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Can I record an XLR shotgun mic into my cellphone?
Old 14th September 2020
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Can I record an XLR shotgun mic into my cellphone?

I have a samsung s20 with a usb-c (no headphone jack *sob*) and was wondering if there was a kind of preamp xlr-usb interface thing so I didn't have to buy a zoom/tascam handheld thing.
Old 14th September 2020
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Couple of options, like this one: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...udio-interface
But you'll have to get the USB-B to USB-C cable yourself, its from before the 'C'-era..
Old 17th September 2020
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You can use the standard USBC-A adapter that comes with most smartphones, and then connect a standard USB audio interface.

My LG G7 works fine with a Behringer UMC202HD. Phantom power meters the proper +48VDC, suggesting adequate power supply. Powers a pair of Beyer MC930s just fine.

Bonus: use a USB hub with power delivery, and you can keep your phone charged in use with an external charger or battery pack.

Chris
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You can use the standard USBC-A adapter that comes with most smartphones, and then connect a standard USB audio interface.

My LG G7 works fine with a Behringer UMC202HD. Phantom power meters the proper +48VDC, suggesting adequate power supply. Powers a pair of Beyer MC930s just fine.

Bonus: use a USB hub with power delivery, and you can keep your phone charged in use with an external charger or battery pack.

Chris
wait, is this behringer interface plugged into the wall?
Old 18th September 2020
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No. I tested it just plugged into my phone. Phone, USB C to A adapter, USB A to B cable (the usual one that comes with an interface), UMC202HD.


I was also pointing out that if you used a USB hub with power delivery, you could use an external power source (battery or mains charger) to keep the phone topped up and power the USB interface.

Chris
Old 18th September 2020
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I have a samsung s20 with a usb-c (no headphone jack *sob*) and was wondering if there was a kind of preamp xlr-usb interface thing so I didn't have to buy a zoom/tascam handheld thing.
https://reverb.com/item/35578057-cen...crosd-recorder
Old 18th September 2020 | Show parent
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No. I tested it just plugged into my phone. Phone, USB C to A adapter, USB A to B cable (the usual one that comes with an interface), UMC202HD.


I was also pointing out that if you used a USB hub with power delivery, you could use an external power source (battery or mains charger) to keep the phone topped up and power the USB interface.

Chris
very clever, gonna dig into this a bit more thanks!
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