Xlr microphones

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  1. Blastingas10

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    I recently purchased the apple camera connection kit for my midi keyboard, so I decided I'd try to connect my USB mic with it. It works, but it's a crappy mic so I sounds like ****.

    I've been doing some research and I've come across this iRig Pre. I'm wondering if anyone has tried it and if there is anything similar to it out there, preferably something that is USB powered.

    I'm also wondering if anyone has hooked up a xlr mic to their apogee jam. According to apogee, it will work unless the mic requires phantom power. Are there any good xlr mics our there that don't require phantom power?
     
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    As I recall, the Sure SM58 doesn't require phantom power.....and IMHO, for a mic you can't do a great deal better despite it not really being a studio mic.

    As far as other interfaces Behringer do some mixing desk docks, as do Mackie and Alesis, they all have XLR, midi, etc inputs.

    Oh, and please remember that we are a family friendly forum so your descriptive words should be thought out a little better.

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    I do apologize for my language. I'm used to forums where it's acceptable as long as you don't override the swear-bot.

    So, the alesis IO dock has an xlr input? I wish I knew that before I bought my apogee jam. Sounds like it would have been well worth the extra 70 dollars.

    I see that the cablejive connects via headphone jack, but how is it powered? I didn't see anything about that in the product description.
     
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    There is no power other than what comes off the headphone jack of the iDevice. With the Cablejive, you plug the XLR end into the mic, then you plug headphones into the other jack, and the stereo plug into the iDevice. That's it.
     
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    Sounds good. How's the sound quality of the shure pg58? I'd be using it mainly for acoustic guitar.
     
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    I don't really think it sounds all that good...you might want to go with another model.

    I was just thinking that the mic might sound better with some amplification.
     
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    Buying a mic is something I'm really afraid of. I don't wanna spend 50 dollars on a mic and have it sound as bad as the ipad mic. I guess that's why I should make sure and get it somewhere that had a good return policy.
     
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    If I start using a store I've never used before, that's the first thing I ask. I was once in a store returning a webcam that wasn't compatible with my OS. Their attitude, even though I'd spent thousands of dollars in there on computer systems for my company, was "Tough luck. You bought it. It's your problem." Eventually, and after seeing just how nasty, loud and foul-mouthed I can become (I even shocked myself that day), they refunded my cash, but remarked that it was a one-off, and wouldn't happen again. Too damned right. I've never been in there since. I found a new store, asked what their return policy was and decided they were my new supplier. What works in IT works everywhere else too. Good luck with the mike.
     
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    We have used SM58's for recording work, not the best designed tool for the job but as a jack of all trades there isn't much better. You might want to look at the Blue Mic range, we have a Blue Snowball tucked away which we haven't used yet but it is USB.....the one thing with Blue is the quality of the kit is always great.

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