We have a problem with our mic working in some places and not working in others. the mic is a cad gxl 2400 condenser mic, and we are using a behringer ub 1002 mixer with phantom power.
in some places, it works just fine, in others, we get no sound from the mic. Is this a power problem with the mic or mixer not getting enough power possibly.
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Re: cad gxl 2400
When you say working in some places but not others, do you mean it works on some channels but not others?
I'm sure you are aware that condensers will not work without phantom power. I'd suggest trying your mic through a different system (if there are non available try your local music venue, if you ask the engineer nicely I'm sure he'll let you test it on their rig). Also try a diffenent condenser on all channels of your mixer, and also try a dynamic mic as well just for thoroughness.
I can't really give you an answer to this unless you've tested with other equipment to identify which part of your rig is faulty.
To be honest I wouldn't be surprised if it was your mixer, I've always found behringer gear to be pretty crap quality.
Also it might be a stupid question but have you tried using a different cable?
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The usual procedure when a mic is not working - check that the phantom power (+48V) is working, then try another cable.
If the mic is out of warranty and you're low on bucks, you might have to fix it. Unscrew the base, carefully holding the body sleeve up against the screen. Then carefully slide off the body to expose the PC boards. Check the boards and wires for cracked copper film and bad solder joints. Two tiny Philips screws will allow you to remove the REAR board for full inspection of both. If all is good physically, start checking components with a multimeter. (if you don't know how, StartPage it.) The circuit is similar to the one below, EXCEPT there is a low cut switch on the CAD 2200. If you find a bad component, most of them are pretty cheap to replace.
Your condensor mic requires special electrical handling usually reserved for proffesional audio equipment, not a PC. You will need two pieces of equipment, a short XLR cable and an adapter cable. 1) Behringer PS400 Ultra-Compact Phantom Power Supply. This will supply the mic with necessary Phantom Power. 2) Rapco Horizon ISOBLOX Transformer Isolation 1:1 BLOX Device This will isolate the Phantom Power from your computer, allowing it to work as necessary. The adaptor connector cable you need will be a female XLR (with pins 1 and 3 shorted, pin 2 hot), through a cable connect to a 1/8" mini plug. They connect in that order with a short XLR cable between 1) and 2). .
for purposes of recording quality, I would recomend getting and external sound card. M-audio make a good range. You would need to have a +48v phantom power supply for this unit to work. The sound card you buy should have this. A Pc or laptop won't
Technically, you can plug any microphone into a computer via an audio interface or USB(if applicable)
With this mic it will require an audio interface just remember that since you are using a condenser you will need an interface that can supply phantom power.
The GXL 2200 is a condensor microphone. It needs Phantom power to operate, and get the correct levels for recording. Your lexicon interface should have a button/switch that says +48V phantom power, or something similar. This needs to be enabled before the GXL 2200 will work.