Kaltura - How to Adjust Microphone Levels (UW-Madison)
This document outlines how to adjust microphone recording levels so the audio is not too loud or too quiet.
Always test before committing to a recording level setting
Poor audio makes a video hard to watch and is very difficult 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 perform small test recordings every time you adjust your audio settings. These small tests can save you lots of time
Adjusting microphone levels
There are so many microphones in the world and we cannot show how to adjust input levels on all of them. Please refer to the documentation which came with your microphone. Below are some resources which may help you adjust microphone levels within OS X and Windows 10. (Specific Google searches of your microphone and OS may also prove useful.)
Microphone level adjustments within the Operating System
Mac OS X:
Adjustments can be made to the volume at which your microphone records audio within your computer's settings. In addition, you may also be able to adjust the recording level on your actual microphone.
A tutorial on adjusting microphone settings within OS X can be found here:
A tutorial on adjusting microphone settings for Windows 10 can be found here: