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kriskorn says

Hello fellow authors!

I recently thought about doing some screencasts and bought a Shure C606 = SL500_SS500.jpg”>IMAGE
I know it isn’t the best, but should be good enough for simple vocals. Now my problem is that when I am recording I am getting a lot of noise on my recordings. I think it has something to do with my hardware setup up, but I do not know that much about audio hardware.

With the microphone I use:

  1. XLR to JACK = IMAGE
  2. JACK to Mini Jack = IMAGE

But I think my main problem is in my Audio Card, it is a integrated one and the Motherboard is MSI P67A-C45.
Do I need to buy a XLR to USB or is there something I don’t know about, which could make everything better ?

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kriskorn says

Anyone ?

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kevinhamil says

I don’t know what type of system you have or what software you’re using, but I would start with the simple things like making sure there’s nothing wrong with the 1/4in. to 1/8in. adapter you have.. try another one if you have one.. I know sometimes those adapters can be a pain to keep working. I would also make sure your XLR cable and Mic are not malfunctioning either, if you have a way to isolate them both to be sure you’re not getting the same problem.

Also, maybe look up the drivers for motherboard and make sure you have the latest versions, particularly regarding the audio.

Troubleshooting something like this with so little information and without having hands on is quite difficult. It could be many different things.. it’s hard to really tell.

I hope you figure it out soon.

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TNL3542 says

you could try the usb.. just hang on to the recipet when you buy it.. in cause you have to return it

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kevinhamil says

I haven’t ever done a screencast, but would seem to me that just getting a nice quality USB mic would work the best anyway. Dealing with an XLR mic, cables and adapters seems a bit overkill.

Check this out and maybe you can change your setup to be more efficient. http://viziblr.com/news/2011/8/17/usb-microphone-comparison-chart.html

EDIT: Also these…
http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/audio/advice/usb-microphones-for-voice
http://topalternatives.com/usb-microphones-for-podcasts-voice-overs-and-screencasts?sortby=popularity
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petrenj says

Its probably your integrated card

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kriskorn says

Super helpful posts!

Thank you very much,
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Creattive says

I had similiar problems, for me it was the sound card. I’ve bought an Olympus LS5 pocket recorder I’m doing my records now. great little piece of hardware, for screencasts alone but overkill (and doesn’t have xlr inputs).

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