Audacity Microphones

The quality of the sound recorded in Audacity is directly proportional to the quality of the Audacity microphones that you are using. When you compress your final sound file as an MP3 file, there will be some degradation in sound quality, so the better the sound file is before compression, the better the final file will sound. The best advice is to use the best quality microphone you can afford. We've produced adequate sound using an inexpensive USB headset microphone from Logitech.

Choosing Audacity Microphones

There are several types of microphones that work well with Audacity depending on your purpose, what you are recording, and the equipment you are using.

Dynamic Microphones

Shure SM58S Mic with Switch imageDynamic microphones are durable general purpose microphones. They have few moving parts and are good for travel or taking on the road. They generate their own current and need no external power source.

 

 

Cardioid Condenser Microphones

AT3035 Mic

Cardioid Condenser microphones (capacitor mic) produces an audio signal when sound waves hit the diaphragm causing two plates to vibrate and create an electric current. Condenser mics need an external power source called phantom power that is usually supplied by a mixer or an external power source. Condenser mics are very sensitive and responsive and will create a much stronger audio signal than dynamic mics. They are an ideal choice for studio work, but they are not as durable as the dynamic mics.

Microphone Selection

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Meter Levels
The Track Tools
The Track Menu
The File Menu
The Edit Menu
The View Menu
The Project Menu
The Generate Menu
The Effects Menu Part 1
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Working with Audio

Audio Tracks and Waveforms
Using the Label Track
Using the Time Track
Sound File Formats
Importing Audio
Fading Music Up & Down
Exporting MP3 Files

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