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The XLR connector is a type of electrical connector primarily found on professional audio, video, and stage lighting equipment. The connectors are circular in design and have between three and seven pins. They are most commonly associated with balanced audio interconnection, including AES3 digital audio, but are also used for lighting control, low-voltage power supplies, and other applications. XLR connectors are available from a number of manufacturers and are covered by an international standard for dimensions, IEC 61076-2-103. The XLR connector is superficially similar to the smaller DIN connector range, but not physically compatible. A smaller version, the mini XLR connector, is sometimes used on smaller equipment.

FocusRite Scarlett Solo 2nd G: Wont listen to XLR port


Having an issue with my Focusrite Scarlett Solo Gen 2 2i2.

I have tested both my microphone and the cable on a separate audio interface and have found them to work. I believe I have isolated the issue to the interface. Upon connection of an XLR cable, the input level led signal is flickering/flashing all over the place.

Dante Network Adpters Now Available (xlr-ethernet, usb-ethernet, aes-ethernet)

this is pretty cool stuff. seems like a pretty painless way to patch into the world of Ethernet, without sacrificing your analog toys. max sample rates 96k, 48k on the usb one, but that's noes an issue for most things. id love to see an 8 channel, and ultra high sample rate model soon, for audiophiles and home theater applications. wifi support cant be too far away either.


I am very new to recording and I have an MXL 990/991 microphone. I do not have a recording interface, so I was wondering if I used an XLR to USB cord, if either of these microphones would work by plugging directly into my computer. I have read a few forums and they said you need phantom power from an interface or else they would not work, so I am just trying to avoid spending $100 on one.


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