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jack halsey
no volume
on Mar 30, 2010 at 8:56:21 pm

This is probably very simple but I cannot figure it out. I connected a samson mic to my computer to record some dialog. The computer is sealed off and there was no sound in the room.

I speak clearly into the mic but when I play it back you can barely hear the audio. Its the same problem in both sound forge and audition.

Any suggestions and thank you.

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John Fishback
Re: no volume
on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:45:43 pm

It sounds like you're plugged into a line level input instead of a mic level input. It's possible you can switch the input to mic level in your computer audio settings. What kind of computer are you using? If you only have a line input, you'll need a preamp. You plug your mic to the preamp input and the preamp out to the computer.


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Richard Crowley
Re: no volume
on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:46:41 pm

HOW did you connect the mic to the computer? Do you know that the mic works? Do you know that the computer input works?

I can't see what the computer being sealed off or sound in the room has to do with this question?

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