Turn the mic on It’s easy to forget to turn the mic on. When you plug the mic into your computer, a little green light turns on, so it looks like the mic is on. But there’s an actual ON/OFF button that can be hidden once you put the mic on the stand. This made me panic once, thinking I’d shipped a broken mic, but it just wasn’t turned on yet. I’ve learned to remind guests to turn it on before recording. This is specific to the mic we chose, so make sure to check how yours works!