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Hey guys, so I have a blue snowball microphone, and I love it, but the most annoying thing is it records slight fan noise from my PC (Im on FULL liquid cooling for CPU and GPU) and it records mice clicks and keyboard presses. (I use a non mechanical keyboard) so is there anything I could do without going into a 3rd party program to edit my audio and remove the clicks and fan noise? Thanks!
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I don't think you can. It does that because it's a condenser mic. Condensers are very sensitive mics. You want to use a dynamic mic instead.

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I don't think you can. It does that because it's a condenser mic. Condensers are very sensitive mics. You want to use a dynamic mic instead.
Really can't afford a new mic, and this one has perfect audio quality for what I do.. Is there any physical things I could do to the actual mic?
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Really can't afford a new mic, and this one has perfect audio quality for what I do.. Is there any physical things I could do to the actual mic?

 

Not really. It's like trying to remove background noise while on speaker phone. Condenser mics are designed to be used at a distance. You see, a condenser's diaphragm is MUCH easier to vibrate, so even quiet sounds will vibrate it. A dynamic mic is designed to be used up close. The diaphragm of a dynamic mic is harder to vibrate, and so that's why the sound source needs to be close.


Edited by TwoCables - 1/30/16 at 12:01pm
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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