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Hi guys,

I'm new to recording and am really confused about the cables used in audio interfaces and their connection, would really appreciate some help!

I'll get a Shure PG58 or SM58, so that uses an XLR cable. Does that mean my audio interface needs to have an XLR port for the mic? Does that mean I cannot use a cheap USB audio interface like Behringer UCA202 because the mic will not be able to connect to it? If so, is there any way to get around that?

I have a really small budget for the audio interface.. <$60, does anyone know of a reasonable one that can plug in an XLR cable (I'm assuming that since the Shure mics use XLR cables i need one with that function). Thanks!!
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Hello Matthias,

You can find XLR/jack cables to connect your mic to an interface that only uses jack inputs.
Most of us would rather use an XLR/XLR jack this solution is also handy for beginners.
$60 is a really low budget, I would rather buy that XLR/jack cable and wait to save a bit more and buy a better interface (I'm sure you can get a decent second-hand interface for $150). What you have to take into account when choosing an audio interface is the quality of the analog to digital converters, and good ones are quite expensive.

Cheers !

[ Post last edited on 03/18/2013 at 14:39:15 ]