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What do you hook the microphone up on a stereo in order for it to work? My son says it is the AUX setting?

I have this microphone (SAmson R21S) and would like to use it but am unsure of where to plug the end in . Is it a "phones" jack or is it aux?

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Phones stands for headphone you can use aux input with help of(mic to line converter)from radio shack near you.-insert the converter in aux and insert the mic in converter.

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Connecting r21s to laptop

The input to the laptop usually requires a stereo or TRS type 1/8 inch plug If the mic has an XLR type connector, you need a special cable that connects the XLR pins 1 and 3 (adjacent pins) to the shield of the 1/8 inch plug and pin 2 of the XLR connector to BOTH the tip and ring of the little stereo jack. Such a cable is not commonly available so the best is to make one from parts you get at Radio Shack.

Mar 12, 2013 | Samson R21S Microphone

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I am connecting my R21S to my laptop but i am unable to record sound..

Depending on what operating system you have, you need to open up the "Sounds and Audio Devices" in the Control Panel and make sure the Sound Recoring device is enabled. You may have to load a driver to enable it. You can also adjust the "microphone" or "line in" recording volume in that window (assuming you have Windows XT or later operating system).

Good luck!

Jul 13, 2011 | Samson R21S Microphone

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My microphone doesn't work, I can't hear any voice. Can you help me? That is R21S microphone

its probably a wire came loose, unscrew the head (airguard) then you should h ave 2 tiny screws that hold the switch in place, carefully slide it forward and as you do push the main cord for the amp plug in along with it as you push it through,, check those wires to be sure the connection hasn't come loose

Jun 12, 2011 | Samson R21S Microphone

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Do i need a driver for mic r21s to work on my compuer for karaoke?

No, but you do need one thing. You have two options. Option one is a Mixer with USB output or USB Interface. Option two is to buy a USB Audio Interface. Personally, I'd go with option one because you can control every aspect of the mic and the music or instrument. The USB Interface does need a driver but it is included. The R21S Mic is an XLR Dynamic Mic.

Apr 26, 2011 | Samson R21S Microphone

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What does "pc in" mean on a stereo?

Hello Tcatkins, hi!, PC IN is the sound input for the computer audio to the stereo. The connection is from PC green port audio to the PC in of your stereo.

Dec 07, 2010 | Samson R21S Microphone

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I just today bought a Samson R21S microphone, and I plugged it into my laptop via the laptops microphone jack, and immediately had problems. It cuts off my voice in mid sentence, it wont get half of my...

Not really the mic's fault - just incompatible.
Your Samson mic is a "dynamic" type and the laptop is expecting a "condensor" type.
You could put the mic through a preamp first but easier to exchange for a more suitable type.

Hope this helps.

Jul 09, 2010 | Samson R21S Microphone

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Doesn't pick-up sound

First I'd check the cable and make sure it's alright. Try another cable you know is good. If it still has low output unfortunately, it's probably the capsule.If the mic is new I'd send it in for warranty repair if not contact samson @ their website for repair info.

Apr 08, 2009 | Samson R21S Microphone

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mic connected to laptop but not working,please help me

Mar 28, 2009 | Samson R21S Microphone

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Trying to use a microphone but not sure how to hook it up

No because the mic is a signel in device and the headphone jack is a signal out jack! meaning if you plug the mic into it the mic will act as a speaker and music will come out of it and ruin it!
I would buy an adapter at radio shack and plug it into the phono input on the back of unit! and if you dont have a phono input you will need to buy a small pre-amp and plug it into the aux or tape input!
That will work!
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Jan 16, 2009 | Samson R21S Microphone

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Playback only on left speaker

The quick, easy solution is to change your microphone to mono recording. In the attached YouTube clip, I'll show you how to do that.

The short and simple is to go to your Mac HD -> Applications -> Utilities -> Audio MIDI Setup. Select your C01U USB device, and set it to 1ch 16bit. This will set the microphone to record in mono, equally over both speakers.

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Its way too quite. Ok I've had this problem since day 1 and have pretty much given up on any hope for this mic, I bought this mic so i could have better quality audio when I record my gaming videos and yet every time I try to record or use it on my chat programs the **** thing is so quite that to get any sound to be picked up it has to pretty much be in my mouth. Now to give an idea of the situation I'm using a PC first off and its a desktop not a laptop like a lot of the other problems I've seen here about this mic and second I don't have a bunch of audio equipment or any other kind of recording studio gear just me, my computer and the mic. I've tried plugging it into my guitar amp but it pretty much did nothing at all so ya if there is a free software I can download to increase the volume of the mic that'd be great but I will also be using this while in chat programs such as Skype, Ventrilo or Mumble so of course it has to produce the same level of volume in all of these things. At the moment I am forced to use the mic from my Turtle Beach x11 Earforce headset which is not the best quality but it's not bad and picks up everything I say from about 10ft away. So if anyone can give me an answer that helps with this that isn't blatantly obvious like going into the recording devices section of my computer and changing things there because I've done that already (enhancements available DC offset cancellation/ Advanced set to 3 channel, 16 bit, 192000 Hz).

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