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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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 ...
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Can anyone identify the source of these recording artifacts?

I have a setup with a pair of high-frequency (200k) ultrasonic microphones which I am trying to run from a Raspberry Pi Zero. The microphones are attached to a USB hub, and both the hub and the Pi ...
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Scarlet Solo 2nd + AT2020 noise problem appears after some time

So I bought the audio equipment mentioned in the title recently and I have been having some problems with it. After some time, randomly (Today it happened two times for example) mic starts going ...
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Do dynamic headset mics require a lot of gain?

Do dynamic headset mics require a lot of gain (compared to condensor mics)?
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How to standardize two similar microphones?

I am using two similar microphones for my Active Noise Cancellation project. I need to use the microphone input values in LMS Algorithm,I want to standardize the two microphones, so the iterative ...
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How to record two people side by side?

Me and my girlfriend are side-by-side when playing video games, and we would like to stream the game, so the question of how to pick up the sound had to be brought up. I bought two cheap ...
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Rode SmartLav+ does not work with Scarlett 2i2

I try to use my Rode SmartLav+ with Scarlett 2i2 USB pre-amp. I already bought Rode SC3 adaptor and small jack to big jack adaptor. I try to use any of the line/instrument inputs on my pre-amp, but it ...
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How to record from two PC microphones with one computer?

I am using audacity to record conversation between myself and a friend in the same room. I am currently using two instances of audacity on two separate computers to record each individual headset. ...
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Recording location dialogue

I have been asked to be a sound man on a short independent film. I have only recorded dialogue in a studio before under perfect conditions. All of my field recording has been for SFX or atmospheres, ...
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Condenser OK for vocals?

I play in an Irish band.I use a condensed mic for my accordion. Occasionally I have to sing without playing my instrument. Will the condenser mic be OK for singing?
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Is a dynamic mic better than a condenser mic in terms of outside noise?

I have a Rode NT1 condenser mic. I am more than satisfied with the audio quality I get, when I record podcasts and screencasts. I have one problem though. My apartment is located near a semi-busy ...
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Samson Stage XPD1 USB wireless microphone interference problems

I am using a Samson - Stage XPD1 USB wireless microphone connected to a laptop and am trying to get it to project my voice through the laptop, however when I click listen to this device in the ...
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use AKAI mic on Laptop

I do not know about audio. I found an AKAI microphone and want to use it with my laptop. The AKAI microphone's jack is probably a 6 or 6.5 mm. Can I use this microphone to record on my laptop? If I ...
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Plug-in power microphone to PC

I have a Rode VideoMicro microphone that uses a plug-in power jack with min 3V; I'm able to use it on my PC but the sound quality is really bad compared to its use on a camera. I'm wondering if this ...
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Inexpensive, easily-removable ways of reducing echo in a room (see 360° image)

I just moved into this office (see my 360° photo here!) with a wood floor and vaulted ceiling, and I want to record videos in here, but the surfaces are creating too much of an echo. When recording, ...
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Recording Microphone with Cubase problem

I am new to sound recording. I have a Steinberg UR22 MKII sound card that I have connected to mono inputs (one for my electric piano and one for my dynamic microphone). The microphone input only ...
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New Behringer C-2 microphone malfunctioning

So, I recently bought this stereo pair, small diaphragm condensers. One of them works fine Another doesn't work and generates lots of noise while it is set to unchanged sound picking mode (those ...