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 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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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/...
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Setting up Microphone to avoid feedback

I have a shotgun microphone which I'd like to be able to use while using my speakers. I find this to be very practical when, for example, talking to other people without needing a headset. However, ...
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Mic to record an audience of 20 - 30 people?

My folks own a real estate business. I'm basically the social media and marketing manager, but we're branching out now into making videos (pre-recorded for now, but we plan on moving into live ...
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Can I damage condenser mic with Phantom Power connected using unbalanced cable?

I have Chord CM05 condenser microphone. For the first trials I bought cheap Phantom Power Supply, like this one: Unfortunately the XLR cable I used was unbalanced one (with pins 1&3 ...
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How to sound like Yoda

I'm not too sure if this is the proper category of this site to ask this question but... There's a chance I may make a Star Wars fan film at some point in the future. If I want to use the script I'm ...
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HTML5 audio recorder stream and upload to MVC server - Why is it noisy? [closed]

I'm trying to make a web audio recorder using getUserMedia and .NET MVC. I got as far as recording it and sending the chunks of data to the server. The problem is that i can't play the results. The ...
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Can I use phantom power on an iPad?

Is there a way to connect both phantom power and an iPad mini to my computer, so that I can use a condenser microphone in GarageBand? The microphone is an Earamble BM-800 and the phantom power is ...
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Location recording and best position for radio lapels?

Hello. I am covering all sound duties except for boom operator for a feature shooting in August. We have a Tascam stereo recorder for the shotgun but I have access to two quality radio lapel mics and ...
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Why do microphones underperform at distances?

I recently attempted to record a meeting for a project taking place in a somewhat noisy cafeteria. Unfortunately, I discovered that phones have tremendous difficulty picking up human voice over ...
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cancel out audio in a recording with convolution, phase inversion

If I am playing audio out of a speaker into a room, and there is a microphone in the room recording all the sounds in the room, can I cancel out the sound produced by the speaker in the recording? I ...
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NW-700 Sound issue

I recently bought a NW-700 (Please keep in mind for all of this, I am very new to this) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XOXRTX6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) I am trying to ...
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Phantom Power: Would it run through TSR plugs and if so would it cause electrocution?

I have a professional external sound card and a condenser mic. However I'm not a musician and I have not bought the equipment for the purpose music production as it is only for the purpose developing ...
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Can I add a 3rd XLR mic to a Behringer - Xenyx 802 mixer?

I currently have a Beringher - Xenyx X802 mixer and use it to run 2 XLR microphones. I want to add a third mic and was wondering whether I could use an external phantom power box and connect to one ...
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Regarding vidpro xml lavalier microphone

Would the above mentioned microphone work with a laptop,to create audio for dubbing and podcasts?if not,then what do you guys suggest?
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Tascam DR-44WL vs DR-100 MKIII vs USB Microphone Sound Quality

Please help me to better understand the difference in a sound quality that I should expect if I stick with one of these options: Tascam DR-44WL (Built-in Microphones) Tascam DR-100 MKIII (Built-in ...
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Will an external microphone make a tremendous difference in my work?

Hello everyone, I am a 3D artist who is undertaking a few independent projects in the area of app development. As such, I am now exploring the world of audio production for the first time. The first ...
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Stand and Pop Filter for Samson Go Mic [closed]

Which Mic stand and Pop Filter is best for Samson Go Mic?
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Basics about classical music ensembles recording [closed]

I'm not (yet) a sound design enthusiast, but I would like to acquire some basic knowledge about audio recording. I'm most interested in recording classical orchestra and choir performances. I'm ...
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Is there a significant difference in sound quality between 1/4" jacks and XLR inputs for microphones?

I have a mixer that has 4 microphone channels. Each one has both a 1/4" jack input, and a three pronged input (XLR). I can choose one or the other for connecting my microphone. I am about to buy ...
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Can you use HD-SDI cables to loop antennas for wireless mics?

We have Line 6 Mic recievers that you can rack together and loop the antennas from one to the next (see page 26 of the manual). You can buy the cable from Line 6 here, but you can get BNC-BNC cables ...
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Why does my mic/Audacity not record sound when my mic is selected as the Recording Device?

I'm using a Samson Q1U USB mic and Audacity to record myself speaking. It works, but I have some "phase shifting" problems, as detailed here. In an effort to eliminate the "phase shift," I've ...
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Buzzing and Humming Sound while recording live Church Service..

I am trying to record church service but i can hear humming or some kind of buzzing sound in recording how do i fix it.....just for your understanding i have one end coming from mixer out to Pyle-Pro ...
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Will the Rode NT1-A work well with the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2?

I have a YouTube cover channel and I'm just starting but the sound is not great right now because of my mic. I have decided to buy a new one and I like the NT1-A but I realize that I need an interface ...
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How to make recorded voice sound good

I've just bought a new microphone Vivanco DM 30 Frequency range: 50-14.000 Hz Impedance: 500 ohm Sensitivity: 75 dB Housing: ABS and tried to record my voice with it. At first, ...
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How do I 'correctly' connect this mic to that wireless system

I have a Rode NTG2 mic and a Rodelink Wireless Filmmaker kit. I don't know how to correctly connect one to the other. I know I need an XLR female to 3.5mm TRS male cable. I've tried two cable ...
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Removing pop sounds and heavy breathing from male voice

We have a male actor who tends to breathe heavily and enunciates his p's quite distinctively. What could we do to reduce or completely remove the pop-like sounds during a live performance? Any eq ...
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Phantom Power Issue

Quick question about phantom power. I know while using full consoles, you want to make sure phantom is off, before plugging in a condenser mic, and the track is muted before turning phantom on, but ...
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Connecting AKG WMS40 Mini Vocal Set to PC

I've already bought AKG WMS40 Mini Vocal Set for a gift and just wondering if it can be connected to a basic sound card in laptop. The sound card has 3.5mm jack microphone input and, as the website ...
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Weird problem with mic signal bleeding into speakers

So this is a very strange problem. Sometimes, pretty rarely whenever I am actively using my mic I can hear myself in the speakers repeat what I've said a couple of seconds ago. I've been trying for a ...
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Can SM 57 dynamic microphone with Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface be used to record tabala (percussion instrument)

I need to record a tabala which is as mentioned in the title is a form of percussion instrument extensively used in Indian classical music. I don't have a studio set up so trying to set up one at home....
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Is it a drawback for Tascam DR-100 or similar recorders to not have adjustable AB/XY mic positions?

I was looking at DR-40 and DR-100 and notice that only DR-40 has adjustable microphone positions. I see the option to adjust the mics as a good feature. I am surprised to see that the more expensive ...
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Find signal-to-noise ratio of microphones inside digital voice recorders

Dear Sound Design community, we are doing research in bioacoustics and need to determine the make and specifications of microphone elements inside digital voice recoerders that were used in the past, ...
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live background noise suppression with noise source

I have a set of microphones connected to a computer using windows 10, is it possible to remove background noise from the stream of a microphone using the sample of the other microphone ? I need to ...
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 low sound on Audacity

I don't understand much of sound material, but i searched a little, talked with a few friends and the store technician and end up buying a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 ...