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Low Response from Microphone

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by Yung Duwb, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Yung Duwb

    Yung Duwb Active Member

    I just bought a presonus firestudio project interface and and at4050 condensor mic. I am running Logic, when I record through the mic I am not getting enough volume, or strong enough signal I should say. I am planning on buying a separate preamp to help boost the mic but the interface has preamps built in that should give enough boost to record, right?
    Don't really know why the signal is so weak, any troubleshooting tips?
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    The 4050 requires phantom power. Also, it is a side address microphone. Make sure the correct side of the mic is pointed towards the sound source.
     
  3. Yung Duwb

    Yung Duwb Active Member

    it was the phantom power, thought it was on but it wasn't...hah
     
  4. Yung Duwb

    Yung Duwb Active Member

    Thanks Jack, you were right. The firestudio project has a phantom switch on the front side for every two channels and I had it on so I plugged in my 58 and it worked fine so then I plugged the 4050 back in and voila it worked.
     

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