Since its release, the Maonocaster Lite AM200 series has been got the favor of many users from all over the world and has become a Best Seller in the Unpowered Recording Mixers category on Amazon.
Maono has organized a survey on Maonocaster Lite AM200 series user feedback to make better improvements to the products in the future. From this survey, Maono collected information about users’ experiences with the product and some of the problems they encountered.
Maono will help the users solve the problems they encountered and help them use the Maonocaster Lite correctly. (Note: This article mainly focuses on the user guide of Maonocaster Lite AM200 on PC. In addition to PCs, Maonocaster Lite AM200 can also be connected to smartphones, tablets, and other devices.)
1. Hostdevices do not recognize the device (the audio interface or the mic).
Through the survey, it is found that some users said that their host devices (PCs) can not recognize the audio interface or the microphone. If you also encounter similar problems, you can try the following methods.
A. Disconnect the Device and the PC or Unplug the PC’s Power Cable
Unplug the device from the PC first, then plug the device back into the PC to check if it works. If the device does not work, please unplug the PC’s power cable (please turn off the PC before unplugging the power cable). Wait 15 minutes, and then restart the PC. Next, try to plug the device into the PC again to see if it works.
B. Change the Property of USB Root Hub
Open “Device Manager” - expand “Universal Serial Bus Controllers” - right click “USB Root Hub” - “Properties”.
Click the “Power Management” tab - uncheck the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” box. If you have more than one USB Root Hub listed, you need to repeat these steps for each one. Next, restart your computer.
Reconnect the USB device and see if it is recognized. If not, go back to the power management tab for each one and check the box.
C. Uninstall Hidden Devices
By default, Device Manager doesn’t show all devices that have been installed in the system. Certain hidden or ghost USB devices can cause conflicts with current USB devices. You can view hidden devices in Device Manager by first opening a command prompt and then typing the following two commands:
Once Device Manager loads, you need to click on View and then click on Show Hidden Devices.
Expand Imaging Devices, Universal Serial Bus Controllers, and Unknown Devices. If you see anything listed there that is greyed out or an unknown device, go ahead and right-click them and choose Uninstall.
D. Connect to Another Device
Connect the USB mic to another machine, such as a PS4 or even your smartphone (via a USB adapter) and if it does recognize the device properly, then reconnect it to the original computer.
If there’s only another PC available, after connecting the USB mic to it successfully, then eject the USB properly from that computer. The mic maybe will suddenly start to show up on the original computer.
E. Change Another USB Cable
2. How to set up AM200 after connecting to the PC?
STEP 1: Go to “Windows setting”.
STEP 2: Select “System”.
STEP 3: Select “Sound” and go to “Sound Control Panel”.
STEP 4: Set AM200 as default recording device in “Recording” of sound setting.
STEP 5: Double click “Maono AM200” go to “Properties”, select “Levels” and set it to 100.
STEP 6: Set the AM200 as default playback device in “Playback” of sound setting.
3. After AM200 is set up on the PC, how to set it in common software? (Take OBS, DISCORD, ZOOM, AUDACITY as examples.)
STEP1: Select “Settings” in “File”.
STEP 2: Select “Audio”.
STEP 3: Select the device to be used in “Desktop Audio”.
STEP 1: Open the “Setting”.
STEP 2: Select “Voice & Video”.
STEP 3: Select “MAONO AU-AM200” in “INPUT DEVICE & OUTPUT DEVICE”.
STEP 4: Test whether the sound input and output are normal, if there is no sound, please reconnect to the audio interface.
STEP 5: Turn off Automatic Gain Control.
STEP 1: Open Settings.
STEP 2: Click Audio.
STEP 3: Select the ‘MAONO AU-AM200’
STEP 4: “Use separate audio device to play ringtone simultaneously” ( Uncheck it)
and “Automatically adjust microphone volume” (Uncheck it)
STEP 5: Volume adjusted to 100%.
Set up Audacity audio inputs and outputs.
4. Noise problem of AM200-S1’s microphone
Speak closely and directly to the microphone to reduce ambient noise. Try to keep your mouth around 4-10 inches (10-25 cm) from the microphone.
The AM200-S1 is Maono’s entry-level product for newcomers to live streaming and podcasting and will only meet the basic needs of users. If you are looking for a higher performance microphone, there are other models in the Maonocaster Lite range for you to choose from, the AM200-S4 (desktop stand mic version) or the AM200-S6 (arm stand mic version).
Maono always pursues to better meet the real needs of users. We hope the above faqs and usage guide can help you.
Great news! Maonocaster E2 is coming. It is an upgraded version of Maonocaster Lite. With up to 60dB of gain range and phantom power, it supports premium dynamic and condenser microphones. What’s more, it can connect instruments like guitars and electronic drums via a 6.35mm input port, and it has 11 custom buttons for personalized effects settings.
Maono will continue to innovate and introduce more high-quality audio products in the future.
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