Mic problem.... Need advice.

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Hindu Not Hitler !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Member Since: May 28, 2007

I hae two mics...

One need Phantom power and the other doesn't.

How can I use both a once...?

My mixer just has one on off switch.

help please......?/,/

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edit0r
Member
Since: Aug 17, 2004


Jul 15, 2007 08:11 pm

The clever thing about phantom power is that mics that don't need, wont be affected. I forget how it works technically, but you'll be fine with it on.

Hindu Not Hitler !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Member
Since: May 28, 2007


Jul 15, 2007 08:16 pm

OH , I thought Condensers needed it..

i also heard that If it doesn't need Phantom Power it will break it ..

Guess I was wrong.

edit0r
Member
Since: Aug 17, 2004


Jul 15, 2007 08:29 pm

Totally wrong lol. However, condenser mics DO need powering as they produce little or no voltage themselves. I THINK, to my knowledge, they act more like a transistor amplifier, controlling a large voltage with a very very vewwy small one. Dynamic mics ignore the phantom DC voltage.

The only thing you'll need to watch out for is older ribbon mics. Something about their ground wire linking to something else lol..... New ones will be fine.

Hindu Not Hitler !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Member
Since: May 28, 2007


Jul 15, 2007 08:46 pm

thanks....


Are you 100% sure.


edit0r
Member
Since: Aug 17, 2004


Jul 15, 2007 08:48 pm

200%! I've been doing it for 3 1/2 years!

Hindu Not Hitler !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Member
Since: May 28, 2007


Jul 15, 2007 08:53 pm

ok

Hold 'Em Czar
Member
Since: Dec 30, 2004


Jul 16, 2007 04:25 pm

yep, it's safe. but as an added 'safty' tip for your mics...make sure the phantom power is turned off when plugging and unplugging the mic. sometimes you mic can be 'bit' by having the phantom power on when connecting it.

www.rigsbysmith.com
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Since: Nov 13, 2004


Jul 17, 2007 04:41 am

..just don't use ribbon mics, they can be broken by recieving phantom power.

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