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A few random questions
show user profile  BLoSk
1st off, I have a "new" mic that my brother had lying around which should be a bit better then the old thing I have now, but I got some issues with it. Googled my ass off already but that didn't get me any further.

When I record something with it it seems to pick up the sounds of the other tracks, for example I have a beat on 1 track then try to record vocals on another while hearing the beat on headphones, then I hear the beat very faint in the background of the vocal recording. I obviously have tried to see if the mic maybe picked up the sound from the headphones, which doesn't seem to be it as I turned the sound on it down a lot and even made sure to have a lot of distance between the mic and the headphones, and even covered them to make sure the sound doesn't travel far, yet it still seems to pick up the same amount.
It seems like it's picking it up from somewhere else, maybe a hardware thing?

By googling it I found out about "stereo mix" ("what u hear"), which apparently makes it possible to record all the sound as it's playing on your computer. but I turned that off after taking a long time to try to access it (damn vista), and that didn't seem to do anything.
Anyone know what might be the problem?

2nd question I have is regarding my mouse. Bought a new one recently as the old one was literally falling apart (chunks of plastic basically falling off lol), and it seems the mouse doesn't really works well on the desk I use, and none of the few mousemats I have lying around seem to be a good surface for it either. It's doable on 1 mousemat I have when turning the mouse sensitivity all the way up, but that way it's not really that accurate, and it's not really moving very fluently.
The mouse does seem to work very well on my pants though, have tried it out on my knee/lap with different pants and they all seem to work very well that way. I'm not far off from covering my desk with fabric lol.
So the question is, anyone know of some good mousemats or anything that might work well with my mouse?
The mouse I have now is the Logitech M310.

And while i'm asking questions anyway.... What's up with the member galleries thingy on the left?
You can make your own lil gallery in your profile and then people can vote for that which might appear in the thingy on the left then?



BLOX


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6/12/2011 11:27:41 PM (last edit: 6/12/2011 11:29:43 PM)
show user profile  BLoSk
Bump...

Apparently there are cloth covered mouse mats, never thought of that lol.
Anyone has any experience with it or know some other possible good surface besides desks and normal mouse mats?
And anyone know what surfaces are best for optical mouses anyway regarding reflection, as googling it shows some people saying the surface needs to be a bit reflective as it works on light bouncing off of the surface, but others say reflection is bad. The wonders of internet lol. Sometimes confuses me more then it helps me.



BLOX


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6/15/2011 12:45:04 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 12:45:04 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
I think the general rule of thumb is Black and Shiny = no deal. Pure White? No chance.

So you generally want a matte surface with a neutral colour that isn't too bright.

Hell - I don't even use a mouse-mat any more...
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6/15/2011 12:52:51 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 12:52:51 AM)
show user profile  BLoSk
I didn't use one for years, had a decent mouse that worked perfectly on my table surface, and I liked it that way. I even tried finding the exact same mouse to buy but it was so old they didn't sell it anywhere anymore.



BLOX


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6/15/2011 1:06:45 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:06:45 AM)
show user profile  BLoSk
Fixed the mouse issue I had as I bought myself a mouse mat.
And an expensive one, at least for a cheapass mothafugga as me. 18 whole euros lol.
It's a nice one though, as it's huge and seems to have a pretty decent surface (cloth-like).
Maybe just a tad too rough surface which makes the mouse slide over it a bit less easy then i'm used to but that didn't really bother me so far. I'm happy enough to be able to actually really control my mouse again.

Also bought myself a new microphone, and apparently the problem I had didn't have anything to do with the mic, as I still have the same issue with the new one. Got a bit better sound with it though.
I guess it probably has something to do with the fact that the soundcard I have is a cheap on-board one so I guess I have to buy a new one some time.



BLOX


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6/19/2011 1:58:01 AM (last edit: 6/19/2011 1:58:01 AM)
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