The MicroMix can be associated with any type of microphone, to give gain but also to equalize the sound recording in order to obtain a finalized high quality rendering. The use is very simple.
Set the MicroMix to your instrument and microphone by unscrewing the 4 screws on the back panel:
You can adjust the MicroMix with the phantom power connected, there is no risk of electrocution.
The neutral setting in the MicroMix is as follows:
SW2: 1 = OFF 2 = OFF
SW8: 1 = OFF 2 = ON 3 = ON 4 = OFF 5 = OFF 6 = OFF 7 = ON 8 = OFF
For strong signals, you can switch the attenuator switch SW8: 2 = OFF
For instruments that do not require bass, you can switch the LoCut switch in the MicroMix: SW8: 3 = OFF
It is interesting to cut the midrange frequencies a bit: SW8: 8 = ON
for some instruments, it is better to cut at 400Hz rather than cut at 700Hz, we switch the switch SW8: 6 = ON
For a guitar if you want shine in the sound, you can switch the switches: SW2: 1 = ON and SW8: 7 = OFF
for some guitar you can lower the treble frequency to be amplified: SW8: 1 = ON lower the frequency from 5kHz to 2kHz.
Take the time to test the configuration adapted to your use.
In the case of use with a condenser microphone (Neumann U87 type), an external phantom power supply should be added to power the microphone (the MicroMix will be powered by the sound card).