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Old August 7th, 2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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Mono microphone

I have a Schriber external mono mic which, when plugged into the gl2, records only on the left channel....
I was wondering if I'd be able to splice together a cable which would allow the mic to record on both channels (although I know that the sound would still be mono)

I was thinking something along the lines of using a stereo cable and splicing it into an XLR head...

Does anyone have any experience/advice for this kind of 'experiment'??

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Old August 7th, 2004, 04:45 PM   #2
 
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Of course you can do this, but to what gain? Using a mono mic split to 2channel can lead to phase issues, where of course, you have 2 channels of identical sound. There are several brands of Y connectors that will split the mono to dual channel. Radio Shack sells them, no wiring needed.
Keep in mind that with a 2 channel adapter, you can connect 2 external mics to the cam, giving you 2 separate feeds, ie; one for interviewer, one for interviewee.
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Old August 7th, 2004, 07:49 PM   #3
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The reason is when I listen to some recordings on my home stereo speakers I only hear one speaker, naturally, but periodically I hear static sound bits coming from the other speaker. So I want to eliminate that (by getting the same sound from both speakers) and I just wanna record on both channels for the hell of it....
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Old August 7th, 2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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So buy a 1/8 mono to 1/8 stereo adapter. $4-$5 at good old radio shack.
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