The USB mic themselves do not come with ASIO drivers. Some mics, like
the Blue Yeti, have a built-in headphone jack and volume control for
latency-free monitoring (I haven't tested that mic.) Other mics, like
the Avid Vocal Producer USB, have an headphone jack but no volume
control because it is controlled by software. As such the latency can be
bad. That mic I did own and returned. I am currently using the AT2020
USB mic (no built-in headphone jack.)
I am using an M-Audio Fast Track USB interface as my monitoring device
but I am not getting any sound. I can select the AT2020 as the recording
device and it works great, I just can't hear anything. I can see the
levels and can listen to it on playback just fine, but I can't monitor
it while I am recording.
Both Audacity and Kristal Audio Engine allows me to monitor the AT2020
through the M-Audio.
In Audacity there is an option for software play-through but with
latency that is distracting. It's more tolerable on my old Mac.
In Kristal Audio Engine there is a section that allows me to select the
ASIO control panel (I am using ASIO4ALL) and I can monitor the AT2020
via the M-Audio no problem. The ASIO4ALL install allows me to virtually
eliminate the latency. But I can't for some reason seem to be able to
monitor myself using Hindy.
I played around with the Profiler feature and it was cool - I could of
used that feature when I was recording an episode with a cold and
scratchy throat :)
I would like to see some indicators on the input control - I'd rather
not approximate where my mic gain was set for different mics. I haven't
really given Hindy a run for it's money yet because I can't hear myself.
As a side note, I could always use one of my dynamic mics and directly
monitor it using the m-audio direct monitor switch and give Hindy a test
run that way, but I want to be able to record, edit and produce a full
episode of my podcast using just Hindy and for that I use a USB mic.
On 6/25/2012 5:01 AM, chrismottes@... wrote:
> Hi Kenn,
> To give you an answer approved by my CTO ;): Hindenburg does currently
> not have support for ASIO, but It does have pretty low latency
> monitoring using WASAPI.
> We have not seen any USB microphones that come with an ASIO driver.
> Can you mention some examples?
> Best regards, Chris
> --- In email@example.com, Kenn Crawford<kenn@...> wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>> Does Hindenburg Journalist support ASIO drivers for USB mics? Some USB
>> mics have direct monitoring built-in to them but most do not, and the
>> latency can make monitoring unbearable without using ASIO drivers.
>> The Podcast about Making a Podcast Novel
>> On 21/06/2012 10:57 AM, chrismottes@... wrote:
>>> Hi Joe,
>>> Noticed you mentioned working over Skype with your Co-host - have you looked at Hindenburg Journalist Pro (hindenburgsystems.com/products/hindenburg-journalist-pro - full disclosure I'm a partner) with built-in Skype recording, including line-in option for your mic? Might be an alternative option?
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