Tonight I ventured over to the recording labs on my campus. I had a couple mics I needed to test and they have boards students can use. I hooked up the mic to the board and could only get sound to come of the monitor headphones when the cue button was depressed on the channel. The slider didn't do anything and there was no gain. The mic was so sensitive I had to give up and leave.
I've never used a broadcast board before; what am I missing here? This online article says it is simple to use... maybe too simple?
Field Report: Audioarts R55E