Windows installation instructions for SP-USB-MIC-MODEL-1, SP-USB-MIC-MODEL-3, SP-USB-MIC-MODEL-8

Thank you for purchasing the Sound Professionals USB Microphone. This product combines a high quality, high sensitivity, omni-directional microphone with a quality mic preamplifier and built in A/D converter – it is essentially a miniature external soundcard with a built-in microphone! It also has a built-in headphone amplifier for real-time audio monitoring. Your computer will see this new device as an additional soundcard that you can select as the recording and/or playback default in your Windows control panel.

Please follow these instructions to setup and install your new Sound Professionals USB microphone

1-Turn on your computer.
2-Plug the USB Microphone into any available USB port. We recommend a USB port that is not close to the computer fan (if it has one). Your computer should recognize your microphone as “New Hardware”, and automatically install the necessary drivers.
3-Plug a set of headphones into the headphone jack on the USB microphone
4-Open the Windows Control Panel. Change the view to "Large Icons" in the upper right corner of the screen
3-Open the “Sound” icon
4-On the “Playback” tab, make sure the "USB device” is selected as the default device. Depending on the computer, this may be called different
things - C-Media USB headphone set, Generic USB device, or something else, but always with the word "USB" in the title. If it is not selected as the default device, right click on the USB item in the list and select 'Set as Default Device". The USB device should now be the default device
5-Double-left-click on the listing for the "USB" device, click the "levels" tab and turn all level controls up to maximum and make sure that nothing is muted (you may have to unmute the microphone). Click OK.
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Click on the "Recording" tab, make sure the "USB device” is selected as the default device. Depending on the computer, this may be called different
things - C-Media USB headphone set, Generic USB device, or something else, but always with the word "USB" in the title. If it is not selected as the default device, right click on the USB item in the list and select 'Set as Default Device". The USB device should now be the default device
7-Double-left-click on the listing for the "USB" device, click the "levels" tab and turn any level controls up to maximum and make sure that nothing is muted. Click OK.
8-If you would prefer to hear playback sound through your computer's soundcard or computer's headphone jack instead of the headphone jack on the USB mic, go back to the playback tab and change the default device back to your computer's soundcard instead of the USB device.
9-Close the Windows control panel.

Your USB microphone is now ready to use. If you are still hearing fan noise from your computer, you will need to use an extender or extension cable to get the microphone away from the computer fan. If you need more USB ports, you can use a USB hub that is compatible with USB audio devices.

Remember, if you wish to, you can plug an external microphone into the microphone jack of the USB microphone and the sound from the external mic will be blended together with the built in microphone. Here is a list of compatible extension microphones.

If you need further assistance, please call us at 609-267-4400 or email techsupport@soundprofessionals.com