I have a condenser mic that requires phantom power. I have a mixer that provides phantom power, and also a dedicated phantom power box if I need it.
I would like to hook my microphone up to my mixer, and also to my PC, so that I have two feeds that I can mix individually (I'm trying to achieve a very specific setup for Twitch streaming).
Which is the best option?:
1.) Plug an XLR splitter cable to the mic, plug one end to the mixer with phantom power on, the other end to the phantom power box to the PC.
2.) Run the mic to the phantom power box, then split from there to the mixer (phantom power off) and to the PC.
My assumption would be option 2, but I know XLR splitter cables can lose some power when they are split. I don't know if this affects it much. Would a splitter box be better?