[audacity4blind] Re: External Microphone

  • From: "Andre Jarreau" <andre.jarreau@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:56:49 -0500

Thanks Jacob. Just the same.
Andre

-----Original Message-----
From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jacob Kruger
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 2:32 PM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: External Microphone

Sorry, have really no experience/idea about that one, but, chances are
something like that might very well exist, or else think you might need to
plug it into some other form of audio processing unit/switch/amp, or
something, and then connect that into laptop itself.

Sorry again, but, I primarily use audacity for recording, and playing around
with PC/digital sounds, for use with PC microphones, and not for too much
actual recording of musical instruments, etc. - others should be able to
help more.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Roger Wilco wants to welcome you...to the space janitor's closet..."

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andre Jarreau" <andre.jarreau@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:00 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: External Microphone


Hi Jacob,

Made a big mistake. My headset microphone has an XLR connector. It has
three prongs and is standard for any professional performing microphone. So
I have to have some kind of adaptor or interface for XLR to USB. I imagine
That is it if such interface even exists. Do you or anyone know if it does
exist?

So you know. My headset mic requires phantom power.

Andre

-----Original Message-----
From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jacob Kruger
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:21 PM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: External Microphone

Andre, I've got an adapter here that bought at a hi-fi/sound shop that lets
me plug a jack of that size into the smaller socket - just an adapter, so
that might help you as well then..?

Like Vitor said, microphone would just offer mono, while line-in should
offer stereo, if your laptop offers it.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Roger Wilco wants to welcome you...to the space janitor's closet..."

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andre Jarreau" <andre.jarreau@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:50 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: External Microphone


What I am trying to do is analyze a low frequency rumble. Unfortunately it
is below the 40 to 50 Hz roll off of most common recording devices. The
laptop mic probably rolls off as well. I have an external headset mic, the
same one used by Garth Brook for live performances. It is hoped a recording
can be obtained and analyzed using Audacity.

Audacity was one of the spectrum analysis tools recommended by the National
Acoustic Physics department at the University of Mississippi. So it can
probably do what I need it to do. That is if the mic is capable.

And to the prior email. The mic does have a quarter inch plug just like an
electric guitar does.

Thanks,

Andre


-----Original Message-----
From: audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vitor Ferreira
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 4:32 PM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: External Microphone

Hi there. It will depende on what you really want to do. If you just
want to record your voice for a podcast for instance, you might not need
an external interface, but if you want to do something more
professional, it would be better to get a mixer that you could use to
conect to the computer, via USB, or to the audio sockets on your
computer. These days, these interfaces are not very expensive. You could
get a good one for under 200 dolars or 200 pounds.

Hope that helps.

Vitor

On 14/04/2015 21:38, Andre Jarreau wrote:

Hi list,

Please be patient with me. I am not trained in this area.

I am new to Audacity and have it downloaded onto my laptop. My question
is this. How to I plug in external microphones? Do I need some kind of
interface box or something like that? If so how and where do I get one.

Thanks in advance.

Andre


The audacity4blind web site is at
//www.freelists.org/webpage/audacity4blind

Subscribe and unsubscribe information, message archives,
Audacity keyboard commands, and more...

To unsubscribe from audacity4blind, send an email to
audacity4blind-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
with subject line
unsubscribe


--
Vitor Ferreira


The audacity4blind web site is at
//www.freelists.org/webpage/audacity4blind

Subscribe and unsubscribe information, message archives,
Audacity keyboard commands, and more...

To unsubscribe from audacity4blind, send an email to
audacity4blind-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
with subject line
unsubscribe


The audacity4blind web site is at
//www.freelists.org/webpage/audacity4blind

Subscribe and unsubscribe information, message archives,
Audacity keyboard commands, and more...

To unsubscribe from audacity4blind, send an email to
audacity4blind-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
with subject line
unsubscribe



The audacity4blind web site is at
//www.freelists.org/webpage/audacity4blind

Subscribe and unsubscribe information, message archives,
Audacity keyboard commands, and more...

To unsubscribe from audacity4blind, send an email to
audacity4blind-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
with subject line
unsubscribe


The audacity4blind web site is at
//www.freelists.org/webpage/audacity4blind

Subscribe and unsubscribe information, message archives,
Audacity keyboard commands, and more...

To unsubscribe from audacity4blind, send an email to
audacity4blind-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
with subject line
unsubscribe



The audacity4blind web site is at
//www.freelists.org/webpage/audacity4blind

Subscribe and unsubscribe information, message archives,
Audacity keyboard commands, and more...

To unsubscribe from audacity4blind, send an email to
audacity4blind-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
with subject line
unsubscribe


The audacity4blind web site is at
//www.freelists.org/webpage/audacity4blind

Subscribe and unsubscribe information, message archives,
Audacity keyboard commands, and more...

To unsubscribe from audacity4blind, send an email to
audacity4blind-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
with subject line
unsubscribe

Other related posts: