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Shure Interfaxe XLR-USB, Plug and Play, préampli intégré, monitoring zéro latence, prise casque
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Description du produit
Avec le X2U, connectez n'importe quel microphone avec sortie USB à votre ordinateur. Il possède un mini jack, de sorte que vous pouvez contrôler le son sans carte sonore supplémentaire. Il est également équipé avec en préamplificateur intégré avec Microphone Gain Control, qui vous permet de contrôler la puissance de signal.
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Sous W7 l'installation est simple. On branche, il installe les pilotes (redémarrage de W7 nécessaire pour ma part) et elle apparait comme périphérique d'enregistrement dans vos DAW préférées. Attention toutes fois que les volumes et gains soient au minimum à l’allumage, ça évite les retour de boucles et autres désagréments pour les oreilles et les enceinte.
Pour l'instant que du positif.
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- Truly built like a tank. I'd read that it was all metal, but I was impressed and surprised by its heft.
- Plug-n-Play... recording is as easy as inserting the USB plug.
- Nice padded carry-bag (again, handy for travel purposes)
- Self-noise can be a problem with some systems... BUT THERE'S A FIX. I turned down the audio input on my laptop to 3%. Yep, that low. Then, adjusted the preamp until my peaks in AA were about -12. No more hiss.
- I wish that the thumb dials were numbered. This would make it easier to maintain levels between recordings. I will probably use a dab of white-out as a work-around to mark my go-to spot on the mic gain.
PROTIP: Your car (probably) has better acoustics than you realize. My go-to setup on the road is a quiet parking lot, a laptop running Adobe Audition and an iPad with the script.
1. Worked immediately in Windows. I plugged it in and it worked perfectly. The Icicle worked well for several months but was not always recognized immediately like I've seen with the Shure.
2. Metal body vs. a plastic body. From the moment I got the Icicle, it felt cheap. This Shure feels like it could get run over and work fine.
3. Clipping LED indicator. This let's you know when your mic level goes too high.
4. Ability to turn phantom power on/off. Added bonus, it has an LED indicating when it's on.
5. Gain. I've heard complaints about static, white noise, noise floor. But if you take the time to adjust this properly, the noise is minimal. Granted, I still have to use noise removal software before publishing. But this native noise is still much less (after adjustments) than what I have with my Blue Icicle.
6. Packaging and bag. You can say packaging is irrelevant, but it makes an impression. This came in a box with a carrying bag with a thick USB cord and straps for wrapping the cord. The Icicle came in a blister pack. Does my device work better because of packaging? No. Does it show the level of care and detail that the companies put in to their products? Yes. This may have no value to you, but it does to me. I also emailed and called Blue when I was having issues with my Icicle, but it's been a month and no reply.
No honest review is complete without dislikes. I only have a few.
1. Weight. While I appreciate the metal construction because it's sturdy, it is also significantly heavier than the Icicle. I carry my gear in a bag and the bag is noticeably heavier when this adapter is added.
2. Headphone default. I like that it has a headphone jack, but I don't want it defaulting to that headphone jack for my default audio out. When I start to record, I like to hear a sample of what it sounds like. Right now, I disconnect the adapter to play audio out of my speakers rather than connecting headphones. I'm sure there's a way to configure this in Windows so that the built-in headphone jack has a lower priority making my speakers the default audio-out device, but I haven't researched it.
But there's a difference between a Shure mic and the mics--from companies like Blue, Audio-Technica and Samson--that are popular with recording enthusiasts. The Shure mic is a "performer's mic"; the other mics are mostly "recording" mics. The Shure mic is "built tough" because it uses a technology called "dynamic": the recording mic is, by contrast, a "condenser" mic, which is exceptionally sensitive but more fragile than the Shure because of its design and components.
The main similarity between these two types of microphones is the XLR, or 3-pin, connector used by both--and that's the shared characteristic that Shure seeks to take advantage of. About 10 years ago Blue Audio scored a big success with its "Snowball" mic, one of the very first condenser mics to drop the XLR connector--used to plug the mic into a professional mixing board--and to replace it with a USB connector--enabling its connection to a hobbyist's home computer. This inexpensive mic was followed by a bigger and better USB mic, the moderately priced but versatile and rich-sounding Blue Yeti. Suddenly, USB mics were being compared with the best professional condenser mics for amateur recordings made with an iMac or laptop computer.
So now Shure appears to be banking its industry-leading reputation on the commitment of owners who swear by their SM-58 mic and wish only for a handy way of plugging their trusty, indestructible dynamic mic into a home computer or a traveling laptop. The X2U is the answer--at least to the Shure faithful. The X2U "converts" a regular dynamic SM58 from an Xlr mic into a Usb mic ("X2U"--clever, huh?) simply by plugging the mic into the adapter.
Of course, there's more to this adapter--especially at this price. It provides an input for headphones (for no-delay monitoring) as well as separate volume dials for the levels of the mic and the headphones. And since decent-sounding, ultra sensitive condenser mics can be found on Amazon for twenty bucks, there's also the extra amplification (called phantom power) without which a condenser mic won't work. Finally, there's a monitoring dial, permitting the headphones' user to select more than one audio source and even to "blend" two different signals. In short, Shure has made available to the owner of a mic--dynamic or condenser--an interface, sound-board and mixer--all inserted into a compact, grippable "handle" on the mic itself.
So all in all, it's a handy and dandy, mostly intuitive, design and offering from Shure--and it appears heavy and solid enough to be worth the asking price. But after a brief audition of the device, I must provide a few qualifiers:
1. Sellers on Amazon are advertizing this item as half of a "deal" that includes the SM58 mic as the other half. But does this device repay the user of a "dynamic mic" like the SM58? I'd have to say, only if the user doesn't have some other means of monitoring their SM58 and controlling its volume. (My SM58 has an "On"/"Off" switch, which lessens the importance of a volume control on the mic itself.)
2. The volume dials on the X2U are very small and recessed (best for thin fingers with "usable" nails). In other words, the user will most likely need to touch, disturb and jostle the mic to operate the volume dials for headphones and mic. Needless to say, such movement can easily interfere with recording. The saving grace is that a dynamic mic like the SM58 is resistant to all of the bumps, movements, and dial-adjusting sounds that a condenser mic is quick to capture. (If you use this adapter with a condenser mic, make all adjustments to the adapter BEFORE recording. Don't count on using the package as a "hand-held mic" or on fiddling with the adapter's controls while the mic is recording. The hypersensitive condenser mic will amplify and broadcast each unmusical or unwanted sound.)
3. Shure offers the user who adds the adapter to an XLR mic a not-so-ingenious way of mounting the adapter+mic to a stand. The sparse instructions point to the inclusion of a couple of velcro straps (there was only one in my box) and encourage the owner to use them to strap the mic + X2U combination to a stand (one might infer that any old pole would probably work equally well). If that doesn't work, the user will need to come up with another solution because holding even a dynamic mic by hand while recording is awkward at best. And trying to record clear, "noiseless" sound with a hand-held condenser mic is untenable.
If you're wondering whether or not your mic is "Dynamic" or "Condenser" and whether or not the Phantom Power button should be activated, not to worry--you'll find out in a hurry. If monitoring and recording seem to proceed normally, leave the button alone. Depressing it won't do any good and will only consume power of a battery-operated computer. If you don't hear anything from your headphones or see any wave activity in your audio program, then you'll know: yours is a condenser mic and won't perform unless you give the Phantom Power button a push (it lights up in bright yellow).