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Mic twont turn on

Its plugged in to my laptop thru an usb and im using audacity

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John is correct. Your laptop does not supply the 48 volts 'phantom power' that the microphone needs to work. You have two options: 1) buy a "Phantom Power Supply" from someplace such as Amazon.com or 2) Buy a USB Preamp that plugs into your laptop and the preamp will supply the 48 volts for the microphone. I use an M-Audio preamp for mine. There are lots of different models of preamps to choose from. Just make sure the description says it is able to supply 'phantom power'.

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There is no way to directly connect this mic via USB. It requires a phantom power source, through an XLR mic cable.

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