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Pro Tip – Make laptop integrated microphone sound great!

Posted in Computer, How to, Skype, Sound with tags , , , , on August 6, 2015 by Sirusdark

I was having a Skype voice chat with a friend not too long ago and my friend’s voice sounded better than usual. I couldn’t resist but ask what brand/model of notebook it was. Then as the conversation went on, I discovered what made it sound so great!

Privacy please!

That paranoid friend had a little piece of paper covering the webcam! Coincidentally, it also covered the microphone (location may varies from model to model). It all then made perfect sense: a piece of paper will indeed block a certain amount of high frequencies, thus making the sound sound “smoother”, “warmer” and even block a certain amount of background “hissing” noise.

Give it a try! Make that cheap mic sound better by covering it with a little piece of paper!

Enjoy!

Sirus

Useful Origami 001 – Dust Protection

Posted in How to with tags , , , , on July 22, 2014 by Sirusdark

This is a bit different than usual, but I thought some people might find this new Origami series useful. I’ve been using plain paper in various ways for years now and I thought I’d share some of my “secrets”! It won’t always be exactly Origami, but since there’s usually paper folding & cutting involved, I’m still gonna call it Origami. :D

Useful Origami 001 – Dust protection

For today’s Useful Origami, I’m gonna show you how using plain paper and little pieces of tape I keep my Propellerhead’s Balance Audio Controller dust-free.

dust cover 000

dust cover empty 002

dust cover empty 001

dust cover 003

dust cover 002

dust cover 001

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Enjoy!

Sirus
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Reference
http://www.propellerheads.se/products/balance
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size