This is a pretty good answer to the question:Hi,
Could someone please offer some guidance on how to wire a microphone so that I can plug it into an oscilloscope. I know it can be done because I have seen it being used with an oscilloscope. So the input into the oscilloscope requires two banana plugs. Currently the microphone has a jack on the end. On the other end of the microphone lead is a 3 way female adaptor which the microphone plugs in to. I have seen people re-wire a stero jack to two banana plugs but can this be done for a microphone?
Thanks for any help offered.
The microphone is likely just mono with a plug. (Tip-sleeve or TS, the black ring is just a plastic insulator). Connect the ground clip of the probe to the sleeve, the back end of the plug and touch the tip with the tip of the probe.
The same goes for the music, except music comes out of a TRS plug from a stereo cable, there are 2 channels namely for current, the tip and the piece in between the rings. Left and right audio. One probe should touch the tip, the other probe should touch the piece in between, and ground is just together on the sleeve. It should be set to XY mode, where 1 probe is responsible for the X-movement, and the second for the Y-movement to get the patterns going.
You can make life a whole lot easier to just get converters and not use the probes at all. Oscilloscopes often have a BNC connector. Get 2 BNC to RCA connectors first, and then an audio splitter that splits out the channels to seperate plugs. If these are RCA plugs, you're already settled, if you can't happen to find those and only ending in two mono TRS jacks, you need another converter to go from 3.5mm jack to RCA.
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