PGA57: How do I connect this mic to my computer?

Date Updated: December 11, 2019 FAQ #5503
Question:
PGA57: How do I connect this mic to my computer?
Answer:

You’ll need a special soundcard that features XLR inputs or an audio interface such as the MVi or X2U. These devices allow you to bypass the computers soundcard and connect a professional microphone to your computer via USB. As they are plug and play devices you don’t need any additional drivers. Note that the MVi can also be used to make a connection to iDevices like iPads.