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Settings for Audio Technica ATR2500 microphone?

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Hey everyone,

I recently purchased an ATR2500 and whenever I record, the volume ends up too low for my liking. I was wondering if anyone here knows how to setup this mic?

Thanks.
post #2 of 7
You have to put the mic right in front of your sound source. Like, no more than 6 inches away, and that's for yelling. You can't plop a mic, no matter how expensive, on your desk in your house one foot away and expect loud and clean sound.
Edited by cuad - 11/1/13 at 2:29pm
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Oh, thanks!

Should've mentioned this is my first mic purchase ever, so I don't have experience with these.
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That's okay. I learned it that way too.
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post #5 of 7
Yeah, I'd recommend an inexpensive mic stand and mount. You really want to keep the mic as close to your mouth as possible. That lets you turn down the gain and the background noise will be low compared to the volume of your voice directly in front of the mic.
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Any mic/mount setup you can recommend? Do desktop attachment types work well?
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This is the stand I have http://www.amazon.com/Stage-DS7200B-Adjustable-Microphone-Stand/dp/B0002M3OVI, plus a straight boom arm and mic holder. It works okay, but I have to stack heavy books on the stand to prevent it from tipping over when I have the arm fully extended with the microphone weighing it down. I might recommend one that clamps to the edge of you desk.
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