I have two lav microphones, Audio-Technica ATR3350, that have 3.5mm (1/8) mini-jacks

I am looking at Tascam DR60 Mk2 that has 2 XLR/TRS combo ports for input.

Could I use 1/8 to 1/4 adapters on the microphones and then plug them on the XLR/TRS ports? Will that work?

I don't want to buy extra microphones with XLR inputs and all recorders I find that have more than 1 input ports are always XLR (and not mini-jacks)

  • There was a related question some time ago: sound.stackexchange.com/questions/35798/… Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 13:31
  • Hmm. Cool, but not the same. I don't have a second adapter to XLR like he has. My setup is 3.5mm -> 1/4 -> TRS/XLR combo. Or maybe I missed something. And that question has no accepted answer as well. But thanks for the tip.
    – kazanaki
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 15:34
  • True - I think the OP bailed on the question :-/ What model is your lav mic? Commented Oct 11, 2015 at 6:17
  • Audio-Technica ATR3350. I have two of them because they are so cheap. I have looked at XLR lav mics and they are out of my budget. This is why I am asking the question :-)
    – kazanaki
    Commented Oct 11, 2015 at 16:58

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If you are able to wire an adapter yourself, you can do it this way (it will not be a balanced connection though).

  1. Shield to XLR male Pin 1 (Ground)
  2. White wire goes to XLR male Pin 2 (Signal)
  3. Bridge XLR male Pin 3 to XLR Pin 1 (Ground)

Important! Do not send phantom power to the microphone (it will damage it!)! Use the inline power pack with battery to power the microphone.

You should also be able to use an adapter like the Rode VXLR: enter image description here

Just remember: NO PHANTOM POWER ;-) Use the battery option..

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