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Can a stereo microphone be changed into a mono?
10-15-2012, 01:09 PM
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Can a stereo microphone be changed into a mono?
I have an old mixer which only takes mono microphones and I have a stereo microphone. I need to change a 3.5mm STEREO microphone to a 6.3mm MONO microphone. Is this possible?

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10-15-2012, 01:17 PM
Post: #2
 
not trying to come across as an a$s when i say this but there is no such thing as a stereo microphone, you need two or more mics to create a stereo audio image, if you only have one mic then it's only capable of creating a mono signal.

i'm going to assume that by stereo you mean that the mic is configured to pick up sounds from the front and the back of the diaphragm (figure 8/cardioid/super-cardioid), or from all directions (omni). this won't affect whether or not you can use the mic with your mixer, it only affects how much noise spill you notice when you use the mic in different environments.

all you need to get the mic to work with your mixer is a mini-jack (3.5mm) to 1/4inch jack (6.3mm) adapter which you can buy for next to nothing in most instrument or hi-fi stores (picture in link below)
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Note in reference to the answer below this one...
the first cable that is mentioned (mono mini-jack to stereo male rca) will only be useful to you if you wish to plug your mic directly into a television or speaker (and even then it won't be useable, that isn't how this cable was intended for use)

the second connecter mentioned will be a complete waste of your money, it is for coupling two female rca connections, something you will not find on your mic, or your mixer, or many other places for that matter, apart from tv aerials

trust me, i'm a sound engineer!
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10-15-2012, 01:17 PM
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Yes - you need one of these:

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?ca...jCW-CjC-kk

Also two adapters:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index....Id=2102665

These connectors should be available in your country too.

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