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headset microphone for use with RK-100S

 
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rr5280



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:24 am    Post subject: headset microphone for use with RK-100S Reply with quote

I bought an RK-100S recently. I'm having trouble finding a cheap-ish headset microphone for use with the vocoder, because the jack doesn't have plug-in-power.

Can anyone recommend a dynamic (Not condenser) headset mic for this purpose, or a headset with battery power? I don't want to spend a lot of money because I don't play public gigs on a frequent basis -- and because it's for a vocoder.
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G-Rod



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:17 am    Post subject: Mic for RK100S vocoder Reply with quote

Also looking for SOME kind of guidance here.

There's no mention or recommendation of a mic anywhere on Korgs site or in the documentation.

There's a place that sells replacement mics for original microKORG, - it does terminate to a 1/8" plug but it is a condenser mic. I can only assume that when the manual says it does not support mics with 'plug-in power' they are referring to condenser mics?!? What is that all about anyway, why not explicitly state dynamic vs condenser microphone?!?

Trouble is, even if we were to go out on a bit of a limb and assume it has to be a dynamic mic, it's near impossible to find one. Sennheiser has one but its intended to be plugged into a body pack,- will that work? I was digging around the garage for an old SoundBlaster mic just to test the thing. Unsuccessful.

The only other idea I have is to purchase a $150 Sennheiser mic AND an iRig that converts XLR to 1/8" but that's a poor solution for a keytar that's supposed to be portable, not to mention there's no guarentee it would even work. There's got to be a better way to use the vocoder...

How about a clue Korg?
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rr5280



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:35 am    Post subject: Re: Mic for RK100S vocoder Reply with quote

I just did another web search and found a super-cheap headset mic on eBay that just might work with RK100S. I think I'll get one and give it a try.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/161523441759?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RR5280 -- any luck with the dynamic you'd posted? Just got an RK-100s and am interested in trying the vocoder out.
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OutOfOrder



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any luck with the $15 dynamic you linked? Would love to give the vocoder a try, but don't want to blow a ton of money (just added the RK 100-s to my stable and am already in for a bunch of self-inflicted add-ons). Thanks!
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rr5280



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. This cheap headset does work quite well with RKS-100. It should be fine for recording. I've only tested it in a quiet room, so I don't know how well it will work in a live performance.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/161523441759?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick feedback. I actually found the same version on eBay for a few bucks less after shipping, and gave it an order. I figure I'll try out to see if it works and how I like it, and if I ever get to a point where I need a better quality one it looks like guitar center has something for $80.
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Ryuuto



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I know the last reply is from around 6 years old (time flies like an arrow!), but I'm encountering exactly the same problem. Looking for cheap headset I could use and sadly all eBay links are long dead. Could anyone aid me and point me in the right direction?

Best Regards,
Ryuuto
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