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Skinny cheap computer mic -> UA 6176... how?
Old 11th January 2018
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Skinny cheap computer mic -> UA 6176... how?

I know this sounds ridiculous, but is there a way to use an old skinny white computer mic with a preamp like the 610/6176? Or even with a modern interface (I have an RME Fireface 400).

I'm trying to use my old computer mic for lofi sounds and can't get any signal... guessing an impedance mismatch?

Right now I have the 1/8th mic jack into a 1/4" adapter into an xlr adapter.
Old 12th January 2018
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Originally Posted by Beneficial ➡️
I know this sounds ridiculous, but is there a way to use an old skinny white computer mic with a preamp like the 610/6176? Or even with a modern interface (I have an RME Fireface 400).

I'm trying to use my old computer mic for lofi sounds and can't get any signal... guessing an impedance mismatch?

Right now I have the 1/8th mic jack into a 1/4" adapter into an xlr adapter.
Try a DI box?

Impedance mismatch wouldn't kill the sound totally.
Old 12th January 2018
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Looks like these mics are electret mics and require 5v power that typically gets supplied by a soundcard or laptop. Ordered something off of ebay that should hopefully power it.
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