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Subject: Re: Passive mixer design.

Date: 01/17/01 at 11:28 PM
Posted by: Titel Leontin
E-mail: tleontin@hotmail.com
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In Reply to: Passive mixer design. posted by Phill Jones on 01/16/01 at 1:41 AM:

Hello. I ain't no specialist, but in my years of experience with computers I noticed that sound cards and their microphone in connectors are not exactly the same as the mic in of a mixer. The sound card actually outputs some sort of power out through the mic jack, and computer microphones with built-in boosters use that as power supply. Also, sound cards are very touchy when it comes to microphones; a computer mic works best, I tried using some of my other 600 ohm mics used for interviews with my camera, and the sound was very very faint. I don't know how well the guitar will work. You could get an adapter jack from mono to stereo, and be careful not to get your sound card fried. Pay a visit to a local Radio Shack or similar store, see if you can get a preamp for your guitar; the line in of the sound card is more reliable. You can get a decent stereo mixer cheap too, I remember finding one in Best Buy video section with 3 inputs + mic for about $40. Best of luck.

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