Adjust sound recording settings for Windows 7 & 8 users
Modified on: Sun, 19 Jun, 2022 at 11:29 AM
First, connect a headset with a mic to your laptop.
- If you use a USB headset, click here to continue
- If you use a Bluetooth headset, click here to continue
- If you use a headset with one or two jacks, follow the instructions below
Right click the sound iconon desktop > Click Recording Devices.
- If you see a microphone with check markon the icon, go down to the next step.
- If not, right click within the empty space > Click Show Disabled Devices > Right click the disabled External Microphone > Click Enable. Now you should see a microphone with check mark
- If your recording/input device is Realtek High Definition Audio, go down to the next step.
- If your recording/input device is Conexant SmartAudio HD, click here to continue.
- If your recording/input device is IDT High Definition Audio CODEC or other audio drivers, click here to continue.
Double click Microphone for Realtek High Definition Audio.
- Uncheck Disable All Sound Effects (if visible)
- Check Immediate Mode (if visible)
- Check Noise Suppression (if visible)
- Check Mono Microphone (if visible)
- Check Microphone Focus (if visible)
Newer laptops have only one setting item: Enable. Check Enable.
- Drag Microphone slider to 100
- Drag Microphone Boost slider to 0.0 dB (if visible)
Important: make sure microphone is NOT muted.
Picture below shows the microphone is muted. Un-mute by clicking the icon .
Click Listen > Uncheck Listen to this device.
Click OK. Your adjustment is complete!
Lastly, click the attachment below to listen to a 6-second audio and get a sense of what good quality recording sounds like. You are all set and ready to launch PitchVantage!
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