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When i plug in my condenser, and the phantom power is on, none of the pan knobs are turned left or right, but for some reason when i talk into the mic, it is panned to the left. and when i record it does the same thing. i cannot find any solution. i have tried a lot of things. please help me. thanks

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There is not enough information to go on here. A condenser mic is usually connected via XLR connections and receivers done have thaty type of input. Where is the phantom power coming from. Perhaps the wiring of hte XLR is incorrect for the equipment being used. (There are 2 standard connection styles). Can you update this with the equipment being used and how it is connected?

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Make sure speaker cables are good.

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Depending on the source you are using, line or mic you may need to change the PAD button.

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