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    Mic not working pls help me lol

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    When using my mic I can't talk thru it and this is all that pops up in audacity 2019-11-09-21_44_29-audacity-png pls help

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    A bit more information would be handy.

    What make and model of mike?

    How is it connected to your computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko zzed View Post
    A bit more information would be handy.

    What make and model of mike?

    How is it connected to your computer?
    Too right! We need help to help YOU.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post
    Too right! We need help to help YOU.

    Dave.
    I'm pretty sure Mike Means mic so its a Neewer NW-700 and it's connected via an XLR Female cable to a 3.5mm Male into my pc

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko zzed View Post
    A bit more information would be handy.

    What make and model of mike?

    How is it connected to your computer?
    I'm pretty sure Mike Means mic so its a Neewer NW-700 and it's connected via an XLR Female cable to a 3.5mm Male into my pc

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    Pretty sure that needs phantom power, it's a condenser mic, you will either need a phantom power adaptor (search Amazon) about 20 dollars or an audio interface that supplies power about 100 bucks

    It depends what your intended end use is as to whether you think spending money is worth it?

    Cheers

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    Power is the problem - but oddly I bought an identical mic with a different brand name and it actually does work using the 5v my MacBook has on the mic socket, however it does NOT work on my PC laptop. The audio interface or phantom power unit are really the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob aylestone View Post
    Power is the problem - but oddly I bought an identical mic with a different brand name and it actually does work using the 5v my MacBook has on the mic socket, however it does NOT work on my PC laptop. The audio interface or phantom power unit are really the way to go.
    I'm using a gaming pc

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob aylestone View Post
    Power is the problem - but oddly I bought an identical mic with a different brand name and it actually does work using the 5v my MacBook has on the mic socket, however it does NOT work on my PC laptop. The audio interface or phantom power unit are really the way to go.
    Agreed, for some reason the PC does not put out power (might be hackable if you dig deep enough?)

    I have had two of those mics in the BM-800 guise and both worked fine, into the laptop and via an AI with phantom power. Has to be said though, there have been many complaints in forums, the QC is very poor.

    Some are very noisy, some very low sensitivity and some do not work at all. Considering the price mind you and the quite respectable build quality perhaps we shouldn't be too hard?

    However in the OP's case I am sure it is lack of power from the laptop's 3.5mm jack.

    Dave.

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