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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 would I route iPhone vocals into my DAW?

I have an iPhone 6s Plus with a cool vocal effect app. I also have a "Blue" condenser microphone, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, and I'm using Ableton as my DAW. What adapters and/or ...
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Can I stack Microphones on a Nexia mixer?

We have a small meeting room, and we just bought some new wired microphones to replace the wireless omni mics we had in there before. The sound is infinitely better, but we're realizing there were ...
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Microphone for two presenters while screencasting?

I have been reading a lot about microphones lately and I still feel a little overwhelmed. So, please forgive, if my questions sound a bit "noobish", but I have been unable to find an answer to a ...
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Sennheiser MKH 418S power adapter

What is the power adapter for Sennheiser MKH 418S Stereo Mic? I've an adapter MZA 14, provided by the reseller, but it gives a mono output only. Is there any other adaptor recommended for the same Mic ...
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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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USB microphone introduces buzzing after a few minutes of listening

Preamble I recently bought a new AT2020 USB condenser microphone. Tossed up going with the XLR and getting a dedicated interface, but I'm not a sound engineer - I'm a computer programmer - and this ...
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i have a 48 volt Innogear phantom power that is causing a thumping noise to be in my recording

so I have had an innogear preamp for about a year now and it is in great condition but it's causing my recordings to have a thumping noise in it I don't know what to do should I toss it and buy a new ...
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Microphone Hiss with Gain at 0 and No Phantom Power

My recording setup is suddenly having an issue with microphone hiss. This hiss is overpowering in every recording that I do, and it shows up even when I set the gain to zero and turn phantom power off ...
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Condenser mic noise - can anyone identify the problem?

I bought an Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone off eBay which works fine most of the time but sometimes picks up noise as heard in this recording. Can anyone identify the problem?
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My RODE Podcaster is recording distorted sounds.No sound at all if it's quiet

As the title specifies my RODE Podcaster isn't working the way it should. The sounds it picks up are all distorted and you can't make nothing out of them. I've searched the internet for possible ...
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Behringer C1-U Microphone Static Noise In Background

So I got my Behringer C1-U Microphone for my birthday on the 19th of November, and the Microphone has been amazing since just recently, all of sudden there has been a super annoying static sound in ...
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Microphone Array

I'm using 4 microphones to built a microphone array. To interface them with my PC (running Windows), I bought four USB sound cards and using a USB hub I connect them to my system. Is there any ...
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Are the speakers in a good position?

I use two 12 EV Live speaker EV Link in a 8 meter space to stage. Is this position is good for this room with height 3 meters and 50 people in this room?
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How to Record Snowmobile Audio (Equipment and Methods)

The company that I work for wants me to be able to record as close to true to life audio of our snowmobiles as we can for as low budget that I can manage (low budget meaning under $200 for the audio ...
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How to connect dbx 286s and dbx 266xs to Behringer DX2000USB Mixer

This is my first question here. Thank you for your help! Much appreciated! I run a small online EDM radio station on a Mac mini running Radiologik DJ and NiceCast and I have been using the Behringer ...
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How can I hook two headsets with mics up to the same PC/laptop, allowing them to freely talk to each other?

I am involved in broadcasting for a school and want the two broadcasters to be able to communicate with each other through the headsets. We had this setup functioning properly on a laptop using a ...
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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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Connecting a 3.5mm Microphone on headset (Logitech G230) to a mixer (Behringer 1202)

So I have two of these Logitech G230 Headsets, and I want to connect them to my Behringer 1202 mixer. I'm using it for commentary during gameplay for Super Smash Bros. Melee for our tournaments. I ...
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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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Who can recommend a camera for shooting a vlog?

I am producing a vlog, and I must upgrade cameras as my current one (Kodak PlaySport) does not have an input for an external microphone. Something similar is all I need right now in the way of camera ...
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Very low microphone input volume

noob to this forum so apologies in advance for errors/not following conventions. I'm recording YouTube videos and for audio using a Behringer C3 with a Shure X2U adapter for my PC (Dell Inspiron, ...
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Apollo twin and Sterling ST55

I plugged my ST55 into the Mic one channel of my Apollo twin. The cable is XLR and I turn on the +48V phantom power. But even if I crank up all the gain to the max in the apollo console, I get ...
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Unique setup for spatial mic array and phase issues?

I am working on a project that uses a grid of 16 speakers roughly 8 feet on center. The speakers are ceiling mounted and down fire into a space. The playback/spatialization is a custom system that ...
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How to get rid of persistent mic buzz?

I have a Shure SM57 running into a behringer UMC202HD Audio Interface. It records all sound fine but when i try to record my acoustic guitar, there is a persistant buzz at a G2 in all the track and it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Subtle high-pitched tone from Samson C02

I'm wanting to use a Samson C02 going into a Zoom R24 to dabble a bit in recording music, gameplay commentary, and other miscellaneous things. However, whenever I use the mic, there's a rather quiet ...
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USB condensor Mic schizophrenia

I have a Audio Technica Atr and I've been using it for about a week now with Garageband/Mac. Today, after creating a new track (compressed) the sound was off. We've built a very professional ...
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Microphone Preamplifier for Condenser Mic - Research Application

I've looked around and am having trouble finding an answer to a somewhat specific question. I hope that an audio engineer can help. I have a Dayton EMM-6 microphone I'm using to characterize acoustic ...
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Condenser Shotgun Microphone Their Limits And Use In Dual Applications

I have an condenser shotgun microphone made by Audio-technica. Top of the line, I'm sure. It has a tip-ring-sleeve aka stereo jack on it. (I would gladly buy two Sennheiser $1,000 condenser shotgun ...
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Why do I get low frequency audio buzz during recording?

So I have a semi-ghetto system set up for recording on my PC using a shure sm58 microphone, it is on a modified lamp stand to suspend it in mid air, so it has no chance of vibration interference, and ...
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Sennheiser MKH70 temperature range

I can't find any information from Sennheiser about temperature range (specs here). What is the Sennheiser MKH70 temperature range? For example, is it possible to use in -15 C?
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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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Condenser Mic Not Working

I recently got a new mic since I am in a video game development course and I will need it for voice acting for my later projects. I have been trying to make it work, but not matter what I try it just ...
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Use of a Sennheiser EW 100 ENG G3-A in China

I am travelling to China (Sichuan and Yunnan) and planning to use a Sennheiser EW 100 ENG G3-A Wireless Lapel Microphone System - bought in Australia. I would like to know: whether the use of ...
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How to mic a sleeping baby's breathing?

I have a project for uni, I want to be able to detect if a baby has stopped breathing from one point in the house away from the baby. This would prevent cot death and could have lots of uses. Maybe in ...
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How do I improve the recording levels when rcording from mixer to laptop?

I'm an amateur when it comes to all things audio, but I've been put in charge of the audio system at our church. We're making the switch from recording sermons directly to CD to recording to a laptop....
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Stereo Microphone (BeyerDynamic MCE72)

Hi, Just wanted to know if anyone had any reviews or experiences with using the BeyerDynamic MCE72 stereo mic? How does it compare with other stereo mics? Thanks.
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Anyone used a Sanken CS-2?

looking at getting one, anyone used it sound quality good for home recordings?
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How to route a USB Microphone to an external effects processor and back with low latency

I recently bought a Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist. It has an XLR input and output, which I use when rehearsing with my band. It also has a USB connection which acts as both input and output when ...
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Using a bunch of smartphones with headsets like collar microphones

We are planning to put up a low-budget stage play shortly. For this instead of using the costly collar microphones I am looking at some possibilities of using smartphones (android) with headsets like ...
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A microphone for video streaming from a tennis court

Can some one Please advise on which microphone to use to record sound for live video streaming from a tennis court, both indoor courts and outdoor courts. And I will also appreciate any advise on ...
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Annoying problem with the microphone when muted

I got a new HyperX Cloud headphone and I cant find a solution for a problem what I have when I mute the microphone using the switch (which disconnect the microphone completely), it makes a very ...
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Transmit speaker's voice over bluetooth headset to a camcorder

Do you know about some cheap bluetooth receiver to connect to camcoder's audio input? I want to use bluetooth headset (BackBeat 903+) to transmit speaker's voice to be synchronized with video and ...
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ZoomH4n - Some kind of an answer…

After recording again and being puzzled again by the levels on my Zoom H4n, I googled a bit and found this awesome handheld recorder shootout: "Noise floor of the on-board mics and mic-inputs - Zoom ...