Okay, i really messed up so i was wondering if you could help me out (equpment)

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Siilenzer, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Siilenzer

    Siilenzer Guest

    so basically i went and rushed in to things when i got some money, i bought a condenser mic and what not but the Fast track m-audio interface i bought did not supply my microphone with phantom power, so i was wondering as i cant send it back (ebay) would it work if i bought my self one of these .. http://www.stagebeat.co.uk/product.php?product_id=100228&source=froogle and hooked up my mic to that, then that to my fast track ? thanks guys :biggrin:
  2. Spase

    Spase Active Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Adaptors EMA-3 Stage Line Adaptors EMA-3 48V 23.382 - Stagebeat - 48V 233820 23.3820 ema3 ema-3 ema 3 adapt adapter adapters adaptor adaptors covert converter converter canon

    probably this one.
  3. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    Hi Silenzer, welcome to RO. It would be a good idea to add where you are from when asking electrical advice. The site you listed is in the UK, are you? Because voltages are different. No sense getting something that could cause big problems or needs further adapting.
  4. Toot

    Toot Guest

    Why would you want to keep throwing batteries at something if you didn't have to? I say seek out a phantom power source that you can plug into the wall and can always depend on to supply the juice you need. How bad are you going to feel when the battery dies while recording? And you suddenly realize you don't have a back up?
  5. JeffreyMajeau

    JeffreyMajeau Active Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Siilenzer - You've had some good advice given already. If you are indeed in the UK the EMA-3 is a box that will get the job done for you. The EMA-2 you linked to is designed for a mini-XLR input, though I'd bet your condenser mic has a standard XLR connector. It's very important that you learn and understand all of the specs of your various pieces of gear so that things are always matched properly. Looks like the EMA-3 does come with a power supply, which will avoid the battery scenario Toot brought up. If you happen to be in the states you can find similar products at Sweetwater or Guitar Center that will do the same job for you. Good luck!

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