How to play music through mic
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play music through mic

How to play music through mic

Computers can be used for many things other than simply browsing the web or creating documents. Most come with a sound card that allows you to listen to music and other audios through a set of speakers that connect to the computer. These cards also include a microphone jack that you can use to record audio. It is also possible to connect the microphone and hear the sound directly from the speakers without recording it.

Steps to play music through mic

Step 1

Turn off the computer you want to connect to the microphone. It is best to have it turned off in case you accidentally disconnect the power cord or other cable connected to the back of the computer. Locate the “microphone” connector on the sound card, which is usually pink in color and has a printed microphone icon near it.

Step 2

Turn on the computer again so that the operating system loads. Turn on the speaker system by pressing the “Power” key and adjust the volume to approximately 50 percent. The noises that are picked up from the microphone might be louder or softer than you are used to once it works.

Step 3

Click the “Start” button in the lower right corner of the desktop and then click “Control Panel” to open this menu. Click on the “Sounds” menu option to enter the sounds sub-menu. Click the “Record” tab at the top and then the “Microphone” option. Click “Properties” to enter the microphone menu.

Step 4

Click the “Listen” tab. Click the box next to “Listen To This Device” so that the microphone can be heard through the speakers. Click the “Levels” tab at the top of the screen and click the “Mute” button to activate the microphone sound. Click the “OK” button at the bottom of the window to save your changes and exit.

Mix mic sound with music

A Virtual Audio Mixer is computer software that allows you to mix sounds from different audio sources connected to the PC, including the audio generated by other programs, which are the virtual audio input. You can mix microphone audio with audio from PC applications such as chats, games, or music.

For example, speaking of basic and non-professional uses, we can record a song played by the computer (a live karaoke), with our voice above or even listen to a PC song on Skype.

The soundtracks of films, radio, microphone, and MP3 can then be mixed and listened to on the audio outputs of the computer (speakers, headphones) or transmitted via a chat program (Skype, Google Hangouts or others) or even recorded (using audio programs editors like Audacity )

There are not many free tools to do this mixing, so I want to report a little known program, not open source but free, which allows you to mix different audio sources and combine them as you want.

Install Voicemeter

VoiceMeeter supports almost all popular audio interfaces: WSAPI, WAVE-RT, Direct-X, KS, MME, and ASIO and has two hardware inputs and virtual input.

Each input offers some audio enhancements, which include boosting high, mid and low tones.

Audio can also be heard through speakers, recorded, or used on other programs.

To start sharing and mixing audio sources, you must first configure VoiceMeeter correctly.

After installation, load the application, connect headphones and microphones, start a program like Skype and the program to listen to music together.

Interface

In the Voice Meeter interface, you will see four panels: hardware input 1, hardware input 2, virtual input, and hardware Out with two outputs. The application allows you to mix the first three input channels, thus producing a fourth that can be listened to through speakers or headphones and transmitted on Skype or recorded.

Starting from the fourth panel, Hardware Out, click on A1 and select the output choosing the KS option if possible or WDM or, in the absence of MME.

The headset/speaker selected, open the Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Audio on Windows and select the playback devices tab, select the default one, and open the Properties.

On the Advanced tab, use the drop-down menu to select the audio sampling rate’s default format that will determine the quality of the audio output from VoiceMeeter.

Go back to the Audio settings, go to the Communications tab and set it to Do nothing.

VoiceMeeter Hardware

Input 1 must be the microphone and with the headphones, you should hear your voice speaking in real-time.

Open Control Panel> Hardware and Sound> Audio> Recording, go to the Properties of the microphone and then to the Listening tab check that the option listens to the device is not selected, to avoid problems with VoiceMeeter.

To finish, VoiceMeeter must be the default audio device.

If all went well, all audio inputs, both physical and virtual, can be played together, recorded, streamed, or manipulated as you prefer.

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