How to easily install and configure a USB microphone on my PC

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Having a microphone on your computer has many advantages. You may be wondering, what will these benefits be? Well, in this era of technology boom, having a microphone makes a lot of difference in several ways. Even today with the advancement of technology it is possible to configure a USB microphone on your PC.

And is that this is useful in entertainment, a microphone undoubtedly makes a difference. In video games, for example, having a microphone helps communication of group and coordination of the game. There are more relevant aspects where the microphone is an advantage.

If we can successfully connect an external microphone to the iPhone, or connect an external microphone to any Android mobile or tablet. So the question arises, in order to have a USB microphone on my PC, do I need to install it and how can i install and configure it? . Well, here you will find out the answer.

Installing the USB Microphone

Il USB microphone is different from headphones or from earphones with microphone. In this case we are only talking about microphones as such. These are very useful when it comes to doing live broadcasts, conducting online classes, and much more.

The first thing to do is check that i driver audio oi my computer's drivers are installed. Otherwise we can update the drivers without programs in Windows, using its tools. To verify it, follow these simple steps:

With the right mouse button, click on the icon "This Team" and select "Manage". Automatically, a sale will open and on the left side we click on "Device management".

So let's see if the audio drivers are installed correctly. Seeing that everything is fine, we connect the microphone to the USB port. To the place where I should recognize it automatically.  But if that's not your case, just follow these steps.

With the microphone connected to the PC, enter the control panel and select "Hardware and Sound", then in the sounds section, click on "Manage audio devices".

A box with 4 options will automatically appear, we need to select the one that says "Register". We are doing well right? Of course yes! These steps are very easy. Now to fix the problem, do the following:

In the recording option, several microphone icons will appear. Disable the microphone you see with a green bar on the side and reactivate it. This usually solves the problems.

We finally have the active USB microphone! But, later on, we will show you how to set it up to improve its quality and reduce noise.

Set up a USB microphone on my PC

Good audio and microphone quality largely depend on the sound card of the our computer. Typically, most people use the default audio inputs.

We will focus on controller of sound we will use and how to configure it correctly. With this in mind, the recommended standard and general audio driver is “REALTEK HD Audio Driver”.

To configure the sound of our USB microphone we have to go to recording devices. There we select the "Record" option to see the microphones we have running.

Let's make double click on the microphone we are using to configure it. A microphone properties window will appear, which has several options that allow us to configure the USB microphone; They vary depending on what controller or microphone we have.

Here we can change the name of our microphone and also activate it to hear our voice when we speak through it, but the most important thing is that we can reduce the external noise of the microphone.

We focus our attention on "Levels". The levels basically the microphone will detect the more sound, the higher the level, the more external noise it will detect. So try to keep the mic below 50%.

It is so easy to configure the USB microphone for the best sound quality. Start making your own videos, live broadcasts or any other activity that requires the use of a microphone with no hassle.

Even if you don't have an external microphone; there are ways to use your cellphone as a substitute. You may be wondering, how can I use an iPhone or Android mobile phone as a microphone on my PC? Well that's a topic for another post.

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