I have a Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221 device in my Compaq Presario CQ-60 211DX, and I want to record a Cyberacoustics headset through it via a standard 3.5mm jack. When I do this normally, in Audacity, it's wonderful, with stereo sound and great volume/quality. Unfortunately if I have any type of sound playing through the speakers at the same time, the recording audio gets extremely quiet/unsensitive and you can mostly hear garbled up noises that seem to be my voiced mixed with whatever is coming out of the speakers. I have experienced this also with the default sound recorded in Windows 7, and in Linux, so I believe it is a sound card issue.
My guess is I need to configure it so it will keep the signals straight, but I honestly have no idea how. Could, someone please point me in the right direction here?
Thanks in advance! :)