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XLR to 1/4 instrument cable?

Hello everybody,
Let's say I have 2 mics (2 dynamic mics so no phantom power required), they're XLR mics so they take up a XLR slot on my interface (Behringer UMC22). I only have 1 XLR slot and 1 instrument slot (for guitar, bass etc) so only one can be plugged in. I found a converter online that converts XLR cables to instrument cable, can I use this to plug one of those mics into the instrument cable port? Or is it not going to work? They don't require phantom power.
Thanks

Portastudio 414 MKII cable

Hello. I am new to the forum and new to tape recording, too. In fact, I just purchased a Portastudio 414 MK II and am waiting for it to arrive. I will mostly fiddle around with it to make demos on its own, but once I have the basics figured out I want to know how best to connect this to my computer. I use an Apogee Duet as an interface through Garage Band (I know there are far better DAWs out there, but I am still very green when it comes to recording and Garage Band has worked ok for the basic needs I've had so far). So, my questions are:

Long runs of unbalanced cable.

Hey i may have to run some 25-60ft runs of cable from an unbalanced source (cassette machine, reel to reel, Tascam m-30 mixer, record player) to the converter. The sources are on RCA type connections with 1/4" or XLR on the converter depending on what model i get. Im trying to transfer some tapes and records to digital, some personal, some commercial stuff.

Im not sure if there is some sort of di box type device i can use, if there are other devices, techniques, workarounds available, or what compromises I'm looking if i have to do such long longs unbalanced, besides noise.

guitar cable screening question.

I found a dodgy guitar lead that had a buzz today,

I plugged the cable into my amplifier with an nothing plugged in to the other end .
Then I did this with all my cables and got varied results .
Some cables I could hear my hand running down the outside and some
I could hear if I lightly tapped the cable .
To be honest, only 2 cables out of 10 or so were nice and quiet .

USB Cable Length for Audio Interface

hey I was just wondering if the length of the USB cable matters for audio interfaces, or at what point (length) performance becomes effected?

I'm just messing around with a Scarlett solo during his interim, and have a chance to mess with various orientations and configurations for a few (prof of concept) swipe I've started to get going.

Anyway I'm testing out having my computers and interfaces in a machine room or seperated from the edit area.

So not critical in this case, but got me wonderin'.

Thanks.

XLR cable choice

Am I understand it right that if overall cable length is

Our local shop have mostly "Klotz" cables My204 and MY206. I need two as connection route is the following:

Interface CL-1 Microphone

Options based on current stock:
* 2m MY204 + 2m My204, Amphenol AX connectors
* 1m MY206 + 3m My206, Neutrik XX connectors

Any preference? Price is approx. the same.

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