No sound transfer when I use mic plugged into soundcard
Hi, as stated above, my mic/headset combo isn't sending any sound when i use it to talk to people on Skype.Brand new headgear & have checked settings in Audio to make sure it not muted. Wonder if perhaps sound line in faulty?Tried plugging mic into mic-input of stereo to check it not the rig I have & got no sound from there either.Had same prob with different set that I took back to shop,tested them there & another set of the same there & there was no sound, so I reckon the probs in the com,Even though I got no sound out of my stereo either.I know that seems presumptuous of me,but...... The com I have is 2nd hand & all good except for this glitch,so.I also wondered if perhaps there could be a pin jumper not in the right place on motherboard. Also not being heard,well very faint I'm told,when I am using My DSE 400X webcam with inbuilt mic.That is USB plug though,but sound transfer via any mic input seems like a no-go @ mo. Any advice welcome. Thanks. kioti
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In many cases you will need to install not only the drivers, but the sound configuration application as well, though in many cases the configuration application is part of the driver package.
You then need to run the configuration application (usually from control panel), and then you can select which port outputs what, and which port inputs what. The same green or black jack that may carry audio out in a 2 desktop speaker configuration may carry a different signal if setup for a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker system.
Lastly, in some cases, it is required that you have a 2nd set of audio jacks of differing colors on a expansion slot cover that connects to the mobo via a ribbon cable to provide additional ports for higher end sound.
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Double check that you are all in the same party. If you are not in the party and they are you will sound very quiet to them. It almost sounds like you are in the background. So go and make sure you can join the party. If that does not solve it go into your settings and double check that mic volumes and everything are all up.
I found this on the Turtle Beach website:
Let's make absolutely sure that the microphone in your headset is
working correctly. If the mic is working, a replacement talkback
cable should fix it. If not, then please send in your name, shipping
address, the name of the store where you purchased your X1 and the
date (month/day/year) of purchase.
OK, here's how to test the X1 using the Microphone input on your PC:
1) Take the pink plug from the X1 and plug it into the pink jack
(Microphone input) on your PC's soundcard.
2) Take the green plug from the X1 and plug it into the green jack
(Front L/R Out or Line Out) on your PC's soundcard.
3) Take the USB plug from the X1 and insert it into a USB port on
the PC (not a USB hub, please).
4) In the soundcard's control software, enable the Microphone
for playback. In the Microphone > Advanced settings, enable
the Microphone Boost. Make sure the Microphone is not muted
(Mute switch is not enabled).
5) Adjust the volume for the Microphone to about half-way up.
6) Adjust the overall playback volume to about half-way up.
7) Put on the headset. Make sure the Mute switch on the X1 amp
box is not set to Mute (the LED should be green).
Now speak into the microphone. Do you hear your voice in the
headphones? If so, the mic works and your X1 headphones should
be OK. If you still cannot get the X1 mic to work over Xbox Live,
then you need to take a closer look at Dashboard settings and
other connections, or check the integrity of your X1-Xbox
In order to enable the chat make sure that the Mute button in
the Off position. If it is on the ON position the Mic will
Red = Muted
Green = UN-Muted
If you're having trouble adjusting the Mic in Windows:
For Windows XP, there's a nice video on YouTube that takes you through all the steps of setting up your microphone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vissxo8furo
Please follow these instructions to configure your microphone within Windows Vista:
1. Left-click on the Start button. The Start Menu will appear.
2. Left-click on Control Panel. The Control Panel will open.
3. Left-click on the Hardware and Sound option. The Hardware and Sound window will open.
4. Left-click on the Sound option. The Sound window will open.
5. Left-click on Recording from the three tabs at the top of the Sound window. While in the Recording tab of the Sound window, you will see all options available for recording - Microphone should be one of them. (If you don’t see an option for Microphone, ensure your microphone is plugged into your computer using the jacks commonly located on either the front or back of the machine.)
6. Left-click on the Microphone option to highlight it. This will enable the Properties button toward the bottom-right of the window. Left-click on the Properties button.
7. You should see the Properties for your recording (input) devices. One of these should be Microphone.
8. Left-click on the Levels tab (or similar). Adjust the Level (Volume) and Mic Boost controls to at least half-way up. If your Mic Boost control is a simple check box, please make sure it is checked (Enabled). You should hear your microphone in your headset or speakers.
Once the levels are adjusted to your satisfaction, left-click OK and OK to save your settings. You can then close the Control Panel.
Your microphone should now be ready!
The good news is that making high quality recordings of a voice is a lot easier than say, of a band. In fact you do not need anything fancy to do this, just a good quality headset and microphone and some software.
I am going to assume that you are aware that you can use the media program in windows to record in WAV format. If you did not know that, simply Google WAV and record and you will find many articles that detail how to do that with a stock windows system.
I am also going to assume that you have an MP3 program and know how to use it. If you do not, well, there are free and trial versions (such as Soundforge) online, and you should download a few and try them out to see which one you like best. Almost all of these allow you to convert WAV to MP3.
The question of the headset and mic is a thorny one... You basically have two options but before I detail them, let me explain why you should use a headset with mic as opposed to just a mic alone.
When you use just a mic, background noise and your voice often create minor feedback sounds on the recording. That does not happen every time but it happens often enough due to the cheap nature of most PC mics that it is not worth trying to correct. A good quality headset and mic combination offers you an input device engineered for just what you want to do!
You can go two ways here - either a USB Headset and mic or one that uses the 5mm plugs on your computer soundcard.
I have used both, and I find that the USB type often give the best results but also happen to be more expensive. The reason for that is because they are not just a headset and mic but also have a USB soundcard integrated into them, hence the extra cost.
The less expensive option is a standard headset and mic that use the audio in and out ports on your soundcard. Over the years I have used a number of these and I find that Sennheiser makes the best unit for the price range.
You can find reasonably priced Sennheiser models at www.newegg.com and at your local superstores (ie Best Buy or Staples).