Advice 1: How to connect a dynamic microphone to a computer

Computer technology plays an increasingly important role in the life of every person. Microphones a device that converts sound signals into electrical allow the computer to perceive, to hear, to analyze, transmit and store sound.
How to connect a dynamic microphone to a computer
Instruction
1
Purchase a special adapter that he at the entrance was the nest big Jack, and the output is a small Jack that will be included in socket of your sound card. This is because most modern dynamic microphones have a large Jack, or 6.35 mm TRS.
2
Plug the microphone into the adapter, and the adapter insert the pink connector on your sound card. Destination of connectors on soundcard may vary with special advanced drivers. Make sure the pink plug is you input (by default, the pink connector is used for microphone). As a rule, to call the control panel with this driver is possible via the corresponding icon in the system tray. If it's not, it will invoke it through the Windows control panel, under "sounds, speech and audio devices".
3
In the system tray (a small panel in the lower right corner where the clock is located) click right click on the speaker icon. In the context menu, select "configure audio settings".
4
Next go to the tab "Audio" where you will see three settings: "sound Playback" "sound Recording" and "MIDI music Playback". Under "sound Recording" click "Volume...". In the opened window, recording level adjust the microphone volume.
5
Under each fader adjusts the level of recording devices, there is a place for show, which completely suppresses a device. Make sure the tick is removed with the master fader, which adjusts the recording level in all devices at the same time, and in particular from the microphone.
Useful advice
To connect karaoke, it is best to use professional microphones with 6.35 mm Jack. And for superior sound quality, connect the computer to the music center via line-in input and select the AUX mode.

Advice 2 : How to increase microphone sensitivity

Poor sound or low quality playback often associated with the work of the microphoneconnected or built in to your computer. Problems with the microphone not always associated with manufacturing defects. Most often you need to change some software settings on the computer, and thereby increase the sensitivity of the device.
How to increase microphone sensitivity
Instruction
1
Launch the Windows mixer. Its the icon with the image dynamics is in the lower right corner. If the icons of the mixer there is, perhaps, his display is disabled. Click start – control Panel – Sounds and audio devices and tick the “Show icon on taskbar”.
2
Double click on the icon call up the mixer volume settings. If the mixer has no volume control of the microphone, then click Options – Properties and tick the microphone. Save the changes.
3
When you see the volume control of the microphone, you must set the desired volume level.
4
The next step is to switch the mixer in recording mode to adjust the controllers input. In the mixer window, click Options – Properties – Recording.
5
Now the window is called the record Level. Be sure to check below this window next to the Selected tick. Click the Settings button.
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A check mark in the lower right corner opposite the 20db Boost will increase the gain sensitivity of the microphone by 20 decibels.
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Finally, adjust the parameters in the area of Volume and Balance with vertical and horizontal regulator. Guide voice test - are you satisfied with the sound. If not, then raise the volume control even higher, and can be directly to the maximum level.
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Once you have found the best volume level, you can experiment with balancing (horizontal slider). Its movement in one direction or another will give a sounding voice either stiffness or softness.
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If all the settings are done, but the person still voice does not reach, you should check the settings in Scype or other program for voice messaging. As a microphone the program can use the wrong device. Select Menu – Tools – Settings – audio settings – Microphone, there select the device that Skype can use as a microphone.

Advice 3 : How to increase microphone sensitivity

If a new MIC is bad or does not work – it does not mean that you bought a defective item. The microphone should be configured correctly. How well you hear the other party, depends on the sensitivity of the microphone. It can be adjusted.
How to increase microphone sensitivity
You will need
  • computer, microphone
Instruction
1
Open the settings of your microphone. Let's see how you set the sensitivity. If it is low, increase it and try the MIC in action again. If I heard a little better, but the quality still does not suit you, increase the sensitivity until the level until the sound does not seem optimal. If the sensitivity has already reached the maximum level and still not hear what you say through the microphone, you will need to more thoroughly deal with the settings of the microphone.
2
Launch the Windows mixer. On the taskbar in the lower right corner, double click on the icon "Volume", it looks like a round speaker. If the icon does not appear, it can be easily disabled. Then press "start" go to "control Panel" and open "Sounds and audio devices" (the name may be slightly different depending on your operating system). Next to Show icon on the taskbar" check the box. If the icon does not appear, then check if on your computer the audio drivers. Their incorrect operation or a lack of can be one of the causes of problems with the microphone. In this case, install or reinstall sound drivers relevant to your operating system.
3
If in a running mixer does not display the controller 's microphone, via the menu "Settings" go to "Properties" and turn on the controller. Uncheck "Off" to check whether the microphone, blow into it. If from the speakers will rustle, so that's all right. Return the mark "Off", otherwise, all the noises and your voice you will hear through your speakers.
4
Switch the mixer mode to "Recording" tab of "Properties". Check the box Selected ("On"). Now open settings. Note the line "20db Boost" – this will add a notable 20 decibels to the sensitivity of the microphone.
5
If the microphone still does not work, but his health you are sure, check whether the stuck plugs. In addition, check the settings of the program through which you make audio/video calls (Skype), Mail Agent, etc.). Can be so that the microphone is selected by default is not the device that you have connected.
Note
The sensitivity of modern microphones is 1-2 (dynamic microphones) to 10-15 (condenser microphones) mV/PA. The higher the value, the higher the sensitivity of the microphone. Thus, a microphone with a sensitivity of -75 dB less sensitive than -54 dB, and with the designation of 2 mV/PA is less sensitive than 20 mV/PA.
Useful advice
For the full implementation of all capabilities of the Android OS, you must obtain root access after doing this procedure you will be able to customize and optimize hardware and software of the phone. Many users of smartphones based on Android OS complain about the low sensitivity of the microphone, or as they say on low volume.

Advice 4 : How to configure the built-in microphone on a webcam

The popularity of instant communication on the Internet is increasing day by day. And one of the reasons for this popularity — the ability to see and hear the interlocutor. Of course, in order to be heard, you need a microphone. A microphone is another wire to the system unit. Webcam with integrated microphoneom - a convenient way to get rid of extra wires that entangle computer. But what if you connected the camera and no sound?
How to configure the built-in microphone on a webcam
Instruction
For a start, check that all connections are made correctly. Many cameras transmit audio and video via one USB cable. But still there are models in which the built-in microphone, and a cord from it are separately connected to a special socket on the rear panel of the computer. This Jack is usually marked with red color. If in your case from the camera there are two transaction — check whether they are connected. Sometimes the connection works better not on the front panel, as many do, and in the back. Try it, maybe this is the solution.
How to configure the built-in microphone on a webcam
Assume that all the connections are correct, the picture is, and there is no sound. Use the most convenient way to check is by using Skype, it is mostly used for communication over the network. Maybe in the system settings is incorrect microphone is not aligned with the camera, as usual, separately connected. Or the volume is too low.
How to configure the built-in microphone on a webcam
Run Skype. Open the menu "Tools", point "Settings". A window will appear, divided into two unequal parts. The left column will be located in the category settings, and on the right, the possible actions. Find the line "sound settings" in the left part of the window and click it.
How to configure the built-in microphone on a webcam
On the right you will see the label "Microphone", "Speakers" and "call", which will be in the drop down menu the name of the audio device that is selected as the active microphone and sound card. The first is check the setting "Microphone". Below is a striped volume, which is green shows the volume of the sound, which picks up the microphone. If in the selection field indicated with a triangle, you can select one of multiple devices recording the sound, select each in turn and say something. Be sure to tick the option "Allow automatic configuration of microphone". If the sound is captured — the bar fills up green.
How to configure the built-in microphone on a webcam
If the problem persists, open the control panel by the computer, under "Sounds and audio devices". To do this, click "start" then "control Panel". A window will open where you will see the desired category. Double-click this setting. A window will appear with several tabs. Select the tab "Recording" in Windows 7 or in the tab "Speech" in Windows XP. There you will see the device name, which by default is used by the system to record sound, that is, as a microphone.

In Windows 7, double left click on the name of the microphone, open the menu properties. Switch to the tab "Levels", set the blade on high. Check that the volume icon is not thwarted. Click "OK" and close all Windows.

In Windows XP, click "Volume" on the tab "Speech". Opens a menu in which tick mark the column "Microphone" and set the volume to maximum. Close this window. Repeat the test sound in Skype, as specified in paragraphs 3-4. In most cases, these actions solve the problem. If not, most likely, the problem is the microphone.
How to configure the built-in microphone on a webcam

Advice 5 : How to connect headphones

Headphones Genius that go along with the MIC, is no more difficult than connecting these devices to the computer separately. The key thing here is not to confuse one with the other connector.
How to connect headphones
You will need
  • headphones;
  • computer.
Instruction
1
Make sure that your sound card has the necessary driver. If you have a regular computer, turn the system unit and locate the connectors of the sound card. There may be two, three or even more 5 - it all depends on its type. You need green and pink.
2
Also note on the side wall of the housing and its front panel – a modern computer model output sockets for headphones so you don't have to turn the system unit when connecting devices. Many keyboards and monitors can also serve as transitional devices for headphones and microphones.
3
Connect the microphone cable to the connector on the computer with the corresponding pictogram, plug from the headphones into the connector next. Follow the color scheme of the connection or pay attention to labels and icons, they must match. Usually the connector for a microphone is to the right, however, it may depend on the model of sound card of your computer.
4
If you have a laptop, look on the front panel of the housing connectors of the sound card. They can also be on the right and left sides of the device. Also, be color scheme, and follow the steps in legend of pictograms and inscriptions, do not forget about the necessity of installing a device driver.
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In menu "control Panel" to navigate to settings, sounds and audio devices, change them according to your desire and make sure they are correct, for example, making a trial in the special application service "Skype" and so on. If the device does not work, check the volume on the sound card in the notification area, adjust volume level of the program and a special switch on the wires headphone Genius, which happens in some models.
Useful advice
Pay attention to the icon when connected.
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