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I am using Vista Starter Edition. I am getting sound out put but could not record sound from a microphone. Is it a problem of Microsoft Vista?

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I have an Easy Note Laptop mb65 Type, with S/N 114822430133, everything worked OK in Windows Vista, then I installed Windows 7 and my microphone doesn't work any more. Thank You for your help


hello I might help you First I want you to go to CONTROL PANEL then HARDWARE AND SOUND then SOUND and RECORDING. click on the boom microphone after that PROPERTIES and check the settings AND PLEASE RATE MY COMMENT

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My speakers work but my mic does not. I cant see any hardware for my mic


Note that the microphone is not listed individually in Device Manager because it works through your sound card. Perform the steps in the following sections in order, and then test to determine if your issue is resolved after each section.

NOTE: The microphone should be selected as the recording device in the Volume Control tool(sndvol32.exe).

To verify this, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
  1. In the Open box, type sndvol32.exe, and then click OK.
  2. Click Properties on the Options menu.
  3. In the Adjust volume for box, click Recording.
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the Microphone box, verify that the Select check box is selected.
All the properties listed on the Playback section of the Volume control are independet of the recording settings. So you could record through the microphone by selecting it on the recording section, and mute it on the playback section. Then, you could record sound, but wouldn't hear it through the speakers while you are recording. Check Your HardwareIf your microphone has never worked, or if it has stopped working, first check the physical connection of the microphone. Verify that it is firmly plugged into the microphone port instead of the headphone or speaker port. If you are not sure which port is correct, you can check the sound card to see if it is marked (sometimes with a picture of a microphone), you can use a process of elimination, check the documentation that came with your hardware, or contact the hardware manufacturer. Sound Recorder
  1. Run the Sound Recorder tool: Windows 95Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to Multimedia, and then click Sound Recorder. Windows 98Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to Entertainment, and then click Sound Recorder.
  2. After Sound Recorder is running, click Record (the circle on the right side), and then speak into the microphone. If it is plugged into the correct jack, the line on the display should move up and down. If it does not move, sound is not making it through your microphone. If the line does move, press Stop, press Rewind, and then press Play to listen to your recording. If this works, but it does not work in your program, view the "Using the Microphone in Programs" section in this article.
  3. Still Cannot Record
If you cannot record a .wav file after you follow the steps in the previous section, there may be a problem with your microphone property settings. To check these settings:
  1. Double-click the Speaker icon on the taskbar, and then verify that the Microphone slider is at the top and that the Mute check box is not selected. If Mute is selected, click to clear the check box.
  2. Select Properties from the Options Menu. Select Recording and click OK. Verify that theSelected check box under Microphone is checked, and that the Microphone slider is at the top.
  3. Try recording a .wav file again.

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IMic doesn't work with Logic Pro 9


I had a similar problem, but I managed to solve it; however, I'm using different recording software. The iMic simply does not have built-in input monitoring. Chances are, you are getting an input-signal but it is not being monitored. Try to find some kind of input-monitoring in your recording software. I found a toolbar, in my recording software, called "playback state" that has an option for input-monitoring. Search the help file index, within your software, to find something similar. Here's a quote from iMic's quickstart guide that might be of further assistance:

"In order to hear your turntable or microphone, you will need to enable an important preference in your recording software, usually called “Playthrough.” It may also be called Monitor, Passthrough, Cue, Preview, etc. Enabling such a feature tells the software how to route your audio, and is necessary for monitoring even when not recording."

Moreover, once you've solved this, I recommend using the iMic for both input and output, as latency with onboard-sound-output will likely be intolerable for input monitoring.

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I recently have had issues regarding my Dell Inspiron 1525 built in microphone. I run on Vista and have done some troubleshooting of my own. I have check all volumes and they are all up to 100%. The audio...


double clock at speaker at the left of toolbar then in options goto the properties go to recording option and confirm there that microphone is checked and then click ok
and then over there check the check box of microphone and increase the volume of microphone. hopefully it will work fine

Sep 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Imic mon only-left channel is all that is seen


Audacity with Griffin iMic under Vista

There is limited and conflicting advice on the web about whether the iMic audio-usb adaptor can be used with Vista (for those who discover that new laptops commonly lack a stereo line-in port, and seek some way to use Audacity as described in the tutorial on capturing music files from vinyl, tapes etc).

In my case at least (Vista business 32 on a Thinkpad X200 with inbuilt Conexant Smartaudio 221 soundcard), it could be made to work as follows:

1. Plug the iMic device (iMic2 in my case) directly into a usb port on the computer. Allow the automatic loading of drivers by Vista.

2. Via control panel or right-click on the speaker icon in the system tray, access the Vista configuration for Sounds.

3. In the Recording tab, you should now see the added iMic usb device (probably designated as a microphone). The default set-up seems to be mono - so you need to make this change for this device: select Properties, Advanced, "2 channel...44100 Hz... CD quality".

I also disabled the built-in laptop microphone so there would be no chance of it interfering with recordings (or software conflicts?) - not sure if this is relevant but easy to test in the event that you strike a problem.

4. In the Playback tab, decide what you want as the default speakers.

The default seems to become the usb adaptor, but I changed back to the built-in speakers for monitoring - not sure if this is relevant but easy to test in the event that you strike a problem.

5. In Audacity (1.3.6 beta in my case): under Edit, Preferences, Recording, choose the iMic device and stereo. Project rate at bottom left of screen should match the quality chosen in Vista set-up for the device (44100 Hz).

6. While in Audacity, Edit, Preferences, Playback, choose the desired speakers (the built-in laptop set in my case) and click "Software playthrough" if you want to monitor what is being recorded (with a slight delay).

7. Immediately testing the set-up to record generated an Audacity "error while opening sound device". This only seemed avoidable by going back to mono settings in various places. BUT all is not lost...

8. Reboot! (With the iMic device connected in my case - not sure if this is necessary.) Ta-da ... all now works as desired for stereo recording. Use the same usb socket for the iMic in future, or you will have to repeat the set-up for each usb socket.

9. The Audacity volume sliders do not work under Vista, but you have several options to adjust recording volume:

(i) Use the slider under the Vista configuration for Sounds, Recording, iMic, Properties, Levels. For me this introduced a lot of hum at high settings, so I recommend keeping it below 5/100.

(ii) Use the iMic slider switch in the Mic position rather than the Line position, and fine tune as in (i) above. For me this gave the lowest background noise/hum.

(iii) Use the headphone out from your hi-fi amplifier and control volume there. This gave more background noise for me.

10. Keep the iMic device away from power supplies (it can pick up hum) and any source of vibration (if you tap it you will see a spike in the signal) while recording.

If you get hum, check whether it is from your laptop power supply (unplug and record using the laptop battery to see if the hum disappears). In my case there was unbearable hum from an iGo Juice supply, but much less from the Lenovo power brick.

After all that it is just about as good as my old Thinkpad X31 which has an inbuilt line-in socket and Soundmax audio card under XP.

With any luck the same approach will help with other ‘new, improved’ (but lacking line-in) Vista computers.

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Sound recording


In Windows, you must the the sound control applet (sound mixing or "Play Control" for Creative) to select the mic in recording options.

Double click the speaker (volume control) near the clock
Select "Options" from pull-down menu
Select "Properties"
Select "Adjust Volume for Recording" radio button.
Check box "Microphone"

Jun 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Toshiba Satellite L45-S7409


First make sure your microphone is pluged into the right input (the Toshiba Satelite doesn't have a built in microphone) - then try these steps:
vistastartbutton.jpg To adjust the volume for your microphone in Windows Vista, follow these steps: 1. Click Startvistastartbutton.jpg, type mmsys.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. 2. In the Sound dialog box, click the Recording tab. 3. Click Microphone, and then click Properties. Note Make sure that Working appears under Microphone. If Working does not appear, click Microphone, and then click Set Default. 4. Click the Custom tab. 5. Select or clear the Microphone – 20dB Boost check box. 6. Click the Levels tab. 7. Adjust the volume slider to the level that you want, and then click OK. 8. Click OK to close the Sound dialog box.



Let me know if this helps!

May 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I am using a head microphone


No, depending on what version of windows you are using the microphone is muted by default in the sound properties dialog box.
Double click or right click your volume icon in the task bar area near the clock and go to sound mixer or properties and UNCHECK the mute microphone button. Then adjust the recording level accordingly using sound recorder or similar program.

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Vista 64 microphone not working


hmmm did you try a different mic, and exure its jacked into the mic in of your sound card.. If you have dual sound devices, ensure its in the correct selected device...

1.)To see which device you have as the selected device, Click Start, All programs / accessories / entertainment, volume controll..

2.)Choose Options and then properties

3.)In the mixer device drop down list, ensure that the correct device is selected. Click on the drop down list to see all aviable devices..

4.) Now under the Adjust Volume For selection select recording

5.) In the Show Following Volume Controll Box, select Mic,(make sure its ticked)

6.) Click Ok

7.) The mic and aother controlls will show up, under mic ensure select is checked..

NOW TEST YOUR MIC..
1.)Start, All programs / accessories / entertainment / Sound Recorder
2.) Click Edit then Audio Properties
3.) Under Sound Recording Select the Appiorate device..
4.) Click Record and try it..
5.) Stop it and play it back..


IF THAT DONT WORK REPLY HERE AND WE WILL HAVE A LOOK AT THE DRIVERS..

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Recording Device


Pcs needs drivers, and vista is far from being completely stable..

Disconnect the mobile pre...and go here:

http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=support&tab=driver&serie_ID=6&PID=8eb1a9920df341303f81bca7ff458be3&OS=45

then restart and connect.

Rock those beats, and keep me posted.

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