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Only loud static and robotic noises when recording with NT-USB Rode Mini Microphone

So frustrated with my brand new NT-USB Rode mini mic. I can record a perfect voiceover and then suddenly the next one will just be loud static or an unrecognizable robot static sound. If I unplug the ...
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How to use digital mics such as Neumann KM 184 D to avoid going through an A to D converter and input directly to the daw

I want to use several digital mics (such as Neumann KM 184 D) directly into the DAW. The problem is that I have not found a unit allowing me to connect the mics and then inputting all these mics into ...
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Vocal recording difficulties with certain frequencies

I've been trying to record some vocals for a song on my laptop. It's the first time I've ever recorded vocals with my own laptop, and I've run into some problems. I used two different mics to test my ...
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3.5mm Dynamic Microphone Output into Mixer/Interface

I am hoping for a recommendation on the most simple product that can work as both a mixer (4 channels would be sufficient) and a mic preamp/converter for some variety of old/quirky microphones that ...
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BM-800 Microphone doesn't work well with PC

I've read three or four other posts here about that microphone, althought none seems to have progressed much beyond "my microphone doesn't work." The volume is very low on mine. I recognise ...
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How to configure a mac (Sonoma) to output to the speakers both audio from Spotify and from aux karaoke mic?

I'm planning for a karaoke party and we thought that we would use wireless mics to sing along to Spotify. But I'm worried about audio feedback loops, or MacOS software not allowing for split audio ...
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3.5 mm microphone plugs- person with Parkinson's [duplicate]

I wonder if any of you can help me. I am attempting to help a lady with Parkinson's who needs to use a voice amplifier because of her very quiet voice. She has this amplifier https://voiceaid.net/, ...
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Single Microphone System with PTT

I'm brand new to looking at audio/sound systems, so I'm starting scratch on this one. I'm looking at a project where I'd like to have a panel mount microphone that turns on with push-to-talk. Having ...
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White noise only when using a microphone connected to audio interface

For starters, my setup is: D. J. M - 800U microphone and Audient ID4 audio interface. Originally the microphone came with a combined jack cable, so it essentially plugs into a USB interface and jack 3....
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LOTS of static on my microphone

I've been having this issue for a few months now and I've been so frustrated about how much static there is on my mic. I found a few causes of this static and I do not know how to fix them. ...
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Recording microphone audio only on iPad

Apologies if this has been asked before. I currently use an iPad with iPadOS 16.6 and record audio using the built-in recording software on the iPad. Is there any way to be able to record only ...
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Where can I buy the microphones that they use the Oscars and Grammys?

Where can I buy the microphones that they use at the Oscars and Grammys? And what are the microphone mounts and stands called? Do they have a specific name? I don't necessary need the precise one that ...
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The input level is temporarily lowered during recording

I usually record the engine, motor sound of the train as a hobby. Recently, I bought a new ZOOM F3 recorder and Clippy EM272Z1 microphone and recorded it, but sometimes in the underground section, the ...
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Understanding sound and micrphone wiring

I have a mono XLR PA system that works well with Shure dynamic mics. I'm needing to swap one out with a mic with greater pickup. When plugging this mic into the system, there is a buzz, and it gets ...
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What is the proper name for the type of cable that can combine two mic input into one?

Simply put, I have two lav mics with 3.5mm plugs and they're both mono. I want to combine them into one mic output without changing them to stereo, meaning I want the mics to stay mono. However, for ...
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Is this normal for a RODE NTG 5?

I bought a used NTG 5 and am trying to gauge if I got a dud or this behaviour is normal. This Video is self explanatory, but basically, whenever I try and use my NTG 5 with my Pocket 4k I get this ...
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phantom power rode VXLR+ and gaming headset

I bought an audio interface (m-audio m-track duo) and a rode VXLR+ since I need to use my gaming headset microphone on it. It works good, but I'm asking if keeping the phantom power up can damage my ...
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Using a tie clip microfoon with amp

(an audio noob here, please explain in detail, I also want to learn:) ) I have a tie clip microphone (excuse me if that it is not the proper word for it, I mean a mic such as here). I have a PDM-X601-...
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Low microphone volume, even with phantom power enabled in my audio interface software

I'm experiencing an issue with my microphone and audio interface setup, where the microphone volume is too low, and I need to turn the input gain in my audio interface’s mixer software to the maximum ...
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Microphone to Mixer Issues

I have a Weymic Professional Mixer | 7-Channel 2-Bus Mixer/w USB Audio Interface. I am using a Pyle 3 Piece Professional Dynamic Microphone Kit Cardioid Unidirectional Vocal Handheld MIC with Hard ...
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Looking for a 30-40 kHz microphone

My wife has extremely good hearing. Good enough that the 19 kHz flyback transformer noise from some older CRT TVs bothered her. Recently I bought an induction cooktop and when I turned it on she ...
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Is there a way to use a second microphone to control a noise gate?

I have a condenser microphone that I use as my main computer microphone, but it has an 8 pickup pattern and tends to, e.g., pick up my keyboard. Is there a way to set a noise gate to use the crap ...
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Marantz PMD 661compatibility with Rode MT USB miniUSB

I already had the Rode MT USB mini and just purchased the Marantz PMD 661. Looks like I'll need some type of adapter to use with the Marantz. Can they work together? What can I use to bridge them ...
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Can I retrieve sound from laptop speakers that has been cancelled unintentionally while recording from a microphone?

Is it possible to retrieve any sound from laptop speakers which has been cancelled unintentionally while recording from a microphone in Windows 7? I left the option to remove speakers' "...
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Using two mics and listening to one of them

I have two mics, One is for me and the other one is a music keyboard. How can I mix the two into one while also being able to hear the keyboard through my headphones? I've made it work with a virtual ...
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Audio Interface + Microphone: Load Impedance / ratio

I want to buy an Audio Interface and Condenser Microphone to record to my PC. I found the two following matching my needs: SSL 12 (Overview) Austrian Audio OC818 (Overview) But according to several ...
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Blue Yeti USB cable issues? [closed]

I've had a standard Blue Yeti mic I've used for a few years, pretty happy with it. For one project I run the Yeti through a USB hub into a laptop. I've wanted to get a second cable to make the setup ...
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How can I monitor and send a wet signal from my DAW to my conferencing software?

I purchased a Shure SM57 to use for conference calls. It is connected to an audio interface (RME Babyface original). I want to apply dynamic effects to it but the software that comes with the RME ...
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How can I make my microphone work on my MacBook Pro?

I can't get my dynamic microphone to work on my MacBook Pro. How do I go about it? I have a speaker, headphone splitter and a 3.5 mm male-to-female audio cable. Still, I cannot recognize the ...
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Recording ambient sound while minimizing phase issues

I have an inexpensive Zoom recorder with mics swappable into X/Y position. How should I go about recording ambient sound (street, etc.) while avoiding phasing issues? Is that even a possibility in ...
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What kind of microphone and audio interface needed for indoor TDOA sourcing

I am working on a project and experimenting with trilaterating the location of a loud sound source, using 3 microphones placed around a room. I currently use cheap M1 Movo USB microphones, but the ...
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How to avoid acoustic feedback when having heavy vocal effects during a live performance?

I recently had to perform a live an EP of electronic (experimental/neo-classic) I released. Vocals are being radically altered through an FX chain. Despite that I did some tests in my home studio ...
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How to bootleg live concert using android phone? [closed]

I am planning on recording a live concert in 32 bit float 192khz sampling rate stereo using an android phone What app should I use? How do I prevent the audio from clipping? Thanks.
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How to plug TS 6.5 mic to laptop [closed]

I found this pretty old microphone and I wanted to see if there were any chances of using it. It is a DM-30 Dynamic Microphone from Pioneer Electronic Corp. I tried using a 6.5 to 3.5 adapter to my ...
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BM-800 Microphone sound quality problem [duplicate]

I just got a 6 dollar sound card, now I connect my microphone (BM-800) to the sound card and then I connect the sound card to my laptop. It works but the quality of the audio is just terrible. What am ...
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Is there a wireless mic system that can use both lapel/lavalier & reporter/interview mic?

Does anyone know if one wireless microphone system can receive signals from lavalier mics and a reporter mic? E.g. reporter/interview/singer mic on a stand in the audience, and a lavalier mic on a ...
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Dayton Audio mic calibration file details

Dayton Audio provides calibration measurements for some of their mics in the form of a text file mapping frequencies to gains for that particular mic (by serial number), e.g. one of mine is: *1000Hz -...
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Why do microphones need padded storage cases?

Most pro microphones I've seen are usually carried in huge padded storage cases. Huge, as in, way bigger than comparable camera bags. I don't really understand this as the microphone itself is covered ...
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Strange static / low frequency noise with a Rode AI-1 on MME / ASIO drivers

I'm using a Rode NT1 microphone and a Rode AI-1, plugged into a USB-C port of a Windows 11 laptop (I have tried other ports too). I am using Adobe Audition. When I try recording using MME drivers, a ...
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Is Synco G1 (A1) mic input (TRS) stereo or balanced?

So the Synco G1 wireless microphone transmitter has a TRS jack 1/8 mic input. Does this TRS mic input stand for balanced or stereo audio? I have searched the web, but I can't find any confirmation ...
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Recording student questions in small class 20-30 people

I'm building a classroom that's set up to record in person lectures for online content. I want to capture the presenter and have an option of grabbing the audience if there's a question asked or a ...
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What is the ideal type of mic to use for recording street musicians?

I have a project I'd like to do involving video (and sound) recording of street musicians. I'm wondering what the best type of mic to use in this type of situation would be. I probably want it to be ...
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Why my lav mic makes static when connected to PC, but not if connected to mixer?

I just bought a lav mics for an accordion and when I connect it to the PC using minijack to USB adapter and transimitter/receiver and moving a wire, I hear static crackling. From that I understand ...
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Looking for a mic set up for zoom in a large room

I have used with success 4 boundary mics around a table. Now with more people in the room I am unable to pick up people away from the table and thought to add a condenser mic on a stand. What kind of ...
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Why does my microphone sound tinny when I turn up my output on my Audio Interface?

thank you in advance for any help you can give me! So I have a Samson 03 Condenser Mic plugged in to my Sonos Audiobox USB 96, but the problem is that the mic starts to sound really tinny and weird, ...
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Microphone polar plot measurement frequencies

So, I'm looking at generating a polar plot to see directional dependence of a sensor that I've got. I downloaded a basic tool in MATLAB called dirplot, which I can read my measured data over 360 ...
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1/8 mic to 1/4 input wiring?

I am trying to connect a headset with inline microphone to my computer through my NI Komplete Audio 6 audio interface. The headphones have a 1/8" TRRS male cable which I have plugged into a 1/8&...
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How to merge two audio outputs to one output

I'm trying to merge two audio outputs which are my microphone and VB-Audio Virtual Cable, to one output, and maybe make one of the outputs quieter when my microphone is making sound. I'm looking for a ...
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Quiet place sound meter

Is it possible to sense small audio signal like 30db with electret microphone? Is there any module to do this manually?
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Is it okay to connect Belden 8412 to condenser microphone?

I know there is Belden 8423 which states that it's specially made for phantom power, but I currently only have Belden 8412, since I only had dinamic microphone(before you ask, yes I am planning to buy ...
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