Setup Guide for the Home Vocal Recording Packages

Posted: 25 August 2013

Synopsis: If you have just received your home recording package from SWAMP and are looking for some simple step by step instructions to the setup process, check out our latest guide. We run through everything from setting up the stand, mounting the vocal booth and

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Setup Guide

Home Vocal Recording Packages

Included Parts:
1. Heavy Duty Mic Stand
2. Vocal Booth
3. Vocal booth shockmount arm
4. Shockmount
5. Microphone
6. Pop Filter
7. Headphone Hanger
8. Headphones
9. Audio Interface (optional)
10. XLR Cable
11. USB Cable

1. Assemble the stand by folding out the three legs and raising the height of the adjustable shaft.

- Loosen the knob on the tripod section to allow the legs to be folded out.
- Raise the height of the vertical pole until adequate for use, and push the metal bar an available hole.
- Tighten both the knob on the tripod base, and the top knob to secure the vertical pole in position.

2. Attach the Vocal Booth to the stand using either of the below methods;

a) Mic stand top thread mounting:

- Remove the ]" thread piece and 'shockmount arm' piece.

- Place the 'shockmount arm' piece back onto the stand, followed by the ]" vocal booth itself, and twist the booth around to screw it onto the stand.

b) Mic stand tube mounting:

- Undo the clamps on the back of vocal booth
- Hold the vocal booth against the tube of the mic stand and tighten the clamp
- Note. Easiest with two people

3. Attach the shockmount onto the 'shockmount arm' piece.


4. Drop / screw the condenser microphone into the shockmount

5. Attach the pop filter to the stand.

6. Attach the headphone hanger and drop on your headphone

Optional - Audio Interface

7. Attach the XLR cable from the microphone into the Audio Interface

8. Plug in your headphones and adjust the level

9. Turn Phantom Power ON

10. Adjust the Mix (between the mic and playback from the computer)

11. Adjust the Gain  / Volume of the mic channel, until you are getting a decent level of signal in your headphones

12. Connect the USB cable to your computer

13. Select the Audio Interface as your recording device.

- Windows XP - Select in the "Sound and Audio Devices" section of the Control Panel

- Windows 7 - Select in the "Sound" section of the Control Panel

15. Select the Audio Interface as your recording device in the "DAW / Recording Software"

16. Click Record!

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Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any problems or questions regarding the setup of our home recording packages, we are here to help.

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