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Topic Title: "Training" your microphone
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Created On: 02/27/2021 03:21 PM
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 "Training" your microphone   - Junkman50 - 02/27/2021 03:21 PM  
 "Training" your microphone   - Alan Cantor - 02/27/2021 04:41 PM  
 "Training" your microphone   - Lunis Orcutt - 02/27/2021 07:24 PM  
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Junkman50
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Could someone please explain how and why you "train" your microphone?

 02/27/2021 04:41 PM
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Alan Cantor
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With Version 15, there is no training. However, you may find it helpful to "fine-tune" your audio settings by running the Audio Setup Wizard:

DragonBar > Audio > Check Microphone...

Probably a good idea to run this when changing to a different microphone, using a different USB port with the microphone, or when the sonic environment is noisier or quieter than in the past.

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Lunis Orcutt
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Microphone training (fine tuning) only works if you remove the checkmark from Automatically adjust the microphone level as I speak in the DragonBar Choose a Microphone menu. If you don't remove the checkmark Dragon will still allow you to use the Check Microphone utility but your changes will be ignorred. Dragon is designed this way so that you can switch out microphones on the fly.

Note that many end-users, especially physicians, have found their accuracy noticeably improved after disabling auto-gain.



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