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quick help with an electrostatically charged condenser mic

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Ajak, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Ajak


    Mar 31, 2012
    Bern, Switzerland
    This is a little difficult for me to write in English, I hope I use the technical terms correctly.

    Tonight we set up everything for the drum tracking fof our demo. One of the overheads - Audio Technica 40-series small diaphragm condenser mic - buzzes. I turned on the phantom power and everything was fine, then I had to readjust the mic and somehow I think I electrostatically charged the mic - it started to hum. When I move my hand closer to the mic it gets louder and it sounds very weird when I touch it. I turned the phantom power off, I removed the cable and we tried - without success - to ground it.

    What do you do in this situation?
    W need to start recording tomorrow morning so I'm hoping for a quick answer! Thanks!
  2. audioglenn


    Jul 14, 2012
    I don't know if you did this yet. Have you tried using a different cable and/or plugging it into a different channel of the mixer?
  3. Ajak


    Mar 31, 2012
    Bern, Switzerland
    I thought of that but I was at home already. I'm just leaving to the recordings now. Thanks!

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