Use an external USB microphone with Studio

There are two ways to use your external USB microphone with Studio:

  • Configure it via your video conferencing platform (Zoom, Meet, etc.)
  • Configure it within mmhmm itself
Note: This page is about Studio. For information about mmhmm, read Use an external USB microphone with mmhmm.

Configuring via video conferencing platform

If you want to use mmhmm primarily during virtual meetings on Zoom, Meet, Microsoft Teams, or any other conferencing platform:

  1. Make sure your USB microphone is plugged in. 
  2. Go to your video conferencing tool's settings.
  3. Click the audio or sound tab.
  4. Look for a dropdown to select the input device.
  5. Select your USB microphone.

No additional configuration within the mmhmm software itself is required. However, you may want to follow these steps if you plan on recording a presentation in mmhmm in the future. 

Configuring within mmhmm Studio

If you want to record presentations in Studio or are using the mmhmm Audio sound input so your video slides are audible to your audience in other video conferencing apps:

  1. Make sure your USB microphone is plugged in. 
  2. Click the Mic dropdown on the top right-hand side of mmhmm Studio.


  3. Select your USB microphone from the list.
  4. If you intend to connect to a video conferencing platform such as Zoom/Meet, open the platform's audio settings and select 'mmhmm Audio' as your input device.
  5. In the microphone selection dropdown, select 'mmhmm Audio' or 'mmhmm Audio (Virtual).'
  6. Do a sound check to test that the platform is picking up your signal. Most platforms have an animated sound wave to indicate that it is picking up sound. 
Note: You will still have to follow configure audio via video conferencing (above) if you intend to use your external microphone on your video conferencing calls.

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