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Have just purchased lexicon alpha to use on a Mac. Having trouble just getting started. Have hooked up a nice condenser mic into the alpha through the mic input on the rear and cannot get anything on the mac using garage band. Very frustrating.

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Make sure you have Phantom power turned on on the Lexicon... Oh,oh... it appears that the Alphs may NOT have phantom power which IS a REQUIREMENT for most condenser mics...

The Lexicon Omega does have this but apparently the Aplpha doesn't have it.

That leaves you with the choice of either getting a dynamic mic that doesn't need Phantom, or replacing the Alpha, OR using a preamp ahead of the mic before the Alpha...

Sorry, but those are the only solutions I see for you.

REMEMBER that condenser mics pick up everything and you cannot run them into a PA or they will feedback.

Posted on Oct 09, 2010

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