[LAU] 3.5mm microphone into audio interface?

Alf Haakon Pietruszka Lund alf at mellomrommet.no
Sat Apr 10 19:03:04 CEST 2021

On 10.04.2021 17:15, David Kastrup wrote:
> David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> writes:
>>> 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.

Isn't it possible to switch off phantom power on the Behringer 
interface? On many such USB devices I've used, phantom power is an 
option, not 'always on'


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