ef37a wrote:Deyarn wrote:Would be it fine if I get an audio interface with 2 XLR inputs, get a DI box, plug a keyboard into the DI then the DI into the XLR input? And have my microphone plugged into the other XLR input?
Would that work?
Yes but you don't need the DI box. Mic in ch1 and left(mono) keyboard in right line input.
But I fear you will find such a simple setup limiting, much depends upon the recording software *you intend to use and how you want to present the recordings.
*Called a Digital Audio Workstation. Examples of DAWs are, Cubase, Reaper and simplest of all perhaps, Audacity which is also free.
#Deyarn? Do you plan to record your live podcasts or only only stream live? If the latter some kind of live streaming software would probably be better than a conventional DAW (I know nothing about such but suspect it would allow you to record anyway).
I echo Dave's suggestion that a two input audio interface will become limiting fairly quickly, you'll probably want to record/stream the piano in stereo at some point and maybe even have another singer or instrument. An AI with 4 inputs will be much more future proof and still fall well within your budget.
Also consider the room you will be performing in, if it is an ordinary domestic space anything picked up by the mic will sound very amateurish* and some kind of acoustic treatment will be necessary if you hope to produce professional sounding results.
* singing/talking very close (around 1-2" away) to the mic will help reduce the amount of 'room sound' getting into the mic.