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Make sure your preferences settings in the MBP are set to use that input. USB recording is not the best way to do things. I'd look online and buy an inexpensive interface, like a Lexicon or Presonus etc, then the interface will connect via USB, but your mic will go into a genuine XLR input on the interface. You'll also benefit from much more gain and level control.

AKG Perception... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017


You say you have a XLR to USB adapter....so the version of the 120 you have is the regular XLR version, right? Well if it is, it needs what's called "phantom power" to work. It looks like they have a straight USB version of this mic, and that's what you should have gotten if you didn't want to use anything else. If you still want to use this mic as is, I would recommend a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. I have one and it's great. I do have a pc though and I'm not sure about Mac. But it's a usb powered preamp that gives you two mic pre's along with headphone amp, and a volume control for your speakers and has phantom power built in. Great unit and around $120. NFI.

AKG Perception... | Answered on May 15, 2014


There is no reason to use such a configuration with the US-800. I advise using a standard XLR mic cable. It's likely phantom power doesn't work over the 1/4" jacks.

AKG Perception... | Answered on Feb 06, 2014


You will need an external mixer, interface, or phantom power supply.

AKG Perception... | Answered on Feb 06, 2014


Sounds like you have a computer sound issue. If the waveform is shown, and the amplitude is sufficient then it should playback audio. Not familiar with Mac but check mute settings, sound card volume, input/output config., audio routing, etc.

AKG Perception... | Answered on Feb 21, 2013


you should be having one like these:

XLR to USB Signal Adapter

AKG Perception... | Answered on Sep 15, 2012


If the mic is a condensor you would need to have phantom power, or it will not work. Use a small mixer or externat power supply. We here at Pro Line Music Have small mixers that have phantom power. 215-736-8055

AKG Perception... | Answered on Jan 05, 2010


This is a single condenser cardioid pattern mike, it picks sounds only from the front - maybe all you have to turn it in the right direction Have you checked the mike in another place? If it's the same then the condenser inside is misaligned - if it's out of warranty open it and replace correctly the condenser mike.  

AKG Perception... | Answered on Oct 25, 2009


You may have to install a different cartridge.

AKG Audio... | Answered on Dec 02, 2019


Posted by Stephen Chiarchiaro on Sep 13, 2019
Hi Lemon Juice gaming, indicate brand, model and type of equipment and the headphones you are commenting on, also through which medium you are connecting the headphones and the computer, in order to find the best possible solution
I wait your answer
Regards Franco Dosil

Hola Lemon Juice gaming, indica marca, modelo y tipo de equipo y los auriculares que estas comentando, tambi?n a trav?s de que medio te estas conectando los auriculares y la computadora, para poder encontrar la mejor soluci?n posible
Espero tu respuesta
Saludos Franco Dosil

AKG Audio... | Answered on Sep 13, 2019


Google (akg)(y500)(manual) without parens.

AKG Audio... | Answered on Apr 04, 2019

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