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I got a pre-amp (Focusrite Platinum Trakmaster Pro) with phantom +48v. i got an M-Audiophile 2496 installed to the comp. and a mic Rode nt1A. Eveything is plugged in and installed and iv'e recorded songs many times before. i was without my studio for a while, and now i got a new mic wich is Rode nt1a. The Problem: The problem is the volume, i need to go on like 8-9 on the pre-amp level to notice any sound activity in the recording program.. and its just noise.. also my voice records but its a big noise in the background... Before when i recorded i only had like level 2-3 on the preamp and it was perfect... whats the ******* problem ?!?!

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The process of elimation will help you to solve your issue. first plug the rode nt1 (great mic by the way), into a good pa head or something you know works, of course you will need to have a pa that gives you phantom power. if the mic works then move on to the preamp. try it in the pa too, if it works move on to the m-audiophle and plug a line level signal into it (a cd player or mp3 player for instance) it this works then you have determined that everything works and you don't actully have a problem other than switching, Also try plugging your mic into the M-audiophle directly and see if thaat works ( don't know if that provides the 48 volts, if it doesn't than you will have to get a phantom supply to plug into first. good luck

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