video capture with 2 x headset microphones

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  1. itz_baseline

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    hello, this is quite a specific question which I hope someone can help with. My son and I are very much into gaming on the Xbox and he wants to start making some 'lets play' YouTube videos from the Xbox. Thought it might be a bit of fun....but he's only 5 so he wants to do it with me....father son bonding etc.

    I need the full kit (like everything). So I think I have figured most of it, but the thing I'm struggling with is how to record with 2x microphones into the capture software. Ideally we would use 2x headsets as I'm sure you can appreciate a 5 year old isn't going to sit and speak into a traditional desk stand microphone and will be up and down, so headsets are the way forward. Can I just put a y splitter in to put 2x mics into a single input?

    I'm open to suggestions of all kit but I think I will need a new laptop, something like this looks powerful enough to play around with videos to edit them and a laptop is better than a desktop depending on what room we are in:

    Video capture I'm looking at this Elgato Game Capture HD60:

    But that only allows a single mic input on both the hardware and that's what is need help with? What kind of headsets should I get, and can I plug both into a single input? Or should I be looking at an alternative video capture setup the allows 2 mic inouts?

    Thanks in advance for your help and apologies for a lengthy post

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