The ART Splitcom Pro can split a single microphone signal into two outputs or combine two microphone signals into one output. As a Splitter: The SPLITCom Pro provides one direct-coupled output and one isolated output from a single microphone. Applications include sending the direct output to the main or FOH mixer, and the second isolated output to a monitor or recording mixer. The main mic output passes phantom power from the main mixer to the main mic input for use with condenser microphones. Phantom power is blocked from passing to the isolated mic output.
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ART SPLITCom Pro Microphone Splitter/Combiner
Both a splitter and combiner, the ART SPLITCom allows you to transform one low-impedance mic signal into two or condense two signals into one.
- Low Distortion with Wide Frequency Response
- Two Functions In One Box – Combines And/Or Splits
- Phase Invert Switch For Subtractive Combining
- Galvanic Isolation To Block Phantom-Power Between Channel
- Ground Lift Switch To Reduce Noise Due To Ground Loops
As a Splitter: The SPLITCom Pro provides one direct-coupled output and one isolated output from a single microphone. Applications include sending the direct output to the main or FOH mixer, and the second isolated output to a monitor or recording mixer. The Main Mic Output passes phantom power from the main mixer to the Main Mic Input for use with condenser microphones. Phantom power is blocked from passing to the Isolated Mic Output.
As a Combiner: The SPLITCom Pro provides one output from two microphone inputs. The Phase switch can be used to invert the relative phase of the Isolated Mic Input. Applications include dual micing of percussion instruments, choirs, and instrument amplifiers. Phantom power passes through each output to their respective input, (Main to Main, Isolated to Isolated), however phantom power is blocked from passing between the Main and Isolated signal paths. Only the audio passes between the Main and Isolated signal paths (it is present on all inputs and outputs).
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Derick Snow, Amazon Customer –
Clean, quiet, consistent mic split for voiceover workI use this for voiceover and A/B comparison (trying out a processor/preamp). I was looking at other options (JS-2 at a premium price) but I saw this in regular use at a well-known cartoon studio I worked in and decided to give the ART ProSplit a try.I’ve not detected any colorization of my mic audio and zero noise/hum/distortion added from inserting this box into my signal flow. I’ve never needed the ground lift or input pad.It’s an EXCELLENT value for what I’ve gotten out of it.I go from my mic into the ART; then into my USB audio interface with one channel set to nominal levels and channel 2 set to -12 lower. When recording at home, I arm and record two separate channels. That way I can record or stream important takes to another studio or my DAW software. If I get too loud I can usually rescue any clipping in my DAW using clean channel 2 audio, sans clipping. This comes in handy with video game and cartoon projects where whispers and screams can range pretty widely in a take. It’s already saved my bacon!
CB Demented –
Works as advertised. I can recommend it.It’s doing the job a much more expensive product does, and it’s doing well. I have a weird use case, where I need one mic for 2 different computers simultaneously, and even with different impedance, it is functioning as advertised with very little additional gain required on either computer.For those who want to know, I am using a Fethead with Phantom power from the primary interface, and it is powering an SM7B with plenty of headroom on both interfaces (less than half the available gain on either).
John Sabo –
Issue with phantom powerI am using this device to connect 2 microphones to one input on my mixer, since my mixer didn’t have enough inputs for additional mics. The only problem I’m having is related to phantom power. Since I have both inputs on this connected on this splitter and only one output coming out of it, phantom power is only passed through to one of the inputs. Since 2 of the microphones I’m using require phantom power, I needed to split the mics in such a way that 1 mic requiring phantom power goes into one input on this splitter, and the other input is used by another microphone that doesn’t require phantom power. With this setup, it’s working fine. I don’t have any other complaints. Volume is also not an issue, unlike other similar splitters that I have tried. I would recommend this device to others that need a way to connect 2 microphones to 1 input on a mixer.
KD Cyp –
Very sturdy and does the jobClear labelling of input/outputs to connect in a hurry. Solid case.Does the job perfectly to have 1 condenser mic powered by a 24v phantom source whilst sending 2 signals out, one to my pre-amp/compressor then into channel 1 of my audio interface & the other directly to channel 2 of my audio interface as a backup tracking/recording.
Xavier Zenith –
WELL BUILT AND WORKS GREATNice splitter. Seems to be well built. Perfectly quiet with the isolation transformer. Solved my problem of sending the audio signal to both a live mixing board (Allen&Heath) and a recording interface (Ctrl 24 board) with excellent results. The isolation transformer also allows you to send phantom power to a mic (if needed) and isolating that power from returning to the split side. I bought 6 of them and I would reccommend them to anyone who needs to split an audio signal and is concerned about the technical problems associated with doing that. This solves those issues nicely. I would have given it 5 stars if they were designed to be attached to each other horizontally and rack mounted. Their design allows you to “stack” them (verticle) nicely though and this could be a plus if your splits are at different locations around the studio or stage.
absolutely perfectBought this for live radio broadcasts where the same mixer feed also had to feed a video stream. It works flawlessly and sounds terrific. It’s nicely assembled and finished as well.
The Swiss Army Knife of live sound reinforcementIf you have a drummer with two kick drums, but only one channel for a kick, this will help you immensely. You can even use this to blend two rack tom mics together to save channels. If you’re a keyboardist with two keys, you can join them together into one signal to send to the sound guy.But what makes it really helpful, is if you’re using in-ear monitors. You plug your mic into this guy. You plug the FOH mic cable into this guy so the sound guy gets your signal uninterrupted. Then you plug your IEM setup into this guy, to give exactly the same signal to yourself with full control.This little box makes stage life easier. Best kept secret in stage sound.
Dave Z –
A must have for creating a great bottom end for live sound applicationsI used this with a Presonus rack mount system and JBL Subs/Mains. The way I utilized this is I sent an AUX feed to this unit, then split it to each of the subs. This way I could only send the low stuff (Bass Drum, Toms, Bass, Keyboards) to that channel. This kept all of the bottom end out of the mains which really helped keep the sound super clean and crisp. No more muddy stuff over the vocals and guitars. I highly recommend.
Great for Wedding Videography.I put this between the DJ’s or the “House” microphone. This allows me to capture a clean signal from the microphone. In the past the DJ’s would offer me a “Line Out” from the board. Sometimes this worked but often the DJ’s are unfamiliar with their equipment and would not send a signal to the line thy have me plugged into. Anyhow this thing is great.
Amazon Customer –
Very good productI am using this to create my own personal monitor system (tired of haggling with the sound guys for the proper levels. I split my mic with it and send through a preamp to my wireless transmitter. This device works perfectly. No interference, sound quality is great and no detectable signal loss. If I were going to improve it I would say perhaps they could make the labeling a bit clearer because in a low light gig environment it is a little difficult to read, but overall a very good product.