Need a microphone

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Lazybum, May 15, 2016.

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How much are you willing to spend on a mic?

  1. Under 20$, it's just a mic

    38.5%
  2. Around 50$, I don't want to sound like a robot

    23.1%
  3. 100$, I use it for more things then just to yell at people

    23.1%
  4. 150$ or more, I like the best stuff I can get

    7.7%
  5. I am mute and have no need for a mic

    15.4%
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  1. Neoony

    Neoony Member

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  2. Lazybum

    Lazybum :D Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh no, I didn't read things right and now I have useless mic. The power supplied by the audio interface is way too high. So now it's make something to stepdown the voltage or just add in a battery and not use the power from the audio interface. What a pain in the ass.
     
  3. complete_

    complete_ lamer

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    omg i told you you needed a separate power source
     
  4. Lazybum

    Lazybum :D Staff Member Moderator

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    It is though, it has +48 volt phantom power. When you said separate power source I took that to mean most onboard mic jacks don't supply enough power which is true. I didn't think there would be an issue of too much power though. After all if it can power those big ass condenser mics why couldn't it do a small one I thought.

    It's not a huge deal, I have most of the parts to make it work anyway.

    :( After testing it a bit I've come to the conclusion I either broke it when I put on the 48 volt power or it was never working to begin with. Doesn't make any sound at all. At least everything else works and the mic was only 20$, but it still kinda annoys me.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2016
  5. Donald Trump

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    As Donald Trump, I can only buy the best of the best to ensure I am the best of the best.
     
  6. Ikalx

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    Can you return it?
     
  7. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Not read anything but just buy a clip-on mic and tape/attach it to your headphone wire. By far the best solution.
     
  8. Lazybum

    Lazybum :D Staff Member Moderator

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    Got a Audio-Technica AT2035 microphone, though I grabbed a cheaper used one, surprisingly off of guitar center. 90$, mmmmmmm, along with a cheap boom arm to solve my issue of no deskspace, 10$ for something that just works. I have now spent roughly 210$ on my audio recording setup. Yeahhhhhhhhh. At least it will last for like the next 5 years or something, I never had a cheap mic last longer then a year. Now I just gotta wait on shipping, man that wait sucks.

    Also I'm not gonna return that other mic I got, I tend to like to keep things like around for spare parts, or random electronic projects.
     
  9. blizzerd

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    I built my first mike myself from scraps, lasted 5 years but never again...
     

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