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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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 ...
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Avantone CK-1 Mic noise problem

I am experiencing some issues with my Avantone CK-1. Whenever I connect it for the first time in the session it gets a static noise that doesn't disappear until I unscrew the capsule from the pre and ...
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Classical guitar to a mic to a guitar processor (or even better guitar amp)?

I would like to use a mic to amplify my classical guitar as I'm told it's the best way to do it without altering the guitar and losing some sound acoustically (with piezo, fishman....). However I also ...
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All-round vocal mic

What should I be looking for when purchasing a good all-rounder vocal mic? We've dealt in Shure SM58's for years. Are there other alternatives? What qualities should I be looking for when shopping ...
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Best Condenser for <$100?

I'm setting up a pretty dangerous field recording and I need a few expendable mics which I expect to be expended (read: burnt and demolished). Can anyone recommend a decent sounding cardioid ...
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Get mics to line level in the field

I'm new to field recording and I have a 744t, but channels 3&4 have to be line in. So if I want 4 mic channels, let's say Rode NT4 on 1&2 and Line Audio CM3 on 3&4, I need to get the 3&...
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radio mics, what is in the future

what is the future of radio mics, is it worth spending thousands of euros (or dollars) now for devices that soon may become antiquate? are we expecting some total change or improvement in wireless ...
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Microphones for live Interview in cheaper

We are doing some question/answers in live with public,so we need suggestion which microphone will be good for us, We found one on ebay.in on following link: http://www.ebay.in/itm/14-37-Pro-Video-...
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USB sound card not detecting Shure mic

I'm still not sure whether this is the right forum to ask this question. However, I must ask this somewhere. I recently bought a cheap USB sound card [1], which seems to be using the chip CM108. It ...
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what essentials should I have for recording

I have Ableton and some Native Instruments plug-ins on Mac. I'd like to record for some educational music to put on YouTube. I would also like to take a first step into building a home recording ...
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Can high gain result in damaging condenser mic?

I'm not that good at reading electronic schemes. If I minimize the gain ~1/10 of condenser mic and make some continuous noise of enough dB to have just no clipping, and then increase the gain 10/10, ...
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Using a Rode NGT 2 and Zoom h4n pro and very flat quality. Solutions?

I've been testing my new Rode NGT 2 with my Zoom H4N Pro. My girlfriend is a professional singer so mainly testing with her singing. The Rode NGT 2 seems ridiculously flat and untextured compared with ...
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Headset amplifier (headphone amplifier with mic preamp)

I have and m-audio 24/96 soundcard with one RCA-out and one RCA-in pair. I want to connect a headphone with a separate mic (modmic) to this audio card. Now I need a nice headphone amplifier I get ...
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DPA 4060 and Focusrite Clarett 2Pre: Phantom needed?

Hi guys – Just a quick and probably very basic question: do I need to turn 48V on when I connect a DPA 4060 Mic (MicroDot) through a DPA XLR DAD6001 P48 Connector? I would have think that this is the ...
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Plugin to “Dynamically” align phase (add delay) between two mics (where one is moving)

We occasionally have a situation where one speaker is wearing a wireless microphone and another speaker is not. (Usually a translator would be using the wireless headset, standing next to a guest ...
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Do you have any suggestions on recording vocals/guitar using 2 mics?

i write simple songs with just an acoustic guitar and me singing. I have this cheap large-diaphragm microphone and i am ready to buy this mid-range small diaphragm microphone to record the guitar. ...
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Can an audio interface's gain control mute the input source?

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, and a Rode Nt1 Kit Mic. Up until today, I thought turning the gain controls on the audio interface all the way down would mute the mic, but today ...
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Need to do a live interview in a noisy place

I'm a journalism student and for my next assignement I need to do a broadcast live from a noisy place (a sports bar in the middle of a soccer match) to my partner on the station. I have a mic, jacked ...
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Is Behringer C-1 mic good enough for foley recordings for the price?

I have a deadline in three days to finish a project that requires some foley recordings, but I am without a mic. I would buy this mic for this purpose (I am low on budget) and I was wondering if it ...
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What to look for in a microphone/studio [closed]

So, I know this question will probably be really far-fetched. However, I was wondering what I should look for in a low-budget microphone for making video game sound effects, as well as a studio. ...
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What are the advantages of a condenser mic for recording vocals?

Or it's better to buy a dynamic microphone? I heard that condenser mics is too sensitive and there will be a lot of noises on the record. Is that statement true?
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What do I need for buying a good microphone [closed]

I'm trying to buy a new microphone for recording vocals, and I though about this one . I don't know anything about voice recording so I hope if someone helps me to pick a good one which costs lower ...
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TINY QUESTION what mics are used in a video?

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Audio Technica ATR2100-USB Recording Issue

I am facing a issue while connecting my ATR2100 to my desktop computer via USB. The sound volume that is being recorded is very low. I have to amplify it each time after recording which distorts the ...
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Microphone becomes inactive when I open a new project in cubase

I just bought a CAD USB microphone .Now using ASIO for all i managed to get it connected in CUBASE 5 and I can see the bars moving when i tap the microphone . But as soon as i open a new project the ...
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Studio mic --> Headphone jack not working

I have created a system to plug my studio mic (MXL 990) into my MacBook's 3.5mm headphone jack that consists of the following system: Mic -> AC Power supply for the mic -> 3-Prong microphone cable to ...
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Why do we hear microphone raised voice instead of our low volume voice? [closed]

Where the real low volume sound goes(disappears) when you speak through microphone?I am meaning we are only hearing the increased voice by microphone through speaker for example in a auditorium. Why ...
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Automatically mute one microphone when another is unmuted

Our church has hanging "choir mics" to pick up congregational singing for our PA system that broadcasts through the church and for our video recording. However, a downside of this is that it picks ...
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Microphone and Technique Suggestions for Recording Audiences?

I want to record an audience (people sounds), in rooms about 50 to 100 people. My main mic (Speaker) has 1.m distance from the audience mic, and I want to install the audience mic in 1.5m Height. I ...
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Game commentating with two microphone headsets

I have two headsets. One has a USB tip and the other has a standard mic out/stereo in. I have tried my darndest to get them both inputing audio simultaneously to little success. I have done all that ...
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Microphone to capture eating sounds

I'm wondering if there's any good microphone that can capture sounds when chewing different foods? I'm using a throat mic now, but it's quite uncomfortable. Is an in-ear microphone capable of ...
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Shure mic input misunderstanding

So I bought this dynamic shure microphone : https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00FXO5CEW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I've tried using it on a karaoke app (Smule) on my mobile phone....
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Gear for stylized cinematic sound design project

I'm due to start work on a project next month which I'll be editing and sound designing. It's a 5 minute short film/commercial which requires a lot of heavily stylized sound design elements. There ...
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Mobile application to turn smartphone into wireless microphone

I am lookin for an app (iOS or Android) that turns any smartphone into a wireless microphone for any kind of event. For example I can talk in my phone and sound is broadcasted in real time to the ...
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Bandpass filter on omnidirectional microphone (experimenting)

Simple thought, this is more for experimenting than anything else. I am well aware the end result may sound horrible, so please don't presume to preach to me here. I play music. I have a battery ...