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Im not abl to record my vocals,and i also get a staticky sound when i arm a track for recording.

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Hi there,

Did you check whether the microphone is working OK with a tight and clean connection to your device and without a close source of magnetic field? What is the setting of your audio device on your machine? Are you in the central of the microphone's sensitive area? Other sound device connecting to your sound card? Did you try to update the driver of your sound card or try a new card?

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