When I tap on my mic to see if it is on, I hear it. But when I talk into it, I don't hear it at all. It had been working fine and it is only a few months old. I bought it brand new. What do you think the problem is? Is there something I can do to make it work?
It's very hard to tell without actually being there to take a look, could it be that when you tap the mic it;s the conncetion between the XLR and the mic that your hear...? if it's only a few months old and you can't find a solution take it back and get a replacament..
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This type of audio feedback loop can happen on any mic if you are playing back audio at a loud volume on speakers that are close to the mic while the mic is on - which tends to happen on Skype calls. Try lowering your speaker volume or using headphones to hear the audio, then speak into mic, and the feedback should be reduced.
The whole situation that you describe makes me believe that the Rode mic is ok. Please double check your cables, the connections and the settings at the mixer that you connect the Rode. Also make sure that the phantom power supply is enabled.
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First, try another mic on the radio to be sure it's the mic and not the radio causing the problem. If it's the mic, check the wiring circuits for a bad switch or broken wire. Simply...the TX circuit is closed and the RX is open when the key is squeezed. The RX circuit is closed and the TX circuit is open when the key is released. Use a simple ohm meter to check for resistance between the pins on the mic (after removal from the radio of course). Open circuit will read 1, closed circuit should be very close to zero. You'll probably find the TX circuit never closes when the key is squeezed. Could be a broken wire or faulty switch in the handset. Also check...If the mic "keys up"...you see the meter move normally, but no voice...it's either a faulty mic element (the little round thing you talk into) or the audio circuit of the radio has a defective component which a good CB shop can replace.
Your mic still picks up sound when it's unplugged ?
As far as the other prob goes that sounds like howl round ( feedback ), mute the mic when not talking through it or get a mic with a cardioid polar response pattern ( just ask for a cardioid mic, can get a hypercardioid or supercardioid too but a cardioid would be best for your application, point the mic right at your speaking position with the back of the mic pointing at the speakers wich ideally should be behind the mic, this will help cancel out their sound, puting a limiter on the mic and setting it where it only starts picking up sound when you talk directly into it will help too, but the sure fire way to solve the prob is to mute the mic when not speaking into it.
What you definitely don't want is an omnidirectional mic, for what you are using a mic for.