[LAU] 3.5mm microphone into audio interface?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sun Apr 11 12:37:13 CEST 2021

Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> writes:

> On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 12:25:09PM +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> 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/...  etc
> The link describes this as a MONO omnidirectional mic.
> Now is the link is wrong, and this is indeed a stereo mic with a
> single 3.5mm jack, you need more than the Rode adapters. You will also
> need adapters to split the single jack into two. The result would not
> be very reliable....
> If you really want to go into multichannel audio better buy something
> of somewhat higher quality.

In particular, using omnidirectional microphones for 4-channel audio is
not likely to lead to a lot of differentiation unless you work with some
clever arrangement of baffles.

David Kastrup

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