Short story, this week I bought a Nubwo Cypher x300 Microphone, I live in Thailand and it is a Microphone that a lot of gamer use.
Some specs of my laptop:
i5-7300HQ @ 2.5 GHz.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
HDD (but added an SSD when I bought it).
I make YouTube videos using Filmora, and although it’s not the best. I can record in 1080p with my Canon G7x Mark II, then edit, render and export in Filmora without trouble. This laptop is good enough for what I’m doing and I don’t have the budget to upgrade anyways.
Prior to buying this microphone, I was using my Laptop mic for both my voice and my laptop sound when I’m recording. This obv had to change.
Now, this was just the context, I’m trying to give as much info as possible.
So I downloaded Audacity today, plugged my USB mic into my laptop and did some testing.
Before even pressing the red button to record I did a monitoring test and noticed left and right side both between -36 and -28 without me even speaking. It does not matter how far away the mic is from the laptop or if the laptop is on battery mode, etc, that number is always between -36 and -28. It does not matter how low or high the volume of the mic is, neither how much Gain I put. Sure, if I play with it the -36 might become -42 or vice-versa for the -28 but the result while recording is the same.
When I record, my voice will go between -12 and -6, I notice that if it hit 0 and go even further the sound is not as great. So I like the mic low volume or it gets too loud. FYI, I love the sound that the mic creates, it’s night and day compare to the laptop sound that I’m used too, this is not an issue, I love it. What I hate is the interference in the link attaches below.
I went to an internet cafe right after all of my fail testing to see if the problem was the mic. It’s not. Upon playing with volume and gain of the mic, that annoying sound was gone. The combo that works best seems to be low volume + high gain. Yes, there are background noises from people talking, but I don’t mind that. What I mind is the interference that seems to come from my laptop electronic or something like that. Something is going on but I don’t know how to fix it. I don’t mind sound from the room, if I was looking for soundproof mic I would have bought a dynamic mic, but I mind that noise that I have attached below.