I recorded a podcast yesterday, was 20mins long and when I listened back there was a minute or two from 5-7mins that simply just didn’t pick up my voice at all, luckily I was able to cut out that dead air and it didn’t effect the episode too much, but just wondering if anyone else has experienced this before?
Windows 10 laptop with a Fifine USB mic. (hasn’t happened before).
K668? There’s a brute force method. Listen to the computer while you make a recording and wiggle all the connections one at a time announcing as you go. “This is the USB connection.” “This is the connection to the bottom of the microphone.” Is there hum or a change in quality if you touch the microphone?
One of the very serious problems with microphones in this group is the inability to hear while you record. The microphone has no headphone connection and you can’t listen to the computer because of delay and echo problems. So unless you’re watching carefully the Audacity blue waves and bouncing sound meter, you will never know if the recording dropped dead.
Yes Koz! This seems to be what I need to try, yeah the K668. Will try later the test recording you mentioned, you are exactly right you have to watch the screen when you record now which really ruins the flow as you’re panicking etc. I will test and report back. I’ll be gutted if I have to return this mic, I’ve been v v impressed with it so far.