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How do I get my Behringer C-1U mic to work?

My Behringer C-1U Microphone is not working on any of my computers. When I insert the USB cable into the computer the green light briefly (1-2 seconds) turns on and then turns off. The message on the computer reads: 'USB Device Not Recognized: One of the devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this problem, click this message.'. Int the 'Device Status' box it reads: 'No drivers are installed for this device.' I have tried installing the driver from the CD, the driver from the Behringer site and various drivers from external sources, but none have worked. I have been through the Windows troubleshooter too. I visited the shop where I purchased the mic and it was working completely fine on the Mac and PC that was there. There is no problem with the mic itself. I have tried countless tutorials with no results. The computer I would like to use it on is a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop if that helps at all. Would be greatly appreciated if I could solve the problem and start using the mic ASAP.

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I'm having the same problem, however I can say that Phantom Power is out of the question. the c-1u is a variation of the c-1. The difference is that the u doesnt require phantom power

Posted on Dec 25, 2012

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I found this video on youtube just follow the instructions and at some point it will work.
https://youtu.be/ok67GZ--fhY?list=WL

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Hi Brennan Smith, can you tell us how did you fix your mic?
i'm with the same issue!

Posted on Oct 04, 2017

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Michial Gueffroy

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The microphone needs a phantom power supply to work. In your case you need a 48volt phantom power supply. Some mixers have this feature built in.The Micropower PS400 by Behringer would probably be a good choice.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

Fred Yearian

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SOURCE: My microphone doesn't do it right.

Some of the Podcast mics are condenser mics and MUST be used with a preamp or DEVICE that supplies PHANTOM power to the mic.

You computer DOESN"T supply Phantom power.

Read up on Phantom power in Google to understand it.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

Anonymous

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Check the input and output settings. Look in the preferences or settings menu for "i/o settings" or "i/o setup." You're going to set it from the default internal mic input to this one. It sounds like it may be that simple.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: why is my mic not picking up noise like it did when i first gotit

Double-check on the side of the microphone to make sure you didn't inadvertently activate the 10db pad.  If so, switch it back to the center position.
Also, on the US-122, make sure that the input is set to "mic" and that you have switched the Phantom Power to the "On" position.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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How to Operate a Behringer C-1U

The Behringer C-1U is a USB condenser mic for recording individual instruments. A condenser microphone is a mic that uses vibrations produced by sound to change the distance of internal plates that produce signal. Condenser mics typically require an extra change, known as phantom power, to operate. Since the C-1U is USB powered, phantom power is not needed. The Behringer C-1U has a frequency response that favors sounds around the 10KHz range. This heightens the clarity of recorded signals due to the microphone's treble boost.

Things You'll Need:

* Computer with USB 2.0 port
* USB cable
* Recording software

Instructions

Turn on the computer. When the operating system loads, connect the microphone.

Install any necessary drivers for the C-1U. This will happen automatically when the device is connected.

Select the Behringer C-1U as an input source in any desired audio software. In Windows, click the "Volume" icon in the task bar to open the mixer. Select the C-1U as the primary input. On Macs, use the "Audio/MIDI Setup" in the "System Preferences" menu to select the C-1U as the primary input


Note: make sure you activate the phantom power on the mic. That's the only way to power up the microphone.

Have a nice day.

Posted on Feb 25, 2011

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Can a Behringer C-1microphone connect directly into a computer and record? What other equipment will I need? Thanks


you could get away with getting a small behringer mixer that has +48V of power for the mic. Put your mic cable into there and then run straight out using 6.5 (guitar) cable to your computer. you may need some connectors to convert your jack.

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What is the best way to run the mic on desktop


Your condensor mic requires special electrical handling usually reserved for proffesional audio equipment, not a PC. You will need two pieces of equipment, a short XLR cable and an adapter cable.
1) Behringer PS400 Ultra-Compact Phantom Power Supply.
This will supply the mic with necessary Phantom Power.
2) Rapco Horizon ISOBLOX Transformer Isolation 1:1 BLOX Device
This will isolate the Phantom Power from your computer, allowing it to work as necessary.
The adaptor connector cable you need will be a female XLR (with pins 1 and 3 shorted, pin 2 hot), through a cable connect to a 1/8" mini plug. They connect in that order with a short XLR cable between 1) and 2). .




I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/stanley_d05f392d8fafa669

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I got a behringer c-1u mic and I plugged my USB in the pc and it says no drivers are installed for this device and also the green light of the mic flashes soon as u connect it then dims out and stops...


Either you haven't yet installed the drivers (usually a CD that comes with - or can be downloaded from Behringer Website),

AND/OR your bios settings dis-allow plug-and-play USB devices. Restart your PC and enter Setup to check..

AND/OR your microphone is bad, have you had success with it on another PC?

AND/OR your USB Port is bad - are you plugging directly into the PC's USB, or a seperate multi-port Hub? I once had a multi-port USB Hub that burned up anything I plugged into it.. Took me about 3 devices to die before I simply changed the hub. Pwoblem solved..

Hope this helps...

May 03, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Behringer Mic C-1U and its not powering up!


How to Operate a Behringer C-1U

The Behringer C-1U is a USB condenser mic for recording individual instruments. A condenser microphone is a mic that uses vibrations produced by sound to change the distance of internal plates that produce signal. Condenser mics typically require an extra change, known as phantom power, to operate. Since the C-1U is USB powered, phantom power is not needed. The Behringer C-1U has a frequency response that favors sounds around the 10KHz range. This heightens the clarity of recorded signals due to the microphone's treble boost.

Things You'll Need:

* Computer with USB 2.0 port
* USB cable
* Recording software

Instructions

Turn on the computer. When the operating system loads, connect the microphone.

Install any necessary drivers for the C-1U. This will happen automatically when the device is connected.

Select the Behringer C-1U as an input source in any desired audio software. In Windows, click the "Volume" icon in the task bar to open the mixer. Select the C-1U as the primary input. On Macs, use the "Audio/MIDI Setup" in the "System Preferences" menu to select the C-1U as the primary input


Note: make sure you activate the phantom power on the mic. That's the only way to power up the microphone.

Have a nice day.

Feb 25, 2011 | Behringer C1U Microphone

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My behringer c1u doesn't have a blue light. apparently it has no phantom power, and i just bought it. is it the usb ports? if so, please explain.


Answer from official Behringer support:
The green LED is fine. The newer units have green LEDs.

Please download and install asio 4 all from:

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/C-1U.aspx

We hope that we have been able to help you with this information.

Feb 12, 2011 | Behringer C1U Microphone

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The c-1 mic is not working.The red light will not turn on when i put it into my laptop


With the C-1 it does require phantom power to work. On the board your using make sure the +48(phantom power) button is pressed in and it should be golden.
If it's the C-1U, the drivers must be installed first. http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/C-1U.aspx
Good Luck, Cody J.

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I have a mic Behringer C1u and would use it with an M-Audio fast track usb interface. How can I do it?


You will need to turn on the phantom power which will be a switch labled eithe PHANTOM or +48V to use the condenser mic. YOu MUST use an XLR to XLR cable.

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