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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Recording Microphone with Cubase problem

I am new to sound recording. I have a Steinberg UR22 MKII sound card that I have connected to mono inputs (one for my electric piano and one for my dynamic microphone). The microphone input only ...
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Plug-in power microphone to PC

I have a Rode VideoMicro microphone that uses a plug-in power jack with min 3V; I'm able to use it on my PC but the sound quality is really bad compared to its use on a camera. I'm wondering if this ...
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Condenser OK for vocals?

I play in an Irish band.I use a condensed mic for my accordion. Occasionally I have to sing without playing my instrument. Will the condenser mic be OK for singing?
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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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use AKAI mic on Laptop

I do not know about audio. I found an AKAI microphone and want to use it with my laptop. The AKAI microphone's jack is probably a 6 or 6.5 mm. Can I use this microphone to record on my laptop? If I ...
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Get mics to line level in the field

I'm new to field recording and I have a 744t, but channels 3&4 have to be line in. So if I want 4 mic channels, let's say Rode NT4 on 1&2 and Line Audio CM3 on 3&4, I need to get the 3&...
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radio mics, what is in the future

what is the future of radio mics, is it worth spending thousands of euros (or dollars) now for devices that soon may become antiquate? are we expecting some total change or improvement in wireless ...
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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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USB sound card not detecting Shure mic

I'm still not sure whether this is the right forum to ask this question. However, I must ask this somewhere. I recently bought a cheap USB sound card [1], which seems to be using the chip CM108. It ...
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Microphones for live Interview in cheaper

We are doing some question/answers in live with public,so we need suggestion which microphone will be good for us, We found one on ebay.in on following link: http://www.ebay.in/itm/14-37-Pro-Video-...
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(Solved) Voice isn't always clear through AT-2035

I'm an audio noob and I would appreciate any help I can get here. I recently purchased an Audio Technica AT-2035 and I have it hooked up to a Focusrite Scarlett Solo Second Generation. I've been ...
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Scarlet Solo 2nd + AT2020 noise problem appears after some time

So I bought the audio equipment mentioned in the title recently and I have been having some problems with it. After some time, randomly (Today it happened two times for example) mic starts going ...
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Headset amplifier (headphone amplifier with mic preamp)

I have and m-audio 24/96 soundcard with one RCA-out and one RCA-in pair. I want to connect a headphone with a separate mic (modmic) to this audio card. Now I need a nice headphone amplifier I get ...
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DPA 4060 and Focusrite Clarett 2Pre: Phantom needed?

Hi guys – Just a quick and probably very basic question: do I need to turn 48V on when I connect a DPA 4060 Mic (MicroDot) through a DPA XLR DAD6001 P48 Connector? I would have think that this is the ...
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Can high gain result in damaging condenser mic?

I'm not that good at reading electronic schemes. If I minimize the gain ~1/10 of condenser mic and make some continuous noise of enough dB to have just no clipping, and then increase the gain 10/10, ...
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Using a Rode NGT 2 and Zoom h4n pro and very flat quality. Solutions?

I've been testing my new Rode NGT 2 with my Zoom H4N Pro. My girlfriend is a professional singer so mainly testing with her singing. The Rode NGT 2 seems ridiculously flat and untextured compared with ...
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Need to do a live interview in a noisy place

I'm a journalism student and for my next assignement I need to do a broadcast live from a noisy place (a sports bar in the middle of a soccer match) to my partner on the station. I have a mic, jacked ...
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Is Behringer C-1 mic good enough for foley recordings for the price?

I have a deadline in three days to finish a project that requires some foley recordings, but I am without a mic. I would buy this mic for this purpose (I am low on budget) and I was wondering if it ...
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Buzzing and Humming Sound while recording live Church Service..

I am trying to record church service but i can hear humming or some kind of buzzing sound in recording how do i fix it.....just for your understanding i have one end coming from mixer out to Pyle-Pro ...
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How should Mini XLR condenser microphone be wired?

I have bought an AKG WMS 40 (Instrument) kit which comes with the PT 40 bodypack transmitter. This has a mini XLR socket. I am trying to use it with a spare headset mic that had a 3.5mm mono connector ...
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What to look for in a microphone/studio [closed]

So, I know this question will probably be really far-fetched. However, I was wondering what I should look for in a low-budget microphone for making video game sound effects, as well as a studio. ...
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Mic compatibility with Canon VIXIA camcorder?

What types of microphones are compatible with the Canon VIXIA HF R700 camcorder? All Canon's documentation states is Microphone Terminal 3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack... which lead me to believe ...
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What are the advantages of a condenser mic for recording vocals?

Or it's better to buy a dynamic microphone? I heard that condenser mics is too sensitive and there will be a lot of noises on the record. Is that statement true?
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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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Classical guitar to a mic to a guitar processor (or even better guitar amp)?

I would like to use a mic to amplify my classical guitar as I'm told it's the best way to do it without altering the guitar and losing some sound acoustically (with piezo, fishman....). However I also ...
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What do I need for buying a good microphone [closed]

I'm trying to buy a new microphone for recording vocals, and I though about this one . I don't know anything about voice recording so I hope if someone helps me to pick a good one which costs lower ...
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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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Do you have any suggestions on recording vocals/guitar using 2 mics?

i write simple songs with just an acoustic guitar and me singing. I have this cheap large-diaphragm microphone and i am ready to buy this mid-range small diaphragm microphone to record the guitar. ...
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TINY QUESTION what mics are used in a video?

here's the link to gorgeous accordion sounds:
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Studio mic --> Headphone jack not working

I have created a system to plug my studio mic (MXL 990) into my MacBook's 3.5mm headphone jack that consists of the following system: Mic -> AC Power supply for the mic -> 3-Prong microphone cable to ...
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Why do we hear microphone raised voice instead of our low volume voice? [closed]

Where the real low volume sound goes(disappears) when you speak through microphone?I am meaning we are only hearing the increased voice by microphone through speaker for example in a auditorium. Why ...
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Microphone and Technique Suggestions for Recording Audiences?

I want to record an audience (people sounds), in rooms about 50 to 100 people. My main mic (Speaker) has 1.m distance from the audience mic, and I want to install the audience mic in 1.5m Height. I ...
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New Behringer C-2 microphone malfunctioning

So, I recently bought this stereo pair, small diaphragm condensers. One of them works fine Another doesn't work and generates lots of noise while it is set to unchanged sound picking mode (those ...
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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 ...
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Microphone to capture eating sounds

I'm wondering if there's any good microphone that can capture sounds when chewing different foods? I'm using a throat mic now, but it's quite uncomfortable. Is an in-ear microphone capable of ...
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Gear for stylized cinematic sound design project

I'm due to start work on a project next month which I'll be editing and sound designing. It's a 5 minute short film/commercial which requires a lot of heavily stylized sound design elements. There ...
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Bandpass filter on omnidirectional microphone (experimenting)

Simple thought, this is more for experimenting than anything else. I am well aware the end result may sound horrible, so please don't presume to preach to me here. I play music. I have a battery ...
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For public lectures, what hidden mic setup needs to be used?

In "the old days" lecturers would obviously speak, sometimes to large crowds, without the advantage of modern sound systems - to wit, no microphone. So this would obviously be still possible today (I ...
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Choosing a studio mic for accordion

Ehh, so hard to find professional feedback on studio recording of accordion. It's still pretty exclusive and rare (there is even no tag for it here!), especially the most high end accordions, which i ...
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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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Shure SM57 with lost sensitivity

I've got a Shure SM57 that appears to have lost a great deal of sensitivity. For the longest time I couldn't figure out the issue and was changing preamps, cables, gain staging, etc. But I recently ...
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Shure mic input misunderstanding

So I bought this dynamic shure microphone : https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B00FXO5CEW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I've tried using it on a karaoke app (Smule) on my mobile phone....
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Rode NT1A with Fousrite Audio Interface of with Zoom H4n pro / H5 [duplicate]

I'm looking for an appropriate partner for a Rode NT1A. Originally I wanted to go with a USB interface on macOS, something around 200€ like the new Focusrite Scarlett series. But since my field ...
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Can I use an aux cable as a bridge between the headphone jack and microphone jack?

I had this crazy idea. The headphone jack on my PC is right next to the microphone jack. If I wanted to record the streaming audio that my computer was playing, could I conceivably plug an auxiliary ...
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My mic has low gain

I have an Avid Mbox 3 soundcard. It has a preamp built in, but it does not do the job for me when it comes to getting a respectable gain. the mic I'm using is a rhode NT-1A, pretty decent condenser ...
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How can I compress Mic input using a virtual sound card?

Is there a way to set up a compression VST on the default input of my mac? e.g. I want to make a skype call and I have my USB soundcard as mic input, is there a way to set up the default input as my ...
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Can an audio interface's gain control mute the input source?

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, and a Rode Nt1 Kit Mic. Up until today, I thought turning the gain controls on the audio interface all the way down would mute the mic, but today ...
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What is this microphone connector?

It's from a 70's Italian mic (UMC 7103), a unidirectional condenser microphone. I need to substitute the original jack cable, with a XLR, but i don't know what is this connector (it screws on the mic)
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My new sennheiser doesn't have an XLR port, what is this plug called? (picture included)

I'm new to the world of sound equipment, but I found a really nice deal on a used Sennheiser ME 66. Unfortunately, I was expecting an XLR port, but instead it has this (see picture). I'm not sure what ...
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Shotgun Microphone to isolate sound of golf club striking golf ball

I am using a microphone to pick up the sound of golf clubs striking golf balls at the driving range. I currently have a cheap microphone that doesn't actually work too bad: My problem is that ...

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