Question about MXL 990 Professional Microphone
I have a MXL 990 and hadn't used it for some time. I brought it out to try on some vocals the other day and it had a really poor output. You had to sit right on top of it to get any signal. I thought it might be a phantom power problem but when I turned that off it didn't work at all. Any ideas. I did use it some time ago for guitars so I'm thinking maybe I blew the diaphram. But I've done that before with no ill results.
These are really cheap mics! I have two dozen of them because what I do requires the mic to be expendable. The capsule is pretty fragile and just a little drop or hit to the mic can drastically alter the frequency response and output level. If you record with it and it has a hollow sound I would bet this is what happened. If you can generate white or pink noise out of your system, then record it. Just hold the mic in front of the speaker. Play it back and compare the tone of the recording to what you just heard. Hollow? There you are!
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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