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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Condenser Microphone Without Phantom Power - Constant Noise

Condenser Microphone > XLR Cable > USB Soundcard > Computer I haven't connected a phantom power, it records well but there is a constant noise/static in the background. Please help, how do I get ...
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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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Can power be supplied to a lavalier via the connector?

I have a BOYA BY-M1 lavalier mic which has its own battery unit. However, I want to attempt to supply power through the 4 pole TRRS jack itself for a project. I had attempted solutions for similar ...
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What microphones setup is suitable to record both a moving speaker and questions from the audience?

I am trying to improve the sound quality for following situation: - the speaker stand in front of a 20-30 people crowd. - the speaker moves around in front of the audience - the speaker writes from ...
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Need suggestions on audio recording equipment for studying noise in classrooms

Ideally, we would be able to record from 20 or so stationary locations from well-matched microphones with flexibility in how they are set up (stands, on tables, stuck to walls, etc.) and 2-4 headset ...
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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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How do you correct a very low microphone input volume?

I'm recording Youtube videos and for audio using a Behringer C3 with a Shure X2U adapter for my PC (Dell Inspiron, running Windows 10). I use Camtasia for screen-casting and then editing the videos. ...
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Is it possible to record higher frequencies using multiple microphones sampling in lockstep?

I have only a basic understanding of audio, so this may be somewhat naive, but is it theoretically possible to record frequencies above what microphone allows by using multiple devices sampling in ...
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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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VST Plugins to filter mic input for Skype or Google Hangouts

I'm a user of Reaper and OBS, but nevertheless it seems I cannot find a good solution for my problem: We have a conference room with 3 microphones that go into an AKG mixer & audio interface. In ...
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I have a BM 800 Mic that isnt working?

I have recently got a bm 800 mic that i have plugged into my Yamaha audiogram 6 interface with phantom power and the microphone is just not working. Plugged it directly into my pc and i get audio but ...
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Why is my RODE Podcaster recording distorted sounds?

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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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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What are the 1 2 3 settings on the back of The Blue Snowball?

The Blue Snowball has settings on the back controlled by a dip switch that says 1 2 3. What do these do? Googling for it I get a bunch of bad results (html numbered lists) and this manual which doesn'...
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what's the difference between microphone gain and microphone “level” and “boost” in Windows?

I have an USB microphone that has a gain control knob. As I understand, the gain here means the voltage amplifier gain inside the microphone. USB microphone will have an maximum output voltage of 5V, ...
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Laptop won't detect condenser microphone

I have recently purchased a condenser microphone and a mixer which supports phantom power. I connected the microphone to the mixer and then connected the mixer with my laptop by using RCA. The green ...
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Has anybody used Earthworks microphones for sound effects

I think some of you may find this video interesting for the sound recording link text My question is, does anybody use Earthworks microphones on here as I am thinking of investing in a pair. On this ...
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Schoeps Microphone Trivia

Hey guys, This isn't exactly a question but I thought it was cool information to know about Schoeps mics: I was at NAB this year and I saw the new SuperCMIT shotgun (digital shotgun which is super-...
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Connecting Condenser Mic to an amplifier then to PC? [duplicate]

I have BM800 condenser microphone which produces really low volume because it needs to be connected to a phantom power, I don't have a phantom power but I have an old Pioneer SA-600 amplifier. How do ...
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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 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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I have a sound project. For blind children ages 3-10 years to consult

I have a project for blind children 3-10 years old. This project is about listening. Because I have to provide information on various listening environment or other. For example As the blind child is ...
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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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What type of microphone is best suited for recording ambient sounds?

I've seen countless examples of recordings of an environment that are supposed to help you fall asleep. Examples: Train ride or Heavy Thunderstorm I am wondering, what is the best kind of microphone ...
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Is the Neumann KMR82i suitable for FX recording?

Anyone have experience using this mic for all-purpose FX and/or ambience recording? How's the noise floor? All info is, as usual, much appreciated. Thanks, group - (source: audiorents.com) ALSO: ...
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My first field mic. [closed]

I'm in the market for a quality shotgun mic for field recording, foley, ADR, etc.... Budget: less than $1,200. I really like the Sennheiser MKH 416, but haven't had a chance to try many others. I ...
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M/S mic options

I'm working on another feature film this summer and I need to record a lot of sound to be used in post. On set we'll have unique planes, tanks, armored personnel carriers, weapons etc. that we won't ...
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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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Newbie who wants to record nature sounds on a budget

I'm new to field recording but not studio recording. I'd like to buy a portable recorder and mic for under $400 US (approximately). Having researched online, can I get away with a cheaper recording ...
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Recording group of people playing tabletop rpg

I'm in front of small challenge. I'll be recording group of 6 people playing tabletop RPG. They'll be all sitting at one table but game master (person who narrates thru game) will be hidden behind his ...
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Blue Snowball Ice usb mic has echo sound

I use the Blue Snowball Ice usb mic. I have put mic around 6 - 12 inches from my mouth. I have used screen cast ometic Normalize and Reduce Noice functionalities of that tool. But I can hear a big ...
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Can the Line-in jack be used for an external microphone?

Is there any way to use a microphone in a Line-in jack (e.g., with a pre-amp, phantom power, etc.)?
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Production mics used during the 60's and 70's?

Does any one have any information on the types of mics that were used on film sets during the 60's and 70's? Here's a screen shot from Bergman's Persona...Anyone know what kind of mic this is?
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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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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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MICROPHONE - How is this PIN actually called?

I have a Yeti Blue mic that I am now setting up. I got the 3/8 to 5/8 thread adapter, but the mic is just too high up the horizontal boom arm, so I actually wanted to drop it down a bit. I was ...
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I have this acoustic guitar pickup. What is a good software for it?

I have bought this cheap (10$) guitar pickup for an acoustic guitar, which I have connected it to my laptop's 3.5mm microphone port: This is for a 14 years old kid. What program can he use to remove ...
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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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how to get rid of a loud buzzing noise when I try to record?

I have an MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB recording audio into Sonar x3. When I try to record, my voice is very very low. You can barely ...
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how do I connect two headsets with microphone to make a intercom kind of system [closed]

Want to connect two headphones with mic so that two persons can talk over it as over a phone call. Please Help. Thank you
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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 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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How do I record a piano, respecting the balance between treble and bass?

I'm a pianist looking to buy a (portable) recording device to record myself both in concert and in the practice room. Reading about the various kinds of devices on the market I noticed many recorders ...
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What are these microphone connectors?

I have this old Philips mic, it doesn't have a regular XLR connector but rather two strange smaller connectors, a three-pin and a five-pin. Is it possible to connect this mic to a modern recorder, ...
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How to connect RODE videomic Pro to audio interface

I'm a filmmaker, and I want to buy a Rode Videmic Pro. Both for field recording, and voice-overs. (https://www.amazon.com/Rode-VideoMicPro-Directional-Microphone-Shockmount/dp/B00YAZHRZM/ref=...
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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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How to determine cause of white noise with new microphone/preamp?

I've been meaning to start making videos of covers of songs with vocals and acoustic guitar, so i purchased a Shure M58 microphone with a blue icicle XLR-USB. My Laptop is a macbookpro with touchbar ...
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BM-800 Condenser Mic Not Working in Windows 10 Acer Laptop

I recently bought a bm-800 condenser mic and is now configuring it to my laptop, however, I thought it was plug and play, (without a phantom power), when I tried recording and listened to it, I feel ...
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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 ...