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    Hey, I've recently purchased an AKG C3000
    large diaphram condenser mic. I use it to mic
    vocals and acoustic guitars by running it
    through my Spirit by Soundcraft mixer with
    phantom power and mic preamp. Anyway, when I
    give the preamp enough juice to create a
    strong enough signal to record into my PC, it
    generates an extreme amount of noise. This
    does NOT happen with my inexpensive cardoid
    dynamic mic. Any ideas????

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    It doesn't sound like a problem with the mic itself. Just try the extract same set-up with the dymanic.

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    I did that and the Dynamic puts out the same
    level of signal with MUCH less noise. Is it possible that the condenser mic needs a better preamp than the one in my mixer?

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    Are you sure you have the preamp at the same level for the dynamic as you do with the C3000? I've found that my preamp was at a much lower level when I used a dynamic mic.

    In my case, the built-in pres on the mixing board created a vacuum when compared to the surrounding air. Since getting the ART pres I have eliminated almost all of the noise that was driving me bananas before - because I can turn the built-ins down to 0.

    BillS

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    Figured it out. It was a defect in my mixer.
    I brought it back to the store I bought it at
    and we hooked it up about 30 different ways
    and then discovered that with another identical mixer, it worked fine. I traded it in and everthing is great now.

    Haven't had time to see how much of a difference the C3000 will make yet though.
    I'm anxious to see. Should be quite and
    improvement from my $40 Proformance dynamic.

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    Maybe we should all give-up now if it isn't.

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    Well, I finally got some time to screw around
    with the new mic and I love it. Especially on
    the acoustic, it's great. Thanks for the
    help.

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