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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Why is a pop filter necessary?

I'm doing recordings for YouTube videos and would like to know whether a pop filter is really necessary. I, of course, care about audio quality, but I'm on a tight budget. Do I really need one? I'll ...
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How to remove noise/hissing sound while recording from a Dynamic Mic

I am using the Panasonic RP-VK21 which is a Dynamic microphone. Every time I record a video tutorial I have to edit the sound to remove the hissing sound (The background noise). What can I do to ...
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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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Can a PA microphone be plugged into a computer?

I purchased a cheap wireless handheld microphone (Nady DKW-3), of the style used in PAs and such. It has a 1/4" output. I also purchased a 1/4" to 3.5mm cord to plug the mic into my computer. I can ...
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Basics of miking a marching snare

I've seen a lot of Drum Core International soloist videos that have awesome quality of sound. Optimally I figured there would be one mike for the top and one for the bottom to get the full range of ...
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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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Connecting BM800 condenser to PC

I'm very new to the subject of recording to PC . I intend to begin simply by making recordings for some YouTube videos. I didn't wish to spend a great deal in case I give up and am not too bothered ...
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Can you suggest a good contact mic for sound design? (average cost of proposal would be much appreciated)

I would like to try some ideas for some really wierd sounds and I think a good contact mic would give me better results at that! Also I would like to ask if you think its a good idea to plug this ...
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Portable Mic Preamp… Suggestions?

I am in the market for a portable, battery-powered microphone preamp for my shotgun. My Zoom H4n portable recorder does not seem to be driving my Rode NT2-A well enough, I would like to give it more ...
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Lapel mic bleeding

I had an inquiry into the use of lapel mics in a crowded scene and whether or not sound would bleed into the mics causing distortion and cancellation. I remember watching the great Altman's Nashville ...
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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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Microphone isn't picked up!

My laptop inbuilt mic works fine in things such as Camera (windows 8) or 'set up a mic' but it does not work in FL Studio! I have gone through all of the inputs in the mixer but none work! Please help!...
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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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The NTG-3 vs MKH-416 choice

Hi guys Big fan of the site. I've been doing some research between the NTG-3 and the MKH-416 and am trying to decide between the two. Budget aside, is the MKH-416 worth the extra that you're paying ? ...
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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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Audio Technica BP4025 for atmos?

Has anyone had a chance to try this mic? How does it compare to a Rode Nt4?
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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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Question about Avenson mic

Does anybody here have some experience with Avenson sto 2 mics? I'm pretty curious about them, but I don't know anybody who has used one. Here is the link: http://www.avensonaudio.com/sto2.php I ...
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I have a BM 800 Mic that isnt working?

I have recently got a bm 800 mic that i have plugged into my Yamaha audiogram 6 interface with phantom power and the microphone is just not working. Plugged it directly into my pc and i get audio but ...
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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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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....
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Mic up a Barbershop conversation

Looking for recommendations from the experts regarding a microphone. The idea is to record a conversation during a barbershop haircut experience for a podcast idea. To include some background noise,(...
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Blue Yeti USB microphone - frying mosquitoes noise

I have a Blue Yeti USB microphone which when recording produces a "frying mosquito"-type noise (sound clip here: https://clyp.it/cw0jhzfa). I've tried it on three different computers (both laptop and ...
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Microphone with XLR adapter won't work in my mixer

I have a headset mic with stereo connector into a Rode VXLR adapter going into my mixer. But the mixer is not picking up anything. The mic works fine on my PC. I guess the Rhode does not do stereo to ...
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How to do live vocals effectson microphone input, using LMMS?

I am using LMMS on Debian Linux, and I want to take input from a USB microphone and run it through some of the effects (delay, pitch modification, etc) in LMMS. I don't want to do this post-recording ...
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What is Causing Power Issue with Blue Snowball?

I recently got a Blue Snowball microphone, and it has been working great, though recently it will no longer work in most cases. As indicated by the red light, the microphone does not receive power ...
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Mic compatibility with Canon VIXIA camcorder?

What types of microphones are compatible with the Canon VIXIA HF R700 camcorder? All Canon's documentation states is Microphone Terminal 3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack... which lead me to believe ...
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recording with Shure SM7B is surprisingly quiet

When recording with my new mic, the Shure SM7B, everything that gets recorded is extremely quiet and gets a ridiculous amount of static after upping the gain and using a compressor. I recorded it ...
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Connection Zoom H5 with AKG C 417 PP(XLR phantom adapters)

Help me, please, to understand the sequence of actions. I have Zoom H5 and AKG C 417 PP(XLR phantom adapters) I understand the sequence of actions: 1. Enable Zoom and activate phantom power in ...
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Record USB mic and Skype separately

I'd like to record a conversation between myself in a studio, and an interviewee calling in remotely (over Skype, Zoom etc - ideally I'd like it to be agnostic of the video conference software for ...
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Audio mixer with dedicated mic output

I'm kind new to all this sound stuff but I'm trying to do something wich seem simple but I can't figure out how to do it properly : I have an Alto Professional ZMX52 wich I use to manage my audio ...
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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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Noise / Ground Loop problem with Devine BM 400 Microphone

I recently purchased a Devine BM 400 Condenser Mic, but when plugging it in (XLR -> Audio Interface -> USB) I get a hum at around 50Hz, and some more peaks at 155, 2670, 365, and so on, with smaller ...
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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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Very low microphone input volume

noob to this forum so apologies in advance for errors/not following conventions. I'm recording YouTube videos and for audio using a Behringer C3 with a Shure X2U adapter for my PC (Dell Inspiron, ...
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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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Who makes the quietest microphone?!

We're preparing to do an interior foley-type recording session that requires extremely low self-noise microphones. Schoeps? DPA? Earthworks? Your opinions are appreciated!
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Low/distorted signals from headworn microphone

I'm producing a podcast with several speakers in the same room. I'm also a complete novice when it comes to audio engineering. The Original Setup Originally we used a Yeti microphone set to '...
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wired external video microphone interference

I'm shooting footage on a college campus using a wired external shotgun. In certain places on campus, there's an occasional buzz--like someone using a sped-up morse code--followed by a few seconds of ...
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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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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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Condenser Mic - Constant white noise (hiss), can't get rid of it

I've been reading through the posts and learning a lot. Thank you all for sharing and helping! I'm new to recording and I just set up my recording system to do voice overs and audio books. Here is ...
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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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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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Tascam DR 05, recording with both external and internal mics

I have recently bought a Tascam - DR-05, and two Lavaliers. I have read the manual of the Tascam - DR-05, and I have also browsed on the internet, but I can not figure out if I can record both the ...