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I don't hear any output from my mxl 770 condensor mic. I have it plugged into a Audiobox Presonus interface. I have 48v phantom power on it. My other mic works fine on it.

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SOURCE: Bought an MXL V88 Mic and i hear no sound ,not working

go to control panel> hardware and sound> sound; click recording tab, select USB Audio Codec, select Properties, click Advanced tab, select 2 Channel 16 bit 44100Hz and then hit apply. You have to make sure you have the 2 channel option selected. otherwise the computer just recognizes one channel and assigns it for playback. HTH

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Rode NT2 got Phantom!

Well... Rode NT2's are condenser mic's that require phantom power to work. So the phantom switch should be on. When you turn phantom power on you usually hear a bump sound (through the amplifier). In this case, nothing is broken.
Your picture is of a Rode Videomic (not an NT2) which is a stereo mic for video cameras. If you had some kind of stereo mini to (single) XLR adaptor, and put phantom power through it, the mic would probably be damaged. But maybe not... just try again without phantom power to see. a stereo mic won't work very well with the Mbox Mini because it only has one mic preamp. 

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SOURCE: I just purchased a MXL 990 condenser mic.

Phantom power comes in different voltages. Make sure your power supply is delivering enough. Also make sure that your mike cable is wired properly. 1 is ground or shield. 2 is hot or Ve+ and 3 is cold or ve- If 1 and 3 are bridged for unbalanced use or if you have a short it won't work and will probably damage the mike or the power supply. I think the power supply needs to be 48 volts and you have to use the stereo XLR cord that is recommended for it. I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Adobe Audition 3 Not Sensing Mic

Check the input and output settings. Look in the preferences or settings menu for "i/o settings" or "i/o setup." You're going to set it from the default internal mic input to this one. It sounds like it may be that simple.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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Failing more obvious things like a dodgy cable, condenser mics need phantom power 48v. Perhaps the phantom is cutting out?

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By "inbox" do you mean a transformer that powers it?
Condenser mics need 48 volts (phantom power) to run, so you normally switch the phantom power button on for the channel you have the condensor mic. plugged into.

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There is an interface box that adapts USB to Phantom Power. Look at your local music store or online at Musicians Friend or a similar site.

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From the Micropower PS400 product description it states:

"routes the microphone signal to a mixer or a microphone preamplifier."

• these is just a phantom power supply.


One reason your former setup is OK , is that

tascam m-50 is a mixer preamplifier.

• phantom power supply is just a part of the mic preamp of the mixer

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you can't just plug and play with these high end mics. You require a +48v phantom power source from something such as a mixer. Then plug the mic into the mixer and the mixer into the LINE IN on the PC

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If it is an MXL 990 Condenser that comes in the grey case with a shockmount and a black hard mount I can solve your problem. (If it is USB I know nothing about that unit).

This MXL 990 microphone MUST have 48v phantom power in order to operate. If you aren't familiar with the term phantom power read the first link:

Phantom power - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_power
MXL User Guide - http://www.mxlmics.com/support/guides.html

If yours is one of the older MXL 990's it should have an XLR connector on the bottom -
XLR Defined - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XLR_connector

Your mixer (I am guessing its a Peavey, Tascam, Mackie) or something entry level like that may or may not have phantom power. I am guessing not. But if it does, it will have a switch that says 48v phantom power and most likely a green or red LED next to it to show you when its on. This mic will NOT work without phantom power.

Best suggestion: Verify that your mic is the MXL 990 Condenser, if it is it needs 48v phantom power. Check your mixer and see if it has 48v phantom power. The only computer soundcard that I know of that is used by a lot of folks is the M-Audio Delta 1010LT. It has XLR inputs but NO phantom power on it.

There's your answer.
Ray

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Your other preamp does not have phantom power to supply power to the microphone. All condensor mics like this need phantom power. The Audio Buddy provides phantom power, which is why it was shipped with those condensor mics

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The MXL 990s requires 48 volts to operate. If your mixer does not have a phantom power option, you will need to purchase a microphone pre-amplifier with phantom power to interface the microphone to your mixer.

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