Again.. Mic Sounds Like a Crap. Why..?

So, why your fancy USB microphone may sound so awful? Turns out that it’s a common problem, especially for beginners… and it’s easy to fix! Check out the software settings and pick your mocrophone! Most likely that’s the only reason. Wait… but how the sound is being captured then..? Your laptop has its own mic and it works instead your Yeti. Simple.

Here’s a post with a bit more detailed explanation (sound samples, spectrograms and such). This one is about the same, but short and clear.


Go to Edit -> Preferences in your software (I use an Audacity as an example, but they all alike) and pick your microphone from the drop down list.

Still doesn’t work?


Check the global sound settings and pick your microphone. Here’s how it looks like in Windows.

That’s it! Should be working…

Yeah, and make sure the cable is actually connected to your machine! Just in case…

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