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Mic Setup

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Slixxx, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. Slixxx

    Slixxx Guest

    Hi, Im new to digital recording and have a simple question.

    After connecting my shure pg58 to a preamp, do i then use an XLR-1/4" cable to run it into my emu's 1/4" input or do i use a straight 1/4" - 1/4" connection to the soundcard, baring in mind i want it to be a balanced connection.

  2. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    try this site, covers all the basics,,,


  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    It depends on what pre you use and what kind of inputs on the EMu there is. if the 1/4" send on the pre and the 1/4" input on the EMu are trs (balanced) then a 1/4" balanced TRS cable will work fine .. If not, then the 1/4" to XLR is the way to go ...

    Balanced cable runs are theoretically best but with short cable lengths, the difference may not be noticeable.
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member


    Who sponsers that place? I can't seem to find that out?
    I have checked that place out before ... :D IMO, there's some very dubious recommendations for equipment on that site. It appears the intention there, is more to highlight Behringer, Mackie, Alesis and like "rack crap" stuff more than anything else.

    There's some content there regarding technique but a lot of recommendations for crap gear too.

    Surfers beware ... there's sharks in the water!
  5. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest


    only posted site because it has helped others , including me with basics of connecting gear,, and some diagrams and explinations

    the gear isn't what I was leading people to...

  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I know that's not the kind of stuff you like .. and I knew that's what your intention was .. I wanted to say that, so others would have a heads up before heading over there ...
  7. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    Heya Kurt

    ya i knew you knew i knew better, just making sure we all knew lol

    but yes, good idea to mention that part

    peace out

  8. Slixxx

    Slixxx Guest


    Thanks dudes! :p

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