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At2035+ Scarlett 2i2 combination not working! help!!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by harman90, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. harman90

    harman90 Active Member

    Hi ! I am newbie to recording equipments. I just bought At2035 and scarlett 2i2 , and I am not able to get them working.
    I tried scarlett on Dynamic mic, and worked like a charm. But when I tried AT2035, i cant see any led signals. its not even lighting up as green.

    1. I am supplying phantom power.
    2. I am using xlr to xlr cable (not 1/4 one).

    Thinking that mic could be defective, I sent it back for replacement. so they checked the mic and told me that mic is working fine.
    I have also tried Powered Usb hub, no sucess.

    Is it possible that XLR TO XLR cable or Scarlett2i2 could be a problem, because I have checked them both with dynamic mic, both are working fine.
    THanks in advance.
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    There are several things that could be wrong. The XLR cable could have a ground (screen) fault that allows a dynamic mic to work using the signal conductors but does not give circuit continuity via ground for phantom power on your AT2035. The 2i2 could be not actually supplying +48V PP to the XLR connectors (I'm assuming you have tried both inputs) despite you having switched the phantom power on by pressing the front-panel red button and observing that the light comes on.

    What do you mean when you say you have tried a Powered USB hub? Do you mean you plugged the 2i2 in via that?
  3. harman90

    harman90 Active Member

    Thank you mate !! you just spotted the problem for me.
    I was so frustrated for last 3 weeks.

    Today I brought the new xlr cable from different shop!! and now everything is working fine!!
    Thanks a ton mate !!
  4. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    I just saw this post and am glad everything worked out for you.

    A few months ago I bought a 2i2 purely on spec and to use with a new laptop I'd just purchased. I'm used to working on a dedicated desktop in a studio/bedio I've had set up for years. The 2i2 has continued to really surprise me, capturing beautiful tracks so I'm a big fan of the Scarlett series.

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