If you’ve ever recorded two people with
separate mics for an interview, you might have used one of these to plug your mics
into. It’s a standard Y-Splitter cable that combines the audio from both mics
onto one track. But have you ever considered one of these? This is a stereo
Breakout cable so once you plug this into your H1 it’ll split out into two
channels, channel 1 and channel 2 or left and right, giving you a lot more control
in post. Now you’ll see and hear examples of these two cables
starting off with the standard Y cable so let’s hook that all up. The following clips are recorded with a friend of mine who happened to pass by my house so I just
grabbed him. So now you’re hearing the audio of a standard Y cable. So tell me Taj, how was your day? Taj: Yeah really good man. Went out to Luton, big conference talk
40,000 people…[Taj Interrupted]
Guys as you can see the audio levels are combined on this Y
cable which is not what you want. So I’ll show you the Hosa Breakout cable now.
Taj: You don’t wanna know about my day then? I’ll now connect the Stereo Breakout cable so you can see and hear what that does. So now you’re hearing the audio from the Hosa Breakout Cable and as you can see on the H1 my audio is coming on the right side
and Taj’s audio is coming from the left. Sorry Taj I interrupted you, how was your day again?
Taj: Naaa it’s alright, I just you know was talking about Luton but to be honest I’m pretty hungry. I mean I’ve been sitting here for ages man…. [Taj interrupted again] That’s all for today guys and join us again next time. Once you’ve recorded your audio, it’s really simple to split them
out into two channels. By the way I’ve already synced the audio to the video. To
split the audio in Premiere Pro you can do in two ways. You can either
right-click or control-click the footage and select Modify>Audio Channels. This
will bring up this window. Or the other way is go right to the top menu and
select Clip>Modify>Audio Channels. This will bring up the same window as before.
So for the preset you select Mono which will change the number of audio clips to
two. Then press ok to confirm this. Then just add your clip to the timeline. You can see here how I can select Audio 1 or Audio 2 independently. Sorry, he was a hungry guy.
So if you want more control of your audio you should
consider getting this Breakout Cable by Hosa.
You don’t need two audio
recorders, I recorded using one H1 and two mics and it’ll save you carrying
extra equipment when you don’t really need it.
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