Let me start this by saying that what I know about audio engineering and DAWs would fit in a shot glass. But, here’s our current technical setup and software for anyone interested.
I use Audacity to do the hard edits and composition, then export it to Hindenburg to master levels and mix, and put all the pieces together into what you actually hear.
Mixer – Behringer Xenxyx Q802USB
We just started using this. It seems cool. I’ve exhausted my technical knowledge of this product.
Audio Interface – Behringer U-PHORIA UMC404HD
We have 5 mics going at once. We don’t have a studio to record in. We don’t have good sound control in our space. We’re hobbyists. One mic was just not working.
Digital Recorder – Tascam DR100mkII
At this point, lots of people think I’m crazy. We output the audio from the mixer into the recorder. I’m a fiddler. If I tried to just record the live audio into a DAW I’d do nothing put play with levels and filtering for the entire session. Plus, the Tascam provides a secure backup at all times because it’s not prone to restarts or crashes in the middle of combat.
Microphones – Various
We have 4 mics for 5 people. This is a problem. Help us out here: We Need Your Support. Obviously, the Blue Yeti is our best mic. We’d love another Audio Technica though so everyone can have their own channel. Surprisingly, we don’t all speak at the same volume and timbre. I know, unbelievable, right?