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I have an Audio Technica AT4040 connected to a recently purchased Komplete Audio 6.

I used to use this same microphone with a Digi 003 and Pro Tools and it was always very sensitive... I could hear sounds from across the room in my headphones before. However, with the Komplete Audio 6, there is now hardly any volume. Even with the gain all the way up I get a hiss, but not a whole lot coming through from an instrument or vox (though it is there). It's only really possible to get it to peak by banging directly on the microphone or screaming into it.

The odd thing is, if I turn phantom power off and on for 4 or 5 seconds after it kicks in the volume seems a lot more reasonable allowing it to pick up sounds from across the room like it did before. However, it quickly seems to auto adjust back to the very low volume.

Any idea what causes this and how it can be fixed?

This happens on both my Mac in Garage Band and in Ableton on my Windows machine.

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This seems like a good question for NI tech support. –  ObscureRobot Mar 19 '13 at 0:07
    
Probably is a question for NI tech support, but just for kicks, how is the mic connected? What audio interface? –  user1167442 Apr 10 '13 at 1:23

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