I just recently bought a Mackie 402VLZ4 and trying to use a set of microphones on the board.
The microphones I'm trying to use are as follows:
- A lavalier microphone (mini to XLR adapter being used): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DJOIHE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- A desktop stand microphone (xLR to mini cord being used, although I can probably get an XLR to XLR cord): http://www.ebay.com/itm/390915578561?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
When I plug either the desktop microphone or the lavalier microphone into my PC, I'm able to hear sound from them. When I plug them into the board (using a mini to 1/4" adapter), I get no sound from them through the board. So far I tried to plug the mic cable into all channels, and even hit the Phantom Power switch. (Though I think that only works if I use XLR's)
Is there something that I'm missing? These are all unpowered condenser mics. Should I get an XLR adapter and use it on the board with Phantom Power?