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Spliting cable and phantom.
Old 19th May 2006
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Spliting cable and phantom.

If I want to record the same condenser mic with 2 pre´s ( don´t ask me why heh ) can I use a Y cable ? what happens with the phantom power ? Should I give phantom with just one pre ? What happens if I give 48v with both pre´s ? Can i fry the mic?

I want to try I few things like recording the same take with 2 different pre´s for comparing. Also it can be usefull for recording live vocals to prevent distorsion if the singer goes mad so using 2 pre´s ( the same ) but one with less gain for safety.
Old 19th May 2006
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Originally Posted by espasonico
If I want to record the same condenser mic with 2 pre´s ( don´t ask me why heh ) can I use a Y cable ? what happens with the phantom power ? Should I give phantom with just one pre ? What happens if I give 48v with both pre´s ? Can i fry the mic?

I want to try I few things like recording the same take with 2 different pre´s for comparing. Also it can be usefull for recording live vocals to prevent distorsion if the singer goes mad so using 2 pre´s ( the same ) but one with less gain for safety.
You can use a mic splitter. I use a rack of 1 in 2 out splitters.
Here is a cheap one:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ter?sku=428712

One output is direct. This is the one you feed phantom power.
The other output is transformer isolated (and will not pass phantom).

Done.


Buena Suerte,
David
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