I just joined this forum to get help with a problem I have been having. I just got a brand new Tonor Professional XLR microphone and when I plugged it into Audacity and spoke into it, the recording doesn’t pick up my voice. Audacity recognizes the microphone and the mic is plugged into the usb port, so I’m not sure what is going on. Can anyone help me out with this?
Cool. The little light on the microphone should mean the Phantom Power is running, the light on the soundcard should mean the USB is working and if you can hear yourself at the soundcard headphone connection with the volume control all the way up (scratch the grill on the microphone—never blow into a microphone), the microphone and soundcard are working.
The microphone may or may not have a light. What do the instructions say? I can’t tell from the page that Amazon gives me. There doesn’t seem to be a light on the front or bottom and there is no rear view.
Which soundcard do you have?
The microphone page seems to suggest you can run it either direct from USB power or from Phantom Power. They also say for best results, use the 48v Phantom Power.
Too many options and variations make this rough to troubleshoot.
The Amazon picture has the microphone mounted wrong. You’re supposed to be talking through the black tennis racket into the company logo, not into the side. That’s the kind of mount mistake that gives us complaints of weak voice, but I can hear the dog next door clearly.
It is Version 2.1.2. I am plugging the mic into the sound card and then plugging that into the USB port. Audacity recognizes the mic just fine, but I’m not getting any sound waves showing up when I speak into it. Just a straight line.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t answer any of the questions I asked and does not give us the Audio Device Info that was requested. Have you turned phantom power on?
Unfortunately if your Audacity device choices are wrong and you don’t look into that, you may not be able to record. As Koz said, Audacity is not recognising the mic - only the USB device and (possibly) whatever inputs it has. Without the Audio Device Info, we are in the dark.