I've been recording myself reading poems. I have a nice AKG P220 condenser mic which works really well in situations where there isn't a lot of room echo. My apartment is not such a place. If I can find a solution that costs less than buying a new microphone, I'd prefer it. I'm assuming that if I can deaden the room a little the problem will be fixed. Any suggestions for a cheap, nonpermanent way to accomplish this?
Seeking relatively cheap device(s) to feed keyboard/MIDI, electric guitar/.25" DI, and mic/XLR into a modern Mac for GarageBand fun, without additional pre-amps needed. [more inside]
I just got a microphone with a cord that has a three-pronged male plug at the end. This won't fit into my amp, and I can't figure out what kind of plug I'd need. "Mic converter" turns up iPhone accessories and "preamp" looks like another, larger piece of equipment. What do I need to plug my mic into my amp?
I'd like to record some short videos of myself talking. What equipment do I need to supplement what I have? [more inside]
Not-terrible, sub-$50 microphone for iPhone for interviewing parents? [more inside]
Inspired by our old friend The Weatherman and in particular this project I'm interested in learning to use microphones for field recording. I'd like to experiment both with portable battery-powered recorders and with installed outdoor mics that can be connected to a computer or rack of other gear. [more inside]
My elderly dad would like to listen to bird, owl, and nature sounds that are going on outside of his house from inside the house. Is there an outdoor microphone and indoor receiver (amp? speaker? I'm not quite sure what I am looking for here) system that will do this for him easily? [more inside]
I have a battery-powered speaker which will be used at an outdoor event. I need to be able to power an XLR microphone that will then connect to the speaker via minijack. Can anyone recommend a reliable, small pre-amp that would be suitable for amplifying the mic before it goes into the speaker? Battery-powered would be ideal, and portability is desirable.
I take work calls from my computer, and want a solution to improve my sound that isn't a headset or Bluetooth. Any ideas? [more inside]
Suggest a microphone to plug into my iPhone 5S to improve the audio of my iPhone videos? Lavalier preferred, but a little shotgun thingie would be ok too. Hoping to achieve improved voice quality with less roomtone, and I need the audio file to record right onto the video file- I don't want to sync it in post. Thanks!
What professional medical equipment, techniques and possibilities exist to record sounds inside the body? [more inside]
I need to set up an audio and video stream with a password. What's the Hive's opinion on the best option? [more inside]
I'm hoping for a boost up the learning curve for recording and hosting/playback of PC screencasts. [more inside]
I need an external mic or webcam that will work with my aging MacBook Pro in order to tutor via Skype and to create recordings of my screen for video tutorials. I can't use the built-in mic because I want to do all of this with the laptop shut and hooked up to a Cinema Display. [more inside]
My son is trying to record his voice along with his piano and he needs a microphone/usb setup to record his voice. He wants to sing covers of songs by Coldplay or Adele, if that helps. (this question is eight years old so it seemed like it was time to re-ask.)
I want to record vocals in GarageBand for iPad. Please recommend a microphone and any other necessary gear I might need. [more inside]
I need to livestream a small-scale sporting event at the end of February 2015. I would probably like to continue livestreaming events for both business and personal stuff after that, so I am wondering about the best technology to invest in and system to use. [more inside]
Please help me understand how to google this product because I don't know what search terms to use: I am looking to purchase a microphone/headset system where people in an audience can listen to someone on a microphone translating into another language a keynote speaker's presentation. [more inside]
I would like to dictate memos and documentation when away from my Mac, and then use Dragon to transcribe the recordings. This is in a somewhat noisy environment, similar in volume, tone and variation to a car traveling at a reasonable speed on the highway (HVAC equipment one room over, lots of random rattles and whirs and steady hums.) Not loud, but notable. [more inside]
I need basically this. I'd rather order it from closer to home. My searches for this type of cable in the US haven't turned up anything, and I don't know enough about electronics to figure out what other names it might go by. I think it's a common type of cable so there must be something I'm missing. Thanks!
Looking for a recommendation of a video camera (and anything else necessary like external microphone etc) that is inexpensive but good enough that I won't regret not spending more money. If I could spend $200 that would be great, but if you tell me I'll kick myself for not spending $300 then I can do that. [more inside]
My Dungeons & Dragons group has one player who skypes in. What kind of tabletop microphone should we buy? [more inside]
Any ideas for a good, cheap audio/video setup for vlogging/podcasts? [more inside]
Please advise me on the best microphone to buy in order to record vocals at home. [more inside]
In Logic Pro, is there a way to add two Shure SM81 microphones (connected via Shure USB-to-XLR adapters) as separate tracks for recording? Currently, the only way I've been able to bring them into Logic Pro is as a merged or aggregate input device, which means the signals from the two mics are merged before going into one track. I do not want this, but instead wish to feed the signal from the two mics into two separate tracks. Is there a way to do this in Logic Pro with the equipment I have? [more inside]
I am happily working my way through the Spanish lessons on Duolingo.com, but I am disappointed to find that I cannot get the "record" option to work on the lessons. I can click the button to record, but once I stop it, it always says that Duolingo couldn't hear me / couldn't understand what I was saying. I have an acer Chromebook and I am using Google Chrome to access the site. I've tried using the microphone on the computer and also a microphone attached to my headphones, but nothing works. I can't find anything helpful through web searching. What steps can I take to fix this issue?
We have two Shure brand wireless microphones, model number SLX2. One works perfectly fine, but the other one, not so much. Actually, it's fine most of the time, but is prone to blasts of static while someone is speaking into it. The events happen about 10 to 15 minutes apart, so it's not too annoying, but there is an issue. As far as I know, the batteries in it are brand new. Any thoughts on what the issue could be?
I've been tasked with filming a series of seated "talking head" interviews using my DSLRs. What's the best way to create a minimal audio setup that will have acceptable quality, be reasonably easy to set up on location and to edit the final results, and also be reasonably cost-effective? [more inside]
Hi Mefi-ers. I've been thinking of purchasing a mic for a professional-style singing output. I don't have much knowledge of brands and or what to look for. I am a somewhat accomplished singer (that is, I have talent and have performed in front of people with mics that have been supplied for my use) [more inside]
I need a better audio setup for a projector in a conference room for a non-profit with no budget. Seriously: we're poor. [more inside]
I really want to combine my headphones with my microphone so that I can use it as a headset on my home phone. So I got a 3.5mm splitter and a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter so that I can plug the mic and headset together, then reduce it to 2.5mm so it can plug into my phone. It doesn't work. Why? More details inside... [more inside]
I'm starting to get moderately serious about vocal recordings, and I need some help figuring out which gear is most suitable and how to best set everything up in my small, noisy apartment. [more inside]
People I talk to on Skype claim to hear static coming from my end. I ran a test in Audacity and I could hear the static as well. The microphone I'm using is an MXL 990 and I'm using and Icicle Preamp (This thing) to connect the mic to my laptop through USB. I'm copying over any and all specs that would help. Here is the link. I've tried disabling my internal mic and that didn't work. Before I got this laptop, I was using a laptop that had XP on it and it worked fine. I did spray febreeze in the room and on the mic so that everything would smell nice (I was trying to clean up the room). I tried using both my internal mic and another USB one and they worked fine. I also tried using a different USB cord to hook up my mic to my laptop and I was told there was static. What should I do? I've been having this problem for a while now and it's starting to get on my nerves. Thanks in advanced.
I use a wired lavalier mic that plugs into my camera with a mini-plug input. I'd like to use 2 mics for interviews - preferably on seperate channels. Is there a small box/mixer than can be the middleman between the mics and the camera? These aren't fancy XLR mics... they just have a basic mini-plug. Any help would be mucho appreciated!
Help a noob figure out his home-recording troubles - I don't understand my M-Audio Profire DI or my reference monitors and a few other things. [more inside]
Please recommend a table-top microphone for recording interviews on a tablet PC. [more inside]
Where can I buy one of those old microphone things that tracheotomy patients put up to their throats, and when they talk they sound kind of robotic? [more inside]
When I record myself singing a single note in Audacity, it records fine for a while. Then after about two seconds it cancels out that pitch as if it were background noise. (It will then record other notes, although the quality is severely affected.) It does this with both the built-in mic and my headset mic. How do I disable this feature? [more inside]
I want to record myself singing. What hardware do I need? [more inside]
Great mic, nice pre-amp, sound card completely incompatible with Linux. What to do? [more inside]
I need a cheap wireless lapel microphone for a school musical. Give me your recommendations. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a headset with a good microphone for a webinar I'm running? [more inside]
I plan to go to the beach with my laptop and record the sound of the waves for an hour. What microphone type/ brand (not crazy expensive) would I need to do this? [more inside]
I need recommendations for a good headset with mic for recording. The mic can't shake when I move my head, and the headphones need to be insulated enough so the mic doesn't pick up what's coming through the headphones. [more inside]
Are there wireless radios and microphones appropriate for bicyclists to communicate with each other?? [more inside]
I have (what I think is) a bad solder (mp3 around 0:42) in a pair of Church Audio CA-14 miniature headworn omnidirectional microphones. Where might I find someone to fix these here in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Does anyone make an audio cable w/ a high-quality mic (w/ noise canceling?) for use in the car w/ a mobile phone? [more inside]
What microphone should I use in rural Ghana? [more inside]
affordable good microphone recommendations? [more inside]
Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Can you recommend a USB microphone or headset that works well with this software? (or maybe bluetooth) [more inside]