Hello, this is my first post and i’m not even sure if this is the right forum section so correct me if i’m wrong.
I have a Shure SM58 microphone (wireless) and a imultimix 8 USB mixer and they seem to work fine.
But when i try to record anything, say i put the beat (instrumental) into audacity, and i record my voice while playing it, it seems the music is recorded too.
Also when i’m recording just my voice, it also records all background sounds and system sounds.
This doesn’t happen when i record with a regular PC mic.
So i guess it’s somekind of playback from the mic/mixer ?
Can anyone help i’ve searched in ALL the options, and i’m at a really dead end.
A friend said it’s because my microphone is wireless and that’s why there are no playback options for it on the sound tools.
You’re recording the wrong thing. Audacity > Edit > Preferences > Devices > Recording > Device. You should be recording your USB device, not Stereo-Mix, Internal Microphone, or anything else. “USB Sound Device” or something like that? It may not say the name of your mixer.
So have I got this right?
The microphone connects wireless to a receiver.
The receiver plugs into the imultimix (channel 1).
The imultimix connects to the computer via USB.
Your headphones / speakers are connected ???
If so, the problem would seem to be a setting in the imultmix. The microphone and the computer playback are being mixed in the imultimix and sent back to Audacity for recording.
It seems to record everything. the only way to record my voice only is to either only record vocal, or put on a song, put Output Volume on the most left and then record. but then i don’t hear the music.
I don’t see a red and blue cable/plugs.
Do you mean the red and white plugs? If so, then I don’t understand why you have an input on the computer plugged into an input on the imultimix - where is the signal on that cable supposed to be coming from? Or is that blue socket an output that is labelled as an input?
Probably what you need to do is to remove that lead and plug your headphones into the computer.
You shouldn’t have speakers turned on while recording with a microphone because the mic will pick up the sound from the speakers.
You will probably be able to adjust the computer playback level using the “output slider” in the Mixer Toolbar. Alternatively, look for a speaker icon near the time/date (bottom right corner of the Desktop).