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Condensor mic not picking up sound

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Hello there,

Basically, I have this mic : http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...denser&doy=6m5, it has a Stereo Jack plug on it, BUT I put a plug converter on it so that it would go into my pc.

Now the problem is, when I plug it into my computer (Pink socket, on sound card right?) the computer finds it, but the mic itself dosnt actually pick up any sound, this is on full volume and full mic boost, still no luck.

Any ideas?

Ta in advance.
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Condenser Mics need 48V Phantom Power. Your PC isn't able to supply this. You'll need a studio soundcard or something like that to be able to do this.
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