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A microphone is a device that converts a physical vibration (such as sound) into an electrical signal, that can be stored and/or processed.

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And if not, why is there a switch on the preamp? Why not just send phantom power all the time?
asked Dec 16 '10 by BenV
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The standard configuration is 2 mics, one pointed at the sound hole (but from an angle, not directly out from the sound hole) and one up on the neck around the 12th fret. The first mic will give you …
answered Dec 10 '10 by BenV
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Will connecting several mic cables together impact the quality of the recording? Obviously with every additional cable there's an added risk of a loose connection, but assuming my cables and connecti …
asked Dec 14 '10 by BenV
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To confirm that the body of your mic is grounded properly you can use an ohm multimeter and measure between the body and pin 1 of the mic. If it shows more than 0 ohms then you have a grounding probl …
answered Dec 26 '10 by BenV
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Going through the preamp should take care of the noise frequently found in soundcard A/D converters. Try listening to your recording somewhere other than your computer to ensure the noise isn't happen …
answered Jan 18 '11 by BenV
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long distances. Generally, microphone impedance of less than 600Ω is considered "low impedance" and anything greater than 10,000Ω is considered "high impedance". Impedance matching Microphones … should generally be connected to devices (i.e., mixers) with a higher impedance than the microphone. Connecting a mic to a device of lower impedance causes a loss of signal. Resources http …
answered Jan 15 '11 by BenV