Possible to use the microphone input from the laptop for vocoder?


#1

I’m running asio, but either way, is it possible to use the microphone input from the laptop?
It would help me as a solution to run some vocoder plugins.
Seems i cannot define this port in the settings?


#2

You can use what ever audio input/outputs you like so long as they all come through the one asio driver… and that’s where the problem typically lies because if you’re using a dedicated ASIO driver with your sound card, the laptop microphone won’t be available via that driver.

I’ve been reluctant to add multiple driver support to Cantabile because I think it will create too many support issues. The best work around now is to use a virtual audio cable (Jack, VoiceMeeter etc…) to consolidate your audio devices into one.

Brad


#3

Any compelling reason not to use a mic through your main interface??


#4

This is just a lightweight laptop mic for the vocoder. I already have a mic before my nose. :blush:
Thx for the pipeline tip.
Is there a freeware for that?


#5

I’m just wondering why the vocoder needs a different mic.


#6

The singing Mic is routed via the audio system


#7

I run mine in/out with no plugs until I activate the vocoder. You do need an extra out for that of course, and you’ll get some minor latency depending on buffer and sample rate settings.


#8

Oh you mean it’s not going to the computer at all, right… Well get a splitter box and split a signal to the computer for when you need it for the vocoder :smiley:


#9

Yeah Im aware of the latency so that’s why i rather prefer mic via the PA system. And would prefer a portable mic for that vocoder.


#10

Why is it always about what YOU want??!!

:stuck_out_tongue:


#11

I’m not sure I understand what you mean with “portable” mic, all of mine are portable.


#12

Is that my wife talking? :joy::joy::joy:


#13

Portable as wearable haha, some lightweight mic to hang on my shoulders


#14

One of those old tv preachers, like Ernest Angly, used to have this gigantic neck harness with a big podium mic coming out of it, I wish I could find a picture now :smiley:


#15

ok getting closer,
I installed voicemeeter
https://www.vb-audio.com/Voicemeeter/index.htm
and got the pc mic input to the asio Motu out.
and I get a signal flow.
only now, where do I direct this to my C3? it’s not in the audio ports settings?


#16

I haven’t used Voicemeeter but generally with these apps you have to route everything to/from it and then select Voicemeeter as your ASIO driver.


#17

think i’ve found it, but just not a way to deactivate the internal mic when the external is connected. I keep on looking :slight_smile:


#18


(from Wikipedia - Lavalier microphone)


#19

where can I hire her :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:


#20

Something like that :smiley: