What is the best xlr leads ?asap

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by clareystar, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. clareystar

    clareystar Guest

    Needs to be used when recording with an external beyerdynamic m50 mic off my canon xm2 using the adv accessory shue.

    I need a professsional xlr m-xlr f AMAZING lead about 3m long ...have recenlty bought some cheap ones and subsequently had a bad stuttering recording such a bad connection I lost 3 clients due to bad sound.

    Better still I need a xlr--xlr y splitter lead too as a really good make..prepared to pay top dollar for both.
  2. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
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    A bad XLR cable won't cause "stuttering" in your recording, unless it's just a flaky connection. If that's the case, a decent quality cable with Neutrik connectors and a can of DeOxit contact cleaner made by CAIG.

    If you want to throw extra money at a cable with pretty colored plastic or special "Patented" unobtanium alloys, that's fine - but it will just make you wallet lighter.

    I don't know what this "Accessory Shoe" is like, but it sounds like it might be like a flash attachment with some additional contact points for an audio signal. Something like that would also seem like a likely candidate for a dirty connection.
  3. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    What is the XLR Y for? Maybe there is a better solution that a splitter?

    Can you post an example of the "stuttering" that you have in your recording? Maybe it is the sample clock?

    I agree with zemlin, top-dollar cables are just going to make your wallet lighter. Especially with such a short cable run. Any cable you buy at the local music store should be good enough for what you are doing as long as you don't abuse it.
  4. clareystar

    clareystar Guest


    I definately think, from (rusty albeit) experience the stuttering was a bad connection as it was so tempermentak..

    So I'm goign to go with the Neutrik's.. I guess then it doesnt matter where I get them?
    Does the quality of cable make a difference? Ive heard of venom and van damme?

    I wouldn't need the Y Splitter if I could guarantee good sound from an xlr-to a 3.5 mm socket.
    The M50 micorphone I use for news interviews has an XLR connection and I need the shue for the camera(which has a L & R xlr imput) to convert this...

    Do you know that the sound would be just as good straight into the camera from an xlr-3.5mm jack lead..if os coudl you post one with neutrik and decent cable....? Much appreciated advice from all.
  5. Greener

    Greener Guest

    List your gear please.
    iclude the camera, the cables and the mics.
    Anything else you want to use at the same time please.

    I am so confused.
  6. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    Yes please,

    More information on makes and models will help here. I can't find any information on the Beyerdynamic m 50. Is that the whole model number?

    Also I am still unclear on what the Y is for. What are the two items that you are Y-ing between?

    3.5mm and pro-audio don't meet very often. You need a 3.5mm on your camera, but I would not expect the A to D on the camera, and especially the preamp to be worth much. If you want quality audio, you may be better off using the camera audio as a scratch track to align what you record with your DAW.
  7. clareystar

    clareystar Guest

    ok this is what i have right now

    1.canon xm2
    2.(the shue)Canon MA300 dual channel XLR microphone adaptor for XM2 camcorders
    3.xlr-xlr cable, y splitter cable (6inch) twin male xlr-xlr female
    (this plugs into shue and into the xlr-xlr cable, which then plugs into microphone)
    4.Beyer M58 Microphone

    (soz i mistyped the mic make last time)
  8. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    So it's an omni dynamic microphone for with a tailored frequency response for speech recognition.

    When I was looking at what you are trying to do, I assumed you were doing studio vocal recording with the camera for music video use, or documentation of processes. Now that I see the microphone you have chosen, that is probably way off.

    I hope that new cable works out for you.
  9. clareystar

    clareystar Guest

    thank you...i shall let u know on here
  10. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    All that just to get to know little ol' me and us?

    I blush ;)

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