I've been into recording instrumental music for a few years, and have been using a built-in microphone on my Dell Inspiron 8200. For a while I have wanted to use an external microphone, and the only one I have is a SHURE SM57, which connects to the sound card, not by USB (which would be much easier).
I plug the microphone into the sound card jack, but I can't find any way to make it pick up sound. I use Cakewalk Guitar Tracks as a recording software, and when I go to the menu for recording devices, I can't get my SHURE microphone to show up as an available device.
Anyone have any idea how I can get the mic to record?
Thanks in advance, and please respond ASAP. My current built-in has stopped working, I was planning on recording a tribute to 9/11.