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Microphone Not Working With Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Steven Noronha, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Steven Noronha

    Steven Noronha Active Member

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    Hello,
    I recently bought a 3rd gen Focusrite Scarlett solo audio interface and have been recording in Garage band. I am able to plug in my guitar through the inst input and record, everything seems to be working fine. However when i try to plug a microphone to the XLR input on the audio interface to record vocals or an acoustic instrument it doesn't seem to work. i am using a Shure SM58 microphone which works otherwise but when plugged in to the Focusrite the light doesn't turn green and it wont let me record anything. Does anyone know why this may be and if so what i could do to fix it? Thanks.
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Well-Known Member

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    When you tried the SM58 on another system, and you say that it worked, were you using the same XLR-XLR cable?
     
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  3. Steven Noronha

    Steven Noronha Active Member

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    yes i was using the same cable
     
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Well-Known Member

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    did you disengage the inst switch?
     
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  5. Steven Noronha

    Steven Noronha Active Member

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    Yes I did disengage the inst switch
     
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