Instead of the mic that came with STVC, you may use any other dynamic microphone, for example Shure SM58 or Sennheiser e8xx series. Not all mics deliver a sufficiently high level though – Shure Beta 58 A works, but the volume will be soft. Just try out the microphones that you have available. If you find a model that works well, let us know!
Condenser mics will not work though. STVC supplies a small amount of phantom power to the XLR connector, but this voltage is way below the standard 48V and just tailored to the mic that came with your STVC. For this reason, the setting MIC POWER in the System menu must be set to ON when using the supplied microphone.
Do not connect ribbon microphones to the STVC, as the present phantom power may damage your ribbon microphone.