Difference between revisions of "Using a Microphone"

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#Right click the same speaker icon as before and click sounds head to the Recording Tab
 
#Right click the same speaker icon as before and click sounds head to the Recording Tab
#Disable the “Entrée Ligne” device.
 
 
#Right click on the External Microphone and set as Default Device and default Communications Right click it again and enter its properties
 
#Right click on the External Microphone and set as Default Device and default Communications Right click it again and enter its properties
 
#Go to Listen tab and tick Listen to Device - Hit Apply - If you hear yourself congratz the mic is working - you can untick listen to this device.
 
#Go to Listen tab and tick Listen to Device - Hit Apply - If you hear yourself congratz the mic is working - you can untick listen to this device.

Latest revision as of 19:51, 12 June 2019

Before starting shadow you need to do some configurations on your host PC
Official Wiki article: https://help.shadow.tech/hc/en-gb/articles/360017466214-How-to-connect-a-microphone
(You don't need this, but it might have more information, some changes, yadda yadda. It's here, "just in case.")

Windows Setup

Close shadow, the following steps are to be done on your Local PC, make sure you actually exit shadow!

Right click the speaker icon next to the clock and click Sounds, go to the Recording tab... Right click in a clear space to show disabled and disconnected devices (see image), then right click and disable all the devices, except the mic you want (this step is very important, it should look like the image - 4 out of 5 devices are disabled).

Winmic.png

Then right click and go into the Properties of the Mic you want to use, go to the Advanced Tab and change to 48000Hz and make sure both boxes are ticked, click apply. (the sampling rate part of this step is optional you just need to make sure shadow's sampling rate matches your local sampling rate)

MacOS Setup

Make sure shadow can access you microphone!

Macmic.png


Back on Shadow

Use any version of the Shadow application (BETA/STABLE) (download from Your client area). Make sure that USB over IP is OFF (you can turn it on later, just make sure your microphone is not ticked here) and that the “Enable Microphone” setting is on, boot Shadow (if it was running in the background close the shadow app and enter it again).

On Shadow:

  1. Right click the same speaker icon as before and click sounds head to the Recording Tab
  2. Right click on the External Microphone and set as Default Device and default Communications Right click it again and enter its properties
  3. Go to Listen tab and tick Listen to Device - Hit Apply - If you hear yourself congratz the mic is working - you can untick listen to this device.

If its not working proceed with the following:

  1. Go to the Advanced Tab, change to 44100Hz, click apply then hit ok
  2. Disable and re-enable the ext mic (Right click in a clear space and tick show disabled).
  3. Go back to the Advanced Tab, change back to 48000Hz. click apply and ok.
  4. Disable and re-enable the ext mic.

You should now be hearing yourself, just untick listen to this device and you are all set!


The sampling rate must match on your PC and shadow - otherwise there will be a delay and your voice will sound different.


(NOTE: The green feedback bar stays at 50% regardless of the mic working or not)