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How to use a CONDENSER MIC without an audio interface (and phantom power?) – MXL Mic Mate Pro review

In this video video I’m going to show you how you can use a condenser mic without an audio interface, using the MXL Mic Mate Pro!

➡️ MXL Mic Mate Pro: https://amzn.to/3coEwGR
➡️ MXL 990 Condenser Mic: https://amzn.to/3bblDXv

Condenser mics are great, they make you, or your instrument, larger than life, however, they are not “plug and play”, like a dynamic mic, they need phantom power. Although there’s no way to use a condenser mic without phantom power, you can use a condenser mic without an audio interface, or mixing board, straight to your computer. To do that you need you need an XLR to USB pre amp, such as the MXL Mic Mate Pro. MXL Mic Mate Pro is a pre amp that connects straight to your condenser mic and with a USB cable straight to your computer. It has gain control and a phone output jack for zero latency monitoring.

➡️ How to connect a simple mic to a Macbook Pro: https://youtu.be/agTgiFeflCE


Equipment I use too:

➡️ Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: https://amzn.to/2F33z4p
➡️ Lavalier Lapel Microphone Kit: https://amzn.to/2EOHc16
➡️ MXL 990 Condenser Microphone: https://amzn.to/2tZKtWj
➡️ Focusrite Scarlett 18i8: https://amzn.to/2Hu6JQl