okay, so back in this thread I was looking for a decent headset/mic combo. Good lavalier or headset mics?
I ended up buying this, just to be able to attempt to write vocal melodies etc (not for actual quality vocal recording)
so this has two 3.5mm STEREO male plugs. One for headset, one for the mic
firstly, why does a simple mic have a STEREO plug??
So I dig thru my old adapters and try various adapters but I can NOT get the mic to register any audio going into the 1/4 input on my focusrite 2i4
I tried 3.5 to stereo. nope. 3.5 to mono. nope.
So then im thinking the mic is broken. So I try it into the el cheapo mic input on the side of my laptop and it blows my ears out. So it works and its plenty loud
So whats the deal here??? The only thing I can think of is that somehow the stereo plug is not jiving with the focusrite and me trying the mono 3.5 to 1/4 adapter is shorting out the signal
could it be that this is what I need?? Stereo to mono breakout adapter??
if not I dont know what else to try. I know im spoiled…this is 2017 and I just want stuff to function correctly