Help: My new AT2020 has static, clicking, & popping
I just got a new AT 2020 condenser microphone with a new XLR cable. I've tried it on both a Fast Track Ultra and a Mackie 1202-VLZ mixer and with both I get excessive static with clicking & popping. I've tried it in a separate room to rule out interference. I also connected my digital piano to my mixer (without the microphone) and there is no static or popping even with the gain very high. So I've narrowed it down to the microphone and/or the cable.
Is there any way to tell which it is? It's brand new so I can exchange them but before going through that trouble I'd like to see if there is anything I can do. If I can find an XLR cable locally I'll pick one up to see if I can rule out the cable.
I never had this issue with my previous microphone, a Shure SM57. Unfortunately it was stolen and the AT2020 is the replacement.
probaby a cable, i had the same loud clicking and popping with a mic here, probably phantom power going in and out on your at2020 mic, I replaced the cable and it began working...hope its your cable, but sendind both back guarantes a fix...
I received my replacement AT2020 microphone. I sent the cable with it and I got back a new cable as well. I plugged it into my mixer and it's quiet as can be. There was definitely a problem with the previous one. This one has no noise at all and sounds great.