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Changing the input volume can never do anything to reduce extraneous noise being picked up by the mic. If you turn it up or down, the noise will change by exactly the same amount as the signal. You need to either separate it first - by damping the source; at worst heavy curtains, at best double-thickness walls… or change the relative distances - get the mic ...


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The situation you are describing is where I would use a noise gate. When there is talk going on, the gate opens. When there is no talk going on, the noise gate closes and there will be silence. This is only possible when there is a difference in volume between the sound you want to keep and ambient noise. If the ambient noise is stronger than the voice a ...


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Just rang Rode directly as I needed an answer myself. SmartLav+ = you use the Rode SC3 adaptor. The VXLR+ adaptor that someone linked here is for the traditional lav microphones that have a TRS connection already. Hope that helps.


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