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Microphone Month 2

1/8-inch and Balanced Gear

Q: I want to run my iPad into balanced XLR inputs on my video camera. Can I just use an adapter or do I need something else?

A: You may be able to get by with a simple adapter in some cases; it depends on the gear you are using. However, for best results, we recommend a direct box. We like the Whirlwind pcDI, which can accept 1/4-inch, stereo 1/8-inch, or RCA inputs and has outputs on XLR connectors. Ground lifts for preventing hum and buzz are included, as are 20dB pads for hot signals.

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  • Whirlwind pcDI 2-channel Passive A/V Direct Box
    Whirlwind pcDI 2-channel Passive A/V Direct Box Direct Box with 1/8" and RCA Inputs, XLR Outputs, Ground Lift, 20dB Pad, and Stereo/Mono Switch. The Whirlwind pcDI direct box is ideal for plugging CD players, iPods and other MP3 players, computer sound cards, tape decks, and more into balanced, low-impedance gear. Using...
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