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Do I need a cloudlifter?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I recently bought a podmic that's plugged into a focusrite scarlett solo v3. I am using this setup to record audio for my youtube channel, and I am finding that I have to turn the gain to 3/4ths of the way to full, any more and I start getting noise or clipping. I was wondering If a cloudlifter would fix that for me. I'm pretty new to this. I am open to different suggestions as well, as long as the price is similar :) 

 

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Do you have the microphone positioned near your mouth and pointing the right direction?
Are you talking loud enough. Most microphones aren't designed for whispering.

Clipping is when your gain is set too high so when you talk you above the maximum volume. If you have a volume meter it normally goes Red or to the top of the bar.


Cloudlifter will just increase the gain. Your not at maximum gain so it wont change anything.


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9 hours ago, Fibeus said:

So I recently bought a podmic that's plugged into a focusrite scarlett solo v3. I am using this setup to record audio for my youtube channel, and I am finding that I have to turn the gain to 3/4ths of the way to full, any more and I start getting noise or clipping. I was wondering If a cloudlifter would fix that for me. I'm pretty new to this. I am open to different suggestions as well, as long as the price is similar :) 

 

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Podmic is dynamic so it's not overly sensitive, you need to be close to it. I mean like, almost touching the corner of your mouth close.
If you're clipping it's already turned up too loud and an inline preamp wont help.

If you're not clipping and it's still too quiet (or you want to be able to turn your gain down) get the Klark Teknik CT1, does the same thing as the Cloudlifter just as well as the Cloudlifter just much much cheaper.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

This video, though not in English, is a good representation of how I use the mic.

In this specific video I’ve turned up the gain to almost full. At this distance I’m not finding that there is any clipping, but the mic was picking up sounds from different rooms at times, like spoons hitting plates from the kitchen and such. 
 

as I said, I’m pretty new to this, and would love for some conservative feedback on how to fix some of those problems! 
 

Tnanks for the insight thus far

 

On 9/20/2020 at 2:24 PM, Fibeus said:

So I recently bought a podmic that's plugged into a focusrite scarlett solo v3. I am using this setup to record audio for my youtube channel, and I am finding that I have to turn the gain to 3/4ths of the way to full, any more and I start getting noise or clipping. I was wondering If a cloudlifter would fix that for me. I'm pretty new to this. I am open to different suggestions as well, as long as the price is similar :) 

 

Thanks

 

On 9/20/2020 at 8:38 PM, Ahoy Hoy said:

Do you have the microphone positioned near your mouth and pointing the right direction?
Are you talking loud enough. Most microphones aren't designed for whispering.

Clipping is when your gain is set too high so when you talk you above the maximum volume. If you have a volume meter it normally goes Red or to the top of the bar.


Cloudlifter will just increase the gain. Your not at maximum gain so it wont change anything.

 

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On 9/24/2020 at 3:12 PM, Fibeus said:

 

 

Sounds very good to me. Didnt watch the whole thing so don't know if there was something later on in the video.

Maybe just rotate the microphone a little more towards you its point more off frame then at your face.
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Ripped this off Rode website. If you see how the microphone is point at him while yours is sideways. I realise your trying to keep it out of your face for your video but pointing it towards you even if its off to the side should help.
 


Here to educated the audio board on their bad choices.

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