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


 















Next,

  • 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. 

   


Click Enhancements.

  • 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


 

Click Levels.

  • 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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