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Was working at first but now sound is too quiet

Was working just like a normal mic and when i would record it would record fine, now it records so quietly that i have to turn my speakers all thee way up to hear it... and i can still barely hear it, if im trying to make music then i dont want to have to scream into the mic and i dont want people to have to turn their computer up all the way to hear my music...what do i do? i tried all the solutions that have to do with the computer, its checked volume all the way up on speakers on the mic and the speakers have normal volume for everything except when i playback my voice, and i checked those volume controls too

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Re: was working at first but now sound is too quiet

Check mic level on recording mixer for windows N.B. r-mixer different from playback-mixer

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go into control panel/sounds and audio devices/voice and in the voice recording and click the volume button and on the slider that's labled mic pull it up.

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Double click on the little speaker icon on the Desktop toolbar at the bottom right of your screen. The volume control window will open. Click on options then properties. Next check the small round recording button. Now make sure he microphone box is checked then click ok. Now a window will open that will show your microphone recording level. Move the slider up about half way and make sure to check the small "Select" box near the bottom of the slider. Open up sound recorder or whatever application you are using and try to record. If this does not work I would get an external microphone plug it into your laptop and try recording again. If the external mic works then I would think that you internal microphone is not working. There are some very cheap external mics on the market that sound very good. If you are doing any serius recording you may want to invest in a USB microphone. The USB mic should come with it's own software and setup should be pretty simple. I hope I have been helpful.

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To locate the source of your problem (with the information available):

Try your mic on a different recording device. Something simple like a tape recorder.
  • If it works, the problem lies in the your recording system.
  • If it doesn't, The mic is the problem.

Try a known working mic on your system.
  • If it works, the mic is the problem.
  • If it doesn't, the problem lies in the your recording system.
Thats about all I can give you with the info provided.
If these tests point to the mic, replace it. If they point to your recording device/system/whatever, more details will be necessary to effectively troubleshoot your problem.

Hope this helps,


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