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Old 11-14-2006, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default anyone know how to troubleshoot a mic?

just randomly decides to stop output, but not all the way, if i yell at the top ofg my lungs i can hear a wisper.
anyone know how to troubleshoot mic problems liek that

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Old 11-16-2006, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of mic? And are you talking about going into a computer or is this just a general mic question? Of course if you are going into a computer you want to check your line levels in Windows (or Mac if thats what you're on).

Also does this mic require phantom power or some kind of pre-amp? Some mic's have batteries inside to act as the pre-amp, maybe your batteries are low.

It could be a couple of different things, but more info is needed.
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