Connect Beachtek mixer through firewire to laptop

Elixer99 wrote on 8/15/2011, 12:50 AM
Hi, I have a Sony FX1 camera with Beachtek mixer and wireless microphones, all with xlr inputs/outputs.
When I want to do audio interviews I don't want to carry around the FX1. How can I output the Beachtek straight to Vegas on my laptop, which has both firewire and USB 2.0, so that I can record directly to the hard drive, via Vegas? Any helpful ideas much appreciated. Cheers.


rraud wrote on 8/15/2011, 9:14 AM
Most Beachtek mixers I've seen only have analog outs, so you would probably want at least an USB adapter or box interface. There are many available with and without built-in preamps. Shure, Centrex and some others make an in-line XLR to USB adapter/converter if size/weight is an issue.
gwailo wrote on 8/15/2011, 10:31 AM
replace your Beachtek mixer with a Mix-Pre D - from Sound devices

You'll get much better audio, and it has a usb interface for connecting to a computer
Elixer99 wrote on 8/15/2011, 5:52 PM
Thanks for your responses and the Mix-Pre D - from Sound devices certainly looks good. Cheers.