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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Good mic/headset combos for recording and monitoring, compatible with iPad/iPhone?

Are there any headphone/mic combos that allow me to hear myself speak while recording, and can hook up to an iPhone or iPad? (If I would need a dongle for the iPhone/iPad, that’s fine.)
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does the Superlux ps418s work with lc97-tws

I purchased some https://www.tbone-mics.com/en/product/information/details/lc97-tws/ from Thomman, but un-noticed by me, when I went to check out my saved cart a week later, the (cheap) tbone mini xlr ...
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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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How to record ultrastound with phone?

For an experiment, I need to record ultrasound using my phone. Is there an app for it? Can my inbuilt phone do? Is it at all possible (Are today's phones capable)?
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Minimum hardware required for headphones monitoring?

One reason I use DT-770's is for their sound isolation. However this sometimes works against me when I need to be hearing my own voice in addition to whatever is normally coming in through the ...
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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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Condenser vs Dynamic microphones for plug 'n play PC use

I was comparing two AKG broadcasting/recording headsets, one with a condenser microphone (AKG HSC 271) and the other with a dynamic microphone (AKG HSD 271) but otherwise identical and approximately ...
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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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What kind of sound frequency which can be audible in speaker but cant be recorded & playback

What kind of sound frequency which can be audible in speaker but cant be recorded & playback. I want to send a sound file which can be listen by receiver but cant be recorded for future playback ...
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Decent and affordable setup to record slamming doors, thumping [duplicate]

I would like to record evidence of annoying sounds from downstair apartment (Please no judgment, legal or diplomatic advices). I need a recording setup using AFFORDABLE equipment that will capture ...
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Why does this cheap mic not pick up background noise?

I tried this cheap mic he got off amazon and I was surprised at how little background noise it picked up during calls and on discord. I also tried a blue yeti in cardioid mode still picks up ...
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What is causing static while I am recording?

I am fairly new to recording and I am having an issue. I am using an AKG c214 Microphone, a Focusrite 2i4 interface, and running Fl studio. I am getting a static/robotic sound when recording or ...
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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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Recording solo violin on stage

Below is a screenshot from this exceptional solo violin performance. Can anyone identify the microphones (type, if not model) in front of the stage? Also, does this appear to be a good setup for ...
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Rode NTG3 vs Sennheiser MKH 416

I am pretty torn between the Rode NTG3 and the Sennheiser MKH 416. The Sennheiser MKH 416 is considered to be the industry standard and is considered by many as probably one of the best in the market. ...
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How to mic a fursuit performer? [duplicate]

I'd like to mic up a singer for a live performance, which sounds normal, but there's a twist: the singer will be wearing a fursuit to perform: something like a mascot costume, including a giant foam ...
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Need help to record thumping sounds

I am a single parent with four children and I have a inconsiderate neighbor directly above me who is literally running around late at night and dropping things on the ground. I have spoken to my home ...
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Hello, i am single parent and with four small children living a in a condo

I am a single parent living with four small children in a condo. In the past year, my family has been suffering due to a noisy neighbor living directly above me. the HOA is asking for a recording of ...
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Microphone plug-in power battery module

I am looking for something like this (on ebay or aliexpress) but couldn't find it so far. (something similar is presented here: https://vimeo.com/66941739) It's a 1.5v battery module to power a ...
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Radio effect for videogame voicechat

I am currently modding a space game to implement ingame chat. Everything works fine, but I want to improve it by adding the typical radio effect while the user is speaking. The effect should be worse ...
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How to connect a mono microphone to a stereo input (mini jack) without losing a channel?

I record live music with a small "pocket" video camera (Kodak "Playtouch" Zi10). The internal condenser mic is pretty lame. I tried one of the "SONY" (a knock-off, I'm sure) ECM-DS70P T-shaped plug-...
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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 introduce automatic gain control over two mics using audio interface, DAW and a mixer

I'm having Behringer UMC202HD as an audio interface and Studiomaster DC8.2 as a mixer. I am looking to introduce automixer system using the above-mentioned hardware for the live production in an ...
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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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Very loud static and buzzing noise, Behringer UM2 Audio Interface + AT2020. Microphone not working

I don't have much knowledge about this subject so bare with me. I have a AT-2020 Microphone and a Behringer UM2 Audio Interface. I have direct monitor enabled and plug in my headphones to the audio ...
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Recording a Roving Conversation - Audio Only

I want to be able to put on a lavalier mic and have a friend of mine put one on, then record the audio as we wander around to shops and restaurants. I was thinking about a bluetooth mic with a ...

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