[LAU] 3.5mm microphone into audio interface?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sat Apr 10 19:06:38 CEST 2021

Alf Haakon Pietruszka Lund <alf at mellomrommet.no> writes:

> 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'

Sure, but that still leaves you without plugin power.

David Kastrup

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