I'm very new to the subject of recording to PC . I intend to begin simply by making recordings for some YouTube videos. I didn't wish to spend a great deal in case I give up and am not too bothered about very high quality.
I bought a BM800 condenser microphone together with a simple Neewer phantom power supply. I have an Asus Donar XG sound card with a 3.5mm jack socket in my PC. I connected as I thought correctly i.e. Mic to Neewer input and then Neewer output to 3.5 mm jack. I have set up the mic in recording devices on the PC and the level is at 100% but no input from the Mic.
I have tried using Audacity and set the input device as Mic on sound card but nothing. I tried connecting the mic directly to the sound card as I heard that it should work when directly connected to a sound card and fiddled with all the settings but again nothing.
Have I done something wrong? Do I need to connect to a USB port with a suitable XLR to USB cable from the PSU? Is the mic a dud? Is there a way of verifying the working of the mic other than connecting it correctly? I am a bit flummoxed and would be grateful for any help from you experts>