New SE GM10 microphone to record acoustic guitar not sounding great...what new equipment do i need? Setup: - Core 2 Duo laptop with Cubase. - Soundcard MAudio Firewire Audiophile (no phantom power or preamps) - Mixer Phonic 1002 (phantom power) - Yamaha P5 Active Monitor Speakers Ive recently bought a new microphone SE's GM10 guitar. Its running through the mixer with phantom power and then the mixer aux is plugged into the inputs on the soundcard. The recording comes out very flat. My laptop mic is terrible, but the SE doesnt produce the deep tones or atmosphere that I was expecting. I've tried it recording in fron to the sound hole and elsewhere too. Do I need a mic preamp? Do I need to get a new soundcard with preamps/phantom power and run the microphone straight into it rather than via my mixer? Is it possible the mixer is just taking away that amount of sound?