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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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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Microphone windscreens — how effective / necessary are they?

I've done a fair bit of podcast recording using a headset that has a small integrated foam windscreen over the mic. I never thought much about it, until we recently purchased some wireless headsets ...
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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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Choosing a studio mic for accordion

Ehh, so hard to find professional feedback on studio recording of accordion. It's still pretty exclusive and rare (there is even no tag for it here!), especially the most high end accordions, which i ...
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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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Podcast recording tips

What would be the best affordable setup for recording a 3-4 person podcast all in one room? I think my main problems are with the hardware... I've tried a few things: using a condenser (Samson C01U ...
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Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD and SKP Podcast 200

I have a SKP Podcast 200 microphone that I plug directly in my laptop (P2 conector) to do some recordings. Recently, to improve the overall quality of my recordings, I bought a Behringer U-Phoria ...
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Why is my Rode NT1 Mic making noise

I have a Rode - NT1 Mic. I bought it several months ago and I haven't used it that much. I put it in the box along with moisture absorbent. Now I took it out and realized that it is making some kind ...
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My mic has low gain

I have an Avid Mbox 3 soundcard. It has a preamp built in, but it does not do the job for me when it comes to getting a respectable gain. the mic I'm using is a rhode NT-1A, pretty decent condenser ...
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Potential problems with chaining mic cables?

Will connecting several mic cables together impact the quality of the recording? Obviously with every additional cable there's an added risk of a loose connection, but assuming my cables and ...
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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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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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MKH 415 T POWER

I have been offered a matching pair of Sennheiser MKH415 mics that are powered by T Power rather than 48 phantom. I record on Sound devices 702t and Fostex Fr2le and therefore cannot supply the right ...
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Who has / uses a single point surround mic?

Often called a surround mic, an ambisonics mic, and a few other names I've heard and can't remember. It's a 4 channel microphone that can be perfectly folded down to mono or out to 10.2, or anywhere ...
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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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Best Microphones for Recording Atmospheres

Hi, I'm looking to buy some microphones to record some outdoor atmospheres (traffic, park, outdoor crowd, etc.). I have experience recording indoor sounds like vocals and foley but no outdoor ...
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Buzzing noise with Taffware BM 700 condenser microphone [duplicate]

I recently bought a Taffware BM 700 mic. See the spec below: I plugged in to my 3.5mm jack on my laptop but it had this buzzing noise everywhere, my voice was unaudible, so I decided to update the ...
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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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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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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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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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Buzzing noise with Condenser Microphone + Phantom advice

I'm using the Floureon® Condenser Microphone 3.5mm BM-800 Studio Recording Mic with the InnoGear® 48V Phantom Power Supply but I'm getting a buzzing noise in the background when I use the phantom ...
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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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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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Why can cheap mics be eq to sound like expensive ones?

Other than frequency response, what makes a mic sound good? Say there is a cheap microphone, and an expensive microphone with same frequency response/selfnoise/sensitivity/polar pattern. Now we ...
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Voice narration mastering?

I'm a web developer who wants to start making screencasts, with emphasis on quality. One of the things that I have to take care of is the voice quality - I want it to be as good as possible for a ...
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Can I use the stereo channel on my mixer for my over head mics?

I have a Phonic Powerpod 820 mixer that has 4 mono channels and 2 stereo channels. Can I route both of my overhead mics through one of the stereo channels? The stereo channels only have 2 1/4" inputs, ...
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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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How to capture very low volume sounds?

A while ago I was surfing some nerdy geeky website and found that a company had designed that mic that could capture really low volume sounds like the sound emitted by the filaments of a light bulb ...
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Can not remove hiss/hum

Okay for quite some time now I have had a problem with hiss, or hum or whatever you want to call it. My father used to record the family in our home studio. Because of this he has many microphones ...
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The best mic's for mancave jam room to hear the room

I play drums in a regular jam, I wear plugs and cannot hear other instruments well. Thinking about buying a couple of microphones to stand up in the middle of the room and feed them into a small mixer ...
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I want to know how to shout into my mic without distortion

just wondering what I can do to resolve this issue. I have an Audiotechna AT2020 USB condenser microphone hooked up to my computer. When I'm recording sometimes I may shout or scream and my microphone ...
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Microphones for instruments ranging from double bass to fife

I am a professional multi-instrumentalist and I am looking to start recording some of my own music. When I perform live, I've always been a guest and used the host's sound system so I haven't invested ...
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How to record with a phantom powered microphone on a computer?

I want to record with a CAD Audio GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone into a laptop, but I don't know how to connect it. The mic did not come with a cord, so I bought one, but the plug in is way ...
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Bluetooth headset mic with windproofing for recording audio whilst cycling

I'm planning on experimenting with producing a video / audio commentary whilst cycling and wondering what options might be out there for a bluetooth headset mic with windproofing that could be ...
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Connecting two dynamic microphones to one preamp

Our podcast recording setup is a Behringer multitrack mixer with 4 preamps and we have 5 microphones. I have made peace with the fact that two microphones will have to occupy the same track. How would ...
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Need help recording ultrasonic frequencies with microphone

I am working on a project; detecting the sounds made by pests in stored grain while eating. I know that the ultrasonic disturbances occur when the pests tear the materials during feeding. I need a ...
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Recording setup for a podcast

I'm looking to start recording a podcast and thought I had a setup which would work, but I'm having trouble. I'm looking to record on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and I have two Turtle Bay Earforce X12 ...
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What type of microphone is best suited for recording ambient sounds?

I've seen countless examples of recordings of an environment that are supposed to help you fall asleep. Examples: Train ride or Heavy Thunderstorm I am wondering, what is the best kind of microphone ...
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NW800 condenser mic with phantom power records quietly

I recently bought a NW800 condenser mic and phantom power. I was using audacity to record directly into my Acer laptop that has a dual input. It records well but is extremely quiet even with the ...
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(Solved) Voice isn't always clear through AT-2035

I'm an audio noob and I would appreciate any help I can get here. I recently purchased an Audio Technica AT-2035 and I have it hooked up to a Focusrite Scarlett Solo Second Generation. I've been ...
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undesired interaction between multiple inputs to PA system

I'm using a 250W Fender Passport PA system (model P-250) with a vocal mic (MP-75) and an electric bass guitar hooked up to separate channels (e.g. mic to MIC-1 and bass to LINE-2). When both are ...
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Connect various outputs: 1/4 / XLR / RCA from various sources to 3.5mm jack into Cellphone

I am not an audio engineer, but rather for my company we are in a situation where we need the following customer variables met: Multiple customer locations have variations of mixing decks and ...
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suggestion for Microphone

We have a hallroom 15 feet width and 60 feet long. We use a Shure SM58 as microphone on the podium. But the problem is when a speaker(person) speaks a bit far away(tall persons keeping shoulder ...
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Issues with microphone cables

I'm new to sound design but I noticed something odd with a set of cables I purchased. I have a set of 3' Xlr cables that I purchased along with a set of Xlr(Female) to 1/4"(Male) adapters. I am ...
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Behringer C1-U noise

I bought Behringer - C1-U microphone and I would like to ask about this noise I get when recording. You can hear the noise in this short recording https://drive.google.com/file/d/...