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Postby C » Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:10 am

when i plugged my guitar into line in and played, the resulting sound was
at a good level and playback was quite loud,however, when i plugged the mic in to mic jack, the levels were good but the resulting sound was very
very quiet. is there something i did wrong or special settings
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Postby firestorm » Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:34 am

i assume you are plugging into a mixer?

then all mic inputs must be amplified by the pre-amps, which are commonly built-into new generation mixers...

if mic is condenser, you need phantom power... which is also available on most mixers...

all line inputs need not pre-amplification and needs to be gain-rided, that's all (meaning volume adjusted to your taste)

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if you plug the line and mic into sound cards direct, check the sound cards manual for settings.... usually it's setting problem.... check the software that comes with it.....
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Postby GretscGuy » Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:24 pm

Sounds like you're using your soundcard. There should be a mic input as well as a line input. Plug your mic into the mic input. It has a little preamp built in which will boost the level.

If you only have a line input -

- click the little speaker in the lower right hand side of your taskbar

- options/properties/recording

- adjust the volume for your mic/line here so it is at a healthy level before Cakewalk gets it.
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Postby C » Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:21 am

I do have the mic plugged in to the mic imput but no boost, maybe my mic imput is not working right or not set up right ??
i am not plugged into a mixer of any kind, maybe that is the route i need to take
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Postby GretscGuy » Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:44 am

Are you using a mic that requires phantom power? I know it's a shot in the dark, but that would cause your mic not to work
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Postby c » Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:59 pm

thnx for the help, pre amp did the trick
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