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Old 9th June 2006
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Unnatural noise (AT3060)

I recently bought a used AT3060 mic.

I hooked it up today to check it out and left it sit for about 10 minutes for the tube to stabalize (as stated in the instructions) and when I went in for a test I got a whole bunch of noise. The kind of fuzz you hear when something is turned up too loud.

The noise is constant. When I speak in the mic my voice sounds clear and fine but you hear a constant backround noise. Its very prominent.

Also, the level meter in my DAW is bouncing around some?

I'm pretty sure its not a ground issue.

The noise also goes up and down with the gain almost as if there is too much but the noise is there even at minimal gain.

Could the mic or tube be bad?

Any ideas???