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Condenser mic power supply?

Discussion in 'Recording In Progress' started by TelenTubes, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

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    Does the little "halo" indicator around the gain knob light up when you speak into the mic?

    When you plug headphones into the jack, do you hear anything?

    If the first answer is yes and the second is no, try turning the little knob to the right of the big monitor volume knob- it mixes the mic dry signal in with your computer audio.
     
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    Wall Wart had 5v at 2A and 1A. Tried the 2A. Nothing lit up and the cable is a male female from the 4i4 to the mic. Cycled on the 48v button but nothing ever lit up or made a sound.

    I read on their site that the 4i4 is not listed as being able to be used in a stand alone mode.

    That's okay. I was not intending to use that except with the computers. I think it's time to look for a decent mixer/board :)
     
  3. T Prior

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    Interesting, I have an early Behringer 4 channel Eurorack, it works just fine .

    Can't speak to the new models.
     
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    A couple of folks have mentioned Behringer, but I'm a Mackie fan. The little 402VLZ4 ($100) should be sufficient for the job.
     
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    Mine is a Q502, Ch 1 developed a hum after about 18 months so I got the Scarlett Solo.
     
  6. AxemanVR

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    The Art “Tube MP Studio” is another cheap-but-good mic preamp with phantom power.

    I have two, and they work great for my needs.

    But, then again, I agree with the others: for playing live I’d go dynamic myself.
     
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    The Tube MPs are OK as mic preamps, but they're GREAT as active DI boxes. I have one that's never had a mic hooked up to it- it's my dedicated bass DI box.
     
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    I agree the small mixer is the way to go - they're as cheap as and you can drive phantom powered and dynamic mics. I guess you could use the Saffire interface connected to a laptop (mine definitely needs a USB connection to a host) rather than plugging into the wall. More things to mess about with though...
     
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    Yes, there are many inexpensive, and small footprint mixers with phantom power, and you can use them as an interface with P.A.'s, or for recording. I would say to make sure it has USB!
     
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    We use them for our passive acoustic guitar pickups when we play out. Cheap and do the job
     
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