Question about mic sensitivity?

Discussion in 'UtaHelp' started by RaccoonButler, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. RaccoonButler

    RaccoonButler Founder of The Church of Mawarine Shuu Defender of Defoko

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    So I have a CADu37 and mine seems kind of sensitive to sound. I usually use it like a foot away from me, and I've tried using it with the -10 setting and stuff, but my voice still comes out pretty damaged unless I:

    A. Record quietly
    B. Stand really far away from the mic or face it backwards.

    The last two of course ruin the quality and kind of defeat the purpose of getting a mic, and it's kind of an issue when I try to record power banks.

    My question regards to this: I can't use Audacity to record because I have to use a Chromebook but I always assumed that there was something people could do on Audacity to lessen the mic's intake? Something about lowering the mic's volume?

    I would like to know if it's a matter of the equipment I have or if I'm using my mic incorrectly (or if it's broken)

    This is the first time I've owned a mic and I'm really confused about whether I'm using it correctly. I usually record in a closet if that's important.

    So if it has to do with the equipment then I can try and find a way to use a different computer.
  3. riptunes

    riptunes Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    Are you on windows? If so you should try to see the microphone settings (the default windows one) and there should be a checkbox somewhere that says AGC. Turn that off and it should be better. I actually lent my mic to a friend so I can't show you myself right now but I hope that helps

    edit: OH a chromebook, unfortunately I don't know anything to help with that since I've never used one :c

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