One final adjustment is needed before you start interpreting through KUDO. You want to make sure your microphone is properly set and able to project your voice with enough power.
Here's how you do it (the example below is based on the Google Chrome interface on a PC. Options may appear slightly different on different browsers).
- Right-click on the loudspeaker icon at your Windows menu bar and select Recording devices or Sounds (depending on the Windows version you have installed), as shown above.
- Right click on the microphone you're using and select the option Properties. See below:
- Click on the Levels tab and adjust the microphone sensitivity to a level between 75-100. See below:
- Click OK to close all windows and go back to the Interpreter Interface.
- To be sure your browser is using the correct microphone and speaker, click on the Media Setting button on the volume control area, and select the devices accordingly.
- As an extra step, you can also check if your browser is aware of your microphone selection. On Google Chrome you can do so by clicking on the little black camera icon that appears on the address bar (upper right-hand corner) once you activate your microphone in KUDO. Clicking there will allow you to select a default microphone or any other. If needed, you can click on Manage and select a different microphone through the browser settings.
- Reload your browser tab to make sure the settings are updated.
And you are ready to start interpreting.