2 mics, 1 Input. Y-Cable?

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  1. RockStarNick

    RockStarNick Supporting Member

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    Quick question.

    If I wanted to use 2 Mics into One Input on my MBox, can I use a Y cable.

    I'm mic'ing a 2x12, one mic on one speaker, one on another.

    Will a regular Y cable work, or do I need a Y cable that is phase reversed?
     
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    A regular XLR Y cable will work. It changes the impedance so your input will be set higher to get the same level as a single mic, but it works.
     
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  4. RockStarNick

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    AWESOME, thanks guys! Both of these options will probably work great.

    If I DID happen to use a reversed-phase Y-cable, would it sound totally messed up? Or is the whole phase issue only an *issue* on things like top and bottom of snare drums, etc. (where the mics are recieving sounds from sources at different times...)
     
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  5. Guitarplayerdan

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    If you have a mixer laying around on w/e. Just plug your mics into the mixer and then go out the mixer into your mbox. Then you could have 2,3, or 15 for that matter. But if you dont have a mixer, just grab a xlr y cable.
     
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    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    Jensen makes transformers specifically for this. Any of the JT-MB- series will work.
     
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    +1 on the mixer. With that you will be able to at least somewhat mix the levels of the two mics. If you get a splitter, your volumes will be uncontrollable.

    You can get a cheap 2ch mixer for probably around 30 bucks.
     

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