Rodecaster Pro II

Any suggestions on setting up the mairlist home edition with the Rodecaster Pro 2? I have it working very basically. However I’m confused because I read somewhere that you don’t need to have MIC button enabled in mairlist to use the mic on the Rodecaster, but if I don’t there no vu meter activity when I speak through the mic when it’s fader is up. I have the main stereo lines set as the defaults on the PC’s sound settings and the same in the mairlist. I have the mairlist encoder set to Live365 and the decks broadcast fine. So I’m not sure whats going on here.