I just bought a new Yamaha mixer to use with my vocal recordings.
Prior to purchasing my mixer, I was using a regular mic with a USB converter…
The mic with the USB converter worked fine, but I was really interested in finding a setup that would offer clearer sound. I had been wanting a mixer for a long time, but hesitated to spend the money because I'm a technodunce. I finally broke down and bought my mixer last week. It arrived on Friday and I had a hell of a time getting it set up on my computer so that it worked.
I use an iMac, so I was short a port… Finally, I had to invest in a USB interface. It arrived yesterday and I was finally able to get my mixer going. So far, I've recorded a few songs. I'm still playing with the settings to get the thing sounding the way I want it to. But just for comparison, here's me singing The Carpenters' "Sing" with just the USB mic.
Decent sound. A little echoey.
This is with the mixer. I'm still working on the settings.
I may decide I'd rather sing with the USB converter. It's less cumbersome. But then, I haven't experimented that much yet. I may post more results later. I'm just getting started.