How can I improve the sound of my computer mic?

Here are a few tips on how to get a good audio recording with a computer mic.

  • Try to be in a quiet and absorptive environment to avoid background noise and echo-y reflections. Many great songs have been recorded under the sheets or in a closet, which actually works really great!

  • Do the Volume test to set the right recording level and avoid clipping and distortion.

  • Stay close to the microphone. This ensures you will hear more of your voice and less of the background noise and room reflections.

  • Use headphones to avoid the sound from the computer speakers to accidentally be recorded, causing nasty feedback noise.

  • Use a pop filter to remove the low-frequent "pops" that occurs because of the puffs of air created by consonants (such as "b", "p", etc). The closer you get to the microphone, the more this will be an issue, unfortunately.

  • If you're not using it already, try the Computer Mic Enhancer vocal preset.
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