You will need
- adapter Jack to mini-Jack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
You will need
- - set of cables to connect the mixer to the laptop with one hand which should be plug Jack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buy a professional sound card.