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Discussion in 'Recording' started by juwanshahir, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. juwanshahir

    juwanshahir Guest

    aight, im new to this so im not sure if this is in the right place.

    the pic.

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    so that gold thing goes into the input and then that output is that little cord thing, which goes into my comp. you cant see it, but 48v phantom power button is on. i was recording in cool edit pro, and all i got was static, the more gain, the more static.
    the thin wire is for power supply. both gains were about in middle.

    i think the preamp doesnt work, so im fixing to return it unless someone changes my mind.

  2. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    You need an XLR to XLR cable for your Mic in order to feed it Phantom Power. You are currently using a XLR (at the mic) to 1/4" (at the Pre) cable, and this is not letting Phantom get to the mic...

    A standard XLR Mic Cable is all you need (XLR-Male to XLR-Female)

    Start there, then we will move on :cool:
  3. juwanshahir

    juwanshahir Guest


    ok so i needa xlr male cable for input.. what bout output?

    by the way is this the thing u talkin bout, xlr male cable->
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    aight so after got the input thing done, then what?
  4. schizojames

    schizojames Active Member

    Yeah, that's the cable...but just get a Hosa cable or something for now. They're cheap and fidelity will not be a problem. Also make sure that the cable going into the computer (stock soundcard?) is going into a line input, not a mic input... you don't want to blow anything up (exaggerating).

    Nice little keyboard, BTW... my old roomate used to jam out on one like that all the time.
  5. juwanshahir

    juwanshahir Guest


    uhh can yu please show me a cable that can go in a preamp on one end and a line on the other? is that what u talkin bout? cuz in the pic the output is goin into a computer, the mic input and it fits.
  6. schizojames

    schizojames Active Member

    This is what you are using, correct?
    -or this?-

    The thing is, a mic input is designed to accept a mic level source, whereas a line input (which every sound card should have) is designed to accept a line level source, which is much louder. The signal going into your preamp from your mic is at mic level and the signal coming out of your preamp has been amplified significantly to line level. Dig?

    Also, please tell me what kind of sound card you are using so we can avoid any possible confusion in the near future. On a typical consumer-level soundcard, the line input should be the same size (except stereo) as the mic input.

    Hope this helps...
  7. juwanshahir

    juwanshahir Guest


    aight its working now EXCCEPT that i dont use any of those cables u just showed me thats proly why the quality is as good as an dynamic.
    so show me whats that called so i can grab it from radio shack or sumthin. O and i have a stock soundcard, i got a dell comp so there ya go.
  8. juwanshahir

    juwanshahir Guest

  9. schizojames

    schizojames Active Member

    Oh, it's working? Great! I'm not sure why you would tell me you weren't using the cables I suggested if you were not going to show what you are using, especially since it doesn't seem to be relevant. Whatever...

    It works so use it. Woot!

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