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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Need a microphone to pick up people talking from different positions around a room [closed]

The context is a hybrid in-person/online meeting. As many as ten people may be sat around sofas / chairs in a standard sized UK living room (3x5m, ish) with some other people connecting via a Zoom ...
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Audio setup for Macbook and PC at same time [closed]

I'm new here, but I have a Macbook Pro (connectors: 4 pole jack(maybe combo jack? I don't know the correct name) and usb-c (I have usb-c - usb-a cables) for my work and a PC for gaming. I try to find ...
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Do USB audio adapters supply bias voltage for lavalier condenser mics, and is TRS better than TRRS?

I give a lot of live (but recorded) seminars over zoom and need high voice quality. At home I use a Rode NT5 plugged into a focusrite 2i2 in a room with some sound treatment, and am pleased with the ...
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Low end is missing from audio through sound interface and condenser mic going to macOS

My setup is very cheap. I consider myself a beginner, so I wanted to learn and let this learning journey progressively unveil the need for better gear. Mic: Neewer® NW-700 Professional Studio ...
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Mic with character, or transparent + DAW?

Condenser, small diaphragm microphones are known for transparent sound, while the large diaphragms often have an (appreciated) coloured sound. That is my understanding, correct me if I’m wrong. ...
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Sporadic, hissing, wind-like noise from condenser microphone - what cause/fix?

There are acoustic glitches in my recordings, and I would like to know the cause of the sound anomaly and possible fixes. This is what our spectrogram looks like: And here are the example recordings ...
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Difference of a normal(Dual array) microphone and a Digital Microphone

backstory: So I have been searching for some laptops, and stumbled upon this question. The laptop A has an Dual Array Microphone, nothing special; the laptop B has an Digital Microphone - Digital and ...
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No external mic input can be given to Laptop

I have a ASUS A555LF laptop. I facing an issue with microphone, my laptop only detects in built mic but any other external mic source like headphones or condenser mic. I used OBS as audio monitor for ...
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Why are studio condenser microphones typically oriented pointing upwards rather than towards the subject's mouth?

Why are microphones used for recording vocals in a studio typically oriented pointing orthogonal to the speaker's mouth, such that the subject is effectively speaking into the side of the mic? I.e. ...
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With a dynamic mic is it possible to have as low noise as a condenser?

This is a question just out of curiosity. I have a Rode NT1-A microphone and also a Rode Podmic. I run both of them through a Yamaha MG12XU mixer. The Podmic goes through an sE Electronics DM1 ...
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Why are microphones so expensive?

I bought a pair of RØDE NT5 for about 350 EUR, while Shure's KSM 141 is about 750 EUR. The latter has more features and for instance lower noise level. Still these are not exactly the latest ...
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Good way of clamping things to a mic stand

I'm starting to think about audio recordings that I want to make in the next few months and one of the sounds I'd like to capture is rain on an umbrella. My first thought was that I could stand ...
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Headphones (presumably without mic) Shows Microphone Output when Plugged into Mic Port [closed]

OK this is probably a really dumb question, but I haven't been able to google my way out of this. I have some headphones I want to ensure do not have a mic. I'm 99% sure they don't, but to be cautious ...
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How to get rid of a hiss in my Behringer Q802USB?

I recently purchased a Behringer Xenyx Q802USB, which I intend to use for inputing three Rode Wireless Go mics into my computer. I am using these adapters to use the "line in" inputs. But ...
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Signal in one channel, noise on both – tool to exploit this for noise reduction

I have a stereo microphone recording that features two sources: The signal is considerably more prominent in the left channel than in the right one. The noise is present in both channels but slightly ...
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Would the Focusrite Scarlett be a good pair with the Samson Q2U

I'm looking at getting an XLR interface for my Samson Q2U as right now its just usb and while it works fine I want to keep improving my setup. The Samson Q2U claims it has a sensitivity of -54 db ...
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Read audio buffer from Line-In port or re-route to Microphone port

This question is largely related to Linux/computer processing audio inputs and outputs. I am currently using PyAudio to read from Microphone and livestream the audio data to the Internet, using https:/...
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How to supply a microphone with plug-in-power via TRS or TRRS plug?

I would like to use a Rode VideoMicro microphone requiring low-voltage phantom power, or plug-in power, on a device which does not supply plug-in-power. There seem to be commercial options, though I ...
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Connect BM800 condenser microphone to LG-OK55 Karaoke System [closed]

I just bought BM800 condenser microphone to play karaoke. I have LG-OK55 Karaoke System. When I plug BM800 into my PC, it works but with a high latency. If I plug BM800 directly into LG-OK55, it doesn'...
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What determines the 'innate signature' of a person's voice?

You can have two men who have grown up in the same country and place (let's take south London in the UK for example) who are the same age, went to the same schools, and the same pitch (depth) in their ...
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what model is this Sennheiser shotgun?

I'm having the opportunity to buy by second hand a Sennheiser shotgun, but there is no written the model. Does anyone recognize it?
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Force use Headset's microphone over AUX [closed]

My bluetooth headset has a built-in mic (which works great over bluetooth) but it also comes with a TRS-TRRS cable (TRS on the headset side) with another mic in it. When connecting the headset with ...
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Vocal Microphone: How critical is published frequency range?

I'm looking to acquire a vocal microphone for a bass singer who can hit a reliable F1 (about 44 Hz). Points where the singer reaches down to this F1 would be some of the highlights of a performance. ...
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Why aren't amplifiers aimed AWAY from the audience on live shows?

We all know the problems it causes for the sound engineer at concerts when the guitarist raises the volume mid show. "It goes to 11" But why are amps always behind the artists aimed out at ...
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How do I capture individuals speaking in a 75' X 50' space?

At our place of worship, we are doing a hybrid In Person / Zoom Sunday School. We are currently using our condenser mics to pick up questions from the "In Person" crowd. The issue is, we ...
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Portable recorder for loud motorcycle

Hello! I recently bought the zoom h1n audio recorder to record high quality audio together with my gopro footage. However since i have a racebike that reaches well over 120db at full throttle ive ...
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How should I mic my upright piano?

I would like to record myself playing a piano part on my upright piano at home. Things of importance: The piano is in a smallish room with very little resonance/reverb going on. I have to hand a ...
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getting a wav file from a mic while also using it to record a zoom call

I have a project in which I'll be using a Blue Yeti X (or something like it, podcasting type mic) as a mic on a macOS computer and recording people on it using Zoom. I want linked audio and video ...
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Tips for second microphone for audience comments? From the rear of the auditorium?

As with many churches during COVID, we went to a recorded/streaming service. When we returned to properly cautious, in-person gatherings there were several who appreciated the ability to watch the ...
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Using external microphone with Microsoft Surface

I have a colleague who needs to run a zoom call presentation of a singing group. I am proposing to connect an external microphone to the Microsoft Surface he will running the zoom call on. I can ...
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Would I benefit from a preamp?

When does it make sense to use a pre-amp? I'm using the Shure SM57 with the Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen) to record my podcast. This mic requires a lot of gain - I always have the gain on the ...
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Weird hissing/static sound from dynamic microphone

I recently bought a Behringer XM8500 dynamic microphone, plugged it into my audio interface (Focusrite Solo first generation) and noticed that no audio was coming from it (no signal was being produced ...
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Mic bodypack with wired output?

Is there such a thing as a wireless mic bodypack that also has a 3.5mm output? I want the flexibility to connect an earset mic to a computer headset input jack.
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My brand new AT-2035 mic sounds EXTREMELY muffled. Can someone help me solve the problem?

I have the mic hooked up to a Scarlett Solo and just as of recently my vocals are so muffled to how it sounded just a few months prior. I haven't recorded in a while and when I decided to start ...
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Zoom H5 External Mic (1/2) not visible on Screen of

When H5 is turned on, screen does not show external mic (1/2) only L/R. I can connect an external mic - Shure sm58 - & it will record input in only one, but screen shows L/R. What do I need to ...
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7.1 Sound Card not taking Mic Input [duplicate]

I've BM-800 Microphone, it's working perfectly fine when using my internal/integrated sound card but the internal card has some hissing sounds, I'm trying to use an external sound card but it isn't ...
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XLR-1/4'' vs XLR-XLR cable

I recently bought a Shure SV100 dynamic microphone that came with an XLR-1/4'' cable, which I'm plugging into a Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd gen. interface. This interface has two input jacks: a line/...
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White noise through mic even when muted

I am trying to record audio but even when the mic is muted the recording picks up white noise. It's not the mic because I've tried it with my headset mic and the same issue occurs. Not software either ...
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My Windows 10 PC isn't picking up any sound coming from my BM-800 Mic wired through my pre-amplifier [duplicate]

I bought a BM-800 Condenser Microphone The Mic has a 3.5mm jack so I'm using an adaptor (3.5mm female to 6.5mm male) I have it hooked up into the Mono 6.6mm jack of a Joseph MIX-278 Phono/Mic Pre-...
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Best hidden device for sound recording outdoor interviews

Hello sound enthusiasts! I have been looking for a good sound recording device to use outside for interviewing people. I do want it to be hidden, so that it's invisible to the person I'm interviewing. ...
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What shock mount setup is being used in this picture?

I was doing some research before purchasing some audio recording equipment, and came across this interesting combination that I can't quite identify: From this 2016 video: ...
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Should i upgrade my Microphone or my Interface first? [closed]

Good Day, Im searching for my next upgrade in Hardware. At the moment i am working with: Steinberg UR MKII (Audio Interface) Rode NT1A (Microphone) KRK RP5 G4 (Monitors) My Room is sound-treated. As i ...
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Decomposing audio signal into constituent waves

When it comes to sampling sound with a microphone and performing analysis on it, I have the following understanding: Most things produce multiple "sound waves", typically a fundamental base ...
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Can the way a vocal microphone makes you sound be defined by its technical specs?

I have a gaming headset (Razer Kraken) that has the following microphone specs: Class: Electret Condenser Microphone (ECM) Frequency response: 100 Hz - 10 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio: 60 dB Sensitivity:...
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Plug and Play Condenser Mic not working on my USB Mixer Interface [closed]

I recently bought a new condenser microphone online to replace my old BM800. My problem is, the new condenser mic only works when directly plugged into my pc with the 3.5mm TRS connector. It does not ...
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Subtle Static Issues When Recording Audio

having some static problems; particularly when my voice is picked up. I'm using an AT2020 paired with a Line 6 UX2 interface and ART Tube Studio V3 Preamp. POD Farm is set up following some YouTube ...
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Recording acoustic guitar with Dynamic and condeser at same time

It's possible or a bad idea to use a condenser mic and a dynamic mic simultaneously to get body details with the condenser and neck Brightness with the dynamic? There will be seriuos phase issues? ...
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Record a room with people without miking them individually

Hey I need to record a room of up to 20 people. (Its a so called hybrid seminar in which some people are participating via zoom and some are physically attending it). The goal is that the people in ...
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Suggestion for microphone / setup for recording noises from neighbors

I'm unlucky enough to have noisy neighbors above me (living in a flat). Yes, I tried talking to them like 10 times, but then I had to involve the landlord who eventually gave them a 1st warning. This ...
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Static of death. Is the microphone or the sound card the problem?

I have an old Line6 Toneport UX2 and a Studio Projects C1 MkII large diaphragm condenser microphone that I haven't used in a long time (8yrs+). I just bought my dream guitar and thought I might do ...

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