Marshall MXL 990 USB Microphone Crashes Windows 7

I purchased an MXL 990 USB mic for desktop recording.

The package encouraged the user to download software

based pre-amp and recording applications. Here are the links

to the downloads.


Soft pre-amp:

Recorder software:


I only installed these apps because Windows 7 failed to install a driver for the mic;

so I thought the manufacturer's apps would solve the driver problem.  Instead, not

only did the installation attempt crash my system, but Windows now crashes every

time I connect the mic to the USB port.  I've uninstalled both apps and the crash still

occurs on connection. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.


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Last updated June 17, 2018 Views 3,841 Applies to:

I have found an extremely strange workaround for this problem.

I plugged in a USB Audio device (an Internet Telephone) which

was recognized and installed by Windows 7.  While that device

was plugged in, I plugged in the MXL 990, which was then suddenly

recognized as a USB Microphone.  I then disabled the USB Telephone

without unplugging it.  The microphone was able to record only as

long as the telephone was also plugged in; plus the telephone disabled

the analog speakers.  This inability to hear through speakers did not

occur when the mic was plugged into the Vista Retail machine.  In the

morning, I will disable the Internet Telephone as a listening device to

see if that will allow the analog speakers to re-activate.


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