Cello, pedal effects, drum, & voice makes Devon McClive.
the amount of mythology that surrounds Phantom Power is staggering. mostly the problem is that people don't have to understand anything about electronics making lots of the information the stuff of magic.
an Audio Interface is a box that allows you to capture audio signals from professional microphones, mixer boards, and musical instruments like guitars.
there are so many options for portable recorders today. as much as some of these devices try to be there is no one-size-fits-all. there are too many tasks to cover.
there are many factors that you have to control to get Skype to sound better for your calls. some of these things are are very simple to fix and others take a higher level geek to get working.
the Mackie 1202 may not the best mixer in the world. but then what mixer is the best? every thing we've considered has some fatal flaw. like no Inserts, only one AUX bus or all the knobs are the same color. it's the little things. some people would say that the 1202's flaw is that it uses knobs instead of faders. you may find that you need features found on a bigger board. but we think it's pretty awesome for what it does.