I'm adding a 'mute switch' into my XLR cable.
To mute an XLR cable/Phantom powered microphone you temporarily connect pin 2 and 3 in the cable to short the connection. I have seen plenty of youtube videos and tutorials online of people doing this to add quick mute buttons and stuff into their podcast setups.
The difference with what i'm planning is instead of a momentary switch like a lot of people make, i'm going to add an SPST switch, so that I can flick a switch and mute my microphone for long periods of time, and only enable it when I want to.
Will there be any risk to my equipment when I mute the microphone and short pins 2 and 3 for long periods of time?
If it helps, the microphone and usb interface in my setup are