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How to run a USB Mic through an External Audio Mixer

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USB MIc IconI have been reading on forums lately how some people would like to be able to run their USB Mic through their external hardware mixing desks, and it is relatively easy to do.

Below is a diagram on how to run your wiring between the devices.


Plug your USB Mic into a USB Slot, run an appropriate lead from the Line Out/Headphone Out of your computer into a stereo input channel on your mixer. If your mixer has only mono channels, use channel one for your left, and channel 2 for your right. Next, run wires from the Main Output of the mixer to your Line in/Mic In on your computer, and the physical part is done.

Next, open up Voicemeeter (If you don’t have Voicemeeter you can download it free at and select your USB Mic as the device for channel 1. Make sure “A” is selected/highlighted and “B” is not selected.

step 1Then, select your Line Out/Headphone Out jack as the device for Voicemeeters Main Output, “A1”.

Step 2Now it is time to select your Line In/Mic in as the device for Channel 2. Make sure that “A” is not selected, and “B” is selected.

Step 3All that is left is to open up the app you want to use (eg – Skype, Vidblaster, or some other Web Cam program) and select Voicemeeter’s Virtual Device (Output “B” in Voicemeeter) as the input source audio device.

Skype InVoicemeeter can be downloaded FREE HERE at Don’t forget to make a donation – the programmer deserves a little something for a program this good!

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Posted by Greg - April 21, 2015 at 7:44 am

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How to use a USB Mic AND a Mixer together in Skype or Vidblaster

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USB MIc IconWeb cam software like Skype and Vidblaster only allow for one audio source, so if your mixer is coming into the computer via the line input, and your mic is coming in through USB, you are generally out of luck….until now.

I recently stumbled upon a free piece of software called Voicemeeter which makes it incredibly easy to solve this problem. It is basically a software mixer that will allow you to take various inputs as well as your system sound and mix them with a great deal of control into one “Virtual” sound device, which you can then select as your audio input device in your web cam program.

Voicemeeter Connection DiagramTo get started, Download your free copy of Voicemeeter HERE.During installation, you will get some dialogue boxes telling you it wants to install some drivers, this is completely normal.

voicemeeter-driver-installOnce you have installed it, you will need to restart your computer so the virtual drivers can register in your system. Once you have rebooted, open up Voicemeeter and you will see the mixing console.

voicemeeter Mixing ConsoleLooks cool doesn’t it! In short, you have two hardware inputs and one virtual input. The virtual input seems to be your system sound, so anything that tries to output through your computers speakers, like Winamp or Windows Media Player, can be fed into your mix here if you want it, if not, just mute this track by pressing the “M” button at the bottom next to its slider. To mix your Mic and Line In (Mixer) click where it says “1 Hardware Input” and select your USB Mic from the drop down list.

Select USB MicThe next step is to select your line in/mixer device in “2 Hardware Input”

Select Line InNow its time to tell Voicemeeter where your speakers are. Select them from the drop down menu that says “Hardware OUT”

select-speakersThe last step to making this all work is to open your Windows menu and select control panel. When this opens select the sound icon to open your computers sound preferences window. In the “Playback” section select “Voicemeeter Input” and then set it as the default device.

select-voicemeeter-in-soundNow you are all configured, you just need to do a small adjustment in Voicemeeter to stop feedback loops. The output of Voicemeeter has two channels, “Main Out” which will go to your speakers, and “Virtual Out” which is what will go into web cam software (Skype, Vidblaster etc….)

main out  virtual out
 In the “1 Hardware Input” channel, it is wise to de-select “A” as this will stop your mic from being played out aloud through your speakers. This will prevent feedback, but still allows your USB Mic to feed into your web cam program through the Virtual Out.

Channel SelectNow, all that’s left is to open your web cam program, Skype or Vidblaster etc, and select Voicemeeters output as your input device, and you can now use your USB Mic AND your external hardware mixer.

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Voicemeeter can be downloaded FREE HERE at Don’t forget to make a donation – the programmer deserves a little something for a program this good!


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Posted by Greg - April 18, 2015 at 11:44 am

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How To Make Your Own Internet TV Show – Part 4 – Mixing Audio, Mics, and Avoiding Looping in Software

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Mixing DeskPart 4 – Mixing Audio, Mics, and Avoiding Looping in Software

Mixing Audio into your Vidcast can be as easy as you want it to be, or as difficult as you want it to be. You will find the more you want to incorporate into your set up, that audio is always going to be the pebble in your shoe, especially if you are using multiple audio sources.

As a result, I will divide this tutorial into two parts, a Basic Beginners section for those just getting started, and an Advanced section for those using external mixers and audio sources.

Note to Pros – These articles are aimed at beginners, who wish to spend little or no money until they have a grasp on the topic, and are hoping to learn how to get started quickly and easily, using equipment they most likely already have.

Beginners Tutorial

Voicemeeter can be downloaded FREE HERE at Don’t forget to make a donation – the programmer deserves a little something for a program this good!


Advanced Tutorials

In this tutorial I show you how you can use a USB Mic and an external mixer together in Vidblaster. See the full article HERE.

This tutorial shows you how you can run your USB mic through your external mixing desk. View the full article HERE.


You can download a free unrestricted trial copy of Vidblaster from

Part 1 – Selecting Video Switcher Production Software – The Heart of Vidcasting – VIEW HERE
Part 2 – Installing Vidblaster, Connecting Your Webcam, Switching and Interface Basics – VIEW HERE Part 3 – Adding Additional Cameras – VIEW HERE
Part 4 – Mixing Audio, Mics, and Avoiding Looping in Software – VIEW HERE
Part 5 – Desktop and Browser Capture – VIEW HERE
Part 6 – Connecting Guests Via Skype – VIEW HERE
Part 7 – How To Make A Lower Third Overlay – VIEW HERE
Part 8 – Adding flair with Effects, Soundboards and Chat Streams – COMING SOON!
Part 9 – Green Screen/Chroma Keying and Virtual Sets with iClone – COMING SOON!
Part 10 – Recording and Streaming – COMING SOON!

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Easily split large audio files into individual tracks with Audacity

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Audacity LogoThis tutorial shows you how easy it is to split large audio files into single individual tracks using the free program called Audacity on Mac, Windows and Linux

You can download Audacity FREE for Mac, Windows and Linux/Unix HERE.

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How To Use iPhone Android or Nokia Smart Phones as cameras in Vidblaster

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This video will show you step by step how to download and install software that will allow you to use your iPhone, Android Phone, or Nokia Smart Phone as a camera in Vidblaster.

**NOTE** – Your phone and computer need to be connected to the same wifi network

To get started, download the free Epoccam App from your devices app store and install it. Then, on your computer, browse to to download the free virtual device drivers. The software relies on Apple’s Bonjour networking technology, and if it isn’t already on your system, the installer will download and install it automatically for you. Don’t worry, it’s harmless!

Once everything is installed, open the app on your phone, then open Vidblaster, and add a new camera module and select “Kinoni Video Source” and you should be up and running.

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Super Detailing 1/200 Nichimo Yamato by Tsukurimaseu

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Disclaimer – This article is reproduced and translated here from the original page by Tsukurimaseu (We think). This article appears in Japanese HERE and was translated (Poorly) with Google Language Tools. Even though the words might not always make sense, this is an extremely detailed build, and the pictures tell the story.

Super Detail Nichimo Yamato


— Introduction —
1 / 200 Yamato model Nichimo Corporation.
1m30cm greater length is about looking at the boxes in.
Once the stuff I want to make.
This model is the assignment of the size, perhaps because the old design to the fine details,
Representation is not much.
1944 to make six small offices around the image to be anchored off my Wu Mon,
I want to see.
Year 1997, I thought Heisei make this model one day to buy a 11 to 16 years from July at a time and rest for a little assembly.
This time, I had to put in the memorial and creating websites, I also have an expert, I think into the group.


Metal parts sold separately

The ship model is essential, and metal parts. The optional 1 / 200 should I buy for Yamato-etched parts, a fence and ladder Toriaezu bought by mail order since there is no budget, but try to make the finish.


The rear portion of the door, so there is no material remains more mysterious. I was not sure I want to part with a winch on the door, only to Tokimashita door.


White areas (except the blast) is a plastic school year, the gun-mounting brackets (3-stripes) is in Masukinkutepu仕上Gemashita.

Vice cannon

Bracket portion of the horizontal (covering insulation) is cut in half the ladder to embed. Takes a fine effort.

Vice-gun emplacement

Fitting the front part (except the blast) has processed the fence. I thought part of the solder joint We leave here, then stopped completely stopped in bond epoxy glue. Other plastic rods, plastic board made.



Gun mount, the plastic plates to doors and vents were added.

Bridge before

Made and excited to come in earnest. I hate the photo (left) this part of the Showa bridge 19 years after the big four because I like the expansion in January.

Photo below left (air defense command post) windbreaking the plastic plate is a telescope with two copies of this kit takes a piece of putty in the things I was with silicon rubber pieces.

In the photo right below, the change is important to make this part a little later on so I gave struggling with bringing the white portion vents. Paste from behind the plate glass instead of the clear plastic window frame making.


I saw on 9cm making the binoculars, and reworked a bit too big because of poor balance.
Douri was originally part of the system, the upper part of 1 / 700 waterline parts set (W23) and using the davits.

Bridge before

Back portion is different, so Yamato and Musashi, you can add a ladder for the Yamato, the transfer on a single antenna, the signal portion of the deck is made by own little changed. There are various theories as I saw it this way. I want to install the central structure is made at the time I’d like finer parts yet.



I tried to make the radio antenna tip faith in genuine parts, buy parts convincing thunder etching, the wire tension after installation, I tried to make copper wire and handrails.



The center of the photo on the left, the color we have made to make a connecting bridge is like a plastic plate is good too. Photo below right is a ladder Kemashita making each room to open up the chimney head.



Re-create the steam has greatly divided and rain cover. Red arrow-shaped portion of the circular (dish) should stick to things I like is the shadow of the circular Erurashii According to the whistle. The clue here is like the whistle. 150cm searchlight, install, so you want to light later.



Base of the left (white enclosure) is I tried to look up and down and doing different materials.
Below are two pictures like Showa and the state of the renovated 19 years, saw the central portion of the radar antenna with a nut-etched parts used in the foundations. (For Gundam)


After bridge

Replacing bridge

4cm in front of the mast mounting and additional parts, skid plates Rimasu throughout.

Replacing bridge

Bridge during the installation, try scraping the surface of red on the top and bottom. Rework a bit high for vents located here because of the work consists in the way I gave the gun emplacement, remove tears.


94 anti-aircraft equipment parts made expression changed.



Like this


12.7 mm AA

Try to twist. Now 12 is the same thing, will not make it in six invisible layer over the shield.


On the left is 1 / 700 dress-up parts of the ship’s waterline. This part is so pretty Yes, binoculars and the gun handle, and triple Chrysanthemum Throne, made a chair.



Mon Naka made a tread on this plastic plate?


3 × twin 25mm gun shield

16 creates a set of doors and handrails. That it is harder, make better endurance.


25mm and 13mm guns guns guns type 93

13mm machine gun parts kit guns 4 guns? Bought the metal parts.(Full size)


Before assembly, once Surfacer 1200 lightly second clue.


Contact structure, chimney, mast, sail and paste the post.


Contact structures

This part is probably the有Tta Bridge. I became worried that there is no detailed literature available, I decided this. Parts of the original photo on the left (gun control tower), but try to rebuild from this part.

High control tower has been remodeled in the patty and the plastic plate.

The Bridge was like this.
Is a digression, 1953 film “Battleship Yamato” has been walking or riding on this. A little different.
After that, just merged with the chimney.




Because there is a structural part of the back fence and increase the bolts a little remodeling.


Surfacer clue where lightly before you install the bridge behind.


0.5mm plastic rod in the gun industry make a stop limit, I tried to move up to fill the high-angle gun restrictions like the photo.




Hull finally Karemasu carry away. Length is 1m30cm Yes I want a large place.
Low color is put in the waterline ship parts.


Look at the representation of the plate.
Until the thickness and repeat it several times to paint the putty material melted. (Overall 3 to 5 times)
Surfacer spraying finish clue. When: This is only a starting point for a considerable time, consider how little good.

Is difficult to understand, also contains a vertical bar.



When pasting the deck, so there is a gap and tighten the clamp accepted. “Caught in the past here is a place that once repaired the cracks.”

Emits the feel of the deck plate. Color Navy (1) and painted surfaces, and paste to put masking tape lines 1mm Kegaki senses.

5m (1 / 200 in 2.5cm) in the sense of lay boards, watching a little balance Gimasu masking. After Ida, and painted a dark color for the color mixing warship,Gimasu a little more. Repeat.


Hino trees issued a weathered feel.


The foredeck.
The toffee-like stretching a liner plate.



Rikaemasu from this part of the crane.

This is to pre-etched parts are sold separately, I tried to make plastic stick. No part of the system. I used parts of the pulleys are all off the plastic screw. The good feeling right size, wire (yarn) is the engagement of the good.



Airplane hangar

Look at making the hangar.
Because the shallow part of the store, you can store up to a plane machining.

Eliminates visible in the upper deck with a lid and store in a reconnaissance aircraft wings folded state.
At that time, so there are six aircraft.
Attach the crane.


Kemashita the upper deck.
This part is actually seemed to paint the cement, iron is likely to remain.
horizontal support, H 1.5mm steel rod pierced the plastic, as well as Kemashita stairs.



If you look good during the installation of the catapult, the process is too high for the portion enclosed in red. This will not be placed on the upper deck aircraft carrier catapult out of the car.

I tried to adjust to the height of this place.
Only starboard Kemashita sewage pipe.


Look the part with a pattern of red dots skid.

Copy the pattern by taking non-slip type.
With coverage of this type is quite useful in hot water for two minutes can be used many times.

Hold with putty, wait until dry.
Can fairly easily to clean. Be careful on the amount of putty.
He’ll also is part of the catapult this way.


Following一assembly from the end to enter the painting.

This care was, 1 / 200 dolls.
The dolls that I made while watching the balance, you see it?


This time, in April 1944 – Manila, training off the ringer, Battle of the Philippine Sea (Strategy No. Oh) over Okinawa was returned to state from the six month Hashirajima off to paint the image.
From left, color Kure Navy Yard, Jamangure color Navy (1) I would like to use.

Based basic across the Jamangure Kemasu from the shadows.
Large areas in advance, I used the spray cans.
Poi photo is black is a little more cheerful.



The first two times the paint color Navy (1) to paint the shadow areas while leaving bright.


The painting of the last three times, and then painted the color Kure Navy Yard.
This time, because we ship color faded image of a scene (1) I get the feeling faded when the next dirty Spray struggling with bringing a little color unevenness on the Kure Shipyard.
is a beautiful blue-tinged color.



Enter dirty.
Then the Uosshingu. Left neutral gray, flat brown, flat black, in the sense of 3:2:1, we’ll rub diluted whole.

Later, dry, place the stain to even look at this with a solvent wipe with a swab enamel.
The feeling faded, I felt the stain.
is a before and after the gun Uosshingu.

Hull is out with a feeling dirty sponge.
This target is to finish, please wait.



The diorama and wanted to look when I bought it from floating into the sea.
Kuri Ki the foam based hull bottom, and fit into a paste Mirakon.




Dark green (1), Blue Indiana (a little) will have an uneven paint.


Representation of the sea, used to bond wood surfaces.
While plenty of elaborate goes out to fill some feel the waves.

Bond is out in shiny wood.

Shadows give depth to the sea and later dry again, green agriculture (1) thick dark-painted eyes.
Leaving depth and shadow.

To finish, fill the Medium shine out.

‘m Getting a good shine.

Parts kit from the left processed 150cm searchlight, 60cm I tried to make the lights change.

Also make life buoy. Also give Kataparu wire.


Housing stopper, shackle, reworked the device hanging off.

This is concatenated to try to reproduce the buoy chain. Kentashakkuru stoppers stop the anchor (chain to bulk) spliced to the buoy off the anchor chain like a partial picture. I would also like a rope attached at the time of completion.


The funnel with a rounded, Lille is a diorama because the cover flap, also Semasu hatch.


150cm think we lit a searchlight to look, use light-emitting diodes.


Compass saw with a speaking trumpet.

I tried with the cover on the tip of the barrel in the fun, not for a moment in silence feels so good.


Chang Handicraft line for No. 60 used a transparent. (No. I do, I do not know better?)
I feel so good just stand out.


The state is moving to lift up the flag rope Navy Flag.

Signal flag ship name Gemasu lift the flag from behind the rope bridge.
Ware, Yamato I mean.


I finally finished with a chrysanthemum crest.

~~ Finally ~
This time, everyone capped to provide support and materials to produce the model you gave me, thanks.
60 things after the war with sunken Kazutoshi Hiroshi crew, thinking such things at the time, took the Production was completed in about 400 days.
This time, the Philippine Sea Battle (Strategy No. Oh) that the equipment at the time.
Wu discontinued operations and the way back to No. Oh, and a market maker in the diorama to look after a tethered buoy.
Chain is part of the deck point.
Deck the texture of the wood, I’ve struggled to get a feel for unreserved covered the plate, Rimashita minutes multiplied by the time you feel good.
Chain is tethered to a chain on the buoy deck is probably looked like.

This model, people on the deck is small, in fact each team, which was on the deck appears to have many roles.

1 / 200 and 1 / 700 I tried to sort the. Better understand the size.



down here is the photo after retouching.

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Posted by Greg - April 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

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