[LAU] 3.5mm microphone into audio interface?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sat Apr 10 17:15:05 CEST 2021

David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> writes:

> Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> writes:
>> Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> writes:
>>> It is a sort of experiment.  Suppose you have a multi channel audio file,
>>> i.e.  composed by, say, three, or four different channels.  Is it possibile
>>> (I guess it is), and how?, to send each of the four channels into a different
>>> loudspeaker and so listen to the song...?  Do you think, e.g., the Behringer
>>> UMC404HD audio interface will allow to do that?
>> Thanks to Jeanette and Fons for their help.  Now please one more
>> question: I've
>> got two such 3.5mm jack stereo microphones:
>>  https://www.amazon.it/Trust-Microfono-Condensatore-Treppiede-Podcasting/dp/B089NSJRMV/ref=asc_df_B089NSJRMV/?tag=googshopit-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459232032216&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5199942035995256504&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1008565&hvtargid=pla-988518617883&psc=1
>> Yes, I know, it's cheap and maybe not very high quality, but it suits well to
>> my needs of simple home made recordings.  Do you think it's suppported by the
>> Behringer UMC404HD?  With a proper adapter, is it possible to live
>> record using
>> that microphone and that audio interface?
> You'd need 4 Phantom-Power to Plugin-Power adapters, like the
> Røde VXLR+.  That would be sort of defeating the "cheap" aspect.  You
> are probably better off getting something like a Zoom H2n recorder and
> use that for creating a four-track recording.

Just to stress: the plus sign in Røde VXLR+ is not optional.  There is
also an adapter called just VXLR and it does not convert the phantom
power to plugin power, working only with microphones containing their
own batteries.

David Kastrup

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