💪How to Use


Quick Setup Guide

Detailed Walkthrough

Functionality of your Heart Microphone
Your heart microphone is quite advanced for looking so simple and cute! Let's take a detailed walkthrough of the mic from capsule to stand, and understand how each part works...
Capsule: Cardioid Pickup Pattern
Not only is your mic capsule heart-shaped, but so is the pickup pattern of your mic - it's a cardioid directional mic. This also means that your mic has a front and a back - the front, which is where the sound source should speak into, is what you see pictured with the knobs. The back is the side with our Kawaii Technology logo!
TIP: Make sure to always have the front of the mic facing the sound source for best results.
Mic Volume
This knob controls the volume at which the microphone records the sound source. Whether you are wearing headphones or monitoring the soundwaves/levels visually on an app, you will notice them increase as you turn the knob to the right. Mute your recording or broadcast with the push of a button...well, knob! When you push in this knob, it turns red which indicates you are on mute (see photo below).
cute while on mute: press the top knob to mute your recording or broadcast
TIP: Turn the mic volume knob all the way down, then up 3-5 clicks as a starting point. Of course every setup is different, so please make sure to test and find the ideal settings for your setup!
Headphone Balance
This knob controls the headphone/analog output. It only affects headphone output and does not affect USB-C Output. When the knob is turned to the center, this means the mic output (i.e. your voice) and the device output (i.e. your computer) are balanced; you can hear both equally. When you turn the knob to the left, this decreases the volume of the device output to the headphones. When you turn the knob to the right, this decreases the volume of the mic output to the headphones. 
The metal stand/base is a great option if you plan on being stationary for your recordings/broadcasts. If you plan on using your mic run-and-gun style you can hold it by hand; you can even install this mic on a flexible arm with a 3/8" universal screw.


Connecting to Your Device

Your heart microphone is compatible with devices that have USB-C ports, ranging from laptops and computers to phones to tablets. Read below for detailed connection instructions.

Laptop/Desktop Computer

Mac: once you plug your mic into your device, open preferences (in the  Apple dropdown):


then select Sound, then Input, then make sure you have "USB Audio" selected, adjust input levels to your liking and you should be ready to go!

NOTE: If you are trying to record with two heart microphones at once, Mac currently does not support this endeavor since the microphones will appear as duplicate audio sources. There is currently no workaround, so we suggest in this case to have a dedicated device for each mic.

Windows: once you plug your mic into your device for the first time, it will take few seconds for the system to set it up, and you may see these prompts below:

Once your mic ("USB Audio") is ready to go, navigate to Settings, then Sound, then Input, choosing "Microphone (USB Audio)" as your input device.

You can then click on Device Properties if you want to change the name of the mic in your system, adjust and test the volume.

Mobile phones/Tablets

iPhone: in order to connect the microphone directly to the iPhone, you will need an Apple "lighting to USB 3 camera adapter"

iPad: use a USB-C cable with any iPad with a USB-C port and begin using right away

Android: use a USB-C cable with any Android with a USB-C port and begin using right away

Recording with your device

Get started recording with your mic quickly and easily by using any audio-recording app that your device may have. Be sure to record a test prior to laying down any audio you intend on using for a project. Add headphones to hear the sound source as you're recording by plugging the headphones into the bottom of the mic.

NOTE: whenever you go to record with your mic, please make sure to turn the mic volume knob all the way to the left, then 3-5 clicks to the right. No matter what we recommend, you know your setup best so test and set the levels that work for you!