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My alesis multimix 8 isnt recieving a signal from my mic(mxl 990)

I have the mixer usb connected to my pc, the recording program i use identifies the mixer. the mixer doesnt identify the mic. the mic is plugged in the mic1 slot but i speak into the mic and the mixer doesnt light up.

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