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Mic VOLUME TOO LOW on M Audio 2x2 - Windows 10 64-bits

Hi, everyone! Mic (Prodipe) VOLUME TOO LOW on M Audio 2x2 - Windows 10 64-bit, Audacity, Movie Maker. I mainly use it for recording vocals, narrations, using the back jack for the mic (XLR or 1/4" (6,35mm) but I notice the mic has a really LOW VOLUME when recording and I have to crank the gain right up, still not enough! I still have to amp it up in Audacity. I used 1.0.12 driver to M-Track 2x2. It worked well the last time I used it in 2017 with windows 7 ^^.
I tried everything written in other topics.
Can somebody tell me what is going on?...
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  • I have the exact same problem. I've been using my 2x2 for over a year to record vocals with absolutely no problems and gain usually only turned up 1/4 of the way. Now it has to be turned to max and barely any signal coming through. Someone help us :(
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  • Eliza (Official Rep) January 06, 2020 18:39
    Hey Silva,

    Thanks for posting!

    Sorry to hear that you're having trouble. First, I would suggest confirming whether your mic is a dynamic or condenser. If it is a condenser mic, you will need to engage phantom power to boost the signal to the correct level. Ensure that you are connected to the combo input with an XLR cable. Reason being, a 1/4" connection will bypass the interface's mic preamp.

    If you're still having trouble after trying this, test the mic with a different XLR cable.

    Try this and let me know how it goes!
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