I have a NADY SP-4C mic plugged into an ART Tube MP Studio preamp which, in turn, is plugged into my laptop's mic/line-in. All connected via 1/4" (laptop is 1/4" to 1/8", of course).
The Tube MP does not register any movement on the level meter when I talk into the mic, no matter what position the dials/buttons are in.
The only time I get needle movement is when I press/un-press the +48v/Phantom power button.
If I plug the mic directly into the laptop, I can record okay but the levels are low (which is why I bought the Tube MP).
I don't know what I'm doing audio-wise but am very technical otherwise. Am I missing something? Can someone guide me regarding what settings I should try on the Tube MP? I'm not getting any throughput at all.