Whenever I try to record live audio into any sound editing software (Cooledit, Audacity, Ableton Live, etc.), the volume fluctuates and sometimes goes out completely. I thought that this could've been due to problems with virtual memory, but I moved the bulk of my programs and files onto an external hard drive and the problem persists. Also, music playing through my external speakers sometimes cuts out, but if I jiggle the audio cable near the sound card input it usually fixes the problem. This leads me to believe that the problem lies somewhere with the soundcard.
If that is the problem, is it possible for me to install a new sound card myself? What kind of sound card would be compatible with E1505?
If that is not the problem, I would greatly appreciate any help figuring this out.
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Re: Volume dropping in and out while recording audio.
If you jiggle the cable and it starts working, then you probably have a cold or broken solder connection on the audio jack. The sound card is not a card but integrated into the motherboard. You could have a technician re-solder the connections on the motherboard but if that doesn’t work the motherboard will have to be replaced. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.
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I think it won't be possible to get rid of the feedback and quality will be poor when recording this way. Try software like Audacity and set the audio source to record directly from the sound card. The input device should be set to "Windows WASAPI" for Windows and output set to a loopback device. How to Record the Sound Coming From Your PC Even Without Stereo Mix
Or, if your turntable just has the "post-and-ring" RED and WHITE stereo audio RCA-jacks, then you need an adapter to merge the two audio channels, and to connect to the "microphone-input" socket on your computer.
Then, tell Audacity to listen to that "microphone-input", and record from that source.
1) Turn on your mic
2) Start windows sound recorder
3) Start recording
4) Jam out on your instrument(s)
5) Stop recording
In truth, this is a terrible device to record music on. You should look into getting a mixer (with as many tracks as you need) and a dedicated computer with a high quality sound card (M-Audio) is a good brand.
If you're thinking about making electronic music, look into FL Studio. http://flstudio.image-line.com/
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I would try going to Start, Accessories, Entertainment, and opening the Sound Recorder. Try doing a test record and see if it moves, or plays back what you record. If not, click on Edit at the top of the sound recorder, and go down to audio properties. You should see a sound recording section in the middle. Click volume, make sure microphone is selected, and the volume is up. If this doesn't fix it, try reloading your audio driver for your model of computer. You can download dell drivers from support.dell.com
have a Dell 1545 with Dell web cam central & I've had this issue.
The problem is that Dell web cam central installs it's own microphone
settings onto your laptop called something like Dell web cam Live!. This
isn't the built in microphone in my laptop & maybe not yours
either. You have to change the settings for your computer system &
Dell web cam central. Go to start> control panel> sound>
recording .. on mine there is an option for Microphone "High Definition
Audio Device" ... that is the built in mic. You want that for your
default & apply it. Also .. as a side note .. I disabled the web cam central Live! microphone completely from this window. Then open Dell web cam central & go to the
"Record Video's" option. In the middle of this is an orange button with a
video camera icon. Next to this on the same button is a little arrow
pointing down .. click that. Under microphone .. choose Microphone "High
Definition Audio Device" just like the sound option in control panel.
I've done this & it's completely fixed. I can record videos with
sound & use my built in mic in voice/video chat.
Your 3/4 of the way there. You need to do a little bit more. First you need to download software for recording and editing sounds. I use and recommened Audacity, Why? It's free! when you have your boombox plugged in and Audacity open it should work on it's own but you might need to open your control panel and set your sound input/recording to line in/microphone (same thing). You already have the hardware you need, the rest is free.