Question My Mic randomly stops picking up audio

May 1, 2020
I have an AT2020 plugged into a PreSonus Audiobox USB.

I've had these for a year or two now, and have constantly struggled with an issue that I cannot figure out. Randomly the mic will stop picking up any input. If I reset the input device in Discord it will fix it most of the time, but every once in a while I will have to mess around in the recording devices section of the sound settings. I dont believe the fix is ever consistent if I have to go this far.

I have tried enabling and disabling whether or not the audio can be exclusively be controlled by an application. I've tried unplugging it and replugging it in. The XLR cable is firmly in place in both sides, as is the USB cable. Drivers are completely up to date as well.

Normally I've just been content to fix it every once in a while but it was acting up while playing Sanctum 2 last night. I don't know why a 7 year old game would give it issue, but maybe someone here knows.