So I bought a coolio microphone but it uses a jack for connectivity... thus if the computer doesn't output enough power, it needs phantom power, or a power source etc. Fortunately it came with a usb connector which pulls power from the USB (like a usb mic) and powers it... unfortunately, whenever I record, it get TERRIBLE amounts of static, in fact, it's just constant... I've tested a few things, and it's not the mic, or anything to do with the line-in (that I can find anyway, I could be wrong)... If I leave the USB connector in, but don't plug the mic into it, and press record in Audacity, I still get constant static, even though there's no mic connected to take audio... which tells me its something to do with the system, not the mic or usb connector... Any ideas? I tested it in Garageband too and had the same problem. What might a solution be? Thanks.