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I'm using a Rode NTA 1, with phantom power inserted to my mixer, but the sound coming from the recording is like you're recording from a computer mic :(, what do you think it's the problem

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SOURCE: when i record my voice with rode NTA 1.That time a

Make sure that the jack is in securely. Move the cord around to make sure the cord is not shorted by wiggling it around. Make sure mic is not close to any speakers and get a screen which will help alot.

Posted on Jan 30, 2011

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The Rode NT1A mic is a condenser mic and therefore it REQUIRES that "phantom" power be supplied by the mixer or amplifier. You will get only electronic "noise" if the mic is not receiving this power. Look up Phantom power to understand it. Essentially DC power is sent up the mic cable between the signal lines and the shield of the cable and is used by the electronics in the mic to amplify the signal from the condenser element.

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It sounds like you have done everything right. It would be a good idea to check both the mic and Protools system separately. If you can, verify that the mic works using another device such as a mixer. Also try getting a level into Protools using another mic, preferably a dynamic which doesn't require phantom power. If you are trying to use an original MBOX under Windows 7 or the latest version of OSX then it may not work at all.

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The solution will be to buy a separate power supply or to connect it to your computer through a mixer that includes a phantom power supply option.

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When i record my voice with rode NTA 1.That time a noise is starting like pop sound from the mic . and that is for long time. so what i ll do?


Make sure that the jack is in securely. Move the cord around to make sure the cord is not shorted by wiggling it around. Make sure mic is not close to any speakers and get a screen which will help alot.

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I'm buying a Rode NT1A, it comes with a shock mount, pop filter, xlr cable etc. What else besides a USB converter cable to I need to have this mic work it's full potential on a PC?


Hi, what else do you do think you will need? I don't think you will need any other thing except that before you use the mic, the switch for the phantom power on the microphone is to be activated .Without the phantom being activated, the mic will not work.

It can only be activated with a mixer console that has a phantom activation on it. After connecting the mic to the mixer,activate the phantom power on the mixer and switch on the phantom power on the mic,and problem solved.

Note: Mic will not work if no phantom activated on the mixer.

That all you will need .

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I plucked it in my computer, installed it, and all


Your Rode NT1-A mic is a very good microphone, specially for vocal recordings, but as most of the proffesional microphones needs a power supply. To be more spesific when you use your NT1-A with an audio console or a mixer, the microphone preamplifier provide at the mocrophone 48Volts for it to work. In order to use NT1-A with the computer you can:
  1. either you have to connect the mic with a mixer or a console and the audio output (line out) from the console to your computer's line in.
  2. or you have to buy a "phantom power supply for microphones" in order to use this one between your pc and the NT1-A. In that case you will connect at the mic in of the computer.
Personally I suggest the first solution since the pc's mic pre-amplifier in not as good as a deticated mic preamplifier from a mixer or a console. I have to notice that if your 're about to buy a mixer for that use remember to ask for one with phantom power supply for the mic (or mics).
In case of a clarificationdon't hesitate to post.

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If you are refering to the softwar Mixcraft, then yes. Combined with a suitible Mixer or Preamp connected to your computer's sound card, or an External Audio Interface with build in Preamp, you will be able to record with the NT1-A.

Your Mixer/Preamp/Interface needs to be capable of providing the mic with Phantom power to operate.

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If it is an MXL 990 Condenser that comes in the grey case with a shockmount and a black hard mount I can solve your problem. (If it is USB I know nothing about that unit).

This MXL 990 microphone MUST have 48v phantom power in order to operate. If you aren't familiar with the term phantom power read the first link:

Phantom power - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_power
MXL User Guide - http://www.mxlmics.com/support/guides.html

If yours is one of the older MXL 990's it should have an XLR connector on the bottom -
XLR Defined - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XLR_connector

Your mixer (I am guessing its a Peavey, Tascam, Mackie) or something entry level like that may or may not have phantom power. I am guessing not. But if it does, it will have a switch that says 48v phantom power and most likely a green or red LED next to it to show you when its on. This mic will NOT work without phantom power.

Best suggestion: Verify that your mic is the MXL 990 Condenser, if it is it needs 48v phantom power. Check your mixer and see if it has 48v phantom power. The only computer soundcard that I know of that is used by a lot of folks is the M-Audio Delta 1010LT. It has XLR inputs but NO phantom power on it.

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