All that is left is to open up the app you want to use (eg – Skype, Vidblaster, or some other Web Cam program) and select Voicemeeter’s Virtual Device (Output “B” in Voicemeeter) as the input source audio device. Microphones are particularly prone to feedback, especially if you’re playing music at the same time, or using a powerful speaker system. A wireless microphone will, like almost all wireless devices, still come with a base to provide power and for connections. Home Theater Academy is compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies. Just follow these steps. Due to their “simpler” technology, dynamic microphones are generally cheaper and easier to find. If your mixer has only mono channels, use channel one for your left, and channel 2 for your right. Step 1: Connect the Microphone(s) and Instruments to the Mixer Locate the microphone inputs and line inputs and connect to these. If that’s the case you’ll most likely have to use some kind of adapter, as pretty much all modern microphones will be 3.5mm. This is the device that will still need to be connected to your home theater, so do so now. My only thought is to try adding an 1/8" jack to the phone but I'm not sure how well that would work. This page is a guide to physically connecting various pieces of Audio equipment to Audacity. Problems such as volume, tinny sound, or voices that sound “empty” are often caused by plugging a microphone into a system that doesn’t have the right kind of mixer for this kind of audio. Similarly, there can be problems with the connection dropping out, but this is a minor inconvenience for the extra benefits. Your karaoke machine will have RCA output on the back regardless of whether it has built-in speakers or not. Using a wireless microphone gives you greater versatility than a wired one too, and means that people won’t be tripping over cables all night! However, it’s worth knowing all the options available in case your AV receiver doesn’t have a mic input for some reason. Some microphone will use Bluetooth, but even so, they’ll likely still have a base. If it doesn’t have the right input, chances are you should be able to connect a microphone to your speakers or another device with an amp. You should hear your voice come out the speakers, but be careful, it might be really loud. Over the years, I have learned a lot about AV equipment and room acoustics. Dynamic microphones work by using a wire coil to pick up vibrations caused by sound. After all, this is the best way to get the clearest possible vocals, even though it does mean spending a bit more money. I’ll cover these methods in this article, along with how to connect a microphone wirelessly, and some common troubleshooting tips. This will only ever output in stereo, which will be your main 2 speakers, and so they will be the only ones that play the audio. Condenser microphones are more commonly used for studio recordings because of their sensitivity and audio quality. You should then connect the other end of the Y adapter to the mixer’s audio input jacks. The most important thing to remember is that if your system isn’t designed for karaoke then you’ll probably have issues with the volume equalization. Similarly, they’re much more expensive than dynamic microphones, but this is because they’re more sophisticated pieces of equipment. The easiest way forward is to continue using a mono microphone and just make sure you know which speaker the audio will come from. After all, the last thing you want is bad audio balance in your singalong sessions! It’s likely that we’ve all come across one type, if not both, in our everyday lives, but not many people know the difference. Does anyone know of a way we can connect the phone directly to our mixer? Turn off your system before starting. This would mean you’d need 2 speaker systems, and is really more trouble than it’s worth. Either way, make sure it gets plugged into the right place. However, wireless microphones do still come with their own issues. Dynamic microphones generally need very little maintenance, aside from the occasional clean, and if treated properly will last you for years. Excellent video on a strangely useful topic. There are several different kinds of generic microphone that all have their own benefits and drawbacks. Now is the best time to make sure your microphone is connected and your speakers are turned down. If that’s the case, your easiest solution is to buy a karaoke DVD player as this will feature its own microphone input. While there’s nothing stopping you from using your home theater system for recording audio, whether it’s a song or something else, it makes sense to do this on a computer instead. This might seem like an obvious suggestion, but some microphones are sensitive enough that you can be what you think is far enough away, but actually isn’t. However, there are other ways around this, which I’ll cover in more detail later. In the case of effects units, these are fed a signal by the AUX output and then the treated signal is connected back to the mixer through the mixer's RETURNS. Most mixers also allow you to connect more than one microphone at a time, which can be helpful, and they give you complete control over volume (as a mixer does). When recording audio from an external audio device or mixer, you'll connect the stereo audio outputs (left and right) of the device into the LINE IN 1 or LINE IN 2 of the GO:MIXER. Video covers the basics of connecting an audio mixer (mixing board or console) to a sound system using a microphone snake cable. Take the wireless microphone’s base. As a result of their external power, condenser mics are infinitely more sensitive than dynamic mics, and they’re much better suited for picking up very delicate and soft sounds. If you’re happy with everything, then you’re done! Next, run wires from the Main Output of the mixer to your Line in/Mic In on your computer, and the physical part is done. Most mixers have at least one auxiliary output labeled AUX SEND or MONTOR OUT (or perhaps just AUX) that allows you to connect a monitor system or other equipment. As you can see, connecting a microphone to your home theater is really easy. For monitor connections, use a pre-fader AUX out (often AUX ONE). In my article on the role of AV receivers in home theater, I explain this in detail. I’d recommend turning the volume down on both your. This will most likely require audio adapter cables that you can purchase from a musical instrument or electronic store. 3. Soundwaves make the diaphragm vibrate, which is then amplified by the wire coil and recorded. While some speaker systems will be good for dialogue, this will be as part of all other kinds of audio. Power everything up and make sure your microphone is connected to its base. This is usually a 1/4" connector and is connected to the input of a power amplifier(s) or powered monitor speaker(s). If you connected through the standard microphone input, there shouldn’t be any issues as you should just be able to use the microphone over whatever else is happening in your home theater. Don't let them sell you a $1000 DJ mixer and $500 microphone - unless you are a professional DJ you do not need equipment at that level. I’d recommend doing a bit of research before jumping into a wireless microphone, as you’ll still need a microphone input on your home theater system.