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Creative Live! Mic M3

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Item Cost (USD) $69.99
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  • Creative Live! Mic M3

Creative

Creative Live! Mic M3

Explain Pricing
Item Cost (USD) $69.99
Item Cost (CAD) $94.13
Packaging & Fullfilment $12.00
Transport & Duties $20.00
Payment Processing $7.43
Our Service Fee $13.43
Total $146.99
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USB Microphone with Dual Polar Pattern and Real-time Mic-monitoring. Make your voice heard with Creative Live! Mic M3, whether you are communicating or livestreaming! Creative Live! Mic M3 encompasses everything that you need to send your message across effectively. Be it for broadcasting on a livestream, venturing into a new podcast, recording a gameplay, or work calls!

This external USB microphone features dual polar patterns, real-time mic-monitoring, direct mute button, up to 24-bit / 96 kHz studio-quality recording resolution, and lets you be heard with crystal clear clarity.

With a built-in headphones port, detachable pop filter, and an adjustable table stand, Creative Live! Mic M3 is an essential yet simple, plug-and-play answer to better communications for your PC or Mac setup.

Dual Polar Patterns - Designed with dual 14 mm condenser capsules and two polar (pickup) patterns, Cardioid and Omni-directional, Creative Live! Mic M3 is optimized for different setups. Switch easily between the patterns directly on the microphone and start immediately on your PC or Mac via the USB-A cable—no extra installations needed.

Cardiod - For: Single-person recordings
Livestreams, gameplays, conference calls, or just typical everyday communication

This front-focused mode best captures sounds made directly to the front of the mic to minimize unwanted environmental sounds caught behind it, for rich and full-bodied sound.

Omni-Directional - For: Multiple users
Podcast recordings with two to three hosts, group conference calls, or ASMR

This all-angle mode is captures sounds coming equally from all directions where a reasonably wide capture radius is required, to cater for multiple users or sound sources.

Dedicated Mute Button - Mute when you need to—like when an uncontrollable sneeze happens mid-stream. The mute / unmute button and LED indicator lets you stay aware and control your microphone's status instinctively.

Monitor in Real Time - Save yourself time (and frustrations) from multiple retakes and post-production edits with real-time mic-monitoring to hear and adjust how you sound, or listen in on any unwanted noise that may be affecting your recording.

Setting up Mic Monitoring

By default, the real-time mic-monitoring should work once you have plugged your headphones into the headphones-in port located at the bottom of Creative Live! Mic M3. If not, follow these steps:

PC Setup

  • Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Under 'Playback', click on Speakers “Creative Live! Mic M3” > Properties > Select 'Levels'

  • Under 'Microphone', click on the speaker icon to enable mic-monitoring

  • To adjust mic-monitoring level, click and drag on the slider

  • To disable mic-monitoring, click on the speaker icon again

Mac Setup

  • Press both the Command key and Spacebar, and search for Audio MIDI Setup

  • Audio MIDI Setup > click on “Creative Live! Mic M3 2”

  • Under ‘Thru', check the Master row box to enable mic-monitoring

  • To disable mic-monitoring, uncheck the box

Make adjustments to your headphones' playback volume directly on the microphone—there's no need to return to your operating system's platform.

Studio-Quality Recording - Let your content take center stage with high-resolution, studio-quality recording of up to 24-bit / 96 kHz! Sound clear to your audience for all types of content that you're working on.

24-Bit/96 Khz Recording Setup

To make sure that your system is set up for the high-resolution 24-bit recording, follow these steps:

PC Setup

  • Start Menu > search for ‘Change System Sounds'

  • Under ‘Playback', double-click on “Creative Live! Mic M3” > Advanced > click on Default Format's drop-down list and select “16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality)” > Apply

  • Under ‘Recording', double-click on “Creative Live Mic M3” > Advanced > click on Default Format's drop-down list and select “24 bit, 96000 Hz (Studio Quality)” > Apply

Mac Setup

  • Press both the Command key and Spacebar at the same time, and search for Audio MIDI Setup

  • Audio MIDI Setup > Click on “Creative Live! Mic M3 2”

  • Click on Format's drop-down list and select 96.0 kHz's “2 ch 24-bit Integer

Now, you're ready for your high-resolution recording.

Reduce Your Pops - Reduce plosive effects—the abrupt and sudden pops of sound that happens especially when you are pronouncing your B, P, T, and D's—with the detachable magnetic pop filter. Simply place or lift the filter from the magnetic grooves as needed.

Change the angle of the microphone to exactly where it needs to be with its detachable and adjustable table stand that allows for up to 90° tilt angle with 360° rotation.

1/4-20 UNC Compatible - Mount and attach it to any common standard tripod setup that supports 1/4-20 UNC thread. Its slim and compact form factor also makes it a great fit in any type of setup.

Tips for Beginners

Make your voice heard effectively. Whether you are a novice in the world of streaming or just want your communications to sound crystal clear, here are some tips and advices!

Placement: Find the right distance between you and your microphone

The general rule of thumb is to place the microphone about 6-12 inches away from where you are speaking. While the microphone should be placed relatively close to you, do take note that your voice may come across overly bassy if you are speaking too closely into it.

Directional Setup: Direct your voice into the microphone

High frequency sounds, like voice, are very directional, so you should be facing the microphone as much as possible. If you turn your head away from the microphone during recording, your voice may come across unintentionally dull or airy.

Sensitivity: Take note of what's in your background or on you

Take note of any jangling jewelleries or watch that's on you, loose clothes ruffles, or any items that may potentially create unwanted noise while you are recording, especially when you get too excited mid-stream.

Test, Test, and Test: Practice to find out what works for you

Sit in front of the microphone, start recording, and get used to how your setup works. Replay it to figure out your habits and nuances—the more natural you are behind the microphone, the more engaged your audience will be.

Specs

Dimensions (L x W x H):

  • Microphone with Table Stand and Pop Filter: 88 x 96 x 215 mm / 3.46 x 3.77 x 8.46 inches

  • Microphone (without attachments): 57 x 61 x 127 mm / 2.24 x 2.4 x 5 inches

  • Pop Filter: 88 x 27 x 96 mm / 3.46 x 1.06 x 3.77 inches

  • Microphone Table Stand: 85 x 85 x 72 mm / 3.34 x 3.34 x 2.83 inches

  • Microphone Table Stand Rotational Size: 85 mm

  • Mounting Hole Size: 1/4-20 UNC

Product Cable:

  • Type: micro USB

  • Cable Length: 1.5m / 4.92 ft

Product Weight:

  • Microphone with Table Stand and Pop Filter: 570g / 1.25 lb

  • Microphone (without attachments): 170g / 5.99 oz

  • Microphone Table Stand: 380g / 13.4 oz

  • Pop Filter: 20g / 0.70 oz

Microphone:

  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid and Omni-directional

  • Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz 0 dB = 1V / Pa)

    • For Cardioid Pattern: -35 2 dB

    • For Omni Pattern: -36 3 dB

Supported Playback and Recording Resolution:

  • Recording: PCM Stereo 44.1K / 48K / 88.2K / 96 kHz, 16 / 24-bit

  • Playback: PCM Stereo 44.1K / 48 kHz, 16-bit

Headphone Monitoring:

  • Supports 3.5 mm, 3-pole, Up to 32Ω

  • Frequency Range: 50—18,000 Hz

Operating Temperature:

  • 0—40°C

Power:

  • micro USB port, DC 5V 200 mA

USB Cable:

  • micro USB

  • Cable length: 1.5m / 4.92 ft

Controls:

  • Supports mute and unmute microphone feature

  • Supports direct volume level adjustment during mic-monitoring

Windows

  • Intel® Core™ or AMD® Ryzen equivalent processor

  • Intel, AMD, or 100% compatible motherboard

  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32 / 64-bit

  • Available USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port

Mac

  • macOS 10.14 or higher

  • Available USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port

PS4 / PS4 Pro / PS5

  • Firmware Ver 5.0 or later for 4th Generation, Ver 20.x for 5th Generations

  • Available USB port

Package Contents:

  • Creative Live! Mic M3

  • Adjustable Microphone Table Stand

  • Detachable Pop Filter

  • micro USB Cable (1.5m / 4.92 ft)

  • Quick Start Guide

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