I usually buy stuff without thinking of how anything actually works so i was wondering if a condenser microphone that required phantom power would work with a powered mixer? idk if im specific enough so just let me know
...for recording purposes
Condenser mics are the sex.
if the mixer has phantom power then yes. There's usually a little button or switch that says Phantom Power. Most mixer's have it though, so I'm pretty sure it would work fine.
My mixer doesn't have a phantom power button, so should i but a condenser thats powered with a AAA battery
if your mixer doesn't do phantom power, than yes.