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I have my mic plugged into the same preamp (audiobox usb) that I have always used and I am using Logic Pro 8 and getting no sound from the mic.

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Click on Start >> go to Control Panel >> go to Sounds and Audio Devices. Go to Audio, click on Volume under Sound Recording. Try changing between Audio In and Microphone and bring up the volume to maximum and then check if you get any sound?

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Try building a little mike-preamp with an opamp to boost the signal.
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Or walk into an electronics shop for a ready to build package.
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Perhaps there is internally a pot-meter to adjust the gain of your mike; that would be the easiest solution.

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