Another video that came to me reading one of the many topics on the internet where people are almost paranoid about the fragility of ribbon mics and how you can so easily destroy them. I figured the science suggests such damage is highly unlikely, so I take my own ribbon - and I only own a single one - and deliberately connect it in place of an AKG 414. I did it as many people could do, using a mic that needs phantom power and then unplugging it and connecting the ribbon - finishing the video on that mic, happily working with 48V supplied to it.
I'd read a few internet posts over the past few weeks about ribbons, and they pulled up the old advice about destroying them with phantom power, so I did a little Googling and also noted many newcomers to recording really didn't ever come across fig-8 pattern mics at all - so I've been doing a few videos and did one featuring just a bit of chat about fig-8 patterns and a little demo of how they actually sound when you move the mic - then I figured I'd plug up a ribbon in place of the condenser and see if it broke - as the usual tales of doom decree they do.
I popped in a battery, and it worked great but heard hum, switched to phantom and got nothing but hum, no signal.
I know about the screw grounding issue, and fixed the hum right away, now battery is crisp and phantom is just silent. Swapped out for my other K6, and the ME66 worked on both battery and phantom power, so I know it's this used K6.
Before i request a quote from Sennheiser service, has anyone seen this and have a solution/suggestion I can look into?
I just bought an AKG P220 and wanted to try recording with my Focusrite Scarlett solo. But I don't get any sound from it. When I connect my Shure SM58, the recording works just fine. The 48V switch is on. And the Scarlett is connected via a USB hub which also has its own power supply.
Can be the problem in the XLR cable?
Theis is without anything plugged in at all.
Edited for clarity.
So, I am setting up for some hybrid mixing for the first time and have db25 connected from the analog out of my converters to the input of my radial lunchbox. The lunch box has preamps for recording as well as an eq. I accidentally sent phantom to the analog out of my converters(from a preamp on the radial) for approx 1 minute. It seems to work, so I am thankful there.
There's a switch in the back that says 48v phantom power. When I switch it on, the microphone does work. Records like crap, though. It's like recording through a cloud.
My question is, does it have phantom power? My mic does then on when the switch is switched on.