I need some software to boost a USB mic.
The mic is great quality but is very quite.
I use it to make videos but amplify it 6-10x during production.
I hangout a lot any my shotgun is broken so need some software that can act like Audacity and amplify the audio for me.
Hope someone knows some software (free I hope) that can do this for me :)
asked Jun 20 '12 at 23:09
Depending on your operating system, you can go through its audio settings and make sure your microphone is turned up all the way.
answered Jun 23 '12 at 13:13
it is pretty easy to do if you have 2 sound cards (eg a PCi soundcard and a onboard sound card.
It is easiest on windows XP due to it's vastly better HAL implementation in what it allows soundcards to do.
A setup where you add post processing to a USB microphone is you have your audio editor set the USB microphone as the input then you set the second soundcard as the output device.
then using the live editing of the audio editor, apply a normalizing to -3dB
then after that, set your audio chatting program (eg skype), to record from the "What-u-hear" of your onboard soundcard.
If you are using windows 7, then most soundcards will not allow you to rout the audio digitally through it's self, in that case you will have to do it manually by getting a short line-in cable and connecting the audio out to the line in port of the sound card
On windows XP you can rout the audio to the second sound card then rout it back to even the first one again or do other weird setups (great for if you want to keep your default playback and recording devices set but still want to have the audio enhancements work on steam games that do not allow you to specify the recording device in game)
It all depends on what you plan to do.
If you can tell me which OS you are using then I will make a tutorial detailing how to do it with that OS
answered Jun 23 '12 at 16:07