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Offline Toril S

Mic level imput problem solved! :)
« on: February 20, 2020, 12:33:26 PM »
 Hello friends. Please can someone tell me how to increase the mic level imput? I find no button to adjust it. Gain knob turned to full, still very low volume on the mic! Not at all satisfied. PSR S975.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 08:29:48 PM by Toril S »
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
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Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline travlin-easy

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 03:20:58 PM »
Toril, not sure about the S-975, but on all other previous models there is a tiny, black knob right next to the mic input/line jack. Also, be sure that switch is set to mic - not line.

Good luck,

Gary 8)
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Offline RoyceM

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 05:23:56 PM »
Hi Toril,

Mic volume was a BIG issue for me when I got my S975.

In the mic settings screens is a volume slider that made the biggest difference for me. At this time I can't direct you step-by-step because my keyboard is packed up.  Let me know if you can't find it, I'll capture some detail for you next time my gear is set up here at home.

- Royce
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Offline Bruce Breen

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 06:37:36 PM »
Hi Toril,
On page 88-90 of your S975 owners manual you will find info about how to set up the microphone/guitar on your keyboard.
Gary is right - check the switch that it is set for microphones, and adjust the gain knob accordingly (see page 88).
And as Royce has indicated - you can adjust your mic settings in the Mic Setting area (see page 89 - 90).

Also, on page 57, in the Balance area, you can adjust your mic up compared to the accompaniment and the right/left voices, etc.

Also, I would assume that you have already done this, but in case you haven't you can easily download the owners manual as a PDF file.
Then you can enlarge it on your computer screen so you can read it easier...

Always have fun! :)
Bruce Breen
playing a PSR-S950, PSR-2100 & Accordion
 

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 07:28:55 PM »
Hi Toril,

please dont forget to use the Compressor for the Microphon.
Only with the Compressor you get the right Power.

Siggi

 

Offline MarkF_48

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 08:24:05 PM »
I vaguely remember a thread from a while back :) ..........

Toril, Is the mic the Shure WH20XLR that works OK with your Tyros?
https://www.psrtutorial.com/forum/index.php/topic,50174.msg404089.html#msg404089

If it is and you are using it with an XLR to 1/4"(6.3mm) adapter, the PSR975 may have a really hard time having enough gain for that mic and the adapter kind of makes it worse as it reduces some of the mics output when the adapter changes the 'balanced' output of the mic to 'unbalanced'.

A comparison of outputs of a few common mics. The higher the mv (millivolts), the easier it is to get volume from the mic. PA is a unit of 'sound pressure' pascal.
- Shure WH20XLR:  0.45 mv/PA
- Shure SM58: 1.6 mv/PA
- Sennheiser e935: 2.8 mv/PA

If it is the WH20XLR, you might need a mic preamp to boost the mic output to a level the PSR975 can make better use of.

I do have this mic as well and while it does sound good, I do have to set the gain much higher than other mics to get a comparable volume.

Offline Toril S

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 08:48:24 PM »
Thanks everyone. I have set the gain knob to max, still low. The shure mic works fine with Genos and Tyros, but not with the 975.
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline elad770

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2020, 12:05:16 AM »
Maybe it's getting phantom power ?
 

Offline Paula

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2020, 01:36:21 AM »
maybe you have already set your out put level mine is at 74 but you may want yours higher, push mic button then comp to open up settings
    Paula
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Offline Toril S

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2020, 11:11:59 AM »
Thanks friends!
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Offline RoyceM

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2020, 06:38:25 PM »
Thanks everyone. I have set the gain knob to max, still low. The shure mic works fine with Genos and Tyros, but not with the 975.

For years I used a Shure hand-held mic with my S900 and S910, but volume problems came with the purchase of the S975.

I replaced the Shure with a Sennheizer e845s which greatly improved the volume. The unbalanced cable I had used on the Shure was a little loose with the new mic, causing it to blank if not held just right. Got a new unbalanced cable with a snug fit, now everything is as should be.

FYI, I set my gain knob at the 3:00 position.

- Royce
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Offline Toril S

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2020, 09:21:37 PM »
Thanks Royce😀
Toril S

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and PSR-47.
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Offline MarkF_48

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2020, 12:10:52 AM »
Toril,

Do you have any other mics you can try with your PSR975 and if so, do they give good volume and what brand/model are they?
 

Offline Toril S

Re: Mic level imput
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2020, 08:00:07 AM »
I have a Sennheiser too. Same problem.
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline Toril S

Re: Mic level imput problem solved! :)
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2020, 08:36:48 PM »
Hello my friends :) Thanks to your help I have been able to solve the mic imput problem on my S975. The Shure is now coming through loud and clear. I have now assigned mic level and some other related functions to the live control knobs. This gives me the opportunity to adjust things on the fly, and I am very happy. But I had to bite the dust and admit that turning down style level is often required when singing, or it all gets overpowering. Slowly finding my way to be a better microphone user. Hugs to everyone! :)
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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