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My dynamic microphone picks up noise from everything, including computer fans and keyboard clicks which are behind the mic. So I was thinking about how to help it only pick up what is directly in front of it, and I came up with the idea of insulating the back and sides. Current idea is to use a large diameter plastic pipe and line it with fiberglass insulation, and probably a cloth covering. I don't know if that would do more harm than good if it created an echo. Either way it would be a cheap experiment.

Anyone else have thoughts or build material suggestions?
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Can't you set your sound device to less sensitivity? In effect this is a noise gate. The higher the gate setting the louder the sound must be to "open" the gate and let the sound past.
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My dynamic microphone picks up noise from everything, including computer fans and keyboard clicks which are behind the mic. So I was thinking about how to help it only pick up what is directly in front of it, and I came up with the idea of insulating the back and sides. Current idea is to use a large diameter plastic pipe and line it with fiberglass insulation, and probably a cloth covering. I don't know if that would do more harm than good if it created an echo. Either way it would be a cheap experiment.

Anyone else have thoughts or build material suggestions?

it's supposed to..


google image search "microphone vocal booth"
    
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Can't you set your sound device to less sensitivity? In effect this is a noise gate. The higher the gate setting the louder the sound must be to "open" the gate and let the sound past.

I can only lower the preamp gain and keep it as close to my mouth as possible.
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it's supposed to..


google image search "microphone vocal booth"

Now these are pretty cool

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I don't know how well it's going to work for you. you can't lean over and play video games at the same time. maybe you should go back to using a headset.
Edited by bumblebee1980 - 2/23/13 at 1:11pm
    
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