So I have a Tascam DP02-CF right now. And it seems that I can't use my SM57 on either input when phantom power is on. It works but it sounds like garbage for some reason when I do. And I need it turned on because I am running a condenser on the other input at the same time. So I know nothing is wrong with the inputs or the cables because I've tested both cables on both channels and it works when phantom power is off perfectly. So should I move on to an interface? I only use the Tascam now to record anyways and do everything else on the computer.
i would say yes, but first you need to figure out what the issue actually is. most less expensive interfaces also have a master phantom power, so its not like that is going to magically fix your problem. if it is a hardware issue in the tascam, it will fix it. if it is an issue with the mic or cable, it wont.
Idk how it could be a problem with the Tascam. The phantom power works fine with my condenser.
Its the SM57. My other dynamic mic I tested works fine.
Well that wraps up that problem quite nicely, doesn't it?