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Re: [podcasters] new mike troubles

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  • David Smith
    ... Check to see if the System Mixer on your machine, which system-wise is upstream from Audacity, allows for a mike boost. Your probably looking at an
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 2, 2007
      It was 25 Jan 2007, when randy_waltrip commented:

      > HI. I'm starting a podcast, and bought a Nady Starpower mike, with
      > 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?

      Check to see if the System Mixer on your machine, which system-wise is
      "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).
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