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nooo!!! Apex 950 mic not compatible w/ Tascam US 122

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(@maxo127)
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i no its a cheap mic here look:

http://www.musiciansbuy.com/APEX_950_MIC_HIZ_W_CABLE.html

but its all i have right now (well its my friends) i will upgrade later...but for now...will this be able to plug into the Tascam US122 seen below?:

https://www.music123.com/Tascam-US122-Audio-MIDI-Interface-i97813.music

my friend says that it plugs into a regular guitar amp so if this machine takes my guitar wont it take the microphone too?

thanks

$MAX$


   
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(@gnease)
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It will work with the 1/4 inch cable you have (this is how I'm interpreting "plugs into guitar amp"). However, it will work a little better (little louder/less hum), if you upgrade the mic cable to XLR-to-XLR (female to male) and use the US122's XLR input for the mic. Either way, you're okay.

-G

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(@maxo127)
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so really all i need is an XLR cable not a secial microphone?

if this is so.. which one of these cables would i need?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=NavBar&A=search&Q=&ci=4172

this is all i need i think and them i think im ready to make some purchases

$MAX$


   
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 Mike
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Unless I missed something, the page that you have for your mic says that the cable type that comes with it is a XLR to XLR. So you should be all set.


   
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(@maxo127)
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gnease i think i have the right cable now its this right?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=133637&is=REG

$MAX$


   
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(@maxo127)
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[tracker said:]Unless I missed something, the page that you have for your mic says that the cable type that comes with it is a XLR to XLR. So you should be all set.

ye i no its weerd i think he (my friend) has an older versioin of the microphone or he just doesnt have that cable anymore because i saw it it is deffinetly the type of cable size that plugs into a amp

thanks tho,

$MAX$


   
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 Mike
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I thought you were buying it new.

Greg said you need a XLR to XLR - Female to Male cable. The cable you just put up is a Comprehensive Mini Female to 3-pin XLR Female Cable. Which is a female to female cable.


   
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(@maxo127)
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sorry guys....i think this is the one that will work...its female to male...it doesnt make a difference female to male or male to female right? well here it is:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=158482&is=REG

$MAX$


   
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 Mike
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I think this is the one you want -XLR female to XLR male

The one you just put up should be fine but, as Greg said, the XLR to XLR would have a better sound.


   
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(@maxo127)
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alrigh tthanks guys im gunna go to steves music and go buy these cables i will bring the mic so i no im gettnig th eright thing :)

thanks alot

$MAX$


   
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(@forrok_star)
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You'll need a standard XLR male to female mic cable. E-bay Cables

You'll see they can be purchased for less than $15.00

Joe


   
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(@moonrider)
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maxo, if you're gonna buy just one mike to start recording with, I'd recommend that you go with a Shure SM-57. It's an excellent all purpose mike you can use for just about any recording task and get a decent sound with Plus, you can use it for live gigs. It even makes do as a light hammer in a pinch (no.... I'm NOT kidding).

Yes, it costs more than the one you're looking at, but it will be a mike you won't outgrow, and will still be serving you well 15 years from now, like my venerable pair of SM-57's.

Save yourself some frustration and spring for the extra cash.

Playing guitar and never playing for others is like studying medicine and never working in a clinic.

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