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Virtual Studio: Recommended Accessories

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  • Jason

    I purchased a Virtual Studio device today and discovered that it already included a USB-C power supply for the Pi4b. Therefore, this page should be updated to remove the power supply section or somehow indicate that they're included in the Virtual Studio package.

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  • Michael Dickey

    Hi Jason, the power supplies are not included in the base price of $150. We do have limited inventory of power supplies optionally available for purchase with devices, but these are invoiced and priced separately.

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  • SausalitoJoe

    I can only add that folks should consider investing in a microphone stand.  One that sits on the floor or rests on a table.  Singers should look at an inexpensive tripod style floor stand since it's much better to be standing when singing.

     

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  • Jason

    Hi, Mike! Sorry, I didn't mean to imply the price included the power supply. However, when I placed my order, the power supply was automatically included in the invoice. That's all.

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  • John Morrow

    Can two singers in the same household (husband & wife, etc) use one Virtual Studio? I'm thinking it should be possible using this mixer Neewer Mixing Console.

    Assuming the couple buys two microphones and two headsets off your Recommended Accessories list, can you advise on what cabling would be required?

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  • Michael Dickey

    Hi John, yes and that mixer looks like a great option! Add this cable to your cart, and I think you'll be golden for your two mics: https://www.amazon.com/Hosa-CMP-153-Stereo-Breakout-Cable/dp/B000068O3C/ref=sr_1_8

    You'll need something to bridge to two headsets. I haven't tested anything in particular for dual headsets, but I imagine that any dual headphone amp which can connect to the RCA jacks on the RPI should work well.

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  • John Morrow

    Michael Dicky, thanks for your reply!  Pardon my ignorance but I'm a total newby at this stuff.

    My assumption is that the couple would use a double-male RCA cable to connect the RCA jacks on the Virtual Studio to the RCA jacks on the mixer labeled 2TK/IN.  Is this correct?

    Since we will be using mono (not stereo) could not one person plug their headphones into the "L/OUTPUT" jack on the mixer, and the other person use the "R/OUTPUT"?

    Thanks again!

    John

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  • Michael Dickey

    Hi John, you need to somehow separate the input signal from the output signal, with the RPI being in the middle. You're hitting the limits of my audio engineering know-how; it's not clear to me if that mixer has a separate bus for "2TK" versus the main mix that would work in the way you expect. You'd be creating a feedback loop if it's all on the same bus.

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  • John Morrow

    So if I run the RCA cable with the JT recommended adaptor, go through this Indigo booster/splitter,

    both singers should hear the output of the Virtual Studio with no feedback.

     

    Just so I'm clear, using the breakout cable you recommended above with the Neewer Mixing Console,

    I should plug the two 1/4-inch plugs into the L/OUTPUT and R/OUTPUT on the mixer, with the other end going into the "Microphone" jack on the Virtual Studio box. Please confirm.

    Thanks Again,

    John

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  • Michael Dickey

    Sounds right to me, John. 

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  • John Morrow

    We (select Vocal Arts members) are getting ready to order Virtual Studios and recommended accessories.  Except for two singer households, I have taken the recommendations from this page. Just FYI, I am finding the total cost to be closer to $300 per singer, not $200. Here are my shopping lists.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17hOP1o8JS4fhKNOr89ShgL9OkHBcbKafYu2m8dvTiG4/edit?usp=sharing  I know I can save $25 to $30 by building my own, but I would rather get them pre-assembled.

    Regards,

    John

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  • Michael Dickey

    Hi John, the Behringer XM8500 microphones do not require phantom (48v) power; the $10 cable is all you need for them. You're right that the cost of headphones is not included in the $200 estimate. From our experience so far, most people already have a pair of wired headphones they can use. Of course with headphones, you can easily pay hundreds of dollars just for those..

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  • Wendy Bartlett

    I have Beyerdynamics DT 990 PRO headphones with a 6.35mm jack adapter, will those work as is?

    Thanks,

    Wendy

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