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MICS AND PHANTOM POWER QUESTION-PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by steev93, May 26, 2009.

  1. steev93

    steev93 Guest

    HI
    IM USING A TASCAM 4 TRACK.I WANT TO RECORD DRUMS ONTO ONE TRACK. I WAS GOING TO USE A CONDESER FOR AN OVER HEAD AND A DYNAMIC FOR THE BASS IN THE INPUTS OF THE PHANTOM POWER SUPPLY THEN USING AN XLR SPLITTER FROM THE OUTPUTS INTO ON OF THE TRACKS ON THE TASCAM...THEN I REALISED THERE MIGHT BE A PROBLEM.

    HERES THE QUESTION..... WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I PLUG THE DYNAMIC MIC INTO THE PHANTOM POWER SUPPLY? IM HOPING THE PHANTOM POWER SUPLY COULD ACT AS A MIXER, MINUS THE EQ.
    HOPE THIS MAKES SENSE..
    STEVE
     
  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Stop YELLING! It does not make any sense at all. A power supply acting as a mixer? Next we will be using mixers as power supplies to charge our car batteries.
    If however you are asking in an unknowledgeable way if phantom power being on will hurt the dynamic mic the answer is it will not.
     
  3. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    In general, you are looking for a microphone combiner like the ART SpliCom.

    Specifically you are unlikely to get anything decent combining two such disparate microphones into one input channel.

    Applying phantom power to many dynamic mic's will not hurt them but there are no 100% guarantees in the world. Applying P48 to most ribbon mic's will kill them.
     
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Phantom power will not hurt a dynamic mic. Since 48 volts applied to both side of the dynamic element, there is no potential across it. However if your were to somehow lose a side then you may damage the dynamic mic. Always connect the mic cables before you turn the phantom power on.
     
  5. steev93

    steev93 Guest

    thanks for the help. AND THE INAPROPRIATE COMMENT FROM JG49....TWAT!
     
  6. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Easy there cowboy.

    When you type in caps you are doing the equivalent of shouting. To top it off, you were using terms completely incorrectly and/or showing you have zero knowledge of the concepts involved. Just take a deep breath and start learning some things. This is one of the most accepting listservs for new folks but we do expect a modicum of self sufficiency and a certain thickness of skin as well.
     

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