noob to this forum so apologies in advance for errors/not following conventions.

I'm recording YouTube videos and for audio using a Behringer C3 with a Shure X2U adapter for my PC (Dell Inspiron, running Windows 10). I use Camtasia for screencasting and then editing the videos.

My issue is that, even with phantom power (48+) the audio recorded is so low. It barely registers in terms of wave forms (even with the gain cranked way way up, which of course results in distortion).

My question: would a powered USB hub help? Is it possible that the mic is not getting sufficient power to have great quality audio?

Any other ideas would be appreciated!


  • There is a 3.5mm headphone output on the Shure X2U... did you check this ? Is the volume low on this output ? – Edwin van Mierlo Dec 5 '18 at 10:38

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