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Old June 5th, 2004, 05:53 AM   #1
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One mic only stereo - possible?

Hi guys and girls,

I'm recording a show.. it's in a very loud music club, so I'm only using one handheld mic (wireless, EW135 Sennheiser)

Now the director needs to hear what people are saying, so I have him next to me with the headphones on.

When I'm using audio1, with the MA-100, he can only hear the sound on the left side, which is normal, but a pain in the a**.. of course. I also tried connecting to the camera-mic input to have the wireless mic recorded (and LISTENED to) in stereo, but that one gives always a lot of buzz/hiss to start with. I'd rather have the clean sound coming from the audio1 mic INPUT.

Is there a way to have the handheld mic come into both channels (left and right) other than using the small plug into the cameramic-input?

thx in advance,
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Old June 5th, 2004, 11:22 AM   #2
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Get an XLR splitter, a "Y" cable, so that you can feed your mic to both channels at once. You should be able to find one at Radio Shack or just about any music store. Hope this helps,
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Old June 7th, 2004, 11:13 AM   #3
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What Chris says - or- just mix it to both channels in post. That way you will still have another channel to run audio into if you need it.
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Old June 9th, 2004, 01:10 PM   #4
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thx

Thanks guys for your help.. I'll have a look at that splitter-thing.. Mixing in post is no option as it's all about listening to the mic on headphones while recording..

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Old July 7th, 2004, 03:18 AM   #5
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I've got a relatively cheap set of Maxwell headphones I use for this situation. It's got a "mono" switch on it , so I can listen through both ears. It would be pretty easy to rewire a set of headphones for mono, or just use adapters. I wouldn't use a splitter before the signal is recorded.

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