Hello all. While I'm a decent musician, I'm a novice when it comes to the technical aspects of gear and setup. I've recently been putting together a completely new setup and while I've done my best to do my own research, it has been confusing at best.
Therefore, I've come to you guys - the knowledgeable experts - for some opinions and guidance.
I have all my gear - with the exception of cables
. I'm a solo artist, so everything will be relatively close to the mixer board (Yamaha MG82cx), which is on my guitar pedal board.
My main confusion is this: Which cables should be balanced, and which should remain unbalanced? I'm aware that the mic cable will be balanced and the guitar cable will be unbalanced. However, I'm not sure about the rest.
I've taken the time to create some images of my setup.
Also, if anyone has any suggestions on the best way to setup the mic + pedals + mixer, it would be greatly appreciated. The mixer says that Mic 2 ---> Mic 1 (unbalanced).
As far as the mic is concerned, are there any recommendations for either using an XLR to XLR connection, or using one of the other types (XLR to 1/4'', etc?)
Finally, any suggestions on particular cables (brand, etc.)? I've been planning on purchasing a Mogami 2524, single-angled Gold Series cable for the guitar, but that's all I've really managed to discover as a highly rated cable so far. Any equally decent quality cables for the rest of the setup, especially mic? Many thanks for any input you may have!