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Question about 1/4 to 1/8 conversion

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by Unregistered, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I am all set to purchase a Sony Mic (with an 1/8 inch cord).
    I know the mic needs a preamp before it reaches my computer, so I picked one out within my budget, but it has 1/4 inch input and output.
    I will be plugging the output of the preamp into the 1/8 inch mic jack in my laptop. I own the converters to hook all this stuff up, but my question is will this conversion affect the sound quality in any way?

    If that's not enough info, the mic is the Sony ECMMS907 and the preamp is the ART Tube MP Studio Mic Preamp

    Thanks for your feedback
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    You are incorrect. The Sony mic is a stereo mic so it will plug directly into the cheap sound card on your computer or camera. While the ART is a cheap toy also it is looking for a mono signal so your plug scheme is wrong even though it looks right. Two different pin/signal paths.
  3. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Forgot the conversion portion. Your computer will do the A-D conversion just not well. You would be better if starting with a usb interface and a Shure Sm57.

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