Videomaker – Learn video production and editing, camera reviews › Forums › Technique › Sound › Connecting a Microphone to PC Problem
I have a Rode Video Micro Microphone, that I use on a DSLR Camera, and it even works on my Phone! However when I plug it’s 3.5mm jack into my PC’s rear Pink/Blue Audio Input socket, the computer does not detect the microphone! I have been told it may be because that Mic has no voltage of it’s own, and the PC is apparently not supplying the needed volts? Can anyone confirm that this might be the problem? and If so, ..is there a Fix? Thanks
Check your PC sound device settings. Sometimes there is a boost setting to boost the input signal. Many PC mics are usb and come with drivers/software to work with your PC. If nothing works you may need an audio interface, basically a small pre-amp, to boost the mic signal before it plugs into the PC audio input jack.