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How to connect audio mixer to video camera

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Introduction

A few days ago, I was in an annual program of my company. It was full of fun and entertainment. I had captured all of them in my video camera. The audio I got while playing the videos was in mild volume. The sounds except for the recorded voice of the people who were closer to the camera are very depressing. Then I was just thinking about mixing interesting sounds and music to those videos. But it could be better if there was an audio mixer connection facility there. That’s why I searched on the web how to connect the audio mixer to a video camera. You are not going to miss the music including voice or other instrumental sounds anymore. 

The Audio Mixer

Before I talk about the method, I want you to know why you should connect the audio mixer to your camcorder. An audio mixer can boost the quality of the audio inputting into the camera. Again, you can record multiple audio inputs at the same moment. YouTubers, DJs, singers, etc. professionals use the mixer as they need to input more than one audio while recording the videos. If you want to run a YouTube channel, you should use an audio mixer with your DSLR camera. Good cameras for YouTube can easily be connected to an audio mixer. 

The Process

Audio mixer has the capability to have the input of multiple different audio signals. Without the mixer, the camera can play or record single-channel stereo audio. So, you need to follow these steps:

If you want to use only your microphones as the input to the camera, you must buy an XLR for every single microphone. This will help you to hook the microphone to the DSLR. Collect two 3.5-millimeter stereo to do a quarter-inch mono cable. Here you can use another audio input too. But you will need more cables.

Suppose, you are using a regular dynamic microphone. You should purchase an XLR male-to-female cable or an XLR to quarter inch for your microphone input. Moreover, this will assist you to monitor the audio. Especially, when you are sharing or recording a podcast, this will let you know the sound quality after you have got it all balanced out. You will need another thing; a 0.75 inch to the 3.5-millimeter adapter. This helps you plug in your headphones in the phone output.

Now, you have got all the materials or tools with you. Take the microphone and plug it to the microphone inputs. Some audio mixers have numbered preamps like 1 or 2 for inputting the microphone jack. Then connect the phone with two 3.5-millimeter dual quarter-inch cable to another port.

Let’s do one more important thing. Use 3.5 millimeters to dual quarter-inch mono cables to hook the camera. This is the main output which you need to plug in into the microphone input of the camera. If your camera has a single microphone input option, then there is less chance of proper equalization of audio. So, you may need to make some adjustments. Because the camera won’t be able to handle louder input coming from the audio mixer.

Now put all your inputs to neutral or zero to start your program. This is not mandatory as you can change the input level to your desired levels. The main mix dial helps to increase all of the levels of the inputs. This is surely featured for balanced input at the same time.

This is the time!

Yes, you can start recording your videos. The sound from your phone, the microphone, etc. everything will be recorded simultaneously recording videos with your video camera. Every input is going to be recorded in the SD card of your camcorder.

Last Words:

As you have connected your phone to the audio mixer, you can test the setup playing some audios on your phone and running the camera device. If everything goes successful, then surely you have connected the audio mixer to video camera properly.

So, you can see how easy the process is! Just following the above steps, you are going to rock the party.

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