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  • Using a Microphone & FM .. 2 "Line In" ??

    Hey Guys,
    I have almost everything ready, but I can't figure out how to connect both the microphone for the car kit and the FM output to the same "Line in" or "mic" socket ..!

    How did you guys do it ?

  • #2
    Comon guys .. anyone using car kit and FM out there ?

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    • #3
      At the same time?

      Assuming the microphone is output only (eg - not an electret that required a power feed), then you's have to mix them together.

      That might be as simple as connecting together though a resistor network to preserve impedances. (That's a passive mixer.)
      Then there is relative volume controls (ie, vary resistances).

      Can't you split into different line ins - eg mic & line in (#2)?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by OldSpark View Post
          At the same time?

          Assuming the microphone is output only (eg - not an electret that required a power feed), then you's have to mix them together.

          That might be as simple as connecting together though a resistor network to preserve impedances. (That's a passive mixer.)
          Then there is relative volume controls (ie, vary resistances).

          Can't you split into different line ins - eg mic & line in (#2)?
          I can't split them ! I'm using a laptop setup, I only have line out and line in .. or maybe I can go for an external sound card ?

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          • #6
            As far as I understand , this one is a manual one ! assuming I'm hearing the FM and then came a phone call .. then I have to switch it manually to the microphone and after the call switch it again back to FM .. I'm looking forward to a more automated one ...

            Hmmmm .... are there any USB Microphones ?!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by war085 View Post
              As far as I understand , this one is a manual one ! assuming I'm hearing the FM and then came a phone call .. then I have to switch it manually to the microphone and after the call switch it again back to FM .. I'm looking forward to a more automated one ...

              Hmmmm .... are there any USB Microphones ?!
              the best ones are usb

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              • #8
                But I understand that Andrea Microphones needs also a MIC connection ..

                I think I'll invest in an external sound card like this one .. it have Mic in and line in and the 5.1 output will make my bass deeper ..


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by war085 View Post
                  But I understand that Andrea Microphones needs also a MIC connection ..

                  I think I'll invest in an external sound card like this one .. it have Mic in and line in and the 5.1 output will make my bass deeper ..


                  the MIC connection gets plugged into the usb adapter which in turn plugs into the computer. And that particular external sound card is:

                  1. Crap (bought it and returned it)
                  2. Only allows 1 input either line-in OR mic-in even though there's two distinct connectors
                  3. Crap (i must stress this)

                  Most external sound cards dont allow both mic input and line-in. One that does is the Creative Sound Blaster Live 24-bit external, which i used for years in the car and still use at work. Take it from someone that has years of experience and has spent $$$ 3 times over for not reading up before purchasing. Any Andrea mic or any usb mic in general will solve your issue better and cheaper than trying out a new sound card.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks a million .. I was about to order the sound card tonight ! I think I understand the Andrea more from this pic:

                    There are two inputs in the adapter, one goes to the mic and how about the other ?

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                    • #11
                      Surely now is the time to look at a simple 2-channel mixer?

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                      • #12
                        The other is audio out. You can use that USB adapter as a sound card. You don't have to though
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