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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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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 ...
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How can I use a computer mic with my PA amplifier?

I have a computer mic I want to use with a PA amplifier. The mic has a 1/8 stereo plug and the amp has a 1/4" stereo jack. I tried it out using a 1/8" stereo jack to 1/4" stereo plug but there was ...
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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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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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Recording a headphone output using USB sound card microphone input

So the setup that I have is that I have a device that traditionally outputs sound from a speaker but also includes a single headphone output via 1/4" jack that, when plugged in, turns off the speaker. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Is it bad to plug in a mic when phantom power is on?

Should I switch off phantom power before plugging in my mics that require phantom? I hear a click when I don't switch the machine/phantom power off. I tend to do it, but if I don't need to that would ...
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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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What kind of microphone should I use for rapping?

I just started getting to the point in my rap where I feel like I'm ready to start wanting to record and now I'm looking to purchase the equipment. I really would appreciate any pointers on the type ...
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Mic pops with movement, consonants

So I'm working on a musical and about three out of 10 face mics continue to produce pops when the actors move quickly or over-enunciate consonants. Yes I have added wind guards, yes I have lowered ...
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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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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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How should Mini XLR condenser microphone be wired?

I have bought an AKG WMS 40 (Instrument) kit which comes with the PT 40 bodypack transmitter. This has a mini XLR socket. I am trying to use it with a spare headset mic that had a 3.5mm mono connector ...
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Zoom Q2HD for podcast-quality recordings?

I happen to already own a Zoom Q2HD. I have used it to record meetings and music auditions and have been happy with the results. Now I wonder if I could use it to record an individual voice. 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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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 ...