Question about Microphones

2 Answers

Taping a speaker

I have a pair of akg 460 b microphones. I would like to record a speaker, but she likes to walk around the room. Could I use this microphone on the flat line setting and set at 110 degrees and still pick up her voice.

Posted by on

2 Answers

Re: taping a speaker - Microphones

It working now thank you

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 293 Answers
Re: taping a speaker

Put some mattress or sheets of clothe on the floor so that sound from her footsteps will be suppressed

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Surha AKG uhf ht 40 handheld mic

You need a pop filter while recording. There are different reasons why a "pop" would get recorded in the signal. Either because of the harsh P's and T's while singing or rapping like "Business", "Pain", "Property", etc. or it could be jitter problem due to an unstable clock. Mostly you would recognize these ones cause they don't sound like the pops coming out o a persons mouth. They're more like clicks. Your problem, from what I understand is due to the former reason. That's why you will need a pop filter.

Jul 06, 2014 | AKG Microphones

2 Answers

I have recently bought an AKG Perception 120 microphone and plan on recording through GarageBand on my Macbook Pro, but no sound is coming through. please help!

You say you have a XLR to USB the version of the 120 you have is the regular XLR version, right? Well if it is, it needs what's called "phantom power" to work. It looks like they have a straight USB version of this mic, and that's what you should have gotten if you didn't want to use anything else. If you still want to use this mic as is, I would recommend a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. I have one and it's great. I do have a pc though and I'm not sure about Mac. But it's a usb powered preamp that gives you two mic pre's along with headphone amp, and a volume control for your speakers and has phantom power built in. Great unit and around $120. NFI.

May 14, 2014 | AKG Perception 120 Microphone

1 Answer

AKG 120 on Mac, I don't get feedback on headphones or internal spekears . Recorded voice , I can see is there but can't hear anything....

Sounds like you have a computer sound issue. If the waveform is shown, and the amplitude is sufficient then it should playback audio. Not familiar with Mac but check mute settings, sound card volume, input/output config., audio routing, etc.

Feb 18, 2013 | AKG Perception 120 Microphone

1 Answer

Sometimes my AKG Perception 420 won't record properly, when played back it sounds like white noise with the faintest sound of what i'm trying to record in the background

All microphones have a signal to noise ratio. Basically defined as the level of desired sound to background noise (unwanted sound). Microphone phones also have self noise which should be considered when choosing a mic. There will be noise in every mic, some more audible than others. Condenser microphones require phantom power (48V). This can be supplied by mic prea
mps, mixers, and similar equipment. *Note that phantom power (mic pre amps) must be on or engaged, this can be specific to different types of equipment.
Troubleshooting:Has your microphone been dropped or exposed to moisture? Internal damage to your microphone will be hard to assess but this could possibly be the issue. Inspect the microphone cable, check for damages. Try using a another microphone cable-- preferably a new one. Next to check would be your mic's power supply. Make sure all connections are made properly (mic to cable to power supply). If you are using a mixer or pre amp with multiple inputs, test the mic on each input. (You should test by making recordings and comparing with each change to isolate possible causes). Also test the mixer or pre amp by slowly sweeping the input gain feature while recording an audible source such as singing into the microphone. Typically next in the audio recording chain would be your DAW (digital audio workstation) or computer, but problems with noise most likely precede this.
I could possibly provide more useful information if I know your exact setup.
Provided that you have your equipment setup properly, the microphone or mixer/preamp could possibly be damaged/malfunctioning. I suggest taking your equipment to a trusted repair shop, or if still under warranty, returning to the manufacturer for repairs or replacement.
Hope this helps

Apr 05, 2011 | AKG Perception 420 Microphone

1 Answer

Muffled sound

I wonder how it sounds on another amp/speakers?
Did the person/shop who cleaned it test on another system and say it worked ok? A good dealer of the
AKG brand should be able to verify a problem.

Apr 14, 2010 | AKG C414BULS Professional Microphone

1 Answer

AKG Perception 200 Mic stopped working. I use it

The simple thing to check would be to see if your 48V phantom power switch on your mixer is turned on. Sometimes there is an individual button to turn it on and off for each channel strip. Good Luck

Oct 06, 2009 | AKG Perception 200 Microphone

1 Answer

My AKG Perception 200 Cut the signal suddenly

Sounds like a loose connection. Try duct taping the microphone cable in place where it enters the microphone.

Jul 27, 2009 | AKG Perception 200 Microphone

1 Answer

Recording conversations which mic to buy?

How many speakers?  In a room?  Outdoors?  What kind of recorder do you use?  What is your budget?  Hi Fi or just need to be able to recognize what is being said?
Depending on your setup you might try:

Solution one: lavalier mics like an Audiotechnica ATR35 on each speaker's lapel.
Solution two: a boundary microphone on the table, like Shure mx395.  
Solution three: cardioid pattern mics pointed at each speaker (could also use a shotgun).
Solution four: one figure eight pattern mic put between two speakers facing each other (make sure the axis of the mic points at the two speakers).  
Solution five: you could scrap your recorder altogether and get a Zoom H2, put all four channels on and don't thump the table.

May 16, 2009 | Sony Microphones

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microphones Logo

Related Topics:

78 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microphones Experts


Level 2 Expert

611 Answers

Ben Armstrong

Level 2 Expert

332 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Microphone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides