What are the recommended mic / output gain settings?
It depends on the situation and the device you are using the receiver with, but we generally recommend:
- Mic gain: +18dB or +24dB. We don’t recommend using a lower setting in normal situations (except for concerts, very noisy environments, etc).
- Out gain: for most devices, you can use -24dB, this is a standard mic level.
The receiver displays “Connecting…” but doesn’t connect to my PicoMic
Put your PicoMic in the charging dock and plug a USB cable to start the charge. During the charge, the PicoMic LED will blink yellow.
How to connect my receiver to the PicoMic microphones?
I have a terrible hiss noise on my recordings
- The lowest input gain on your audio device. For example, on the Panasonic GH5, use the -12dB mic input gain.
- The highest output gain on the PicoGear receiver. To properly select it, we recommend using this procedure.
You can also manually set it by blowing into the mic, and change the gain until you start clipping on your audio device.
If you use the Panasonic GH5, we recommend using specific settings – check the next section.
Panasonic GH5 – how to get good results?
|Disable the Mic Level Limiter.|
Else, you will waste 6dB dynamic range.
|Set the Mic Level to -12dB.|
|Force the output mode to TRS.|
The GH5 has a TRS+TRRS input, and we want to have a stereo TRS input.
|Use a -9dB output gain if you use the -24dB attenuator cable.|
|Use a -32dB output gain if you use the standard TRRS cable.|
You’re ready to record! With these settings, you will get a very large dynamic range, and a very low noise floor.