How to connect and configure a microphone in Windows 10 complete guide

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How to connect and configure a microphone in Windows 10 complete guide


Complete guide where we explain step by step how to connect and configure a new microphone in Windows 10 to make it work with the best quality

Whether we usually record video with our computer or if we usually play over the Internet or use messaging and calling programs, such as Skype , a microphone is one of the essential peripherals that we must have on hand and that, in addition, have to work perfectly. In this manual we will explain, step by step, how to perfectly connect and configure a microphone in Windows 10.

Before starting we must indicate that there are several types of microphones for PCs, microphones that are connected through the USB port (whether individual or that are part of a headset, wired or wireless) and other microphones which are connected through the micro, mini-jack, input of the computer.

USB microphones usually need a driver (usually) and software for configuring and using the manufacturer, while those that are connected by the mini-jack port do not need anything, we can configure them directly from the Windows itself. The only thing we should have installed is the driver of our sound card.

How to configure a microphone in Windows 10

To configure the microphone of our computer, the first thing we should do is Connect it to our computer. If we have any program (like the Realtek driver from the previous screenshot), we will surely see how it is recognized as a micro and will allow us to make some minor adjustments.

We are going to focus on the Windows configuration itself. To do this, we right-click on the audio icon that appears in the system tray of our desk, next to the clock, and we will choose the option "Sounds". In the window that will appear we will choose "Record" and we can see a window like the following.

As we can see, our microphone will appear here (along with other devices of audio capture, if we had them). We will locate the micro that we want to configure, right click on it and choose the option “ Configure Voice Recognition “.

A new configuration window will open like the following .

In the options that appear in the configuration, we will choose the option “ Configure microphone ” and follow the wizard that appears, choosing the type of micro that is, placing it correctly as indicated and reading the phrase to adjust the gain for optimum sound and quality.

Once this wizard is finished we will have our microphone fully configured and running on Windows 10. Now let's see r how to prove that it works correctly.

How to test our microphone in Windows 10

To test if our microphone works correctly, what we will do is return to the Sounds window of Windows 10 (remember, right-clicking on the sound icon of the system tray) and, in the "Record" tab, we will look at the bar that appears to the right of the microphone in question.

When we talk, it will rise depending on the sound you capture.

In case it doesn't work and we don't see the green tick that shown in the previous capture the problem is that it is not configured as a default device. To enable it, simply press the right button on it and choose the options “Set as default device / Thisas a default communication device ".

We can also go to the" Settings "section of Windows 10, under" System> Sound ", to configure We liked the audio input device in Windows 10.

Ready. Our microphone should already be functioning normally, and if not, then we should review all the previous steps and test the microphone on another computer or device to rule out possible problems with it.

How to activate voice recognition in Windows 10

One of the features of Windows 10 related to the microphone is voice recognition . In order to use this feature, the first thing we have to do is adapt it to our voice, and therefore, taking advantage of the fact that we are putting our microphone into operation, we can go to the “Control panel> Accessibility> Voice recognition” section to configure the recognition of Windows 10 voice and start using this function.

In the following article we can see a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to configure and train Windows 10 voice recognition.

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