Question about Audio Players & Recorders
Hi, I just hooked up my akg c414b xls to my protools setup after recording with a different mic (that also requires phantom power and the akg lights up but is not picking up any sound at all! I know I tested this mic a year ago and it worked fine. Any idea what could be wrong? I used the same cable and setup as when I recorded with the other mic and literally didn't change anything except the track I was recording on. Thanks in advance! Dan
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Its very descriptive and is quite a common problem with less expensive condenser mics. It's due to dirt or contamination on the capsule insulator or front end circuitry of the electronics. SE should be able to fix it for not much money.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
I have similar problems with inputing stereo sound. How do you know your mic port on the PC is set for stereo? What kind of a cable are you using? If it is an XLR, the connection is pure mono. Maybe you need a TRS cable, which looks like a 1/4 inch jack but is really stereo. Maybe you need a stereo mini. Usually a cable mismatch is the problem. Is your phantom power supply passing stereo? All the ones I have seen are mono. You may need two. Is your sound capture set for stereo? Are the input level controls set correctly for equal volume on left or right channel? I would try the mic with a regular amplifier to insure both channels are working. Then trace the signal from mic to power supply and power supply to computer.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
SOURCE: no recording?
In garageband when you have the gtrack set up , it will show you 2 options for input source 'USB Audio CODEC'. This is because you have 2 lines in, the mic and the jack. Make sure you have picked the correct one to record the vocals...otherwise it is expecting the jack input and will record nothing.
Hope this helps!
gypsykingthing (AKA alisondking coz there's not enough space for my trad tag!)
Posted on May 14, 2009
SOURCE: Adobe Audition 3 Not Sensing Mic
Check the input and output settings. Look in the preferences or settings menu for "i/o settings" or "i/o setup." You're going to set it from the default internal mic input to this one. It sounds like it may be that simple.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
The simple thing to check would be to see if your 48V phantom power switch on your mixer is turned on. Sometimes there is an individual button to turn it on and off for each channel strip. Good Luck
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
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