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How to Use a Singstar Microphone on PC

Updated April 17, 2017

The Singstar microphone is a microphone input set that allows you to use a regular mic on your home computer or laptop. The set includes the Singstar microphone plus a universal audio plug to USB converter. The converter allows you to divert the input capabilities form the mic into a default device that can be used with many different programs and games. Once you have established the connection on your computer, the Singstar works just like a stage mic does.

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  1. Plug the USB connector that came with your Singstar mic into your computer. Insert the plug of the mic into the end of the USB connector.

  2. Click on the "Start" menu and select the Control Panel. Choose "Hardware and Sound" from the control panel.

  3. Find the Sound heading and click the "Manage Audio Devices" option. Select the Recording tab from the window that comes up.

  4. Select the microphone device that says "USBMIC." On the lower right corner of the mic icon, click on the check option to make it the default input device.

  5. Click "OK" to make the changes and to use the Singstar microphone.

  6. Tip

    The Singstar converter will work with most standard audio jack mics.


    Do not forget to switch to a different input device if you plan to leave the mic plugged in but do not want to use it as an input.

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About the Author


Based in New York, Tim Burgone has been writing technology-related content since 1991. His work has appeared in “Wired” magazine and “Mac Addict” magazine. Burgone received the Frank L. Kern Literary Award in 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from St. John’s University in New York.

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