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PLAYBACK PROBLEM I have my RODE NT1A mic hooked up to a M-AUDIO mobile pre usb audio interface. I use Acid pro 4.0 for sampling then recording. Now the problem is when im recording, there will be times when I'm recording, and as im recording I will be able to hear my voice overlapping the beat playing off of the computer (this is what i want) but it doesnt always do this. It's actually rare when this happens and I dont know if this is a setting problem or a hardware problem. Can somebody help me?

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I found out what it was. its cause i also have a midi keyboard hooked up through another usb and i guess it was taking up the sounds even if it wasnt turned on. so what im doing now is, running the keyboard with a midi to midi directly to the mpc and the mpc to the mbox. but thanks man. appreciate the help

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Need to know if you use headphones while recording, if not it could be feedback from your monitors or even the phones.reasons phones too loud or mic gain too sensitive.

Posted on Aug 08, 2007

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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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you need a recording interface (with phantom power if the mic requires that - most condensor mics need phantom power) to go from the mic to the interface, then to the computer. There are many USB recording interfaces - some easy plug and play interfaces include:

http://www.amazon.com/ART-Project-Series-Microphone-Preamp/dp/B000K6B59Y/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1334413603&sr=8-8

Then on your computer you need an application such as audacity (if windows), cubase, sonar, logic, pro tools, or any other audio recording app that will allow you to record and edit tracks. From there, you can install many different plugins or apps that can process the audio and add effects to the tracks like reverb, delay, distortion, etc.

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I got a pre-amp (Focusrite Platinum Trakmaster Pro) with phantom +48v. i got an M-Audiophile 2496 installed to the comp. and a mic Rode nt1A. Eveything is plugged in and installed and iv'e...


the process of elimation will help you to solve your issue. first plug the rode nt1 (great mic by the way), into a good pa head or something you know works, of course you will need to have a pa that gives you phantom power. if the mic works then move on to the preamp. try it in the pa too, if it works move on to the m-audiophle and plug a line level signal into it (a cd player or mp3 player for instance) it this works then you have determined that everything works and you don't actully have a problem other than switching, Also try plugging your mic into the M-audiophle directly and see if thaat works ( don't know if that provides the 48 volts, if it doesn't than you will have to get a phantom supply to plug into first. good luck

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The reason it is not being picked up by your PC is because the NT1A is a condenser microphone and it requires an audio interface that can supply phantom power (48V) to get it powered up. Without phantom power, the NT1A won't work. You many need to buy an external audio interface that provides phantom power to use the mic. Hope that helps.

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Assuming your preamp, cables, or room, aren't at fault, then your NT1-A is suffering from typical component failure and will need service. Even new mics of this type can be at the end of their useful lives, due to the cheap components used.

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Does the NT1A work with the M-Audio MobilePre USB preamp?


The NT1-A will work with any mic preamp that has phantom power.

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Do this work for mixcraft


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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U need an external phantom power supply, they run about $19.99, or you can get a different interface which has phantom power onboard, the cheapest one would be the m-audio mobile pre usb but that would not work on vista 64 bit... best bet is to get external power....

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