New MacAir and Sierra OS - muffled mic

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kozikowski
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Re: New MacAir and Sierra OS - muffled mic

Post by kozikowski » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:40 am

Do Not Blow into a Microphone!!

There's another odd test you can do. Can you make it overload?

Speak louder and louder (yell) with everything turned up full until the Audacity sound meters turn red and the blue sound waves max out their vertical size.

Can you do that, as in, is it possible? Or does the system overload at 50% like this?

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Yelling is perfectly valid in front of a microphone.

Koz

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Re: New MacAir and Sierra OS - muffled mic

Post by Seaside74 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:20 pm

No. I didn't need it when I first made the setup (with older Macbook Pro and older OS last summer). Thank you so much for your help! I will post here if I get to the bottom of this issue.

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Re: New MacAir and Sierra OS - muffled mic

Post by kozikowski » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:31 pm

I will post here if I get to the bottom of this issue.
You should do the yelling test. There is a Stereo/Mono volume conversion error that shows up when you do.

I'm not just making that up.

Koz

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