What is an external microphone?
An external microphone is just a stand-alone microphone. You can plug it into any device with a 3.5 mm audio input jack. A laptop, phone, or EVP recorder, for example. Most external microphones do not require batteries, but some of them do. If it requires batteries, it usually means it has a built-in amplifier.
How do you use a plug-in microphone?
To use an external microphone, plug it into your device with the 3.5 mm audio jack cable. Most devices have the microphone symbol next to the port. Some external microphones need batteries and have a power switch. If this is the case, ensure you have fresh batteries and that it is turned on.
Do microphones require any setting up?
Most external microphones with a 3.5 mm audio cable do not require any setup. They may require batteries and have a power switch. If this is the case, ensure it has fresh batteries. And then turn it on. Plug the microphone into your device, which usually has the microphone symbol next to the port.
Can you test a microphone?
To test your external microphone, start recording on your device and tap the external microphone. If the input is displayed visually, you will see the spikes when tapping the microphone. If it doesn't show it, replay the recording; it works if you hear the taps.
How do you use an external microphone with an EVP recorder?
To use the external microphone for your EVP recorder, plug the microphone into the port using the 3.5 mm audio cable. If it has a power switch, turn it on. If it requires batteries, ensure it has fresh batteries in it. You are then ready to record a Class A EVP.