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Sound blaster 16

I have a sound blaster 16 installed in an older gateway PIII comuter. Using a recording program. Have a problem when trying to use Line in, but Mic seems to work.

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Re: sound blaster 16

Chech wether the line in is muted in the multimedia properties settings

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I presume you are going in through the mic socket on the audigy?
If so the most likely cause is a mismatch between the mic and the mic amplifier on the card, they are designed for cheapo condenser mikes that have a fairly high output.

Also make sure you disable any inputs that ar'nt in use to minimize noise.

If you have the Mike plugged into the line in you have it in the wrong socket.

The best way to get a good result is use an external mic amp or mixer and go in through the line in. Again make sure you disable any inputs your not using (in the computer mixer) and turn down any sliders on the external mixer that ar'nt in use to minimize noise.

If you'r still having problems get back to me with a more detailed description of your setup, whats plugged into where etc...

Best of luck

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