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Why is my mic not picking up noise like it did when i first gotit

I got my behringer b-1 about two weeks ago and it was working great. i have it hooked up though a tascam us122 driver, into a windows xp, and i'm using some recording software called n-track. a week ago it was recording sound great. two days ago i plugged in the mic and it is still picking up noise, but not nearly as sensitive as it used to be. even with the driver turned all the way up and my face to the mic the vu meter on n-track was not going into the red zone. so i'm not sure if this is a mic problem, driver problem, or software problem. i'm quite new to this whole recording process and thought i'd start by asking you. thanks

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    behringer usb microphone light green but facing no low volume issue..only problem facing is unable to get quality recording while singing with karoke

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Double-check on the side of the microphone to make sure you didn't inadvertently activate the 10db pad.  If so, switch it back to the center position.
Also, on the US-122, make sure that the input is set to "mic" and that you have switched the Phantom Power to the "On" position.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • Thom Woodward Mar 04, 2009

    UPDATE:  You may also want to make sure that you are using the front of the mic.  The front is indicated by the side with the Behringer logo.

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