Microphones

How To : Use Your Android as a Microphone for Your PC

You need a good microphone on your computer in order to make audio recordings, voice chat, or use speech recognition. However, not every computer comes with a built-in mic, and not every built-in mic works great. You can purchase a cheap computer microphone on Amazon for as l ...more

How To : Build a laser microphone

Listen to conversations over long distances with a homemade laser listening device. All you'll need is a laser pointer, tripod, old pair of headphones, photocell, a recording device, and the step-by-step instructions in this how-to video. The creator of this video tutorial doe ...more

How To : Set up a wireless microphone for sound recording

Check out this film and theater video tutorial on how to set up a wireless microphone for sound recording. Confused about wireless and what's involved? Learn the proper set-up of a wireless microphone. Knowing these few tips will provide successful results and great audio rec ...more

How To : Connect your Rock Band microphone to your PC

All you'll need to connect your Rock Band microphone to a personal computer is an empty USB port. This brief, step-by-step tutorial will show you precisely what to do (and guide Windows users through the driver installation process). Start digitally recording with your Rock Ba ...more

How To : Build a simple contact microphone for $2

Looking to go electric on the cheap? In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to make a contact microphone out of a Piezo Transducer, available for $2 from Radioshack (part #273073A). You'll also need some sort of audio connector, which can either be salvaged from old electron ...more

How To : Build a pair of binaural stealth microphones

MAKE and Kipkay brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. Make Magazine celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. In this video tutorial episode of Weekend Projects with Kipkay, you'll learn how to build a pair ...more

How To : Hook up a headset microphone to your Xbox 360

This video is for XBOX360 users, and includes general suggestions for the types and models of headsets to use for the gaming system. The man on the screen giving advice is Michael Weezner, who says he is an "avid video gamer" and who has much experience about selling, buying a ...more

How To : Build your own functional boom microphone

Joe Richardson, Five Sprockets consultant, demonstrates how to build your own functional boom microphone. First, if you don't already have one, get a microphone from your local electronics store. Then, pick up a mic holder. Next, you'll also need a telescoping pole like a pain ...more

How To : Make a shake microphone out of a flashlight

Watch as Kipkay from MAKE Magazine shows you how to make something really cool for a shake microphone, with parts from RadioShack. You'll be transforming a simple shake flashlight into a so-called shake microphone. The fun won't stop when you hear your shaky voice out loud. M ...more

How To : Use the vocoder of the Motif XS with a microphone

This is an in depth tutorial on how to use the Motif XS vocoder. Subjects covered are: which microphone to use for vocoding, how to connect the mic, how to set up the parameters from utility mode and a short demo of the 4 basic vocoder voices from the Motif XS ROM.

How To : Mic a drum kit with a Shure drum microphone kit

Check out this instructional recording video that shows you how to mic a drum kit for a live performance. This uses a minimalist set up with the Shure drum microphone kit. The kit includes six mics and three clips. Record your drum kit during a live performance by learning how ...more

How To : Use a microphone in Flash

This tutorial will teach you how to make a simple Flash app that uses the microphon using the ActionScript code: m = Microphone.get(); attachAudio(m); m.setUseEchoSuppression(false); onEnterFrame = function () { box._x+=m.activityLevel/25; };

How To : Make a microphone boom at home

You can make an inexpensive and effective microphone boom pole just by using a extensible paint roller handle. Add a few modifications (all you'll need is a few pieces of basic hardware), and you will have your own DiY microphone boom.

How To : Make a microphone flag

For any of you aspiring to enter the league of Broadcast News, this unique instructional will make your newscast look totally professional. The mike flag (or mic flag) is that box that surrounds the microphone and has the call letters of your tv station or network. ABC, or Fox ...more

How To : Properly use wireless microphones

One of the best tools for audio systems is a wireless microphone. This video will give you tips on how to use a wireless microphone if you're shooting on the move, or if you're a one man band type producer.

How To : Make your own microphone blimp

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a microphone blimp. You will first need a shotgun microphone and a power module that attaches to the microphone. There will be low roll off switch on the bottom which is supposed to help with wind noise. Next you will need to build a blim ...more

How To : Make a microphone wind screen for a Zoom H2

For anyone who has ever used a microphone, trying to record something during a windy day can be a bit of a pain. Of course we can eliminate most of the interference with a simple wind screen that can be purchased at the store, but many times they can be a bit pricey. Well, in ...more

How To : Record sound properly with the right microphone

Rajo from the SubStream's "Film Lab" has some tips regarding sound recording. Not all microphones are created equal... some are small, some are big, but all have their advantages. Depending on the scenario, of course. There's the lavalier mic, and the handheld, and the shotgu ...more

How To : Use a microphone to record your rapping

In this how-to video, you will learn how to use a microphone in order to rap or record speech. A mic can be used for instruments, vocals, and other things. There is a proper way to hold the microphone. First, do not the hold the mic with your hand over the mouth piece. Do not ...more

How To : Make a high-tech spy stethoscope

A stethoscope, often considered the symbol of a doctor's profession, but also used by safe-crackers and auto mechanics to hear sounds that otherwise couldn't be heard. Well, it's time to make a high-tech electronic spy stethoscope with Kip Kay in this gadget video tutorial, fo ...more

News : HTC U11 Officially Unveiled — Here's the Lowdown

After poor sales of last year's HTC 10 and the terrible reviews their first 2017 flagship received, HTC really needs the HTC U11 to succeed. But they're not taking things lying down, as they've come up with some interesting tech for their latest handset. The biggest new featu ...more

How To : The Right Way to Clean Your Dirty Phone or Tablet

I record close-cropped videos and take macro still shots with my smartphones on a daily basis, so as you would expect, I spend a lot of time cleaning these devices. Over the course of a couple years, I've fine-tuned my cleaning regimen, and at this point, it's down to a near-s ...more

How To : Set up a PA system

Our sound system expert shows you exactly how to set up your pa system to achieve great sound. He tells you how to adjust signal flow and dynamic range, how to set up mixers and microphones and where to place speakers for the best sound. He also discusses the best kinds of spe ...more

How To : Improve the sound of your digital camcorder

This video shows you how to upgrade your consumer camcorder sound capabilities using a camcorder XLR adapter, a simple device that mounts to the bottom of the camera. It then tests and compares the various types of microphones that can be attached, including the lavalier, senn ...more

News : The Tree as Stradivarius

According to Wikipedia, to be called "the Stradivari" of any field is to be deemed the finest there is... "A Stradivarius is a stringed instrument built by members of the Stradivari family, particularly Antonio Stradivari. According to their reputation, the quality of their s ...more

How To : Select speakers/mics & adjust sounds in Windows 7

In this video the instructor shows how to select speakers, microphones, and adjust system sounds in Windows 7. To do this, first go to the start menu and select the Control Panel. In the Control Panel select the Hardware and Sound link when the panel is in view by category mod ...more

Prev Page
  • Hot
  • Latest