mixer/mics for yamaha advantage amp ?

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  1. trapster

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    Hi

    I am looking for some advice with respect to being able to use mics with a Yamaha advantage a830 home receiver.
    my daughter does a lot of singing and would like to be able to get more practise singing with mics and thought it would be great to set something up at home for her.
    I understand if I plugged a mic straight into the amp and played music via Spotify everytime she was to sing into the mic it would cut the music out ? do I have that correct ? if I do I assume I need some kind of mixer ? and that would allow her to sing along to the songs through the mic with out cutting anything out so she would be singing on top of the track ?
    so just need some links on what to buy and what cables you would need ect ect and any problems trying to do this ?

    any help on this would be great :)
     
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    Thats difficult with an AVR, as it would really need a mixer built into it, maybe better to use a mixer and seperate source for Spotify if that is what she is singing along with as an input to the AVR.
     
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    hi thanks for the reply

    not 100% sure on what you mean ? I would need a external mixer plugged into the AVR and when you say a separate source for Spotify I stream from a pc to Spotify what else would I use to play Spotify through the AVR?

    are you saying if I plugged a mixer into the AVR which had mics plugged into the mixer and I tried to play Spotify using the amp this would not work ?
     
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    The AVR hasnt a mixer built into so can only play one source at a time, so you would select Spotify or External source (microphone) but not both a the same time.

    So other options

    PC playing Spotify via line out - Mixer
    Microphone - Mixer

    Mixer to AVR aux input
     
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    right ok I understand so either I would have music playing or sound from the mic not both
    thanks for that
     
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    Alternatively, sorry should have thought, use a PC as a mixer playing spotify and microphone input then connect PC to AVR
     
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    The source of the background music and the mic would both need to be connected to inputs on the mixer. You mix them using the mixer and output the resulting mixed audio to inputs on the receiver. The receiver would simply be acting as an amplifier and has no inbuilt ability to mix one source with another.
     
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    This too is an option and would require that you use software that can mix the audio sourced via a mic connected to the PC with music accessed via files stored on the receiver or on an external storage device. I don't think you'd get a sotware based mixer that would fascilitate you using Spotify as the source for the background music?
     
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    i did wonder that, will check it out
     
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    so if I have this right

    buy a mixer connect that to the Yamaha receiver ,plug the mic into the mixer and the pc into the mixer and that should work ?
    how would the mixer need to be connected to the amp ? no idea what connections I would need to use ?
     
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    Use analogue left and right audio connection from the mixer to one of the receiver's set of analogue RCA inputs.
     
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    thank you for the help just need to find a cheap mixer now I think I will ring a company tomorrow to give me some advise as there are analog mixers / digital mixers /usb mixers no idea what would be best.
     
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    You can plug the mic into the PC, then the PC into the AVR
     
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