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at2020 mic problem via emu404

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by zey, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. zey

    zey Active Member

    hello everybody!

    I have a condenser at2020 mic and emu usb404 soundcard. to be able to plug in the mic, I added a xlr to trs cable, cause the mic has only xlr output which is not suitable to emu mic input. But now I don't have any sound. The electricity goes, cause I can see the pic signal on mic input, also I'm pretty sure that it's not about soundcard, cause it works perfect with a bass or electro guitar plugged in the same input, on the other hand I tried the mic with a small marshall amphi with the same added xlr to trs cable, and didn't hear any sound again. I also tried with headphones, started again and again carefully with sound card, like first plug the mic then open it etc. But no way. There is signal, but no sound. I don't think that there is a problem with my xlr to trs cable cause it's just new and fitted perfectly to mic, as well as to sound card. So what else should be the problem? I would appreciate quick answer, hate my life already:)
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    The EMU USB 0404 has combo input sockets that take TRS jacks OR XLR connectors. The 48V phantom power that condenser microphones need is only available on the XLR pins. Use a standard XLR - XLR lead for your microphone and turn on the phantom power switch on the front panel.
     
  3. zey

    zey Active Member

    thanks yeah it's written on mic's papers but I thought it wouldn't effect the phantom power. Well it's a problem cause I'm in a different country from the one I bought my equipment, don't have those sockets neighter. If you know a link that I can order for it, please send it. Thanks a lot.
     
  4. zey

    zey Active Member

    I mean I have to use this mic with my sound card in here. I guess you didn't mention that there are some others sockets to connect this to emu. or??
     
  5. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    I'm sorry that I am not understanding what you are saying. If English is not your first language, please make sure your RO profile shows the country where you are located.

    You need a standard XLR(male) to XLR(female) microphone cable. These should be available almost anywhere throughout the world. The EMU USB 0404 has two combo inputs, and you can plug the microphone into either one of them, but if you want phantom power for a condenser microphone, you must use XLR cables and connectors.
     
  6. zey

    zey Active Member

    sorry for misunderstanding. The mic has its own xlr to xlr. but emu's combo inputs are trs. This is why I get this xlr(mic output) to trs(emuinput) cable. So when I connect the mic with an extra cable xlr to trs, I loose the phantom power. What I was asking at this point, if is there any way (any other connectors) to have the phantom power and the sound going from emu at the same time.
     
  7. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    The combo connectors can accept EITHER TRS OR XLR plugs. Look at them closely! Use the XLR-XLR cable and plug it directly into the combo input connector. Don't use any adaptor cable. Phantom power is not available anywhere else.

    PS Thank you for updating your profile.
     
  8. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Das Verbindingsstuck haben beiden XLR und TRS zusammen. Bitte,sorgfaeltig ueberpruefen!
     
  9. zey

    zey Active Member

    pohahahaha I feel really stupid now, I was afraid of pushing it through cause it's not getting in easily. But I did it! thanks a lot you are a brillant team, dealing with me the whole day:) By the way I speak german but it's not my mother language neither:) Danke vielmals!!!
     

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