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From the manual for the Scarlett 2i2: The preamp gain is appropriate for microphones when an XLR plug is inserted, and for higher level signals when a jack plug is inserted. Get a jack->XLR adapter, preferably the device listed by ojacques because you also need the 2.7 V power supply.


Rode has now a device which allows to plug in microphones which need to be powered by power usually provided by smartphones (2.7v) through TRRS such as Rode's Lavalier Go or Shure's MVL/A to a USB sound card or any mic entry using XLR. This is Rode VXLR+. The XLR has to provide 12-48V phantom power. From Rode's site: The VXLR+ is a 3.5mm female TRS ...

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