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)
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Re: No sound through M-Audio preamp and condenser mic
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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The Roland DR-80C Microphone is an condenser microphone which requires phantom power or a 12V power supply.. Usually this is supplied by connecting the mic to a microphone preamp or an audio mixer that has an 12v mic/line input.
All microphones have a signal to noise ratio. Basically defined as the level of desired sound to background noise (unwanted sound). Microphone phones also have self noise which should be considered when choosing a mic. There will be noise in every mic, some more audible than others.
Condenser microphones require phantom power (48V). This can be supplied by mic prea
mps, mixers, and similar equipment. *Note that phantom power (mic pre amps) must be on or engaged, this can be specific to different types of equipment.
Troubleshooting:Has your microphone been dropped or exposed to moisture? Internal damage to your microphone will be hard to assess but this could possibly be the issue. Inspect the microphone cable, check for damages. Try using a another microphone cable-- preferably a new one.
Next to check would be your mic's power supply. Make sure all connections are made properly (mic to cable to power supply). If you are using a mixer or pre amp with multiple inputs, test the mic on each input. (You should test by making recordings and comparing with each change to isolate possible causes). Also test the mixer or pre amp by slowly sweeping the input gain feature while recording an audible source such as singing into the microphone.
Typically next in the audio recording chain would be your DAW (digital audio workstation) or computer, but problems with noise most likely precede this.
I could possibly provide more useful information if I know your exact setup.
Provided that you have your equipment setup properly, the microphone or mixer/preamp could possibly be damaged/malfunctioning. I suggest taking your equipment to a trusted repair shop, or if still under warranty, returning to the manufacturer for repairs or replacement.
Hope this helps
for purposes of recording quality, I would recomend getting and external sound card. M-audio make a good range. You would need to have a +48v phantom power supply for this unit to work. The sound card you buy should have this. A Pc or laptop won't
Give yourself enough headroom before clipping by preadjusting the recording volume control. Try recording the loudest passage and making note of what your VU meter is indicating. Adjust your volume control accordingly. Try to maintain a uniform distance from the microphone and use a windscreen. There is a great site at www.dancetech.com with links to other sites with all the info you will probably need. Hope this helps.
Hey I Have These Mics They Work Awesome. But Yes Feedback Is A Problem You Need To Move Away From The Speakers Way Away. Try Lowering Your Highs Or Invest In A Feedback Eliminator They Are Like 89 Bucks But Obviously That Would Almost Cost As Much As The Mic Set. Anyways Feedback Is Made When A Microphone Can Hear Itself Maybe Try Headphone?
Im having the same probz, got a Hp Pavilion Vista using mobile pre amp usb when i record using a condenser mic XLR nothing is picked up from the channels in Cubase or Nuendo. Im trying to record vocals but the Mic is not picked up and i cannot hear myself in the headphones and it wont transfere to cubase.
It has worked before when i had a desktop, but this only worked with a separate m-audio sound card inside the desktop and i plug in the output jax leads from the desktop (soundcard) to the m-audio usb pre amp
Is this why it is not working for the laptop do i need a Jax connection and where is this audacity
You should be able to plug your headphones into your computer and get sound that way, assuming your USB mic is plugged in. If the mic is a USB - direct mic (that is, if it is a microphone with a USB cable directly attached), you will only be able to use it with your PC or laptop. If the device is a mic pre-amp (with an XLR or 1/4" connector that your mic PLUGS INTO), then you should be able to use your microphone with any device that will accept that connection type.