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dflo404

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Hello, I have been into recording instrumental music, and for a few years have been using the built-in microphone on my Dell Inspiron 8200. Recently, this mic stopped working.

Rather than trying to fix the current mic, I decided to try to use a SHURE SM57 microphone that I've had for a while, but never used. This mic plugs into my computer using the sound card, not by USB.

When I plug the mic in, nothing pops up, and there is no indication that it is detected. I use CakeWalk Guitar tracks to record my songs, and when I go to the record device selection, I can't get the SHURE mic to be listed.

There is nothing in the box it came in that I have to install, and the manual doesn't help me one bit. Anyone have any clue what I should do?

Thanks in advance. And please respond ASAP, since I was planning on recording a tribute song to 9/11 before it came around.
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austin_o

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Hi. I would suggest going to the microphone manufacturers web page and looking for a driver for the device.
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Hey thanks for the reply, but I'm on the problem already.

I ordered a preamp from M-Audio, which I found out is needed when plugging in professional mics to Laptops, due to a large difference in frequency.

I'll post as soon as I get it, to let you know if it worked out.
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