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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 do I read this frequency response chart?

I'm looking for a directional (off-axis rejection) microphone with flat frequency response. The Shure SM81 is the only such mic that I've been able to find online, however its frequency response chart ...
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Microphone technology for noisy environment

I am looking for a microphone that would allow me to record my voice in a noisy place where I can't control the environment. Think recording your voice while cycling in a big city as a voice over for ...
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Who can identify this microphone?

Does anybody know what microphone (brand + model) the singer in this video is using? Thanks.
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How to improve guitar tone for recording?

first post: I've been recording/producing for 4-5 years but I've always struggled to get electric guitars to sound the way I want them and I'm wondering what I can do to improve that. (also done ...
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I have a sound project. For blind children ages 3-10 years to consult

I have a project for blind children 3-10 years old. This project is about listening. Because I have to provide information on various listening environment or other. For example As the blind child is ...
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Can I connect XLR mic to my portable Bluetooth speaker (with sufficient signal strength)?

I have a small, portable, battery-powered Bluetooth speaker (has aux input) and an XLR microphone (Shure SM57). I was wondering if there is anything I could use to convert the microphone signal to 3....
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Good Type of microphone to Pick up banging and stopping on walls and ceilings

I have been having persistent issues with my neighbor aggressively banging on walls and ceiling. I would like to purchase a good microphone to pick up these type of noises(consider the frequency level ...
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Condensor mic with phantom power constantly buzzes

I have a AKG Pro Audio C214 Condenser Microphone powered by a 48V phantom power device (Neewer NW-100). There is a very loud, low buzzing, the frequency of which would indicate that its AC ...
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Condensor mic stops buzzing completely after I touch the grill. Why?

I've been trying to diagnose why my condenser mic keeps buzzing for ages. I'm running it through an audio interface, but it still had a noisey 'buzz' that sounds like a very common electric hum (near ...
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Dynamic mic to XLR input

I bought this ammoon F4 mixer on Amazon, and I need help connecting a dynamic microphone to it. The mic channels have XLR and TRS inputs. The TRS is marked "LINE" and it works only with line signal ...
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What's the difference between 3 pin, 4 pin, and 5 pin XLR intercom headsets?

I'm looking for new headsets for an old Clear-com intercom system in a community theatre. All the plugs in the walls for the system are 3-pin XLR, but shopping around I can't find anything but 4 and 5 ...
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Software equivalents for the high end hardware microphone pre amps

Is there an (affordable) software version of a microphone preamp (such as the world class but unaffordable avalon 737 specifications) that allows my (phantom powered) nararted voice audio recordings ...
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Neumann USM 69i for field recoreding [duplicate]

Has anyone tried Neumann USM 69i for field recording? I know most LDC are not so practical for that use, but this one seems to fit in a blimp, but I have no idea how a LDC would sound on the exterior. ...
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Condenser Microphone - Constant noise when using Phantom Power [duplicate]

Firstly my setup : Microphone : Neewer NW-800 Phantom : Neewer NW-100 1-Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply USB "interface" : One of those cheap USB soundcards Software : Audacity, Adobe Audition CC ...
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Cost-effective way to convert a clip-on condenser to wireless?

I have a clip-on condenser microphone, the Shure PGA98H-XLR, which I use for my trombone. It ends in an XLR adapter which clips onto my belt, and I can plug an XLR cable into that. For about 90% of ...
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Setting up Mics, Mixer, Guitar and Camera

I am not sure if this is right place or not. Me and my wife, we both, are like recording karaokes, and singing live. Until now, we were enjoying with apps in mobile phone. But recently we thought we ...
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Source localization on a laptop

I have been trying to achieve sound source localization for a long time with two mics using the ITD method and have gone through various articles on the net. I want to know if its possible to ...
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Sennheiser K6 making purring sound?

I have this ME66/K6 combo mic. It randomly started making this purring noise. I changed the XLR cable, audio interface, battery etc.. still nothing. However, After removing the ME66 portion, the ...
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Recording group of people playing tabletop rpg

I'm in front of small challenge. I'll be recording group of 6 people playing tabletop RPG. They'll be all sitting at one table but game master (person who narrates thru game) will be hidden behind his ...
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How would I route iPhone vocals into my DAW?

I have an iPhone 6s Plus with a cool vocal effect app. I also have a "Blue" condenser microphone, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, and I'm using Ableton as my DAW. What adapters and/or ...
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Does side address off-axis voice recording give better quality than speaking directly?

I've read that it's best to a have mic at a 45 degrees horizontal angle, pointed not towards the mouth, but at some point in front of it. Is it really the case? What advantages does it have? ...
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Audio spectrum analysis: PC Software vs Hardware Spectrum Analyzer

I need to do some audio spectrum analysis (basically, listening to a machine and tell if it is properly calibrated). I will record the sound it makes with a microphone (it sounds differently if it is ...
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Loud audio recording microphone

I'm trying to record really loud audio - a jet engine, actually. I'm limited to recording in a 20'x 20' cinder block test room. We have cameras in the room, some that record audio, but the audio is ...
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Microphone catching only my voice in a noisy room [closed]

I am playing video games, and need a "low" quality voice recording so that I can communicate with my teammates. I am also living with my girlfriend, who is often watching the TV behind me. I am ...
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Sound Card Creating Mic Static

I am using a generic karaoke microphone with a C-Media Pci sound card (an older one). If I enable playback, (you can hear what your mic is recording) I hear copious amounts of static. I can find no ...
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I bought a Floureon BM-800, and neweer 48v phantom power, but still no sound?

I bought a floureon bm-800 under the impression it was a plug and go and it didn't work, so upon further investigation i have found some versionS require phantom power. however, even after buying and ...
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Improve Sound Quality Of USB Microphone

I’m pretty new to recording music, I’m using Ableton Live 10 Intro and an Audio Technica AT2020USB mic. I feel like I’m not really getting the best quality sound out of the mic and based on the ...
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Microphone to record piano in concert hall

I have been given the wonderful opportunity (mostly due to networking in the music department) to record myself on my school's concert Steinway grand piano in my school's concert hall. Unfortunately ...
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Sennheiser MKH 418S power adapter

What is the power adapter for Sennheiser MKH 418S Stereo Mic? I've an adapter MZA 14, provided by the reseller, but it gives a mono output only. Is there any other adaptor recommended for the same Mic ...
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How can I run mics with xlr into an old (ancient) mixer with 1/4 TS inputs?

Output from the mixer will go to a recording program on a tablet (we've got that part figured out). Reason for doing this is the band I'm in wants to create some practice tracks for the songs we are ...
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Splitting a condenser mic and using phantom power

I have a condenser mic that requires phantom power. I have a mixer that provides phantom power, and also a dedicated phantom power box if I need it. I would like to hook my microphone up to my mixer, ...
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What microphone setup is best for recording 1-4 people?

I'm starting a video business that is shot inside a 10X10 tent. I will have ample time to set up sound and lights. Because the clientele will be rotating rather quickly, I have ruled lavs out. The ...
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What equipment do I need to hear my own voice feedback on phone calls? [closed]

I was in a recording studio once with headphones/microphone and was able to hear my own voice through the headphones. It was really nice as I was able to control my volume and enunciate much better ...
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Mic recording an annoying 2KHz noise I cannot figure out from where!

I live in europe, so my AC is 220V x 50 Hz. I am using the following rig to record sound: Studio Projects B1, the old model, cardioid microphone. M-Audio Firewire Solo to convert from analogue to ...
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How can I record with multiple mics at once?

I am starting a podcast with two other people and so far I have the mics connected to a mixer that runs to the mic port of my computer. I have set it to recognize the device as a mic, line in and ...
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Phantom Power cause noise [duplicate]

so i have this weird problem, i just bought cheapo generic BM-800 microphone i plug it directly to my PC, while i generate some noise, but overall its ok, as to be expected then i try to boost the ...
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Does an XLR adaptor provide higher quality audio?

I'm looking to purchase wireless lav mics and an audio recorder. Whilst searching for multi-track recorders I read that using XLR cables will provide better quality than regular connectors. https://...
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Possible to send Yamaha MG10XU mixer output to 3.5mm mic input of game capture card?

I'm fairly new at setting up sophisticated sound design setups, but have a good deal of experience with video. Pardon my elementary question, but I really could not find a direct answer about this in ...
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Conf room microphone setup (Mic ID + Soundstream)

I've this conference room setup with multiple microphones and one person sitting on each. I'm trying to record the audio of each speaker along with the speaker (or mic) #id. Everytime someone speaks ...
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usb microphone suggestions for eliminating background noise [duplicate]

I got a Behringer C-1U for recording vocals in ableton, but unfortunately it's picking up a lot of background white noise, and I have to turn gain up 100% on my computer to even hear my vocals. I'm ...
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Using Samson C02 for small groups

I'm planning to buy a pair of Samson C02s for one-on-one outdoor interviews (mostly dog trainers working with dogs, so lavaliers aren't really an option) as they seem to be very good microphones for ...
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How do I make my interface (or OS) output stereo with a mono mic that outputs on the left channel?

I have a Scarlett Solo interface and I'm using a Shure SM57 mic, plugged in the interface mic input with an XLR m-f cable. The interface is connected via USB to my PC. When I record in a DAW like Pro ...
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How to connect dbx 286s and dbx 266xs to Behringer DX2000USB Mixer

This is my first question here. Thank you for your help! Much appreciated! I run a small online EDM radio station on a Mac mini running Radiologik DJ and NiceCast and I have been using the Behringer ...
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Preamplifier to get Max Output Voltage

I'm looking a preamplifier to get 1-2 Volt as Maximum Output Voltage of a microphone with jack or RCA. To get a line-in signal and then modulate in FM. I don't know if this I've found works. Beh­...
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very noisy neighbor and need to record her rantings

I have a very noisy neighbor and need to record her rantings - what microphone would be good for this? Thank you!
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Max output voltage microphone

Do you know what's the max output volatge can perform a microphone with this Specifications? Type: Microphone Cable length: 100cm / 3.28ft Sensitivity: -43±1dB Directivity: Uni-Directional Output ...
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Scarlett 18i8 monitor OUT to work as a MIC for the iRig Pre going into my iPhone

I have my Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 monitor output going into the microphone input of my iRig preamp. My preamp connects to my iPhone 8. I am trying to use the audio output from my mixer to take over ...
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Microphone for Football Games?

I am going to be recording video for my high school's upcoming football game. I am going to be filming with my Canon 70D DSLR camera. I want to be able to pick up crowd noise in my video because it ...
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Portable anechoic test chamber microphone suggestions

For my senior design project, we're creating an acoustical test chamber that will measure the frequency and the sound pressure of the electrical device that is put in the chamber. The chamber won't be ...
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Live streaming audio

I'm livestreaming a seminar on Tuesday and was curious about the sound. The event has three mics that are running to a back mixer. I'll be plugging the feed directly into my computer as an external ...