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I have an AT4040 Condensor Microphone and it seems to not get as loud as i want and is full of static and distortion. I have a xlr cable that goes from my mic to my m-audio fast track pro that has the required amount of phantom power. I have a program called Acid 7.0 that I'm wanting to use to record. Seems like the vocals are never loud enough and have static. I've tried tweaking it by going from 0db to -10db and also back n forth between low cut and the other option you can click to on the actual mic. The xlr chord is input into the m-audio 1 connection. I'm not sure how far to turn all of the knobs and I also have to plug my headphones into the PC instead of my m-audio to hear anything in my headphones. I'm a rookie as you can tell so any information would be helpful!

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SOURCE: microphone distorted

is this a power mic? check with a back up mic if it does it with the backup its not them its past them.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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Hi Nic

Thats exactly how you do it:) Some times it doesnt matter what you do, you will get strange resonances. Careful EQ is the best way to tone it down. Some guitars will present boominess on certain notes, thats just the way they are. Acoustics rely on this boominess to some degree. Good luck and happy recording. :) Happy to talk more to you about it.

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Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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The round 4 pin connector is called a DIN plug. What you need is a Converter plug/socket/lead.
Please have a look at this ebay link below it shows you what you may need.
http://www.mtdcanada.com/model-search.asp
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_kw=xlr&_kw=pin&_kw=pin
However what you need is a little unorthodox, and i wonder if you may need to wire it in directly? The XLR, has three pins, and the DIN has 4. (Only three are used though) So it is quite possible that one could simply joint them together.
A Microphone, only usually has two leads, and a shield. A Plus, and Negative, and shield, Earth, (Usually shield and Negative go together)
So as related you need a 4 pin DIN plug to an XLR adapter like the one shown in the link below.

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=din+to+xlr+adapter&_sacat=0&_odkw=xlr+pin+pin&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

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