I bought an MXL USB .006 condenser mic in the hopes of recording voiceover tracks for my animations, and possibly doing some voiceover work. I use a MacBook Pro with Audacity, and the mic is on the "low" setting. No matter what I do, it seems that there is ALWAYS static and noise in the background! I've tried recording in a closet, I've tried covering up the laptop and turning off its fans, I've tried putting a foam mattress and a blanket over my head and the mic, and I even built a homemade studio (Harlan Hogan - Voice overs Narrations Commercials Promos) using audio foam to surround the mic. It STILL has noise! My tracks are totally useless. Did I buy the wrong mic? Is it just too powerful for this use? Here's an .mp3 of just the mic recording: Long & McQuade - Glyph Technologies 250GB Quad-Port Tabletop Drive Here's a track with me talking, after I "normalized" it in Audacity: Long & McQuade - Glyph Technologies 250GB Quad-Port Tabletop Drive I simply can't afford to buy a new one or drive out to a recording booth just to record these audio tracks, and I need them soon. Any advice, or anything I can do?