USB Mic Won't Work (Used To)

My USB microphone was not working past a meter away. I have a playstation mic/lens. In trying to “fix” it I think shut the whole thing off. Now it won’t work.

I rebooted it several times, and then reimaged the whole Pi, starting from scratch because I know anything else is beyond me. Nothing.

I have no idea what I did or command I put in. I don’t know how to access much, like Python. I use PuTTy and can put in command lines (which is what got me in trouble in the first place). The mic level is listed as – 7.86 if I’m reading it correctly.


Can you record and play sound outside of Mycroft?

To record sound:

arecord -d 10 /tmp/test-mic.wav

To play the sound:

aplay /tmp/test-mic.wav

First do that.

With nothing to lose, I hacked away with this thread: PiCroft issue with pairing

Specifically, these lines:

> Install picroft 0.9 on RPI3+AIY
> Boot up
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-kernel
> git clone
> cd aiyprojects-rasbian/scripts
> sudo scripts/
> sudo scripts/
> sudo systemctl reboot -i
> then
> sudo vi /etc/pulse/
> uncomment and change:
> load-module module-alsa-sink device="hw:0"
> load-module module-alsa-source device=“hw:0,0”

Some were not recognized, but the mic display started moving when I spoke. I knew I was on to something. It works now. J_Montgomery_Mycroft I will keep your start in mind for the future.

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