Questions tagged [microphone]

A microphone is a device that converts a physical vibration (such as sound) into an electrical signal, that can be stored and/or processed.

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How to connect a mono microphone to a stereo input (mini jack) without losing a channel?

I record live music with a small "pocket" video camera (Kodak "Playtouch" Zi10). The internal condenser mic is pretty lame. I tried one of the "SONY" (a knock-off, I'm sure) ECM-DS70P T-shaped plug-...
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Fifine k058 makes background humming noise [closed]

I just set up this microphone but it makes a humming noise, here is a sound sample. It's a USB Fifine k058 (condenser), and it doesnt need power supply. Im using it for the laptop with a usb sound ...
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recommendation for headset with unidirectional mic [closed]

I've spent a few hours browsing amazon for a specific type of headset. Here are my requirements: wireless microphone should be in front (i think it's called unidirectional) i'd be using these both on ...
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Make voice sound smoother

I need to create a narration audio, my voice doesn't sound good and I want to make it sound smoother. For example the Yes Theory youtube channel when they do a type vlog video their voice sound normal ...
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How to introduce automatic gain control over two mics using audio interface, DAW and a mixer

I'm having Behringer UMC202HD as an audio interface and Studiomaster DC8.2 as a mixer. I am looking to introduce automixer system using the above-mentioned hardware for the live production in an ...
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How to connect a condenser microphone directly to a PC (without a mixer)

I have a condenser microphone Rode NT2 and I connected it to a PC in this way: The Rode NT2 is connected via XLR to a Behringer Phantom power generator. The phantom power generator is connected to a ...
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Very loud static and buzzing noise, Behringer UM2 Audio Interface + AT2020. Microphone not working

I don't have much knowledge about this subject so bare with me. I have a AT-2020 Microphone and a Behringer UM2 Audio Interface. I have direct monitor enabled and plug in my headphones to the audio ...
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Recording a Roving Conversation - Audio Only

I want to be able to put on a lavalier mic and have a friend of mine put one on, then record the audio as we wander around to shops and restaurants. I was thinking about a bluetooth mic with a ...
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how do I get a 4 mic system with 6.5mm to be source for PA?

I have this wireless mic system: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XJ6VVBC/ and this cord: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000068O1K It seems to plug in perfectly when I place cord into my ...
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censor bleep delay - sam broadcaster

So am needing software solution that will allow a radio presenter to replace incoming mic audio with a bleep sound or cut out the section of audio where a person swears on air. We currently use the ...
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Recording children’s voices during filming

I’m filming a teacher talking to 10 children seated in front of him. I have a Rode mic on the camera and also a ZoomH6 device, but still not good enough. Are there some hand gel mics I could attach to ...
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Calculating noise in dB produced by microphone pre-amplifiers

I need to know whether my pre-amplifier or my microphone is limiting the sound quality (in terms of noise) of my recording setup. The sound recorder (SM2Bat+, Wildlife Acoustics) has a specified ...
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Can power be supplied to a lavalier via the connector?

I have a BOYA BY-M1 lavalier mic which has its own battery unit. However, I want to attempt to supply power through the 4 pole TRRS jack itself for a project. I had attempted solutions for similar ...
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What microphones setup is suitable to record both a moving speaker and questions from the audience?

I am trying to improve the sound quality for following situation: - the speaker stand in front of a 20-30 people crowd. - the speaker moves around in front of the audience - the speaker writes from ...
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Need suggestions on audio recording equipment for studying noise in classrooms

Ideally, we would be able to record from 20 or so stationary locations from well-matched microphones with flexibility in how they are set up (stands, on tables, stuck to walls, etc.) and 2-4 headset ...
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Is it possible to record higher frequencies using multiple microphones sampling in lockstep?

I have only a basic understanding of audio, so this may be somewhat naive, but is it theoretically possible to record frequencies above what microphone allows by using multiple devices sampling in ...
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VST Plugins to filter mic input for Skype or Google Hangouts

I'm a user of Reaper and OBS, but nevertheless it seems I cannot find a good solution for my problem: We have a conference room with 3 microphones that go into an AKG mixer & audio interface. In ...
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What are the 1 2 3 settings on the back of The Blue Snowball?

The Blue Snowball has settings on the back controlled by a dip switch that says 1 2 3. What do these do? Googling for it I get a bunch of bad results (html numbered lists) and this manual which doesn'...
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Connecting Condenser Mic to an amplifier then to PC? [duplicate]

I have BM800 condenser microphone which produces really low volume because it needs to be connected to a phantom power, I don't have a phantom power but I have an old Pioneer SA-600 amplifier. How do ...
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Blue Snowball Ice usb mic has echo sound

I use the Blue Snowball Ice usb mic. I have put mic around 6 - 12 inches from my mouth. I have used screen cast ometic Normalize and Reduce Noice functionalities of that tool. But I can hear a big ...
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Can the Line-in jack be used for an external microphone?

Is there any way to use a microphone in a Line-in jack (e.g., with a pre-amp, phantom power, etc.)?
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Laptop won't detect condenser microphone

I have recently purchased a condenser microphone and a mixer which supports phantom power. I connected the microphone to the mixer and then connected the mixer with my laptop by using RCA. The green ...
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Newbie who wants to record nature sounds on a budget

I'm new to field recording but not studio recording. I'd like to buy a portable recorder and mic for under $400 US (approximately). Having researched online, can I get away with a cheaper recording ...
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how do I connect two headsets with microphone to make a intercom kind of system [closed]

Want to connect two headphones with mic so that two persons can talk over it as over a phone call. Please Help. Thank you
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How do I record a piano, respecting the balance between treble and bass?

I'm a pianist looking to buy a (portable) recording device to record myself both in concert and in the practice room. Reading about the various kinds of devices on the market I noticed many recorders ...
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What are these microphone connectors?

I have this old Philips mic, it doesn't have a regular XLR connector but rather two strange smaller connectors, a three-pin and a five-pin. Is it possible to connect this mic to a modern recorder, ...
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How to connect RODE videomic Pro to audio interface

I'm a filmmaker, and I want to buy a Rode Videmic Pro. Both for field recording, and voice-overs. (https://www.amazon.com/Rode-VideoMicPro-Directional-Microphone-Shockmount/dp/B00YAZHRZM/ref=...
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what's the difference between microphone gain and microphone “level” and “boost” in Windows?

I have an USB microphone that has a gain control knob. As I understand, the gain here means the voltage amplifier gain inside the microphone. USB microphone will have an maximum output voltage of 5V, ...
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MICROPHONE - How is this PIN actually called?

I have a Yeti Blue mic that I am now setting up. I got the 3/8 to 5/8 thread adapter, but the mic is just too high up the horizontal boom arm, so I actually wanted to drop it down a bit. I was ...
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How to determine cause of white noise with new microphone/preamp?

I've been meaning to start making videos of covers of songs with vocals and acoustic guitar, so i purchased a Shure M58 microphone with a blue icicle XLR-USB. My Laptop is a macbookpro with touchbar ...
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Condenser Microphone Without Phantom Power - Constant Noise

Condenser Microphone > XLR Cable > USB Soundcard > Computer I haven't connected a phantom power, it records well but there is a constant noise/static in the background. Please help, how do I get ...
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Can a pc output sound that can be received by a phones microphone input?

I'm trying to connect my phone to my pc so that I can input and output sound to it. I have a 3.5mm jack splitter with headphone and mic connections. Then I have the headphone port connected to the mic ...
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Connecting normal audio speakers to IP (Ethernet) network

I'm trying to use an existing wired LAN in my office to create a DIY PA system. I have existing audio speakers that take typical RCA, 3.5mm or XLR inputs and want to attach them to the network to play ...
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Microphone type for recording a string instrument in a very live room

Hi sounddesign community! (TLDR @ bottom. Also, If this is the wrong community to ask in, would you please direct me to a better suited place? Thanks!!) I’m a pretty amateur musician, and recently I’...
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Record the sound of a pipe organ in the church

I am wondering what would be the right set up to record the sound of a pipe organ in a cathedral/church. If this is the church: + | ---------------...
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i have a 48 volt Innogear phantom power that is causing a thumping noise to be in my recording

so I have had an innogear preamp for about a year now and it is in great condition but it's causing my recordings to have a thumping noise in it I don't know what to do should I toss it and buy a new ...
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How to route a USB Microphone to an external effects processor and back with low latency

I recently bought a Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist. It has an XLR input and output, which I use when rehearsing with my band. It also has a USB connection which acts as both input and output when ...
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How can one achieve a decent latency when using Adobe Audition on Microsoft Windows to enhance one's microphone audio quality in real time?

My setup is as follows: I have an Audio-Technica AT2035 microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio interface, which is connected to my computer (Microsoft Windows 7). I use Adobe ...
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How to choose the latency for the audio hardware in Adobe Audition?

I use Adobe Audition to enhance my microphone audio quality in real time: I see that in the preferences for the audio hardware in Adobe Audition, I can choose the latency: I am assuming this is the ...
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Microphone Hiss with Gain at 0 and No Phantom Power

My recording setup is suddenly having an issue with microphone hiss. This hiss is overpowering in every recording that I do, and it shows up even when I set the gain to zero and turn phantom power off ...
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Using a bluetooth headset with aux support on a PC

I recently got a headset(Boat Rockerz 510). Its a bluetooth headset and has AUX support so that's how i use it majority of the time on my PC. I really need to get the mic working on the PC, so i got ...
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Unique setup for spatial mic array and phase issues?

I am working on a project that uses a grid of 16 speakers roughly 8 feet on center. The speakers are ceiling mounted and down fire into a space. The playback/spatialization is a custom system that ...
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Subtract music from microphone input while recording

I do have a Soundblaster 5/rx with a line-in, my mixer has an aux-return (and if that does not what I think it does, it has a headphone out too which I could use). The signal that is sent to the ...
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Can I stack Microphones on a Nexia mixer?

We have a small meeting room, and we just bought some new wired microphones to replace the wireless omni mics we had in there before. The sound is infinitely better, but we're realizing there were ...
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How to get rid of persistent mic buzz?

I have a Shure SM57 running into a behringer UMC202HD Audio Interface. It records all sound fine but when i try to record my acoustic guitar, there is a persistant buzz at a G2 in all the track and it ...
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Which type of microphone is best equipped to capture eating sounds?

I am wondering which type of microphone this girl used to make her videos. I tried condensor hypercardioid but it still doesn't sound as clear and loud.
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Condenser mic noise - can anyone identify the problem?

I bought an Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone off eBay which works fine most of the time but sometimes picks up noise as heard in this recording. Can anyone identify the problem?
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How to set mic input levels on ART Tube MP Studio V3

I'm setting up a small studio to do live streaming and podcasting and need some advice on how to properly setup my mic levels on my preamp. It's an ART Tube MP Studio V3 and the microphone levels can ...
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Microphone for two presenters while screencasting?

I have been reading a lot about microphones lately and I still feel a little overwhelmed. So, please forgive, if my questions sound a bit "noobish", but I have been unable to find an answer to a ...
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What is the best microphone type for recording natural outdoor sounds?

I am currently working on a game, and I wanted to take on the challenge to record the sounds myself. I will need a lot of outdoor natural sounds, like flowing water, trees in wind or footsteps on dirt....