Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log Insp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSSsp_TopicIcon
Acoustic Violin/looper/amp
I'm not sure if this fits in this category but I have an acoustic violin, Jamman Solo XT, and an amp. And I'm trying to figure how to set it all up.
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
james_aan
New member
Members
September 6, 2017 - 10:54 pm
Member Since: September 6, 2017
Forum Posts: 1
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I was thinking if I could use a Mic to pick up my sounds from the acoustic violin into the looper and to the amp. But the looper doesn't have a XLR input. It only has the guitar inputs and usually you use the electric violin to make it easier but I decided to go a cheaper route and try the microphone method since I'm not ready to give up my acoustic violin yet. I tried to use a converter that converts the 3.5mm mic to the guitar input but it doesn't work. I'm pretty sure I put the cords in the right places and everything. I think i could be a problem with the mic or the converter itself. Other people are telling me to get a converter that has an XLR input that can convert to the guitar cord. Should I go with that route or is there another opinion out there that could save me tons of money from buying a mixer?

   Thanks

Avatar
BillyG
Brora, North-east Scotland
September 7, 2017 - 2:21 am
Member Since: March 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 3741
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Let me see if I have this correct @james_aan - you're looking to plug a mic, with 3.5mm jack-plug into a 1/4" ( 6.35mm ) jack-socket ?

I do that regularly with my FX box and use a simple converter like this - it costs pennies (well, not a lot! ) 

conv.JPGImage Enlarger

There are stereo (as you can tell this one is) and mono versions, and your 3.5mm mic plug will (almost certainly) be mono - BUT - it won't matter.

Can you separately test the mic ?   Like plug it directly into a 3.5mm input socket on your laptop or something and try to record or just route it to the laptop speakers ?

Since you say the mic uses a 3.5mm plug - it is *unlikely* that the mic relies on phantom-power ( it would almost certainly be XLR  if it did) - but if it is some strange kind of mic needing phantom power - then - it simply wouldn't work from the "guitar" inputs as they would not be providing the phantom power.    As I say - this is a most unlikely scenario though, PP is usually a 48V supply, selectively fed through the XLR (or generated externally by some kind of stand-alone box ) to devices that require phantom.

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: AndrewH, JohnG
Guest(s) 70
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today laserbrainz, EricBluegrassFiddle
Upcoming Killerkhezu, Ferret, visionsalchemy, HDuaneaz, Preanix, Writer, chendricks, BillyG, rsmith6322, ACDSherlockian, NiloiV, Dan, jose6ph, Kody, music_master
Top Posters:
ELCBK: 5014
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2680
ABitRusty: 2674
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
Gordon Shumway: 2099
damfino: 2047
Kevin M.: 1973
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 31104
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 79
Topics: 9907
Posts: 124683
Newest Members:
Sagelucy
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 16063, KindaScratchy: 1760, coolpinkone: 4180, BillyG: 3741, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 4174