Sandberg Studio Pro Microphone USB

[Item no. 126-03] Rev. 20.09.17


1 Introduction

Sandberg Studio Pro Microphone USB is a great microphone for top-quality sound recordings for the demanding gamer and video producer. Made of robust metal and mounted on a sturdy metal foot to stand firmly on a desktop. Connects to your PC via a USB port and works immediately without driver installation. Features a port and volume control for direct headset connection for real-time monitoring of the microphone¡¯s signal without delay, or its mode can be changed to make it function as an extra USB audio output. Mute function with LED indicator.



2 Overview of parts supplied



3 Assembly of desk stand

Your Sandberg Studio Pro Microphone comes with a desk stand that enables you to place the microphone in a stable position on your computer desk at a suitable distance from you. Assemble the desk stand as shown in the illustration below:



4 Use

4.1 Connecting to a PC

Connect the microphone to your PC using the USB cable supplied. Insert the cable in the microphone's USB-B port at the bottom of the microphone and connect the USB-A to your PC. The first time that you connect the microphone to your PC, you will notice that it is registered automatically and that a driver is installed automatically. The system may not automatically select the microphone for use e.g. if you have a built-in microphone on your PC. If so, you need to select 'USB Pnp Sound Devices' as the default device under audio recording devices via the control panel / audio devices, and possibly also do the same under audio playback devices, if you want to hear the PC's sound via the minijack output on the microphone itself (see section 4.2).

4.2 Connecting analogue headphones

It is possible to replicate the microphone's sound in 100% real-time. Doing so avoids the delay that typically occurs when the signal is digitally processed in the computer.
Connect the Minijack plug from an analogue headphone to the jack on the back of the microphone.
On the small switch contact above the connector, you can choose whether you want to hear the sound in real-time from the microphone or whether you want to hear the sound emitted otherwise from your PC. When the contact is set to 'MONITOR', sound is heard in real-time from the microphone, and when the contact is set to 'MUSIC', your PC's normal sound is heard (provided that 'USB PnP Sound Device' has been chosen as the playback device on your PC; see section 4.1).



5 Volume control and Mute function

A volume control knob can be found on the front of the microphone.
This also has a mute function, which can be used to turn off the microphone if (for example) you are having a private conversation that you do not want others to hear during a Skype call. Pressing the volume button down will cause the light in the LED above the button to switch to RED, indicating that the microphone has been muted. Pressing on the volume button again will switch on the microphone again, and the LED will turn BLUE.


6 Get even better audio recordings with your Sandberg Studio Pro Microphone

You are probably familiar with the 'pop sounds' that can easily occur in microphone recordings of voices when there are sudden changes to air flows in speech or singing. This can be dampened significantly if you use a 'pop filter', which consists of a metal mesh screen that you fit together with the flex arm supplied on your microphone so that it is in front of the microphone. We recommend Sandberg pop filter item no. 126-04.

The microphone is now ready for use. Have fun!