Question about Sony ECM-DS70P Stereo Recording Microphone Microphone

1 Answer

Sony ecm 989

This mic produces a lot of noise. Good sound, but there is a lot of steady, soft hiss in the background. My question is this: Is there a way to remedy this? Is that as good as it gets? Is this normal? Should I just throw it on the bone-yard of not-so-good microphones growing against the wall of my basement? Clearly, this was a good microphone at one time.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

This is a wonderful microphone that I used for years without any problems. Then it developed a background noise (a hiss, or buzz, or sound like a bad ground; it's been too long and I don't remember the specific sound now). I checked the integrity of the ground and other wires in the cable and didn't find any problems so I replaced the old cable with a new cable, but I still had the noise.

I use the microphone with the microphone head separated from the microphone body, so I have a cable that runs from the head to the body and a separate cable that runs from the body to my inputs. I don't have either an electrical or logical explanation for why the following solution got rid of my noise, but it worked for me.

On the cable that connects the head to the body, simply take an insulated wire, strip both ends and with electrical tape, tape one bare end to the metal plug shell on one end of the cable and then do the same with the the metal plug shell on the other end of the cable. You can add some tape wraps along the length of the cable so it doesn't look so funky and is a little less cumbersome. I didn't do anything to the cable that runs from the body to the inputs. This got rid of the noise for me. REALLY. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT IT WORKED FOR ME. Maybe it will also work for you. It's certainly easy enough to try. Good luck. Bob

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Mic sound muffled static


Buy a better mic! This question reminds me of the musicians who invest in a nice JBL public address system but then use Radio Shack microphones. A good quality mic, not GREAT but just good will cost you a minimum of $100. Quit playing with toys and invest in real recording gear. Computers and hard drive recorders can easily record CD quality audio, and-so why would you use a $70 mic?

Sep 10, 2013 | Samson Samtr Meteor Mic Usb Studio...

1 Answer

New noise


sounds like a ground issue to me. that sounds like either 60 cycle hum, or a loose or broken ground. You can probably do an ohmmeter check, first, with no power, and see if you have continuity. That's not unusual for mikes of the seniority of your equipment.

Feb 16, 2008 | Sony ECM-HS1 Gun Zoom Microphone

1 Answer

Mic has static and popping sound. not working


Give Shure Tech Support a call at 800-516-2525. They can help you troubleshoot the problem. Have the mic nearby when you call them.

Oct 22, 2012 | Shure KSM27 Professional Microphone

1 Answer

Crackling noise and low volume


If the mic is a condensor you would need to have phantom power, or it will not work. Use a small mixer or externat power supply. We here at Pro Line Music Have small mixers that have phantom power. 215-736-8055

Dec 26, 2009 | AKG Perception 120 Microphone

1 Answer

Whistling background noise with Samson C01U USB condenser mic


Welcome to the world of STUDIO microphones. Super quality BUT you must have a studio to use them. You can't have any local speaker playing into them. You often use headphones lest your monitor speakers will feedback. At the high frequency capability of these mics, you can fry your amps with oscillations above what you can hear!

Sep 28, 2009 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

1 Answer

Hissing noise in the microphone.


my mic was plugged in the front panel of my pc. it was producing that hissing noise. then i plugged directly into the sound card at the back of the pc. problem solved.

Mar 18, 2009 | CAD Microphones GXL1200 Professional...

2 Answers

Switched from a g4 PowerPC to a g5 Intel Imac and now Mic has a lot of digital hiss


the Samson C01U picks up the noises running inside the computer, or laptop whichever you have. You can't change that. But if you want to get rid of it. I use Cool Edit Pro. There's this effect we have for Noise Reduction. I won't go further on unless you have this program, or something similar. But basically it takes out any unwanted static

Aug 30, 2008 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

1 Answer

AKG C535 microphones pop and hiss


if they are "condenser" mic's, the condensor module, as in the case of capacitor, failed as time goes. <condensor = capacitor>. Might be a good idea to check other capacitors inside.

pc-cook

Nov 16, 2007 | AKG C535EB Professional Microphone

2 Answers

GTrack producing NOISE and not catching audio from even 20cms.


Did you check the record levels on the software you are using.

Sep 14, 2007 | Samson G-TRACK USB RECORDING MICROPHONE...

1 Answer

Problem recording in stereo


Most likely you have a problem with the MIC. Has this ever worked with this unit? If not maybe the un it is not compadable with this Mic. The instuctions and specs are available for download Here http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=ECMDS70P&LOC=3 Good luck

Jun 12, 2007 | Sony One-Point ECM-MS907 Consumer...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony ECM-DS70P Stereo Recording Microphone Microphone Logo

775 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Microphones Experts

Rick

Level 2 Expert

611 Answers

Mark Wolfe

Level 1 Expert

10 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...