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

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

  1. harman90

    harman90 Active Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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