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No sound through M-Audio preamp and condenser mic

The problem is that I cannot record.

I have an Dell Lattitute Laptop connected to my M-Audio Mobile PreUSB preamp via USB. The mic is connected to the preamp via a standard XLR connector. (Berenger C1 Condenser). The sound is captured through Audacity.

The laptop's internal mic works without issue. I can also get output through the PreUSB via headphones.

However, when I connect up the system as above I cannot get any sound input at all - not even noise.

I have tried the folling to resolve the issue:

Reinstalled M-Audio drivers
Reinstalled Sound card drivers
Tested the Mic on another laptop (same result)

Any other ideas are gratefully accepted!

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  • Kristal Wharry
    Kristal Wharry Sep 14, 2008

    I connected my Mobile Pre USB M-Audio via usb into my acer laptop with windows vista and i too can get output from it, but i cannot record. I know my mic works because i've used it before. However, when i plug my mic into the mobile-pre, i get no sound. I tried putting it on phantom power, i made sure the settings in audacity was set to mobile pre(output and input). None of it seems to work.

  • Braman Sep 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. I used my Mobile pre with Pro Tools several times and it was working great. One day it just stopped working. I can here sound from the output jacks but no sound from the mic with phantom power on as well. I done all the troubleshooting the other guys have done but to no avail. One odd thing is when I connect my small computer mic to the small mic jack in the rear I here nothin but plugging some earphones into that mic jack and I can hear myself talk. Please help!!!!

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MUTE THE "DIRECT MONITOR". I ALMOST BELIEVED THE MOBILEPRE I BOUGHT FROM A PREVIOUS OWNER WAS FAULTY BUT I PLAYED WITH THE SETTINGS A BIT AND THAT WAS WHAT WASNT ALLOWING ME TO RECORD

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Hi micoach
The condenser mic you are using requires phantom power for it to operate. Pay to check that that is turned on m-audio. Just to be sure.you say you can get sound off the m-audio headphone socket. Just need to check that. You will need to check that you have selected the device for recording from the preferences--audio I/O options menu within audacity. Perhaps check these things and get back to me here if you still have problems.I can go into more detail with you.

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  • Eric Curry May 04, 2012

    Mine can record, but I can NEVER get the monitor button to do anything. I can never hear myself through headphones. Is there a software setting that needs to be turned on? Doesn't matter if I use Protools or Audacity -- I get nothing.

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