Advice 1: How to connect karaoke microphone to laptop

With the proliferation of the Internet, many users appreciated its advantages in the field of communication with people who live very far away, across the country or even the world. E-mail, ICQ, Skype – a convenient means of communication. And if the first two mainly supported text mode of communication, with Internet telephony you can use voice or even video communication, but to your caller hear you, the microphone. If you have a karaoke microphone, you can use it.
How to connect karaoke microphone to laptop
You will need
  • adapter Jack to mini-Jack.
Instruction
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Let's start with the fact that all modern laptops and netbooks have a built-in microphone, you only need to activate it in system settings. If it is broken, or you are facing challenges that require an external microphone, follow these steps.
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All laptops have a headphone Jack and microphone, to save space, they are often combined in a single nest, and switching is done automatically depending on the connected device. Look on your laptop a round hole, next to which is drawn the icon of the microphone or headphones and a microphone through the line. This connector is a standard socket 3.5 mm mini-Jack located on the side or on the back of the laptop case.
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Standard karaoke microphone has an output plug to a Jack, but unlike the entrance of a laptop, the size is not 3.5 mm and 6.3 mm. It more clearly, and without additional accessories to connect it will fail. To connect the device, you need an adapter with Jack for mini-Jack. It is a plastic or metallic cylinder, one end of which has a hole under Jack 6.3 mm and the other side ends with a plug mini-Jack 3.5 mm. Such adapters are sold in shops of radio components, audio equipment stores and some computer stores.
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After purchasing the adapter, you are ready to connect the microphone. The microphone plug insert into the socket of the adapter, the resulting bundle plug into the microphone Jack of the laptop. If your computer's operating system is Windows 7, after connection it will notify you of the connection device. Windows XP, when you connect, without displaying any notifications.
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After connection of a microphone and a laptop, you must ensure that the microphone input is active. Log in to the system mixer by double-clicking on the volume icon near the clock. In the field of microphone check whether the checkbox is "Off". If there is, remove and install the volume control to the required level. Also check the switch on the microphone, if necessary, place the switch in the "ON"position.

Advice 2 : How to connect mixer microphone

You may encounter several different types of microphones. They differ in design and on the principle of converting sound vibrations. It is possible to allocate the electrodynamic and electrostatic microphones, as better. To electrodynamic microphones are reel-to-reel and tape, and electrostatic microphones condenser and electret is presented.
How to connect mixer microphone
Instruction
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If you are engaged in the equipment of the Studio, it is better to choose a condenser MIC, though he need an external power source. Do not attempt to connect a condenser microphone to the sound card. Keep in mind that using a condenser MIC, you'll have to take care of special matching device combined with a power source. All of the above elements are part of the mixer. To reduce the influence of acoustic noise attach the microphone stand or a stand with a special shock-absorbing suspension.
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Connect a dynamic microphone directly to MIC input on the sound card. The second way to reconnect using the line input of the sound card. Give is preferable to connect to the line input because you will get less noise. Use caution when connecting dynamic microphones to the mixer or microphone amplifier, which have a phantom power supply that provides the functionality of condenser microphones. Turn off the phantom power supply to avoid failure of dynamic microphone.
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If you have to connect a condenser microphone, use the microphone input of the mixer. Similarly you can connect a condenser microphone to a microphone amplifier having a source of phantom power. Check the connection between the outlet of the mixer or the output of the microphone amplifier and the line input of the sound card.
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If you have problems entailing interference caused by electromagnetic radiation, then connect the microphone to the mixer, applying a symmetrical switching. The signal from the microphone to the mixer will be transmitted through shielded twisted pair wires. Compare with the signal transmission from source to receiver single-core shielded cable. In a variant of the twisted pair of wires passing through a single wire, the signals are transmitted without changes. Such signals are also called "hot", "plus" or hot (+ve). On the other wire will be transmitted the same signal but in opposite phase. Such signals are called "cold", "negative" or cold (—ve). Any wire, even if it is shielded, at the same time functioning as an antenna, and consequently perceives interference, but at the input of the mixer will be a subtraction of the second signal and compensate for it.

Advice 3 : How to connect the sound card to the mixer

A mixer for combining audio signals in a single unit. Is necessary in the exercise recording when dubbing video files or record audio. Typically, other than the mixer used, and other expensive equipment. But if you have a mixing console and computer, you can connect and use as the recording system.
How to connect the sound card to the mixer
You will need
  • mixer;
  • cables.
Instruction
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To connect the mixer to the computer you need a mixer, a computer with a sound card having at least two channels of audio output, speaker system for audio output and connecting cables. If your PC is not installed sound card, contact a specialized center that you find appropriate accessories. As a rule, almost all sound cards have special inputs that let you connect the mixer to the computer. If you have a laptop, most likely, your sound card is already built inside.
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The connection cable depends on the capabilities of the sound card and the requirements of the mixer. Often need the following cables: single-channel a 3.5 Stereo-2RCA of not less than three pieces and cable 2RCA-2RCA to the music center. Carefully read the instructions for the mixer, not to be mistaken with recognizing all of the connectors on the panel.
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Connect one cable 3.5 Stereo-2RCA to the sound card, two cable LINE input CH1 and CH2. Connect the music centre by cable 2RCA-2RCA to the master output (on the record). Carefully review all the cables. They must be properly connected to the computer and mixer, to avoid any short circuits or anything.
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Configure the audio from the mixer to the computer after setting the program of signal processing of BPM Studio Native Instruments Traktor DJ Studio or PC DJ Red. Experiment with the settings for the sound devices to hear the output of the mixer. The exact algorithm of the connection depend on the specifications of the mixer and the capabilities of the sound card. Optimum use of the sound card that support 5.1 or two standard sound cards.

Advice 4 : How to connect to PC condenser microphone

There are at least three types of condenser microphones. Some of these devices can be connected to the computer directly, others will have to coordinate with the sound card input.
How to connect to PC condenser microphone
Instruction
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Before connecting to the computer any microphones, please check the Pinout of the appropriate socket on the sound card, which usually has red color. This Jack is monaural, and the conclusion, which is common in usual stereo Jack, it connected with the average. There are mono plugs, which implemented a corresponding connection, and if none exists, manufacture it from the stereo by the corresponding connection. Such connectors never connect to stereo Jack for headphones or speakers, so as not to cause a short circuit.
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On the sound card there is a special circuit of a capacitor and a resistor. Through the resistor is applied to the microphone power supply voltage (positive relative to the common wire), and a condenser microphone is removed the variable component of the signal. Therefore, if you have 1.5-volt electret microphone, just connect it to this socket via a plug with the correct polarity (minus to ground). Before that determine the polarity of its conclusions: negative terminal connected to the hull.
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If the microphone is powered with a voltage of 3 V, when powered from the sound card the signal will barely distinguishable. Therefore, a decoupling circuit will have to be placed outside. Apply on the MIC, also the polarity of the voltage of 5 V (computer power supply) 5-kiliany resistor. The voltage drop on it would be so that the microphone will have just 3 V. the Signal feed to the input of the sound card through a paper capacitor with a capacitance of about 0.1 microfarad. In all cases the connection when the machine has stopped.
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There are also condenser microphones that are not electret. Internal source of constant polarization in them, as there is no preliminary stage. To connect this microphone to the sound card directly. Use a special mixing console, designed to work with condenser microphones. And the signal from the line output of the console to post on the computer.
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What to do if the connections are done correctly, but there is no sound? The reason for this can be software. Both in Linux and in Windows there is a special program virtual mixing console. It has virtual volume control of the microphone and its switch. Check their position and if necessary adjust.

Advice 5 : How to connect mixer to laptop

Connecting the mixer to the laptop – not easy. It's one thing to connect the wire to the two connectors, the other to choose the right sound card, you will surely encounter if you will continue to make music.
How to connect mixer to laptop
You will need
  • - set of cables to connect the mixer to the laptop with one hand which should be plug Jack.
Instruction
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Make sure that your laptop has the necessary drivers to the sound card. If necessary, update them so they work correctly, because otherwise connecting the mixer can cause problems. Locate the laptop audio output terminals, usually marked with the icon with the headphones.
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Take the cable connection with plug-in Jack and plug one end to the audio output of the sound card of the laptop, and the other to the mixer. It is best to use the cable option, where the connection occurs by means of two wires, connected one Jack to the other end.
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If you have a wire with one side of the plug Jack, and the other – "tulips", connect the first connector on the graphics card, and the second ports to the corresponding audio input on the mixer. Be careful, follow the color scheme of the wiring. You can also use special adapters that can be purchased at the radio shops of your city.
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Buy a special external sound card for laptop if you want to achieve the best sound when using a mixing console. Check out their range on specialized sites and review the user feedback that have already purchased a particular model.
Note
Remember that standard sound cards, especially those that are built into the motherboard (most laptops only have such sound cards), you will not achieve good sound. To read information about professional sound cards you can at the following links: http://www.stereohead.ru/index.php?name=Pages&op=cat&id=10, http://www.computerra.ru/terralab/multimedia/357747/, http://www.n-audio.com/news/new7.php.
Useful advice
Buy a professional sound card.

Advice 6 : Where to connect microphone to computer

Modern computers support different input and output sound. You can connect virtually any microphone for making calls, recording your own voice and its subsequent processing. For this you need to connect the device to the computer and make necessary settings.
Where to connect microphone to computer
Instruction
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The microphone connection to the computer is performed using an appropriate socket on your sound card located inside the case. Any modern PC or laptop has two or three holes for mounting devices to work with audio. Usually sockets to connect speakers and microphones are located on the rear panel of the computer or on the side of the laptop. Also some desktop systems allow you to connect the device through the front panel of the computer, which in turn is connected with the sound card.
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Connector for a microphone is usually colored in a pinkish hue, and on some panels the socket marked with a special icon. Insert the microphone plug into this connector.
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To verify the device after the installation of the plug into the socket, open the menu "Sound". To do this go to "start" - "control Panel" - "Hardware and sound" - "Sound". In the window that appears, select the "Recording" tab Is Microphone. Click "Properties".
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Go to the "Levels" and adjust the desired settings. To increase microphone volume move the slider to the "Microphone" to the right. To enhance the sound, you can also use the "microphone boost".
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To check the quality of the sound recording device, in the same window select the tab "Listen". Connect your speakers and headphones to the computer and check the section "listen to this device". Click "OK".
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Some modern computer microphones are connected to the USB connector. Insert the plug of the device into the computer and install the driver that is supposed to come with a microphone included. If there is no disc, download the drivers by going to the manufacturer website of your device and selecting the relevant section in the menu resource.
Note
If the microphone is not working, check the connection to the computer connector and read the cable device for damage.
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