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    The AT mic is well known for being pretty hot, output wise - not remotely a low output mic. When you record, what does the waveform look like - a proper one using up most of the available space, or just a tiny wiggly line? I'm wondering if something is actually wrong here? When the mic is plugged in and you are recording - does the gain knob surround light up flashy green, nearly solid green or red?

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    MrNobody, most of the "pros" (I am NOT one! Just tekky valve amp jockey rtd) work to what they call "Unity Gain". That does not mean NO gain just that all the sources to an AI are usually brought to a common level and that is around -18dBfs (0dBfs is the top of the DAW meters).

    The point here is, you set the gain of the mic pre to deliver -18dBfs and the ring LED meters on the AI should stay green, never red. (I don't have a fancy pants 2i2 so I assume that's what happens?)

    Dave.

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    MrNobody, most of the "pros" (I am NOT one! Just tekky valve amp jockey rtd) work to what they call "Unity Gain". That does not mean NO gain just that all the sources to an AI are usually brought to a common level and that is around -18dBfs (0dBfs is the top of the DAW meters).

    The point here is, you set the gain of the mic pre to deliver -18dBfs and the ring LED meters on the AI should stay green, never red. (I don't have a fancy pants 2i2 so I assume that's what happens?)

    Oh ***T!! It had been working SO well for days.

    Dave.
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    Make sure your cable is good. Phantom power is on, no pads are in ( 10db pad on the mic is off).
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