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During performances the mic signal cuts out and comes back in. What are some causes of that problem?

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If it is wireless mic, then either low battery, interference from other devices, or damaged element in the mic.

If it is wired, then damaged element or more likely a bad cable is at fault.

Also if you are using a noise gate and the threshold is set too high would do it.

You don't mention what type mic. I will say that most mics do NOT bounce very well and elements are often broken.

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