Do these audio interfaces recognize 3.5 mm microphones?

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anthonyaquino
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Do these audio interfaces recognize 3.5 mm microphones?

Post by anthonyaquino » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:36 pm

Hi guys, I have a noob question, I think...

I have 2 audio interfaces: a audiotrak maya mkii pci and a tascam us144 mkii.
I cant get a 3.5 mm microphone to work with them, what am I doing wrong?
Or will only dynamic/condenser mic work with these audio boards?

edit: the 3.5mm mic is connected to a 1/4" adapter

newboss
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Re: Do these audio interfaces recognize 3.5 mm microphones?

Post by newboss » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:08 am

what mic do you use?probaly it needs a powred input like the ones you find on mobile recorders

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Re: Do these audio interfaces recognize 3.5 mm microphones?

Post by anthonyaquino » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:07 am

newboss wrote:what mic do you use?probaly it needs a powred input like the ones you find on mobile recorders
Its a headphone with integrated mic (like telemarketing), a very cheap one...
I want it working to record ableton tutorials...
It works fine with the onboard audio but I cant get it working with the studio boards I mentioned above: tascam or audiotrak...

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Re: Do these audio interfaces recognize 3.5 mm microphones?

Post by newboss » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:58 am

anthonyaquino wrote:
newboss wrote:what mic do you use?probaly it needs a powred input like the ones you find on mobile recorders
Its a headphone with integrated mic (like telemarketing), a very cheap one...
I want it working to record ableton tutorials...
It works fine with the onboard audio but I cant get it working with the studio boards I mentioned above: tascam or audiotrak...
what do you mean with onboard audio? pc sound card? they often have powred mic inputs..

when its en electret mic capsule you need such an input and it wont work with a music production sound card.

why dont you use the sound card input ?

of cause you might be able to build an adapter and power it with a battery..

http://www.epanorama.net/circuits/micro ... #soundcard

anthonyaquino
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Re: Do these audio interfaces recognize 3.5 mm microphones?

Post by anthonyaquino » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:11 pm

Yes, a pc soundcard integrated with the motherboard.

So... What kind of mic do production tutorials makers like sonic academy, groove3, pointblank, etc, use?

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Re: Do these audio interfaces recognize 3.5 mm microphones?

Post by newboss » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:42 pm

there are headset that can be run with 48v phantom power or with dynamic mic capsules.. thosse you can directly connect to your tascam interface.... maybe your headset is one of them..but when its made for computer soudn cards i doubts that..

ther are cheap headsets that work with your interface ..

such a thing for example

http://www.thomann.de/de/the_tbone_hc_95.htm

but.. you could google such things yourself and in your area..

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Re: Do these audio interfaces recognize 3.5 mm microphones?

Post by anthonyaquino » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:05 pm

thanks, much appreciated help, guys!
:D

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