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Old November 19th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #1
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External Mic XLR question

I have an Azden SGM-1X XLR mic and I bought this adapter from B&H:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

I can't get any sound to register from my mic. I was wondering if I needed to use a Beachtek adapter instead of the cable adapter of if there is some menu setting I need to change to get the audio from the external mic.

Here's a link to a photo of my setup:

http://homepage.mac.com/rotomas/HC1.jpg
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Old November 19th, 2005, 08:40 PM   #2
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Does the mic have a battery in it? Is it turned on? Sometimes it's hard to tell on mics that can be powered by either phantom power or batteries.
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Old November 19th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #3
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yeah it had batteries and it was turned on. I even went out and got brand new batteries for it just to make sure. I did notice that when I turned the manual mic control all the way up, I could just barely hear a sound. I tested it out with my wireless mic, and it worked fine, so I don't know why the shotgun doesn't work.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 01:18 AM   #4
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I have an Azden SGM-1X XLR mic and I bought this adapter from B&H:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
Your XLR Adapter wrong?

http://www.mira-multimedia.de/Ketron...belegung.htm#2

Good sound on my HC1 with Sennheiser micro's.....

http://www.fxsupport.de/hc1/hc1_5.html
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Old November 20th, 2005, 03:04 AM   #5
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I am quite shure that what you bought is just a cableconverter and it doesn't handle the different signal levels. I tried that and got a lot of noise. I have bought a Studio1 XLR-BP Professional adater (similar to Beachtek's) and it handles the levels better.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 08:21 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I was looking into getting a videomic anyways, so this is a good reason to do just that. I really don't want to have to use a XLR box adapter like the Beachtek or Studio1.
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