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8 years ago
Hi Manguiko,I don't quite understand the last line that you said.So right now, I need to buy a pre-amplifier. I will connect the dynamic microphone to the pre-amplifier, which I will connect to the laptop. After that, I will be able to hear my voice coming out from my laptop speakers when I speak into the dynamic microphone. Is that right? Will I need any software for that?Thanks,Qiang Ze
I don't think you need a mic preamp necessarily. Your mic is a HIGH impedence mic that is designed to be plugged directly into the "mic in" of your soundcard, which already has a high impedence mic preamp. You may have to look in your software to make sure the output is routed to the sound card speaker output. When you play the software, does the music play over the speakers? The problem may also be in your sound card. It may not be full duplex, which means it might not allow you to talk into a mic while recording and have you be able to hear it immediately through the speakers. But.. a 300 ohm mic is a high Z mic so if it has an 1/8" jack on it and you are showing a signal input in your software, you don't need a separate preamp. You might try using the Windows Recording program that comes with Windows and see if you are indeed recording the mic input. If you can record and then play back the mic, then the problem is in your soundcard...or your software.
Your microphone is DYNAMIC type. Dynamic types produce a very very small voltage. They are meant to be used wit mic preamp.Your mic is 300 ohms which is LOW impedance. High impedance is above 10 K ohms.The best you can get is with a pre-amp, I have no doubts about it.But, as said, you can also get a boost by ENABLE Mic-BOOST in your audio settings. Usually it's in the Mixer console of your software. Get there by right click in your Speaker icon. Get to the RECORDING view, and for the microphone you get ADVANCED and there you may find the mic-BOOST. The detail may vary by PC, or Sound-card.Voice-computer-jack microphones (such as those in headsets for Skype) are meant for recording voice VERY CLOSE (as a telephone) and you may still need to use the mic-Boost. For singing they are not good because, singing is not like speaking, your voice level varies too much and those mics can only pick up from rather close, and are not too good quality.As said, try the mic-Boost FIRST, and see if you find that acceptable for what you do.I don't believe that your mic is specifically designed for a computer mic jack, simply because it is Dynamic type.If you don't want to use a preamplifier and want a good signal into the PC or laptop, you would have to get an electret mic which uses a battery. Electrect is technically also a condenser mic, or capacitor type, but uses a very small transducer or something similar. All variations of capacitor/condenser mic require a bias voltage. But for singing, as you want, dynamic is better with the pre-amp.It seems to me that your mic is for a dedicated Karaoke machine, with a built in pre-amp, because of its plug. But it is still a Dynamic type and can be used with a preamp.Once you have a preamp, you can get much better mics with XLR connections for not too much. As low as $20.0 or #30.00 without the cable. A very useful pre-amp is the Xenyx 802 by Behringer.You don't need drivers or software for any of the above things.But there is software to put effects to voice once it gets to the PC. That you don't need to start with.Good luck!
Hi Manguiko,The mic-Boost function is already enabled. However, no matter how much I shout into the dynamic microphone, I do not hear any output from the speakers immediately. Pls advise.Thanks,Qiang Ze
Hey GZsound,I have actually tried using the Windows Recording program that comes with Windows to record the mic input, and there is no problem with recording the sound with Windows recorder. The only problem I am facing with the mic is to get what I say into the mic to come out immediately from the speakers.When I play the software, the music comes out over the speakers. But what I sing into the microphone does not come out from the speakers immediately. If it's a problem with my software, what can I do about it or what other software are there available that you would recommend?If it's a problem with my soundcard as you said, how do I change it to full duplex mode?Thanks,Qiang Ze
I will says that your problem of not hearing your voice and only the music is that you need to enable "What you hear" in the Recoring Mixer screen and make sure that you don't have Mic unselected. Make sure it is Selected so that you can hear your voice EVEN if you are not recording. So check also you Playback settings.Also, your settings may unknowingly have changed since you recorded using your voice in the recording you used.I don't believe you have a dupex or not-duplex issue because you have recorded already and because that issue is no longer current to current pc's and laptops.
Your microphone is DYNAMIC type. Dynamic types produce a very very small voltage. They are meant to be used wit mic preamp.Your mic is 300 ohms which is LOW impedance. High impedance is above 10 K ohms.--SNIP---
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