As stated in the title, any recordings made with the mic consist only of static until it is unplugged and then plugged back in. I have tried to note any differences in settings between the un/replugging, and have so far come up with little actionable information because I'm not sure what some of it means.
Here's the inxi information (post replug of the mic if that matters):
System: Host: H0mebase Kernel: 5.5.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: i3 4.18 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: MSI model: A68HM-E33 V2 (MS-7721) v: 9.0 serial: <root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 8.0 date: 02/16/2015 CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: AMD A10-7850K Radeon R7 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Steamroller rev: 1 L2 cache: 2048 KiB flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 29559 Speed: 1697 MHz min/max: 1700/3700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1697 2: 1696 3: 1949 4: 2213 Graphics: Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Tonga PRO [Radeon R9 285/380] vendor: XFX Pine driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon R9 380 Series (TONGA DRM 3.36.0 5.5.16-1-MANJARO LLVM 9.0.1) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.4 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2 Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Tonga HDMI Audio [Radeon R9 285/380] vendor: XFX Pine driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 Device-3: Samson Q2U handheld mic with XLR type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 1-2:4 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.5.16-1-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8168 v: 8.048.00-NAPI port: d000 bus ID: 02:00.0 IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: d8:cb:8a:5b:bc:9b Drives: Local Storage: total: 223.58 GiB used: 43.96 GiB (19.7%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: A-Data model: SP550 size: 111.79 GiB ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: A-Data model: SP550 size: 111.79 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 62.50 GiB used: 43.96 GiB (70.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb3 ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb4 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 25.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 52 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 177 Uptime: 53m Memory: 7.79 GiB used: 3.01 GiB (38.6%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 clang: 9.0.1 Shell: zsh v: 5.8 inxi: 3.0.37
I have recorded the state of alsa before and after by using the
alsactl --file <path> store command and then diffing them. Here is a screenshot of the diff:
I can see that there are differences and that they are located in the microphone related settings, but I'm not sure what they mean and because of that I don't really know how to take action on them.
I am aware of this post and this one, but it doesn't look like a solution was found for either of them. That said, neither of them looked at the diff between the alsa settings, so I'm hoping that that extra info can help someone point me in a more fruitful direction.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!