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Hello I am pretty new to the proffesional audio world, and I ignorantly bought the Audio-Technica 2020 and than after purchasing it realized that I will need to convert its XLR cable to something useable for me I dont want to buy a mixing board as they are expensive and i will really only be using infor youtube and streaming, so my question is my laptop has a 3.5mm jack an HDMI port and usb what is my best conversion option? While keeping a low cost...

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pcrecord Wed, 09/11/2013 - 06:34

I saw, you started an other thread on the same subject but on this one you added the hdmi !! here I found a way to do wireless through a printer port !!   (y)

Seriously, I don't know why people think they can use adapters for everything.
Your 2020 needs a preamp and Fantom Power.
Preamp : it's simple, the amount of electricity the mic can produce by itself is close to none and very far from recording level.
Recording level is kind of a standard equal to the output of a CD Player. So the preamp amplify the signal so it can be recorded.
Fantom power is 48v needed by the MIC to work, you can't get around it. As you Microwave needs 120volts to work.
No adapter will do all this !!

Conclusion, buy an audio interface that has a preamp and power for your mic.
If your not into it, return it and buy a USB MIC.

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MrEase Fri, 09/13/2013 - 05:08

Starting a new thread with effectively the same question will not gain you any new advice.

You will need a good quality audio interface that will provide phantom power for your mic. You have been recommended several quality units at very good prices.

We, collectively, have given you several alternative solutions. It is now up to you to choose the best option for you. If you want a cheaper solution your first step would be to get your money back on the microphone and find a complete solution you can afford. I would suggest you decide what you want that fits your budget and then maybe ask here if you have a working solution before you spend any cash.

What more do you want or expect?

MrEase Sun, 09/15/2013 - 09:41

My apologies, I have just noticed that you actually started this thread half an hour or so earlier than the other thread. Having said that, I can never quite understand why anybody feels the need to post the same question more than once in any particular Forum as it often leads to this sort of confusion.

I hope you have found an affordable solution.