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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An alternative to a blimp? (…a small pistol grip for example?)

Hello. I'm looking into getting a Rode NT4 stereo microphone for sound collection very soon. Due to me saving for my next purchase (a Tascam HDP2 I'm thinking) I'm looking to get the proper gear to ...
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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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Portable Mic Preamp… Suggestions?

I am in the market for a portable, battery-powered microphone preamp for my shotgun. My Zoom H4n portable recorder does not seem to be driving my Rode NT2-A well enough, I would like to give it more ...
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Low sound how can i prove this is happening [duplicate]

I suspect my neighbor is running low sound ,I know when I first moved in this was not happening, I don't want to sound weird but he started parking his car on a weird angle that can engulf my whole ...
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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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What type of microphone is best for a medium space room mix?

I'm looking for a way to record a live dance class in a 25' x 20' space. I want the classroom ambience but also want the teacher's voice to be clear. I'll be using a PA system either in the back or ...
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Contact Microphone Noise Isolation

I have a piezo contact microphone which I am using to detect running water in a pipe. I intend to use this signal to determine the time at which water turns on or off in the pipe. However, there is ...
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How to relate audio PCM data to a dB SPL value?

I've got a set with MEMS microphones that measure audio signals at ultrasonic frequencies. The MEMS microphones have a PDM output which is then converted into PCM (this is necessary to allow for a ...
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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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Why is my microphone peaking at -6 dB?

I have a cheap, simple recording setup: a Behringer UMC204HD DAC interface and a Behringer C-1 microphone connected over XLR. For some reason the input from the microphone peaks (clips) at precisely -...
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Thoughts on 3D Mic Pro by Mitra?

I was watching Terminus by Phillip Bloom on Vimeo. He recorded it as a showpiece for the Arri Alexa and the Mitra 3D Mic Pro, and I was really impressed by both. The sound was really great on ...
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Stream Ubuntu Microphone to Mac

I have a mac without a microphone, however I wish to use Garageband with one. I have an Ubuntu 18.04 laptop which does have one, and I wonder if there's a way to stream the microphone to mac over my ...
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Mic closest as human ear (not just few inches away)

I am currently working in a project that require microphone which hear as sensitive as human ear do. I.e barking sound of neighbor's dog, boiling water sound in kitchen, etc Is there any? I am fairly ...
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Thoughts on mics for recording vocals

I was keen to buy a mic for recordings. I have shortlisted two of them - Shure SM58 AT 2020 I have heard people say that condenser mics are mostly used for vocals. I wanted to buy At 2020, but the ...
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Recording using multiple lavalier mics

I have an interview-style recording to do that involves multiple people. I suppose using lavalier mics would be ideal for this. I couldn't find a way to properly record audio from more than one ...
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Why do I need a USB audio interface when laptops have internal sound cards?

Shouldn't I use a mixer/pre-amp and connect the output to the 3.5mm jack on my laptop? Would I severely compromise audio quality while doing this? I am on a budget. Can I get 48kHz 24bit audio using ...
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Can I use one of these common USB audio interfaces with Sony F-99B dynamic mic?

I got an age-old Sony F-99B dynamic microphone lying around while I was looking for gear to shoot an interview-style podcast. Now, I understand that dynamic mics output mic level signals that should ...
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Why does using an extension cable on my headset with a TRRS jack cause the stereo signal to leak into the microphone signal?

I've been trying to get an extension cable for my various wired headsets. These headsets have a standard 3.5mm TRRS jack using the CTIA standard, so the cable carries both a stereo out signal and a ...
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What are the 2-3 most important parameter that we have to check before buyinh condencer microphone?

What are the 2-3 most important parameters that we have to check before buying a condenser microphone? If we know that the most important things we have to look at computer hardware are: 1) Processor +...
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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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How Are The Mic Placement Standard Techniques Desided On

Most information I can get on the internet about mic placement is on specific placements for certain recorded instruments or sounds but I was wondering how those recommendations are decided on. Is it ...
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Recording sound during on an iPhone

I need a colleague to do some recordings for voice-over publication and because of confinement I cannot give them my material, nor can they go to a studio. They have an iPhone 7 and recording on it ...
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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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Røde NT-USB produces static noise depending on the USB cable

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, so please remind me if this is the case. The problem I just discovered that my USB microphone produces static noise (not sure if this is ...
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Make voice sound smoother

I need to create a narration audio, my voice doesn't sound good and I want to make it sound smoother. For example the Yes Theory youtube channel when they do a type vlog video their voice sound normal ...
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How to do live vocals effectson microphone input, using LMMS?

I am using LMMS on Debian Linux, and I want to take input from a USB microphone and run it through some of the effects (delay, pitch modification, etc) in LMMS. I don't want to do this post-recording ...
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Connecting Microphone (Shure sm58) to Avid Mbox

My question is very basic and simple - is the cable XlR-TRS on end able to connect my microphone to Avid Mbox? For now it’s not working, but I’m not sure if that’s my fault and I didn’t set up mbox ...
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How to connect a condenser microphone directly to a PC (without a mixer)

I have a condenser microphone Rode NT2 and I connected it to a PC in this way: The Rode NT2 is connected via XLR to a Behringer Phantom power generator. The phantom power generator is connected to a ...
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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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How do I make a recording of a group of people playing a 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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How to connect my ModMic Uni (3.5 mm plug) to my MOTU M2 audio interface (6.35 mm jack)

The title says it all: How do I connect my ModMic Uni (3.5 mm plug) to my MOTU M2 audio interface (6.35 mm jack)? I'm very much a newbie when it comes to audio. I bought a 3.5 mm to 6.35 mm ...
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Unknown polar pattern on bought MXL 990 mic

I just got MXL 990 Heritage Edition, for recording guitar and vocals. However, when opening the box I saw the polar pattern on the box. It's something like this. It doesn't fully resemble a cardioid ...
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Looking for a good but cheap hardware mid-side decoder.

I currently have a DIY M-S decoder, which is very noisy and the stereo image is wrong. The mid is much lower than it should and the sides are overbearing. Basically, it is impossible for me to monitor ...
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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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Line level to mic level on PC - lower output volume | use a direct box | use other options?

In this instance, I would like to hook an output of my audio interface (1/4in output on a focusrite 18i20) to the mic input on my PC (just standard 3.5mm input on the motherboard). I see a bunch of ...
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Correct gain structure cause me more problems with audio feedback

In the gain structure process of my mic with the mixer, I was always taught to back off the gain a little bit before it peaks. But if I do that, it seems I cannot reach very high volumes of my voice ...
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Application to stream the microphone

I am looking an application for a piano teacher. He has to give piano lessons to one student at a time. Currently he does video lessons using the Zoom application, but the Zoom application transmits ...
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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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How do you wire a 5wire mic to a 3pin connector?

I have an old table mic with a 5 wire cable that someone had hardwired into a small amp. I've repurposed the amp, and now I want to fix the mic, but I'm not having much luck finding a wiring diagram ...
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XLR Condenser mic to 3.5mm input jack. How do I power the mic?

I am using a zoom h1n audio recorder, which takes a 3.5mm (1/8) input jack. I want to upgrade my microphone setup to a large-diaphragm condenser microphone. All the condenser microphones I am checking ...
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Acquisition setup recommendation: insect monitoring

I'm building an audio-based insect / pollinator monitoring device for crowdsourced biodiversity assessment. I want to record sounds of bees, bumblebees and other pollinators arriving, departing and ...
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Headphones and XLR mic wont work with DAC at the same time

I have been using a Neewer XLR mic paired with the Behringer UM-2 DAC for a while now and have had an ongoing problem that had not bothered me until quarantine happened. I can not get the headphone ...
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Is it possible to combine wireless transmitters and receivers of different brands?

I'm currently researching a few options for setting up a wireless connection between a lavalier microphone and my audio recorder (Tascam DR-40) here and have stumbled over a specific question that I ...
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What sort of microphone is used in smart speakers?

I am trying to make my own "smart speaker" using a Raspberry Pi. I bought a mini USB microphone but it generates lots of static and the volume is extremely low unless you speak directly into the ...
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How can I combine two sources of audio into one set of headphones?

I am using my PreSonus AUDIOBOX 96 and Facetime in my computer to record a podcast. My current setup is: mic to AUDIOBOX and Soundflower to record audio from my computer. I don't have problems ...
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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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Wireless system (transmitter and receiver) for XLR lavalier microphones and audio recorder?

Please forgive me, if this question sounds rather basic or even noobish to some of you. I've been trying to do some research into the technology, but, so far, have not been able to find answers to ...
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How to record string instruments at home for amateurs

My children play violin and cello. We sometimes make recordings for the grandparents or friends, often with piano accompaniment. These are just done in our living room with an iphone camera and the ...

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