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how to reverse phase within a mic cable?

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by multoc, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    I am trying to cause a phase flip within a mic cable, i know it can be done I just dont know how to do it....if you can give me any ideas. or know of any alternatives (like a literal plugin, like the earthworks kick pad, that can flip phase as an incoming signal)

    The reason I ask is because I own a Presonus firepod as well as a Biamp Rackmax 2 (which I currently just use 2 channels to sum my kick drum mic's into one) but I would like to use the same process on my snare, because the other drums (tom's) would need to come into as a stereo signal and take up 2 more tracks, so by summing the 2 snare channels to one mono signal going into the Firepod I would be able to mic all of my drums and overheads without sacrificing another input.
     
  2. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    Cross wire pins 2 & 3 in XLR
    or Tip and sleeve on 1/4"
     
  3. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    You can't change phase with cable by itself, but you CAN change the polarity by moving the wire from pin two to three and three to two.

    Phase is not the same as polarity always.

    Or, you can go buy an in-line adapter.
     
  4. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    does anyone know who makes an in-line adapter? basically i just want to flip the signal 90 degrees for the snare side mic
     
  5. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    does anyone know who makes an in-line adapter? and how much one would cost? basically i just want to flip the signal 90 degrees for the snare side mic
     
  6. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    best bet is to make a short one yourself... short so you dont have to waste a good cable... then mark it well so next saturday your not listening and going WTF is wrong here?????
     
  7. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    I know that, I also know he meant polarity, it was always called a "PHASE BUTTON" so I went with it.
    :shock:

    Another cool method is to buy a F to M XLR barrel, open it, and swap wires on pins 2 and 3. Then put a ring of red tape around it to mark it.
     
  8. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Shure Brothers also have a XLR phase flip adapter with a switch that you can order. Got one of those and a couple of the hard wired XLR inverting barrels. Quite handy, especially on those crappy consoles without the pushbutton!

    Flipped out!
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  9. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    You surely mean 180 degrees, unless you hope that putting the microphone side-on to the snare needs a 90 degree shift! "Polarity change" and "phase reverse" are synonymous in this context.

    Anyway, try
    http://www.musiciansbuy.com/whirlwind_imphr_phase_reverser_imphr.html
     
  10. multoc

    multoc Active Member

    haha jeez woops:-\ i do mean 180! (i was writing that during drum tracking session in which my younger brother was kicking my ass...power metal drumming = torture)
     

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