Alright, I was given a Shure SM 61 by my stepfather who is a professional musician and retired college music director. I have a live stream video podcast from my home studio. I run my audio through a Rodecaster Pro and I use Sterling SP 150 SMK condenser mics, of which I have three. I'm not well versed in audio. when I started the show, I had a producer who assured me I didn't need to learn any of the production or post. Well, he went through aa divorce and began taking two weeks to finish post, so I told him to get lost and decided to figure out how to live stream. I'm dialed in now, produce and host the show 100% live. I recently rewired a MM 60th Anniversary Strat and have a Washburn HB-35 and I use an Orange 35 RT with a Klon clone I got from China for $41 instead of $7k. I've changed my input for the SM 61 to dynamic, turned off the phantom power, and plugged it into a brand new XLR cable and I've got nothing. I'm guessing I'm missing something, but there is not a lot of info out there on these things...only a cheesy 2 page manual. I'm about to dive into it and check wiring. I'm pretty adept at soldering and tracing wires, but I thought I'd put out the hail mary on here. I've found if I can avoid tearing into something that I know nothing about, it's usually better to ask somebody for some help prior to making a mess. Any info is appreciated.
I've got a couple of 61's…
I've got a couple of 61's and a couple of 63's and I really like them. If the 61 was good enough for Karen Carpenter's voice, good enough for me. Seriously though they don't suffer from proximity effect and are actually nice sounding - close in they aren't too bad though a PA either, but obviously being omni, it's less gain before feedback.