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Thread XLR to 1/4 cables? What is the deal with these

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Stylez Davis

Stylez Davis

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1 Posted on 02/10/2007 at 13:06:55
So, I have a recently purchased MXL 990 condenser mic, and will be running it first through phantom power, then through an M-Audio Fast Track (usb interface) and then into my mac for use with GarageBand, Live, and Audacity. I was extremely stoked to start recording with the mic, but when I connect the XLR mic though from phantom power to the 1/4 inch instrument input on the FastTrack, I am not getting any signal. The Fast Track also has and XLR input but I only have that one XLR - 1/4" cable. I have a strong hunch that I need to get another XLR-XLR and just use this instead of my piece of crap XLR-1/4. Can anyone back up my theory?

P.S. under what situation would one use an XLR - 1/4"?
ra7or

ra7or

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2 Posted on 02/11/2007 at 00:50:57
is the xlr-1/4 balanced? if not, running phantom power into it may seriously damage your equipment.
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