So I bought a new sound mixer http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J5XS3C/ref=s9_simh_gw_p267_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1SKNDJVNAKAF3Q47Z7XT&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 And I ran into a problem.
What I am doing is I am hooking up two microphones and a game console to it, I have 4 component to 1/4th mono adapters, and 3 1/8th to 1/4th stereo adapters. 2 component adapters are plugged into 3/4 input (which the game console audio is hooked up to), and 2 hooked up to main out, and the mainout (which is hooked up to my capture card). Now one 1/8th is in phones so we can hear game audio without doubling (so the headphone jack of the headset is plugged into that), and then the other 1/8th are plugged into 1 and 2 and the microphones of the headsets are plugged into those. Now the problem is that I am getting now sound going into the 1 and 2 from the mics, the game audio and output are working fine, as well as I have tested the 1 and 2 ports with the game audio and they do in fact work.
Now I have a pretty good idea about what is wrong, and that is there is no power provided to the microphones on the 1 and 2 1/4th ports. Phantom Power only goes to XLR (and is way too high of a voltage anyway I am pretty sure) so now I need a creative solution to get power to the microphones. Does anyone have any ideas? I really would like to be able to buy something and not have to wire this myself although I can already map out how I would wire an altoids box to do this…
By the way these are the headsets I am using http://www.plantronics.com/es/product/gamecom-377
Any help would be much appreciated thanks