Sound recorder/ microphone too quiet



David Barkham
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
Hello people, I am having trouble with my microphone. When i try to record
through it using Sound Recorder the wave graphic depicting sound input
dosn't move at all and I can hear myself very very faintly on the playback.
If I go into volume control the mic is selected and the levels are all set
at full. How can I increase the volume of the mic any further. The sound
card is a C-Media one.

Bob I
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
Maybe a duf mic? (no not deaf) try a different one.

David Barkham wrote:

> Hello people, I am having trouble with my microphone. When i try to record
> through it using Sound Recorder the wave graphic depicting sound input
> dosn't move at all and I can hear myself very very faintly on the playback.
> If I go into volume control the mic is selected and the levels are all set
> at full. How can I increase the volume of the mic any further. The sound
> card is a C-Media one.
>
>

Bob Horvath
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
On Mon, 16 May 2005 15:33:49 +0100, Bob Horvath wrote:

Did you check your settings in the "Recording control" also, and not
the Volume control. Two different things.

>Hello people, I am having trouble with my microphone. When i try to record
>through it using Sound Recorder the wave graphic depicting sound input
>dosn't move at all and I can hear myself very very faintly on the playback.
>If I go into volume control the mic is selected and the levels are all set
>at full. How can I increase the volume of the mic any further. The sound
>card is a C-Media one.
>

David Barkham
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
The mic is definately plugged in correctly because you can hear the
playback, it's just incredibly quiet. At first I thought i could just up the
volume but you'd have to up the playback volume so much everything else
would be too loud. It's not a mic problem because i borrowed a friends mic
and had the same problem. Also this is my 2nd sound card with exactly the
same trouble. It's definately recording because you can hear the playback
but the sound going in isn't even enough to move the green line display in
sound recorder.

Any help is greatly appreciated David.



"David Barkham" <moggy@putah.plus.com> wrote in message
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> Hello people, I am having trouble with my microphone. When i try to record
> through it using Sound Recorder the wave graphic depicting sound input
> dosn't move at all and I can hear myself very very faintly on the
> playback. If I go into volume control the mic is selected and the levels
> are all set at full. How can I increase the volume of the mic any further.
> The sound card is a C-Media one.
>

Geoffrey
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
Hey I've had this problem too, I fixed it.
First you go to the volume settings, click on options and make sure
that advanced is checked, the mic should be in the list. Click the
Advanced button beneath it. Next there should be a checkbox saying :
Micboost. check this one also and press ok.

Now your mic should record at a normal volume


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