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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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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Can I get Microphone Input AND PC audio BOTH through Headphones without Delay?

I am trying to get both my PC's audio and my microphone input to go into my headphones so I can hear them both; I have thus far managed to monitor the microphone with FL Studio, so I hear that in my ...
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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 ...
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For public lectures, what hidden mic setup needs to be used?

In "the old days" lecturers would obviously speak, sometimes to large crowds, without the advantage of modern sound systems - to wit, no microphone. So this would obviously be still possible today (I ...
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Can I use an aux cable as a bridge between the headphone jack and microphone jack?

I had this crazy idea. The headphone jack on my PC is right next to the microphone jack. If I wanted to record the streaming audio that my computer was playing, could I conceivably plug an auxiliary ...
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Something moving inside Røde NTG3?

I purchased a Røde NTG3B a month ago, but there was strange noise whenever I moved the mic. As if something was moving inside the mic. The mic was practically useless. I returned the mic and the ...
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What do you think about Sanken css 5 for recording ambience?

HI! I d like to know if anyone have used a Sanken CSS 5 for recording ambience. What do you think about it? Is it noisy? I m planning to use it with a sound devices 702 to record some forest ambience. ...
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XLR AT2020 Problem

My Audio Technica AT2020 is plugged into a interface called the Scarlett solo. For some odd reason I will be recording when randomly I will look at the audio bar and is not going up and down it's ...
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Shure SM57 with lost sensitivity

I've got a Shure SM57 that appears to have lost a great deal of sensitivity. For the longest time I couldn't figure out the issue and was changing preamps, cables, gain staging, etc. But I recently ...
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Input sound has latency when the computer is connected to a speaker

I have a Mid-2014 MacBook Pro, and a very basic USB microphone. When I connect the USB microphone and use a software like Line In or GarageBand, I can hear the input clearly from the MacBook's ...
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Full/multiple room voice recognition

What kind of microphone is suitable for use listening to an entire room for voice control purposes? I've noticed the microphone array in the Kinect devices seems to be pretty good as this (still not ...
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Rode NT1A with Fousrite Audio Interface of with Zoom H4n pro / H5 [duplicate]

I'm looking for an appropriate partner for a Rode NT1A. Originally I wanted to go with a USB interface on macOS, something around 200€ like the new Focusrite Scarlett series. But since my field ...
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How can I compress Mic input using a virtual sound card?

Is there a way to set up a compression VST on the default input of my mac? e.g. I want to make a skype call and I have my USB soundcard as mic input, is there a way to set up the default input as my ...
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What is this microphone connector?

It's from a 70's Italian mic (UMC 7103), a unidirectional condenser microphone. I need to substitute the original jack cable, with a XLR, but i don't know what is this connector (it screws on the mic)
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My new sennheiser doesn't have an XLR port, what is this plug called? (picture included)

I'm new to the world of sound equipment, but I found a really nice deal on a used Sennheiser ME 66. Unfortunately, I was expecting an XLR port, but instead it has this (see picture). I'm not sure what ...
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Wireless conference systems with more than 8 channels?

We have a large hall which is used for conferences and meetings. The participants are usually 5-40 people. We are looking for a system which can provide us: Mics infront of every participant of the ...
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Shotgun Microphone to isolate sound of golf club striking golf ball

I am using a microphone to pick up the sound of golf clubs striking golf balls at the driving range. I currently have a cheap microphone that doesn't actually work too bad: My problem is that ...
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Microphone to pick voice of several people in a big room

I usually do online Skype meetings with my team. On my side, it is only me, but on the other side, there are several people with different distances from the laptop (5m radius max). So far, we have ...
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Monitoring multiple USB microphones

I am in the planning stages of producing a podcast consisting 2 or more people in the same room. I have a large diaphragm USB condenser mic, and another non-USB mic. At this point, I need to decide ...