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IMG Stageline MPA-102 producing overwhelming background noise...

Hi. I'm very new to this level of audio equipment, things such as preamps and dynamic mics, but I wanted an upgrade to my audio set-up to help the quality of a podcast I do. I bought a SM57 mic and a IMG Stageline MPA-102 to go with it, as well as a XLR cable to go from the mic to the preamp and an XLR-to-USB cable to connect that to my apple mac.

I connected all of this up, and was greeted by an overwhelming hiss and buzzing sound. At first I thought it was the mic but I disconnected the mic and the buzzing remained. An example of this is attached...

I'm very new to this so I'm not sure if I've done something completely wrong so any advice is much appreciated...

Here is the equipment I'm using:
XLR:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
XLR-to-USB:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
IMG Stageline:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
SM57:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Attached Files

PreAmp Audio Quality.m4a (281.1 KB, 17 views)

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