For the purpose of testing the mic, I’d plug it directly into the built-in mic input of your mac/PC and test it outside of your DAW. Those headsets are commonly used for chatting while gaming, so I’d just fire something up to test in a simple environment just to make sure it works at all. Maybe try calling someone with Skype or something.
That at least gives you a starting point. If you know that the mic CAN work, it’s much easier to troubleshoot from there
That mic is not designed to be plugged into a line input. The mic input on your computer provides 5V power to the microphone that is required for the microphone to work. A line or mic input on your interface won’t have that.
Basically, recording gear isn’t designed to work with these types of microphones. The only real solution I know of is to find a way to get your mic input on your computer hooked up to your DAW, or get a different microphone.
Or, maybe it’s possible to get a PiP to phantom power adapter, but I’d image that costs more than just getting a microphone that has a proper output for your interface.
yes I see now. “Plug in power” is a new one on me. Thanks for heads up.
Plugging into headphone jack would defeat the purpose which is basically to be able to record spontaneous guitar WITH vocals at the same time to come up with ideas as opposed to laying down some chords and then trying vocal ideas
I do recall seeing some headset/mic combos with xlr connectors and there are also some adapters out there
I don’t know if this will work for you, but have you considered getting one of those broadcast desk clamp mic stand thingies? That way you can have a mic plugged in and ready to go at all times, but out of the way when you don’t need it. I got a cheapo one and it works great. One of my more useful purchases.