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The Volume on my MXL 990 is really low in Adobe Audition

I have a MXL 990 USB mic. When I use it to record into Adobe Audition 3.0 it barely picks up

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SOURCE: Problems with my MXL 990

Sounds like the frame of the microphone itself has become ungrounded. You could try VERY
carefully disassemble the mic and check for a bad ground or a bad wire connecting to the mic
body.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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Try increasing the latency. Depending on your computer, it may not be able to handle low latency levels. Latency is a measure of the delay between the time you make a sound and the time the computer records that sound. With the Mbox mini, the unit for latency is the number of samples the driver collects before sending them to an application as input. Lower latency can make recording easier and more accurate, but not all computer systems can operate at the lowest latencies without introducing noise. Open the Mbox mini dialog and select the latency tab. experiment with higher latency levels and see if it goes away. somervta_0.jpgThis is what the dialogue might look like. another solution would be to try a different DAW. I had the same problem with my Fast Track Pro in ProToolsand it worked fin on Reaper, Garageband and Logic.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011

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Get a much longer USB cable and distance yourself and the mic from the computer.
You could also try putting some soft services near the computer so that the noise doesn't travel.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

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SOURCE: would you please help me? My MXL 990 doesn't work

Make sure the Phantom Power on the Audio buddy is on. If that fails, get in touch with MXL and they will troubleshoot it with you.

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

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If you can't work this out you should get out of the audio game

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I am trying to record with my mxl 990 micrphone onto my laptop but when i try to record no sound is heard


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you can't just plug and play with these high end mics. You require a +48v phantom power source from something such as a mixer. Then plug the mic into the mixer and the mixer into the LINE IN on the PC

Jan 07, 2011 | MXL 990s Professional Microphone

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Would you please help me? My MXL 990 doesn't work when i plug it in the M-audio USB interface. The led doesn't light. I use XLR cable. Please help. Thanks a lot!


Make sure the Phantom Power on the Audio buddy is on. If that fails, get in touch with MXL and they will troubleshoot it with you.

Oct 30, 2010 | M-Audio MXL 990/991 Recording Mic Duo and...

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I have a MXL 990 studio mic which I recorded one no longerworks


Are you using the original cable for the mike? In order to use phantom power the XLR connectors have to be wired in balanced configuration. Pins 1,2 and 3 must be wired separately. If you use a cable with 1and 3 connected you could damage the phantom power supply and in some cases the microphone.

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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.

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Can't operate my MXL 990


If it is an MXL 990 Condenser that comes in the grey case with a shockmount and a black hard mount I can solve your problem. (If it is USB I know nothing about that unit).

This MXL 990 microphone MUST have 48v phantom power in order to operate. If you aren't familiar with the term phantom power read the first link:

Phantom power - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_power
MXL User Guide - http://www.mxlmics.com/support/guides.html

If yours is one of the older MXL 990's it should have an XLR connector on the bottom -
XLR Defined - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XLR_connector

Your mixer (I am guessing its a Peavey, Tascam, Mackie) or something entry level like that may or may not have phantom power. I am guessing not. But if it does, it will have a switch that says 48v phantom power and most likely a green or red LED next to it to show you when its on. This mic will NOT work without phantom power.

Best suggestion: Verify that your mic is the MXL 990 Condenser, if it is it needs 48v phantom power. Check your mixer and see if it has 48v phantom power. The only computer soundcard that I know of that is used by a lot of folks is the M-Audio Delta 1010LT. It has XLR inputs but NO phantom power on it.

There's your answer.
Ray

Feb 09, 2009 | MXL 990s Professional Microphone

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MXL 990 doesn't work


Your other preamp does not have phantom power to supply power to the microphone. All condensor mics like this need phantom power. The Audio Buddy provides phantom power, which is why it was shipped with those condensor mics

Jan 16, 2009 | M-Audio MXL 990/991 Recording Mic Duo and...

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Problems with my MXL 990


Sounds like the frame of the microphone itself has become ungrounded. You could try VERY
carefully disassemble the mic and check for a bad ground or a bad wire connecting to the mic
body.

Sep 11, 2008 | M-Audio MXL 990/991 Recording Mic Duo and...

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Problems with my MXL 990 (radio)


g'day mate.
The problem you have will relate to the big antennas in your area. Most radio stations pump more than 100,000 watts these days. So it really comes down to the shielding and what's called Radio Frequency Interference rejection of your microphones to keep this out. I would STRONGLY urge you to take the mics back and get a refund,or change them over for something else. They are VERY cheap, there is no real solution to your problem, except for better design... means spend more mullah. If you are looking for a decent low cost condenser mic, I recommend an AKG Perception. I have used AKG for years, and this mic is a great sounding low cost unit.

Hope this helps you. Nothing can be done to improve what you have, they are a cheapo item. Good Luck

regards
robotek

Sep 11, 2008 | MXL 990s Professional Microphone

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MXL 990 has really low output


These are really cheap mics! I have two dozen of them because what I do requires the mic to be expendable. The capsule is pretty fragile and just a little drop or hit to the mic can drastically alter the frequency response and output level. If you record with it and it has a hollow sound I would bet this is what happened. If you can generate white or pink noise out of your system, then record it. Just hold the mic in front of the speaker. Play it back and compare the tone of the recording to what you just heard. Hollow? There you are!

Aug 28, 2008 | MXL 990 Professional Microphone

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