I just bought a Samson CL7 but havin probs connecting it to my Wharfedale R200 mixer which has a TRS Line in and XLR female to connect the mic to.
I bought an XLR cable (male-female) and connected the mic to the mixer but the TRS Line in is still empty and the mic is not working even though the phantom power is on.
What must I do? (I think its the TRS in but mic doesn't have TRS Jack only XLR) HELP PLEASE!!
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You posted this in questions about the Shure PG42 mic. That mic comes in two versions. There's the USB version which connects direct to a PC. Then there's the standard version which is used with a mixer. I presume you have the standard version as the Behringer doesn't have inputs for USB mics.
The standard version is a condenser mic. It needs power. The power is supplied by the mixer. It is known as phantom power because it travels up the mic cable from the mixer to the mic.
Make sure your mixer has phantom power switched on.
Use the correct mic cable: Either a 3 pin XLR to 3 pin XLR, or a 3 pin XLR to 3-pole jack (TRS). The leadis a balanced mic cable
Check the setting on the mic for attenuation. 0dB is no reduction in signal level. 20dB is a large reduction
Look at the Behringer's settings. Make sure you know what each control does and how it affects the sound. Pay particular attention to the effects send and return (FX SND RTN)
Most times there's an issue with no sound from a mic, it's usually down to a poor quality or broken cable; or no power; or the settings on the mixer.
There are literally hundreds of styles and sizes of jacks and plugs. The ECM77 is a condenser microphone and REQUIRES phantom power to bias it. Not all body packs have this bias available...MOST current mixers do have phantom power, at least on XLR inputs. Since you did not tell us what this connects to, we can't give you a definitive answer.For an XLR, the shield of the cable will tie to pin #1... be careful as the pin numbers are tricky... Typically for a TRS 1/4 or 1/8 jack, the shield of the cable ties to the sleeve part of the plug and the other two wires to the tip and ring contacts.
The input to the laptop usually requires a stereo or TRS type 1/8 inch plug If the mic has an XLR type connector, you need a special cable that connects the XLR pins 1 and 3 (adjacent pins) to the shield of the 1/8 inch plug and pin 2 of the XLR connector to BOTH the tip and ring of the little stereo jack. Such a cable is not commonly available so the best is to make one from parts you get at Radio Shack.
In short, no. This PROFESSIONAL microphone requires +48v pahntom power which is privded by a mixing console. In order to connect to the computer, purchase a small mixer with Phantom power capabilities, a balanced xlr cable (male to female) for microphone connection to mixer, Out putleads from mixer to 3.5mm stereo jack to go from mixer to LINE IN on you computer.
I would also recomend a microphone stand, a vibration cradle and pop shield.
Professional condensor type mikes require a phantom power source to work. That will be a balanced (read XLR) connection from source to preamp and the preamp must be capable of supplying the power. These units cannot be used in an unbalanced circuit (like 1/4" or computer mini-pin). Your best bet for the setup would be to get an external power supply box that can also convert the signal from balanced to unbalanced. That would be what the mike plugs into and then that plugs into the computer. You're probably looking at about 50-100 for even a cheap one that will work well. Companies like Sweetwater and B&H should be able to steer you toward a decent basic unit. If you happen to have a mixer (which is why you bought the good mike) then it may have phantom power for some of its mike inputs.
You will need a pre amp that supplies whats called phantom power which is power that feeds the mic ..
This will come from either mixers [small cheap ones..but check it has XLR mic input with phantom power] or from a stand alone pre amp or audio interfaces with built in inputs for mics with phantom power..
Also you will need an XLR mic lead..Buy a good one with neutrik plugs or similar..
The Samson CO2 is a condenser (also called capacitor) mic, and thus requires phantom power to operate. In order to apply phantom power, you must have a board capable of handling an XLR connection, and supply phantom power. Usually there is a switch located near the XLR-input jack on your board - if you post your sound board type, more help can be given.