This is a broad statement. “any XLR mic”, that does not specify a particular use case:
This is a specific use case:
“Field recording” covers a lot of scenarios (Field recording - Wikipedia), for example:
Your post was not deleted. It was moved by a moderator to the moderator’s private board to ask for clarification on whether the post should be allowed or not.
It has been decided that the post will not be allowed because we do not allow commercial advertising on the forum, and your post has been deemed to be an advertisement for a commercial engagement.
We do not publish a list detailing what is not allowed on the forum. In my view it would be futile to attempt to do so, as even if we attempted to cover every possible thing that could be posted, there would inevitably be “loopholes” that were not explicitly stated.
It is extremely rare that any of our regular forum contributors make posts that are disallowed, but in such (rare) cases, the post would normally be referred by a moderator to the forum staff board, and if agreed that it should not be allowed, a PM would be sent to the person that posted, to explain why it had been removed. In this case I am explaining to you in this public topic, because you asked in this public topic.
As someone that has used this forum a lot, I would have thought that you would by now have realized that we prefer to try and stick with one subject per forum topic. If that was not clearly evident, I will state that here: We prefer to try to stick with one subject per forum topic.
Nobody “screamed” anything. Let’s just review what I actually did write:
“We’re drifting quite a long way from the original topic of “opening a CAF file”, but out of interest, where’s the 48v phantom power in that set-up?”
They are also very expensive for what they are. I suppose that can be justified because:
- This particular type of cable is quite hard to find “ready made”.
- They are targeted at Apple customers.
but nevertheless, $35+ for something that can be made up very easily by combining two $5 adapters is rather expensive (by comparison, a similar cable branded as “LyxPro” is available at about half the price of the “ProJive” version).
If this was a topic about passive XLR to 3.55mm splitters, then it would be appropriate to also mention the limitations of this configuration, such as it not working with phantom powered microphones (yes phantom powered microphones are frequently used for some types of “field recording”), gain being limited by the gain of the iPad / iPhone, it does not provide a balanced XLR input, …
In this post I have only responded to your comments, and not once have I mentioned the actual subject shown in the topic title. As I said before, that is not particularly important in this case because the original question was answered long ago.