Watchmaker wrote:Working backwards:
Everything was set up and working fine. You then folded up, had dinner and set it back up. it's fubar.
99.3% chance of operator error. Tear it down, have a beer. calmly set it back up.
My life is the 0.7%...
I was able to find two extra XLR cables, and have been very systematically trying different tests. For example, I got out my Electro-Voice mic and plugged one of the unused cables into it and then into my Onyx.
The signal is faint, but end result sounds okay.
Tried the other unused cable, and similar results.
Then I plugged my CloudLifter into one of the unused cables, and then ran the other unused cable to my Electro-Voice.
Tried recording with phantom power off and I got a flat-line.
Then I turned on the phantom power on my Onyx, and this is what I get...
First off, with GAIN = -15dB, and my PHONES set to 3 o'clock, I can now hear some slight static in the background, which I didn't get when my Electro-Voice was hooked up directly to my Onyx.
Next, if I turn GAIN = 10, I can hear static. If GAIN = 30, the static is at a normal (??) listening level. And if I turn GAIN = 35, then the static is loud as seen here...
With GAIN = 30, if I record "Testing testing testing", I see this...
When I listen to it, my voice sounds okay, but the static is almost as loud.
I have checked that the XLRs are firmly plugged into the CloudLifter. And I have already proven that both my regular and unused XLR cables are working fine.
The only thing I haven't yet tested, is this with my SM7B.
Maybe the CloudLifter isn't compatable with the Electro-Voice RE50N??
At any rate, it seems to me that my CloudLifter is toast...
And that really sucks, because without, I cannot record voiceovers with my SM7B, and even though it is unused, it is also 2 years old, so looks like I am out $150... :frown: