixer can and you also get the I/O benefits. But if you can't the mixer should still be more than enough.
Well I have a mic already its nothing special, Its a Peavey i 100. So all I need to get is a Mixer? run that into my soundcard? and plug the mic into the mixer?

*EDIT* Couldn't I use this mixer and hook my mic to this. And then hook it to my PC.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringe...00-i1153498.gc

or these ones.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringe...53-i1153499.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringe...65-i1153500.gc
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The first one wouldn't work as you can only run one mix. Like I said, the biggest thing you need is to be able to monitor the input (aka hear yourself), and you can't do that if there's only one pair of outputs.

The other two work, but IME, Beringer products are pretty poor quality, but if you're going for the cheapest solution, it would work fine.
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The first one wouldn't work as you can only run one mix. Like I said, the biggest thing you need is to be able to monitor the input (aka hear yourself), and you can't do that if there's only one pair of outputs.

The other two work, but IME, Beringer products are pretty poor quality, but if you're going for the cheapest solution, it would work fine.
k ty. Also how do I setup so I can monitor my self?
    
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