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12-31-2011, 08:09 AM
I've got an external Audio box with 2 XLR inputs and phantom power.
It connects to the mic input on a Canon HV20 using a stereo mini plug.
Is there a way to connect this to the Scarlet?
I've seen the A-Box, but ... it doesn't supply phantom or have volume controls, etc.
--- Scarlet ordered Dec 30th --
01-03-2012, 03:43 PM
You will need a basic custom cable that takes the stereo feed from your audio box and splits it out to the Scarlet mic inputs.
Since the Scarlet inputs are balanced you can't plug straight in (as the audio will be cancelled out) and unbalanced mode doesn't seem to work yet.
Any one with basic soldering skills should be able to make up the right cable.
01-03-2012, 04:56 PM
Hudson - From reading another post, this seems to be the Scarlet non-standard wiring:
Ring - Ground
Sleeve - Signal -ve
Tip - Signal +ve
So, I'd basically take the unbalanced stereo output (for two mics) from my input device ( tip=left, ring=right, sleeve=ground), and split that so that for mic #1:
tip -> tip Scarlet, sleeve -> Ring of Scarlet
and for mic #2
ring -> tip Scarlet, sleeve -> Ring of Scarlet
Does this sound right? Thanks!
01-05-2012, 07:15 AM
You want a 3.5mm stereo socket going to two 3.5mm stereo plugs. Wire as follows should work giving you 2 channel operation
PLUG1 SLEEVE to SOCKET SLEEVE
PLUG1 RING no connection
PLUG1 TIP to SOCKET TIP
PLUG2 SLEEVE to SOCKET SLEEVE
PLUG2 RING no connection
PLUG2 TIP to SOCKET RING
I hope that makes sense. Maybe I have to start up a little side business making Epic/Scarlet audio adaptor cables, I seem to be answering this question an awful lot, haha :tongue:
EDIT: Oh you were right the first time, I had to read it again!