UW-Madison Kaltura - How to Adjust Microphone Levels
This document outlines how you can adjust microphone recording levels so your audio is not too loud or too quiet.
Recording audio with Kaltura CaptureSpace Lite
You can adjust the volume at which your microphone records audio within your computer's settings. In addition, you may also be able to adjust the recording volume on your actual microphone.
Selecting microphone in CaptureSpace Lite
Adjusting your mic levels
Because there are a ton of microphones in this world, we cannot even begin to show you how to adjust input levels on all of them. Instead, we suggest that you refer to the documentations that came with your microphone. What we can do is point you to resources that help you adjust microphone levels within OS X and Windows.
Adjust OS X Mic Levels
Apple's support document for adjusting microphone levels within OS X can be found here: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH18961?locale=en_US.
Adjust Windows Mic Levels
Adjusting your mic levels in Windows is similar to doing it in OS X. A tutorial on adjusting mic levels in Windows can be found here: http://www.howto-connect.com/windows-10-raise-the-mic-volume/.
Bad audio makes a video hard to watch and is close to impossible to fix. The best way to get good audio is to make sure you record good audio. That's why it is strongly recommended that you do small test recordings every time you adjust your settings. These small tests can save you a ton of time!