Three Tips for Proper Use of the Microphone

Whether you are a preacher on the podium, an audio technology tuner behind the scenes, or an online self-media person, a little understanding of the concept and skills of using the microphone correctly will make you more comfortable in using it! 


Reduce the distance between the microphone and the mouth

If the microphone is far away from the mouth, the output volume will be greatly reduced. If the volume of the amplifier is turned up, it is easy to produce feedback sound, which is a common problem encountered by ordinary microphone users.

If you want to increase the volume of the microphone without producing feedback sound, the easiest way is to use the principle that "the volume of the microphone is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the sound source" to shorten the distance between the microphone and the mouth, and the sound of the microphone can be greatly improved.

But how to fix the microphone near the mouth?

There are many designs on the market, and the "headset microphone" design is one of the solutions. For example, MAONO C01 Voice Amplifier, by hanging on the head, can adjust the microphone capsule to the position closest to the mouth, so that the microphone can obtain the highest sensitivity and the largest volume output, and will not produce feedback sound.


Also...if you feel that the low frequency is not enough when using the microphone...you can also use the proximity effect of the capsule (Proximity effect)! Put your mouth close to the microphone to get the added low frequency!

Enhance the audio quality of the microphone and minimize superfluous noise

With the sensitive mic, the mouth is close enough to the mic... but the sound is starting to get noisy... what's going on?

When our mouths are speaking, for some pronunciations such as "B, F, P..." containing English letters, a strong "airflow" will be emitted from the mouth to impact the diaphragm of the microphone, causing the microphone to be overloaded ( Overload) distortion, causing the speaker to output a strong "Pop Noise" (Pop Noise), which seriously damages the normal sound quality.

This phenomenon is most obvious when the microphone is used in front of the mouth or near the chin, and the closer the microphone is to the mouth, The gas explosion noise is also getting worse.

So if the mic you are using has this problem. It is recommended that you adjust the microphone head to the position of "close to the left and right sides of the mouth, avoiding the noise of air explosion", so as to obtain the expected volume and normal sound quality.

After actual testing, "keep the front of the microphone capsule at a distance of about one finger from the corner of the mouth, and keep it at a horizontal direction of about 45 degrees from the corner of the mouth." Generally speaking, it is the most ideal position, which can avoid the damage of air explosion sound, and can show the best sensitivity and sound quality.

If the sound head is positioned beyond the front of the corner of the mouth, it will be more affected by the pop sound. However, you can use a windshield such as a sponge, which can slightly reduce the impact of air explosion noise and wind noise, but it will somewhat destroy the view of the face and attenuate the high-frequency response of the microphone.

Correct tuning concept... stop blowing the microphone!

First of all, make sure the microphone is turned on...test the volume and sound quality is what you want? If you think it is not good enough, then adjust the position and direction of the sound head.

First adjust the length of the microphone stand so that the position of the microphone head at the end of the sound head rod is not too far from the mouth, and then use the movable joint of the sound head rod holder to adjust the horizontal height of the microphone head to about below the corner of the mouth.

When adjusting the position of the sound head, it is best to use the on-site sound reinforcement system to test the sound while adjusting it. Please pronounce in English: "PUSH! PULL! ...", carefully fine-tune the position and direction of the sound head at the corner of the mouth until Get the most satisfying sensitivity and the best sound without popping.

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