dynamic mics and phantom power?
Posted on Nov 27, 2004 10:46 am
Member Since: Oct 25, 2004
This is goint to sound strange but currently I have a small Berhinger 802 Desk(going in to my PC) and two mics a Condencer and a SM58 dynamic..
I was messing about when I noticed that I could use phantom power to power both mics which givs me a better signal with the SM58
Im just worried this might not be right and could coause me problems later on?
So does it matter?
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Nov 27, 2004 11:18 am I use an SM58 for all vocals and have never used phantom power on it...dunno what the effect is but I know it dont need no power!!!
Nov 27, 2004 12:42 pm phantom power does not affect the SM58. The mic is made to ignore it.
Nov 27, 2004 12:48 pm But I can get mor elevel out of my SM58 with phantom power on?
Since: Oct 25, 2004
Doesnt that mean somethings happening
Nov 27, 2004 12:52 pm SM58 is a dynamic mic as I recall, phantom power would accomplish nothing.
WaltChief Cook and Bottle WasherMember
Nov 27, 2004 01:06 pm Topman,
Since: May 10, 2002
I would have to say it's wierd. As above the SM58 ignores phantom power. I have had 58's plugged to channels in my board with phantom power applied and noted no change in the mics charisteristics. Many boards switch phantom power by banks making it necessary to plug both dynamic and condenser into powered mic pres.
Nov 27, 2004 01:56 pm Sorry its the input I was using as I had gain control whihc was letting me put more level in
Since: Oct 25, 2004
Does anyone know if Im supposed to pan the mics hard Left and Right?
Od just leave them in the center...Im recording an acoustic guitar
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Nov 27, 2004 11:07 pm Well if you are rcording them to seperate tracks then you would want to pan them left and right. That will allow each mic to be recorded to a seperate tack.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
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