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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by JoeChamberlain View Post

By clicking the recording tab in Windows audio settings, do you have any other recording devices set to enabled? Try disabling everything but your mic. (stab in the dark)

Or messing with the enhancements tab in microphone properties?

I'll try your first suggestion when I come home from the vacation in a few days, thanks. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Kip69 View Post

Simple question, did you try plugging the headset/mic into the mobo mic in?  See if it works there? Try the old mic in the sound card in too, just for fun.

I do actually have it plugged in in the mobo for now, but my quality isn't as good as it is in the soundcard (atleast according to my friends). I'm going to try plugging in my old headset in the soundcard when I come home, thanks for the tip. smile.gif
post #12 of 17
Lol, no.

Microphones aren't magic. If there's sound in the room, it's going to record it. There ARE "noise canceling" microphones that either have a passive vent or an active secondary microphone element that will sample the ambient room noise and subtract it (somewhat) from the intended sounds to be recorded, but there is NO solution better than a quiet room to begin with.

Greg
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Lol, no.

Microphones aren't magic. If there's sound in the room, it's going to record it. There ARE "noise canceling" microphones that either have a passive vent or an active secondary microphone element that will sample the ambient room noise and subtract it (somewhat) from the intended sounds to be recorded, but there is NO solution better than a quiet room to begin with.

Greg

Oh, haha. I'm talking about my OS, Windows 7, not an actual window in my room. thumb.gif

EDIT: So if I'm listening to music, you can hear that in a skype call.
Edited by silvervibe - 6/18/13 at 7:06am
post #14 of 17
It doesn't matter chief if the extraneous sound is coming from a "real" window or your stereo, your cat meowing, the toilet flushing, or whatever. If there's excess sound in the room, your microphone is going to pick it up. I can't say it any more plainly than that.

Greg
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It doesn't matter chief if the extraneous sound is coming from a "real" window or your stereo, your cat meowing, the toilet flushing, or whatever. If there's excess sound in the room, your microphone is going to pick it up. I can't say it any more plainly than that.

Greg

But there are no sound whatsoever in the room. If the music is coming from my headphones, people can still hear it. I can't hear it if I take my headphones of, so there's noise coming from the room at all.
post #16 of 17
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But there are no sound whatsoever in the room. If the music is coming from my headphones, people can still hear it. I can't hear it if I take my headphones of, so there's noise coming from the room at all.

Just been looking at the headphones in more detail. So the sound from the headphones is being picked up by the mic and the headphones do not have active noise cancellation.

Don't the headphones come with any noise cancelling software or is there nothing on their website? The only way to solve this quickly would be to turn the headphones down and making sure your ears are fully enclosed by the headphones to ensure little sound is leaking out, maybe try playing making sure they fit properly.

But I'm surprised that headphones of this calibre or Windows would not come with settings to "gate" the microphone sound, so the microphone signal would only be active when a sound above a certain dB is picked up. I swear to this when recording vocals with a condenser microphone to eliminate the sound of my PC or unwanted intakes of breath etc.
Edited by JoeChamberlain - 6/18/13 at 8:16am
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post #17 of 17
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Just been looking at the headphones in more detail. So the sound from the headphones is being picked up by the mic and the headphones do not have active noise cancellation.

Don't the headphones come with any noise cancelling software or is there nothing on their website? The only way to solve this quickly would be to turn the headphones down and making sure your ears are fully enclosed by the headphones to ensure little sound is leaking out, maybe try playing making sure they fit properly.

But I'm surprised that headphones of this calibre or Windows would not come with settings to "gate" the microphone sound, so the microphone signal would only be active when a sound above a certain dB is picked up. I swear to this when recording vocals with a condenser microphone to eliminate the sound of my PC or unwanted intakes of breath etc.

I found nothing when searching for any QPAD noise cancelling software. :/

But on the other hand, I have a few things to try as soon as I come home, so hopefully something will work. "The only way to solve this quickly would be to turn the headphones down" - this made me come up with an idea. I always have the windows sound set to 100% and then I adjust the headphone volume on the little scroll. I think that having the Windows volume set to 100% makes the microphone pick the sound from there up. It's just a theory, but it's worth testing.
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