How to Make a USB Mic

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Microphones are used to transmit voice or other sounds to another audio device, such as an amplifier, PA or mixing board. You can even connect a microphone directly to your computer.

To do this, you need to create a USB microphone cable that has a USB male connection on one end and the connection for your microphone on the other end.

Remove the existing connecting end of a microphone cable.

Strip 1/8 inch of insulation off each wire in the mic cable, and twist the wire strands together.

Solder the ends of the cable to the pins of a male USB cable adaptor using a soldering iron and electrical solder. The cable adaptor will indicate pin connections on its packaging.

  • Microphones are used to transmit voice or other sounds to another audio device, such as an amplifier, PA or mixing board.
  • Solder the ends of the cable to the pins of a male USB cable adaptor using a soldering iron and electrical solder.

Connect the USB end of the modified XLR cable to an available USB port on your computer.

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