Do you need a mic with phantom power to use it with the S4
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Tech Guru
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,548

    Default Do you need a mic with phantom power to use it with the S4

    I tried hooking up a mic to my S4 and it just seemed really quiet, do I need one with phantom power?

  2. #2
    Tech Guru Steve Zorilow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Posts
    1,236

    Default

    S4 do not provide any Phantom power, what kind of MIC have you tried? Are you sure your XLR-1/4"" cable is ok?
    Steve Zorilow: Facebook - Soundcloud - Mixcloud - Twitter

  3. #3
    Tech Guru
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,548

    Default

    yes the cable is okay its and i've got all the necessary knobs turned up but i barely get anything from it.

  4. #4
    Tech Guru Steve Zorilow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Posts
    1,236

    Default

    Weird... mmm... may I ask if you're using a balanced 1/4 jack (stereo) or a unbalanced (Mono) one?
    Steve Zorilow: Facebook - Soundcloud - Mixcloud - Twitter

  5. #5
    Tech Guru mostapha's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    4,748

    Default

    what kind of mic?

    If you have a condenser, it needs phantom power, which the s4 apparently won't provide. If there's still a charge left in the capacitor, it could give you a really quiet signal without being powered…maybe.

    Or your mic's broken.

    Have you tried plugging your headphones into the mic jack and talking into them…it sounds weird, but it works…that might help you isolate whether it's the mic/cable or the s4 that's messing up.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •