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Q: No Recording option XP volume Control...

I have XP Pro SP3 installed. I am trying to set recording options so my video screen capture program can also record volume. (no problem in recording video). When I click on the speaker icon in the systray it opens up four volume control options. But when I click on properties both recording and other are grayed out. I have updated all my drivers but still no luck in getting to the recording options.

Any ideas to get the recording options accessable would be greatly appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: No Recording option XP volume Control...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


My Microphone stopped picking up sound from my computer a few months ago, frustrated with different things i ignored it for the time being but lately i've a need to use my microphone again. i'm hoping to get this problem fixed i've attached some pictures.

Picture one
when i move the slider in the red box to the top the green box where the level is picks up one square

i press ok

and the green box is empty again

i go back to recording control screen and the red box is back down again.

picture three
the black box where others is located is grayed out.

if there is any more information i can provide i will.

the microphone worked fine before it just stopped overnight

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Second time I've tried to post this. First try disappeared.
I have a big, fast 1 1/2 year old HP with a SB Live 5.1 upgrade. I use the "WHAT YOU HEAR " recording option all the time, but recently the check mark frequently disappears and nothing is recorded. I use two different programs to record; ABSOLUTE MP3 RECORDER and ROSOFT AUDIO RECORDER (registered version.) I have reinstalled the software to no avail. Any answers to my problem would be appreciated.

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You can perform the steps mentioned on the following link.



If you do not have the Windows XP retail CDs you can Download Sndvol32.exe from the below mentioned link and place it in C:\Windows\System32 folder.



A:Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control p

Thanks For The Info arjunaj

Welcome To TSG ...

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So I have a Blue Yeti, and I'm an online animator/voice actor. Whenever I record audio on my Blue Yeti (OR any other mic) I record about 4-6 inches from the mic, and turn the gain down enough that the audio doesn't peak as I yell or whatever. This is what you're supposed to do if you don't want your audio levels peaking and making your recording sound horrible and corrupted. However, afterwards, it means I have really quite recordings. Not a problem right? Now that it's recorded right, I can boost the volume of the entire clip afterwards right? WRONG. I'm not an audio expert so I must be missing something. But why in GODS NAME would the audio distort and peak AFTER it's recorded successfully? It's all there, it's all clean audio. If I turn the volume on my speakers all the way up it sounds CRYSTAL CLEAR! All I want to do is do that INSIDE the computer so that when I upload it to youtube people don't have to turn their speakers so far up. But if I increase the clips volume in the computer, it distorts! It sounds awful! Why?! I tried in Sony Acid and Audacity and they both do the same thing! Why?! I seriously don't understand what I'm missing here! I can take sound effects, and recordings made by other producers and crank them up nice and loud, but mine just fall apart! If anyone understands audio stuff, please tell me what I'm doing wrong.

A:Soft Recording volume with Blue Yeti, increasing volume distorts audio

I have a home recording studio using Sonar X1 software.

I don't know about Acid, but it should allow clean recordings. Audacity the same way.

I record, generally, in the -10 level with my recording program, at 24 bits/44.1 Khz. At -10, I have plenty of headroom and can then adjust the levels after the recordings and at mixdown. I export the mix as a standard 16 bit/44.1Khz wav file and then "finalize" whatever I want to do to the song, including levels, with "Goldwave" (an audio editior).

I assume you are converting the audio to MP3? If that is the case, that may be where the distortion is occuring? I find that 128Kb MP3's are very poor and at a minimum use 198 Kb MP3's.

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So i was trying to make some room on y C drive and i guess i deleted some files that i shouldnt...To make a long story short now my volume control thingy that stays on my taskbar has dissapeared.When i go to the control panel and to sounds and audio devices and i get in there and there is an icon with the option to place volume icon on the taskbar but when i click on that i get 'windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar because the volume control program has not been installed...After several tries i figured i deleted the windows file soundvol32.exe
but how the hell do i get it back and put it in its right place???I have no idea where it would go??Anybody have an idea how i can install that back????I tried using my windows cd but since i put service pack 2 on it it said that the version of windows i had on the cd was older than my current version...Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Volume Control computer "windows cannot display the volume control on the task bar"

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I have a website I hit everyday that has been working great.  I start audio and could scroll down with arrow keys. After install of Bios Update - 7 V1.42Hotkey Features Integration V. The arrow keys now control volume AND scrolling. Is there a way to disable the volume control of the arrow keys? Thanks. Peace out.

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For some reason the onscreen display for the volume controls and screen brightness on my W530 stop working after coming back from sleep or resume. I updated Power Management, Hotkey and Interface but the problem still rears its ugly head. If I go into screen resolution and advanced and on screen then uncheck Enable onscreen and recheck it...the controls work again.

A:Volume control buttons do not display volume level...

try to reinstall the OSD software. Uninstall the current OSD software that you have, and download the latest version from below.
Edit note: Wrong link. See below for the correct link.

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ok so this problem was just about from the beginning. i thought i would be patient and it would go away. at first i noticed that while using msn messenger, its volume control for voice chat controled the main volume for the whole pc. so if it was low things wouldnt sound as high as i wanted. no matter if i adjusted the main volume in the control panel, which was always set to highest, the volume would still be at the mercy of Msn M. so if it was lower than usual i would have to sign into msn m and adjust it. not only does this happen with msn m. it also happens with web video applications used by youtube, livevideo, etc etc! those arent usually the culprit of low sound. its usually just msn m. even now with live messenger i have the issue. im tired of being patient so here i am

windows xp sp2
2gig ram.
anything else? sound card? the sound card came with the mobo. its a Realtek AC'97.
thanks for any help.

A:Other volume bars control the main volume of windows xp

trying to keep it alice bump~

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Hello :)
I hope I put this in the right area..

I've been searching for a solution to this volume problem for a while now, but to no avail. I've found others with a similar problem, but no solution. So here's the deal: I just got a new motherboard, and ever since I got it my volume control has been faulty. First of all, all sounds are very quiet, even when all volume sliders are set to maximum. Next the main volme control has no effect whatsoever on the volume of the computer. I can can slide it all the way to the top, or all the way to the bottom, nothing changes. The only thing that makes any difference is the Wave control and it barely does anything. Also, when I put "Mute all"...it doesn't mute. However when I put mute for Wave control, no sound comes out.
All this is incredibly annoying because I often listen to music on my computer, but now I basically can't hear it. To note: I don't have a volume control on my keyboard, or on my speakers, and I know nothing is wrong with the speakers.

If anyone could help, I would really, really appreciate it. Thanks :)

A:Volume control issue-very quiet, main control uneffective

Are your speakers powered? If not you may have to invest in powered
speakers. This is a common issue with non powered speakers.

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I am working on a laptop with windows vista & have had to reformat the hard drive & reinstall everything.
I was using I sound pro – an audio recording program- without problems before the meltdown – it worked great.
After returning to factory settings none of the streaming audio programs will work right anymore & I’ve tried to install 7 different programs just to make sure.
The problem is that they are recording from microphone – so there is background noise.
All of the sudden – post meltdown – on the recoding options there are only 2 choices (microphone & mic array). Not sure what the option was before that was working correctly but I no longer have that option available. It use to work but I never had to look at why it did & what the recording option was.
I thought I might see a sound card in the options list but there is not anything like that.
What could be so different now that I have went back yto factory settings? What could I be missing & how can get it back?
Kindest regards.

A:Help! Where did my recording option go?

Maybe you did not yet download/install the latest chipset or sound drivers from you laptop manufacturer's web site? Are there any warnings or errors in Device Manager?

Is "HDX laptop" the HP Pavilion HDX, or didn't I search deep enough?

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Hello, Ten Forums!

I was wondering whether it were possible to open the volume mixer instead of the volume control when left-clicking on the volume icon in the tray. At the moment I have it set to open the old classic menu, but not the volume mixer.

So, is it possible?



A:Is it possible to open the volume mixer instead of volume control

All i see is right clicking to do this. What do you mean by classic menu ?

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hello all,

can someone help me with my issue.?..My XP was recently re-installed on my IBM laptop and for some reason the sound from my built-in speaker is very low..I adjusted its volume control but still wont work..I can hear it but barely even with a headset..can someone help??..let me know please..thanks.

A:computer volume very low yet volume control is maxed

Check the volume control in Control Panel/Sounds.

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Short Story
Wave meter in volume control keeps stopping. I googled it, seems to be a virus. Performed a virus scan, came up with nothing. Did it with another anti-virus program, also showed nothing. Need help. Thanks.

Long Story
So basically, I wanted to watch a youtube video. When I played it, there was no sound. Thinking it was a simple volume problem, I checked the video volume, the small icon on the taskbar, and even went into the control panel to adjust the volume settings. I thought it might be my headphones, but I tried using the speakers and neither worked. I tried doing the voice playback, and then I could hear my voice. I thought maybe it was fixed. Played the video, no sound. At that point I thought it was my sound card. I didn't want to replace it, so I kept trying to look for a better solution. After much frustration, I managed to make my way into the volume control. Start - Control Panel - Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices - Adjust the System Volume - Audio - Sound Playback: Default Device: SoundMAX Digital Audio - Volume - Wave. I saw that the Wave option was all the way down, and moved it up. After moving it, I could hear the video crystal clear, so I closed all the windows I didn't need anymore. Well, after about 30 seconds, the volume shut off again. I went back into volume control, and the wave bar was all the way down again. I raised it, and closed the window. I was looking for the apply button to become available, for I had assumed that not app... Read more

A:Volume Control - Wave volume keeps stopping

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I'm running windows XP on an old Dell Inspiron 1501 and I'm trying to get my microphone to play directly through my speakers so I can record them both simultaneously. The only answer I've been finding is to tick the 'microphone' checkbox in the volume control playback properties panel, but I don't have a microphone checkbox.There should be a 'microphone' box under SW Synth and CD player but I don't get one apparently.I've downloaded the latest SigmaTel Audio drivers from Dell and despite not having a problem with them before this, I'm inclined to believe that they're the problem. Any ideas?

A:No microphone control in playback Volume Control panel

Okay well of course I find an answer right after posting the topic:

Those two pages detail how to get an Input Monitor checkbox which functions just like the microphone one I wanted (although you can only mute it, not alter the volume). I used Instructional Set 3 from the second page, having to add the 'RecMonitorMute' entry as detailed in the first page and I can now hear my microphone input directly through my speakers.

HOWEVER, I'm still unable to record both the microphone and speaker sound at the same time. I thought recording the 'Stereo Mix' channel with the microphone coming through the speakers would work but it isn't and I don't know why. Any ideas?

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I've been searching for a solution to this volume problem for a while now, but to no avail. I've found others with a similar problem, but no solution. So here's the deal: I just got a new motherboard, and ever since I got it my volume control has been faulty. First of all, all sounds are very quiet, even when all volume sliders are set to maximum. Next the main volme control has no effect whatsoever on the volume of the computer. I can can slide it all the way to the top, or all the way to the bottom, nothing changes. The only thing that makes any difference is the Wave control and it barely does anything. Also, when I put "Mute all"...it doesn't mute. However when I put mute for Wave control, no sound comes out.
All this is incredibly annoying because I often listen to music on my computer, but now I basically can't hear it. To note: I don't have a volume control on my keyboard, or on my speakers, and I know nothing is wrong with the speakers.

If anyone could help, I would really, really appreciate it. Thanks

A:Help with volume control-very quiet, main control unnefective

Do you have any other soundcard-like devices like a USB headset?
Do you have the latest drivers for your soundcard installed? Please check the motherboard maker's website.
Did you get some special program with the motherboard drivers that would give you more control over sound than the Windows standard volume utility?

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 There is no option to select stereoMIX for recording - on all previous HP desktop / laptop computers my company owned this was not a problem (windows XP or windows 7).  I have tried a few driver versions and also "show disabled devices" option in Control Panel>Sound>Recording.  The problem is I need this for few dozens of computers Didn't even expect this to be an issue, now we have to think about external audio card if this is not posible to solve in software. Any tips / ideas ? I noticed od HP prodesk that DTS version is 6.x and on new probooks its 8.x but on web site there are no older versions for download

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hi all,
im having trouble with my headphones mic which from some reason recording volume is very low .
so low that in game (by using TS [teamspeak]) when other people have the game sound , they can bearly hear me.
i set my mic to 100 volume and the boost to +30db but thing stay the same.

when i test the mic with recorder the bar even dont rised a little bit .

ohh , and by the way , in case anyone thought the problem isnt in the mic which is new due to the fact that after this problem happend at the last microsoft headphones i had, i bought new one (forgot the model).
any help here ?

im using windows 7
64bit premium

A:mic recording volume very low

Try updating/reinstalling the audio drivers.

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hi all,
im having trouble with my headphones mic which from some reason recording volume is very low .
so low that in game (by using TS [teamspeak]) when other people have the game sound , they can bearly hear me.
i set my mic to 100 volume and the boost to +30db but thing stay the same.

when i test the mic with recorder the bar even dont rised a little bit .

ohh , and by the way , in case anyone thought the problem isnt in the mic which is new due to the fact that after this problem happend at the last microsoft headphones i had, i bought new one (forgot the model).
any help here ?

im using windows 7
64bit premium

A:mic recording volume very low

Hello fibola & Welcome to 7Forums!

What headphones to you have?
If it's Logitech etc. there might be some type of driver or an utility. Look for their website, or either way, you might have a DVD with driver.
See if Windows have been putting up the right input for your microphone. Maybe the default input is broken, who knows!
Also make sure the software you're communicating with is functional.

Good luck
Best Regards,

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i want to record speaker output but there is no stereo mix option when i go to recording devices, what do i do...i believe it may be to do with my drivers needing updated but this will cost me...is there a free and easier way to fix this issue?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 237916 MB, Free - 186744 MB; D: Total - 238622 MB, Free - 224591 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corp., Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

A:no stereo mix option in recording devices?

"i believe it may be to do with my drivers needing updated but this will cost me"

Drivers do not cost anything if you download them from your PC or laptop manufacturer's website - anywhere else that charges for them, it's a scam.

If it's a PC and it was self-built or built-to-order (in other words not factory-built & no brand-name) download drivers from the motherboard manufacturer's website - they're free too.

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I've spent over three days on this problem and I'm pulling my hair out. My computer came preloaded with Realtek HD Audio Manager, which I suspect is the culprit based on everything I've researched about this issue.

Things I've tried:

The mic is not muted and the volume levels are maximizedI can "boost" the mic until it can be picked up better but this degrades the quality significantlyI've tried multiple (new) headsets and the problem doesn't changeThe microphone is set as the default recording deviceI've disabled every other audio device that I don't use; only my microphone, headset speakers, and main speakers are enabledThe microphone input is in the correct jack on the back panel (I've heard there are problems with the front panel)I installed the most recent drivers from Realtek and through MSI's Live Updater (current Realtek audio driver version:'ve done recordings on multiple programs and the problem doesn't changeI've tweaked every option I have access to on the Realtek Audio Manager (noise cancellation, separating each input jack independently, and echo cancellation)I've tried uninstalling Realtek and using standard drivers, and the problem doesn't change

If there's anything I haven't done yet, please let me know.

A:Microphone recording at low volume

Its not the drivers. I and many others use the same drivers. There are no front panel problems, unless there is a hardware/wiring problem. The front panel headphone and mic jacks are used by most users.

What do you show in the Device Manager, Sound Section? You should have the RealTek and possibly an NVIDIA HD Audio listed (for HDMI Audio) and nothing else.

But, whatever you get using the rear Pink microphone jack is what you will most likely get with the front.

One suspect is the +5VDC that is on the "ring" connection of the plug/jack. Computer microphones require the +5VDC to operate. If the voltage is low that could be one reason its not working. However, if it is low, that is a motherboard problem.

If you have done what you say and with multiple "known good" headset/mic's, then its a hardware problem. But, its not the RealTek software/drivers.

Along with checking to see if you have the +5VDC, you can disconnect (unplug) the front panel headphone connector from the motherboard, to see if that is causing the problem. However, if it is you are still back to a hardware problem and you need to contact the PC vendor for warranty repair/replacement.

I'm a musician and former guitar amp tech, and have a recording studio, although I use different equipment for the recordings and not the PC's audio.

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Hi, i have a problem. I have the Logitech h540 USB Headset and when i talk in skype with my friends they say they can hear me very nice but when i record with fraps i can barely hear me. I tried updating the drivers, changing microfone but is the same the computer rec my voice too low. What can i do? Please help me i dont know what else i can do!

A:Microphone Recording Volume too low!

Have you gone into the volume controls and made adjustments?

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i just purchased an hp pavilion notebook (zv5000) 3.0ghz, 1gb ddr sd ram, win xp home.
i am trying to record guitar into it, which works pretty well, considering i dont have a 'line in', just a mic jack, which i plug directly into from the guitar, or line out from my amp, or my distortion pedal. all seem to work really well...for about the first three seconds of recording. then the volume starts lowering, and if i am running distortion (making the sound louder and more constant) the sound gets really garbled. i have an example of this, but apparantly i cant post anything that remotely resembles a link.

after the volume lowers, i can stop playing for about 3 seconds, and when i start again, the volume starts up where it should be, and then falls and gets garbled again.

this happens also if i record using an actual microphone, too.

i am recording into cool edit pro 2, but thats not the problem as it does the same thing when i record into windows sound recorder.

(this is my first post, so please let me know if this is in the wrong forum)

any ideas?

A:mic volume lowers while recording

figured it out. if anyone's interested, i found that there was a setting for "noise reduction" that was turned on in my soundcard's settings. clicked it off, and now recordings come out great.

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When ever i try to record games or music with Line-In Recording its so low volume. i've also tried rear mic and microphone. they are even lower!

Heres my specs and some pictures.

Driver : Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1] PCI
Codec : SigmaTel Audio

Please Help, i'd been trying to do this for a few years now. a few days ago i had found out how to get the recording to WORK on line-in now i wish that the volume is louder so people can hear it well.


Heres what it sounds like


Images :


A:Line-In Recording Volume Is Very Low

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I've been trying to do some game playthroughs with active commentary and decided to go with the newest Fraps which can record video and audio as well as microphone input. Problem is, whenever I record, my voice is always barely audible in the recorded video. All my microphone volume settings are on high, I've set the game volume as low as I could, and I've looked everywhere for a solution, but every answer is always "raise your microphone volume". And I've come to the conclusion that Fraps is the cause of the problem because when I do a mic test the volume is fine, and online others can hear me clearly.

Is there a solution to this besides having to use a separate recording program and needing to sync it with the video?

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Hey guys, I've been having a problem with the recording volume on my headset with a microphone attached to it.

For some reason the default recording volume is extremely low. I go into Control Panel > Sounds & Audio Devices > Voice > Voice Recording > Volume and turn the recording volume up and my microphone works as it should.

The problems occurs randomly. I will say something and not receive a response from whomever I am talking to, and later check in the same area where I previously raised my recording volume and for some reason it has gone back down to the extreme low that it was at prior to me adjusting it.

Is there any way to change the default volume on this device?

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I got a problem in my microphone volume. I put it to 100 and then i have the +30 db boost on realtek and on the windows sound system. When I speak in the microphone, the microphone volume keeps decreasing automatically. I have tried unticking the exclusive mode things and also the things in enhancement ( controlpanel>sound>microphone>properties)I have updated all drivers but this still occurs.
Does anyone have a clue how to fix this problem? I would like to keep my recording volume stable.

A:Recording volume on Microphone decreasing

I am having the same problem and I have found no answers online yet. If you find anything pleas let me know, [Email address removed for security]



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Hi guys, basically I have purchased a behringer c-1u, of course before I did some research and there were issues with the volume. Now that I have it, I have the same issue that many people with the mic also have, and that is with the volume it records at. In the windows sound mixer the recording level is set to high, however I still have to be really close to the mic to get a decent volume back.

The light on the mic is also green, and according to several sources is meant to be blue to indicate phantom power. I have checked my motherboard website and the ports are USB 2.0 so phantom power should be working, otherwise the mic wouldn't work right?

So yeah I have seen vids on youtube where people have the mic 5-6 inches away and record perfectly without any problems..but for some reason I have to record like 1 inch away and the response will still be low..

Also I am using cool edit pro 2.0, if that is any help..and after recording, I can turn the volume of the clip up without the quality messing up, however being a condenser mic I shouldn't be having to increase volume and recording from an inch away..

So yeah I'm curious to find out whether phantom power is the problem and how I can sort it, and if it isn't then how I can adjust the volumes..

Thanks before hand

A:USB Condenser Mic Recording Volume Level

So many views but no replies.. :/

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I've been using my microphone and a few days ago on the volume control the mic volume was at the top. Yesterday, it was in the middle and i couldn't slide it up any higher than that, and today it is at 10% and i cant budge the knob to turn it up. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?

A:Mic volume unable to go above 10% on Volume Control

mmmm....actually i've had a very similiar problem....not quite sure how i fixed it though. Try updating your drivers for your soundcard, that might help. Also(obviously) go into control panel, and mess with things from there. Also, do you have any errors with any sound drivers of any kind? i know if....kind of nuke some of mine(stupid me) with an anti-adware program....if you have that could be part of the prob, and those usually aren't to hard to fix, just take a little time.

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Hi, I've been playing with the steps recorder tool & noticed that the final screen giving the option to Save or start a New Recording is not showing on my version.

Please see step 8a in this tutorial - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/106569-open-use-steps-recorder-windows.html

I've googled to seek help with this but cannot seem to find anything online

Many thanks for your help


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Thank you in advance,

I am trying to transfer my band's backing tracks from a Sony MiniDisc Player to my new IdeaPad y550 (Windows 7) using 1/8" stereo jacks from the MiniDisc Player to the stereo mic in on the laptop. My record levels are fine (optimum) but playback of the file results in considerably lower volume. The VU meters during playback are at the levels I recorded but actual audio volume is much lower.

Same problem regardless of the software I am using (Sound Recorder, CakeWalk, WavePro, etc.) so I am hoping it is some global setting I can't find...

-- Brad

A:Low Playback Volume After Recording at Optimum Levels

It may just be the recording level and you need to increase the playback level in whatever program you are using to playback. I do a lot of audio work (I have a recording studio using Cakewalk Sonar 8.5) and what you are seeing happens at times.

Make sure your record levels are "optimal" for your system. If you use Audacity, I think it has an option to "normalize" the levels after you record and before you save it. Normalizing will set the volume levels and should eliminate the low playback problems.

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Yesterday I got a new microphone and I set up the audio interface and it was still to loud so I right clicked on the speaker (bottom right) and changed the recording device audio to a certain volume however after a few hours it resets to 100% volume how can I fix this issue?

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I've recently purchase a turntable/software that purports to record LPs (records) into my computer via the USB port. My first attempt resulted in a volume level that is way too low. I need to increase the input volume but can't find the mechanism for doing so.

The install instructions say to select my SoundMax card for playback; to select the USB Audio CODEC device/driver for input. The SoundMax card has volume levels but no line input control; the USB Audio CODEC device has no controls whatsover.

My gut says that the USB Audio CODEC device (which is controlling input) is where I should be able to increase volume but I can't.

Suggestions? Thanks.

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Soo, finally recorded something with Fraps. I was quite positively suprised by the FPS stability while recording, I think I got one or two drops below the defined 30 FPS during the record (used my usual, near to max settings at 1600x1200 and recorded half-size). The MOV plays fine, looks good... But I can barely hear the loudest sounds in the video if I turn my volume to MAX. And boy, my ears rang for 3 hours when I got an IM message sound stuck up them. Since then I've tried 3 different games and using both the "Detect best sound input" and "Use Windows input" options in the sound recording options.
Any ideas how to get the sound working?

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This is driving me nuts. I have a ION iTTUSB turntable that I've had for around 2 and a half years. On my previous computer, ripping albums was a snap, just plug into a USB port and use Spin It Again. I recently got a new computer and now the USB Audio Codec is giving me a royal headache. The sound comes through (but I can't hear it through my headphones or Spin It Again or Audioacity) but it is far too loud. I've followed the steps in the Audacity wiki to attempt to tame this outrageous sound level but to no avail, there are no options for the volume of the recording level, not a one! Nothing I try reduces the input level and my recordings, while sounding great, are far too loud (the sound volume goes WAY into the red and is painful to the ears). The turntable itself has no volume control and this was never a problem before I upgraded. What do I do? I planned to spend all winter ripping albums.

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I recently installed a recording program for music, and i need to turn down the line in mic in volumes in the controll pannel. The volume sliders in that window are grey and undjustable...

I double clicked on the speaker icon on the start up bar,
brought up the master volume controll window.
under options i clicked on properties,
I checked and am showing all volume controlls under both mixer devices
I then opened the master volume window again and cliked the advanced option.
The only thing i could Adjust was the mic boost, Wich was alreay on,
so i turned it off. and that doesnt help me

I am lost. I need to turn down the line in mic in volume for recording. how do i do it?

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Its greyed out meaning that i can not use my microphone i had bourt, how can i make it not grey. Im sorta new to recording etc but im trying to get ventrilo up.

What do i have to do

A:Recording Control

Can you go to the device management and check of all drivers are installed properly. It may be a driver problem. That's my first guess.

Another one is that there is a piece of software installed that takes over the windows function for recording.

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Im having a problem that has just come up recently , with my microphone. I use Palntronics Gamecon head set with built in mic for on line gaming. For some reason when I check my microphone recording levels its always at 0 and muted. ,I unclick the mute and
set the volume up, but when I check it again, it goes right back to muted and 0 volume. I have already reinstalled the driver for the headset, and my  realteck high definiton audio.,

Im really stumped with this one.

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I have Xonar D1 with Windows 7 x64 using Sound Forge 9.0e to capture audio from Line Level inputs (LPs played on stereo system).

The recording level maxes at -12Db to -15Db. This of course artificially restricts the dynamic range. All settings are maxed in the Xonar D1 control panel as well as the Windows Sound control panel.

All drivers are current.

This problem has beem reported by others on the internet with Xonar cards.

I have searched and tried many things suggested. None have worked.

Any ideas?

A:Line Level Input Recording Volume LOW / QUIET

-12 to -15 should be more than adequate for recording. I generally record in that range in my recording studio (using Sonar X1). This allows headroom for whatever I want to do. Sonar has the ability to raise the levels as I need them for final mix and exporting.

Record in 24 bits if you can (and then export/save the final file as 16 bit).

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Hello, I recently went and purchased an AT2020 and Behringer Xenyx Q502USB Audio Interface to improve my video's but when I go onto TeamSpeak it's ok but then every time I launch CS:GO the volume resets to 100 and I have to tab out and go into my Recording Device and edit the level back to 65 is there anyway to fix this or lock the volume?

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PLEASE HELP ME, MY RECORDING CONTROL LIKE CD VOLUME, line VOLUME,mic volume, stereo mix volume are disabled , what should i do to enable it ,
any one please help me to enable ..(please see the picture to get idea what is my problem?)

(system info: microsoft windows xp
media center edition
version: 2002
service pack 2)

(computer info: intel{R}Pentium{R} D CPU 3.40GHz 448 mb of ram)

thanks in advance !!!

A:Please Help Me My Recording Control Are Disabled...

Go to control panel, under Audio and Voice tab, there should be "Audio recording" and "Voice Recording" If there's no mixer available you must install it from the original CD driver)

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The default recording control is set to Line so every time I need to use my microphone
I have to manually change the settings from Line to Mic.

Anyway to set Mic as the default recording control

A:Default Recording Control

Welcome to BC sorry for delay.Would this help?

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Hi everyone,

I noticed the volume of my music was not as loud as it was in the past when playing CD's or MP3 files with Windows Media Player 10. I had the volume turned all the way up in Media player and also in Realtek HD Audio Manager, but the sound was just not anywhere near as loud as it was before. I recently un-installed "Discover stream hub / Discover.exe" and thought that this might have had something to do with it, but that does not seem to be the case.

I decided to try to play an mp3 file with Realplayer and found that with the volume turned up in realplayer, the mp3 files sounded normal again, plenty of volume.

What surprised me is that if I close Realplayer with it's volume control turned up, then open the MP3 with Medial player, it will sound normal in media player, (plenty of volume). If I turn the volume control in Real player all the way down, close it, then play a file with Media Player, there will be no sound at all.

Somehow, the volume control for Realplayer is effecting and overriding the volume control for Media Player. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to how this might be happening ? Has anyone else ever experienced this type of thing ?

It's not a big deal now that I found out what was going on, but tracking down problems like this can drive you nuts. It seems crazy that the volume control from one program would control the other, I'm just wondering what might be going on. I'm using Windows XP Media Center Ed... Read more

A:Real Player volume control also controls Media Player Volume ?

Hi John

The reason that this happens is that when you change the volume in real player, it changes the 'Wave' volume for the whole system. I don't pretend to know too much about this but basically, real player changes part of the system volume which also affects the volume in media player. To see this for yourself, open Real Player and then go into Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices under control panel. Click on Advanced Volume Controls under the 'See Also' heading on the left. There should be a column labelled 'Wave'. If you now change the volume in Real Player, you will see this changing also. As a result, it changes the volume system wide. Hope this solves your confusion.

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I use rca left and right cord to plugin to input of computer to record some recorded music from cassette to make into mp3.

Each time I click Strat Copy in Music Match the select Aux/Line in 2 which originally was ticked off is unticked each time I click Start Copy button in
Music Match. So each time I record music from cassette I have to click select
again in order to record. Why is it always unchecking the select box in my computer?


A:Music Match and Recording Control

What version do you have? Try updating to MM10, if that doesn't work Email their support team.

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Hello folks,
i want to make some recordings for some video tutorial and i am using Camstudio and in most cases the voice recording is not that audible and even i tried in some other video recording softwares and even their i had the same results.

So i checked and double checked and i noticed that the Voice Recording Control is not raised to its full limit , please see the snapshots for more understanding, its in snap #4 the thing where we are supposed to raise is locked and i can't access it. See that raiser: that needs to be full, its like its locked.

Can someone tell me what to do, i want that volume to be raised fully:


A:Voice recording Control is Locked in XP


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I am trying to get my mic working. ive read all the previous threads and nothing simlar to my problem. Cant get sound recorder to record, nor is a MSN Voice Share sound wizard recognizing my mic. When i use the wizrd, i can hear my voice in the speaker, but the recording volume on the wizard doesnt show any activity.
Sound Recorder error when trying to record "your audio hardware cannot record into filess liek the current file"
Under Volume Control>Options>Properties>Recording- all controls clicked. But the Recording Bar is GREYED OUT- wont allow me to mute this bar. I can adjust bar volume, but doesnt help.
This comp was a gift- has ESS Audiodrive as prefered device in Settings>Multimedia.
Under settings>Control Panel>System>Sound, Video and game Controllers shows ES 1868 Control Interface(WDM) and ES 1868 Plug and Play Audio Drive(WDM)
My friend assures me it has a sound card... i duno what to think
SORRY SO LONG.. hope this lenght will show my exact problem..
Thank you!

A:Help plz! MIC not working- recording bar on audio control greyed out

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