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martingitdave 06-08-2020 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by penny (Post 6403741)
How do you set up your hypemic? Iíd love to hear how anyone having this mic sets the levels and compression and your preferred mic placement.


1. Do you set the levels first, then the compression? Do you find you need to reduce the gain after you set the compression because the signal is so boosted?

2. Do you set the compression first and then adjust the gain so itís not too hot of a signal?

3.What do you find is the optimal peak level on the three lights, one, two or three lights lit green, not going above the second light, allowing it to peak with occasionally hitting orange?

4. If you sing and play acoustic guitar using this one mic, what have you found to be your favorite placement in therms of height and distance from the microphone? Do you use the supplied mini tripod or something else

Any tips and hints and observations appreciated! I am specifically trying to get a strong signal with compression for singing and playing guitar together for live streaming, so not able to boost the level later in post.

I love the hypemic and Iím experimenting with all this, but havenít hit on what I think sounds best yet.



Those are good questions. Since I use the middle compression setting for streaming I turn it on and then set the gain. Every software is different so itís going to be trial and error for each one.

jaz761 08-04-2020 05:53 PM

Thought Iíd circle back and see how folks are enjoying their HypeMics? I havenít pulled the trigger yet. Extra points for links to audio or video!

static111 08-06-2020 03:24 PM

looking into upgrading my simple usb recording setup and stumbled across the HYPE MIC today. Seems to be universally loved. Would love to hear some quality recordings and some streams that haven't been linked yet!

JohnDWilliams 08-06-2020 03:51 PM

On Spotify, artist Gary Franks, song Hope. The guitar is an Emerald X7 nylon recorded with a HypeMic directly into a MacBook running Logic.

static111 08-18-2020 12:39 PM

I know that much of the quality here is Larry Freaking Campbell, however I am sold. If that little mic can record at the quality of this demo, then it seems to be the perfect mic for my needs

static111 01-09-2021 02:50 PM

Just picked up one a couple months ago and finally started some recording. Very high quality audio recording!. Any tips and tricks from those of you that have had your hypemic for a few months? Iíve got it pretty dialed in for tracking acoustics, but when it comes to vocals I am having a hard time finding the sweet spot.

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