What can I use between a computer headset microphone and any common music instrument amplifier or effects processors to make the microphone audible?
One of my many hobbies is making music digitally at home on my computer. I know a bit about electronics but no longer have any test equipment or workbench to find out what would be needed to use a PC headset microphone with my music setup, in particular, getting it to work with common vocal processors or effects pedals. It seems the microphone’s impedence is far too high, they are designed to work with computer soundcards and so forth, but I cannot seem to find any information on exact values that would be needed to construct a workable audio transformer or similar device or if any such devices currently exist on the market.
I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a professional stage headset when most of their cost is for the noise reduction features and anti-interference properties when that is not needed in a home studio enviroment, but I need the hands-free in order to make live adjustments while recording and a deskmount stationary mic isn’t working because I have to frequently turn side-to-side away from the mic to manipulate other controls while recording. At the moment, I am running my headset through another computer so it acts as a pre-amp, but that is very inefficient, ties up another PC that could be better used for other things and has the added hum of additional, uneccessary hardware which could be better served if I could find or make a suitable mic audio transformer to use PC microphones with standard and common music hardware.
The short version:
What can I use between a computer headset microphone and any common music instrument amplifier to make the microphone audible?
Or: what are the defferent impedence values of a microphone designed for use on computers, in comparrison to common condenser and electret music and stage microphones?
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