This section covers the special issues raised by USB microphones.
The problem: If you use the F10 audio settings to select your USB microphone, then you can't hear sound from FL Studio and if you select your soundcard you can't record your microphone. Most ASIO soundcard drivers only support one audio device, that means you can select either to your USB microphone or soundcard but not both at the same time. You need both!
The solution: ASIO4ALL allows you to select independent input and output audio devices within the same soundcard driver. This section will assist you in setting up ASIO4ALL to work with your soundcard (output) and USB mic (input), or another soundcards inputs, simultaneously. After these steps you can review the normal recording procedure here.
NOTE: While there is no technical reason for a USB microphone to be inferior to a traditional analog-output microphone, USB mics can compromise your positioning, routing and monitoring options. If you haven't purchased a mic yet, we recommend using a traditional analog mic connected to FL Studio through a external audio interface for the widest compatibility and utility in the studio. This includes longer cable runs, direct monitoring and the option to use the highest quality microphones and mic preamps.
This procedure is provided for your convenience, we can't guarantee that it will work as not all soundcards are compatible with ASIO4ALL, but most are. The aim is to set your USB mic as the ASIO input device and your soundcard as the ASIO output device.
NOTE: If any of the inputs/outputs of the devices in the 'WDM Device List' have against them, it means they are unavailable. means beyond logic. See the ASIO4ALL System Settings page for details on troubleshooting ASIO4ALL input/output issues.
Note about latency: USB microphones generally only allow you to hear the sound being recorded after it has passed through FL Studio. As the latency of USB microphones depends on the ASIO4ALL latency settings, there may be a troublesome delay between the sound made and it being reproduced from your speakers or headphones. For example, low latency monitoring is particularly important to vocalists as high latencies cause a distracting echo effect. The only solution to this problem is to lower your buffer length settings (there are limits) or obtain a new soundcard with direct-monitoring.