I hooked up my Samson C03 with no trouble in Vista.Maybe XP is similar. Here's how: Plug mike in. If it's the first time,let the drivers load. Go to control panel > sounds >recording. Select your mike from the devices listed. Click on the mike, click on properties. Set level to 100 (you can lower it later if the output is too high, which is unlikely). Click on advanced, set to 1 channel 16 bit 48000hz, and put check marks in the two boxes in "exlcusive mode" to give Premiere control of the device. Click OK
In Premiere, go to preferences > audio hardware. Select the AISO button. Select your mike in the device list that opens in "enable devices". The mike will show up as the device available in audio mixer when you click on the mike icon for the track you want to record to. Select solo button to cut off the other tracks. Push the red record button at the bottom of the mixer window, set your levels. Be sure to turn your monitor speakers off to avoid echo. When you're ready, click play button. record. done.
I am successfully using a USB Plantronics DSP 500 headset with microphone. Although, I admit, it did take a bit of tweaking. Here are the places I had to specify settings:
1. In Windows XP control panel, audio and sound devices. Made sure this device was the selected input/output device.
2. In the same dialog box, there was a button for me to test my microphone setup. Windows XP walked me through setting the level and listening to my voice as I spoke. (Keep in mind, this is windows xp, not premiere pro yet.)
3. In Premiere Pro 2, I went to Edit > Preferences > Audio Hardware.
4. For Default Device, I chose Premiere Pro Windows Sound
5. I clicked on ASIO Settings button.
6. I saw both the USB headset, and my sound card listed. I made sure that only the USB headset was "checked" in both the output and input sections of this ASIO dialog box.
7. I also selectd the USB headset and clicked the "Move Up" button to move the USB headset to the top of the list, so it would be first.
At this point, you should do a test if you have a headset with headphones and microphone. Even before speaking, you should at least be hearing audio from the Source Monitor routed to your headphones .
8. In the Audio Mixer, make sure the track you want to record to has the "microphone" toggle turned on.
9. You can click the Audio Mixer wing menu to "Meter Input(s) Only." This will show you the bouncing VU meters while you speak into your microphone. (Even though nothing is being recorded yet.)
10. Click the Record button in the audio mixer. Important Note: Nothing is being recorded yet. Recording to the timeline doesn't start until...
11. Click the Play button in the audio mixer. Speak and spell. You're done.
Hopefully amongst these steps you'll find your solution! Good luck.
I guess you’ve arrived here because it doesn’t work! You may well see the device listed when it is selected in the audio mixer.
A microphone only seems to work if it is analogue through your sound card [i.e. Realtek, Creative etc.]
After 2 days of trawling the internet here is the solution.
Open Premiere and check the following settings > Edit > Preferences > Audio Hardware > click drop down of Default Device. Here you will probably have 2 options – Premiere Pro Windows Sounds and Adobe Default Windows Sound.
I found it impossible to get either of these settings to work!
Open Premiere and follow the same path as above, now you will have third option. Select ASIO4ALL v2 then ASIO Settings. In the WDM Device list select and enable your sound card and USB device [e.g. Logitech AK5370] Close Asio for all window, click OK.
Click Mic [Enable track for recording] on the Audio mixer and select your device e.g. AK5370 1/AK5370 2