Re: [podcasters] new mike troubles
- It was 25 Jan 2007, when randy_waltrip commented:
> HI. I'm starting a podcast, and bought a Nady Starpower mike, withCheck to see if the System Mixer on your machine, which system-wise is
> cable and stand, from Musician's Friend. Connected it to my computer to try
> it, using Audacity, but it's recording at a very low volume. The little
> plastic "Quickshot" mike that came with the computer actually records at a
> much higher level. What am I doing wrong? I had to use an adapter to allow
> the 1/4 inch phone plug on the new mike to plug into the computer's mike
> input (computer is an HP Pavillion 734n), so am wondering if that might be
> causing the problem; the Quickshot plugs directly into the computer. I've
> experimented by turning the mike record volume all the way up on the
> Audacity controls, but no luck. Any ideas?
"upstream" from Audacity, allows for a mike boost. Your probably looking
at an impedance mismatch (making me wish I remembered more from my youth
about impedance mismatches).