Originally Posted by Fullinator
A condenser microphone works a little differently then just a dynamic microphone. It requires 48 Volts phantom power. Without getting into much detail (unless further detail is requested) You will need something like this:
Condenser mic--> XLR Cable--> 48 Volt Phantom power supply--> XLR to USB convert cable--> USB port on your computer.
I use the Nady Audio SMPS-1X phantom power supply. You can also run the mic into a mixing board that supports phantom power and then into your computer via a digital connection. (My companies Yamaha LS9 comes to mind on this one.) I work in this field so if any other support is needed feel free to ask. I will be away for the next couple of hours due to a gig. Cheers!
ok thanks, does the mic or phantom power come with a XLR to USB cable or will i need to buy it separately, will i need a preamp ?, iv seen preamps with phantom power for like $30 more than just a phantom power suply.Edited by DarkNation - 2/20/12 at 11:39pm