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2 mics of audio from 1 mic output input

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Igrapeape, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Igrapeape

    Igrapeape Member

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    I wasn't sure if this was audio or camcorder section. I decided on audio because I'm trying to record audio, and it can be the same thing if I decide to switch to a portable recorder or not.

    So I have a decent 2012 era camcorder which has a headphone and a mic out. I am going to be doing a few interviews and at the present time will be using 2 wired lavalier microphones, but I only have one input/output to the camera.

    I think ok, no problem I'll take one of those small splitter boxes which allows you to use 2 sets of headphones and I'll use 2 microphones instead. Well that doesn't work LOL.

    Is there a way to get this done, secondly would be is there a way to get this done inexpensively. One person at the store suggested a mixer, but it was all XLR and these are those small Iphone sized plugs so that wouldn't work.

    Am I missing something here? A cable, or some small $50 mixer which I plug in 2 microphones into and then can plug some cord from a mixer into the camcorder. I'm so clueless and hope someone can help me please.

    Thanks very much, have a good weekend.
     
  2. JST1946

    JST1946 Regular member

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    If your camcorder has the phono type connectors on it you can always buy adapters to connect it between the mixer and the camcorder.It shouldn't be hard to find one.
     
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    First, thanks much for your reply, I appreciate it.

    I'm not sure that I'm following you. Could you elaborate please?

    The camcorder has the same type jack that an iphone, digital recorder, gameboy, PSP, etc. has.

    But I need to get 2 wired mics from 1 port, that's the issue. In addition I don't have a clue what mixer to get, or if one is even needed.



     
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    Hello,

    Those are made for headphones, they combine the signal, but dont know what to do with 2 separate different incoming signals.


    I need to be able to hear me ask the questions and them answer the question on the finished product.

    Thanks for giving it a go thought, I appreciate it.



     
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    lgrapeape, the only person that had a clue to solve your problem was the guy at the shop. Splitters work fine when you are taking one stream and splitting it into 2 identical streams. What you want to do is far more advanced than your equipment. You will need to upgrade huge, to a camcorder that has stereo audio track then feed the mics into a mixer that feeds into your stereo input mic jack. It will be much cheaper to buy a stereo audio recorder. Mixers take separate mono feeds into a multi track audio. Each mic is on a different track. Usually at least the volumes must be adjusted so one does not over power to other.

    If you want to keep is simple use one mic between the 2 sources.

    Is this to be voice or music? That would also dictate what kind of equipment you would need.
     
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