A computer device for inputting and outputting audio.

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Two soundcards: How do route the input from one so it plays on the other soundcard's output?

I'm using Windows. I have two soundcards, and only one of them has an input. The other only has an output. For some reason, I can not change them. What I have tried: I am able to open Sound recorder ...
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How can I check the output sampling frequency of a sound card in windows7

I have a USB sound card that claims to accept 192kHz as an output sampling frequency. When I connect it, a status LED shows 192kHz is active. How can I check if windows7 is sending a 192kHz signal ...
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Which Linux directories to backup for sound

One time my sound card was no longer detected and the only way to get it working again was to reinstall Linux. I want to avoid having to do this by backing up important files for sound so that if the ...
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No sound on boot w/ speakers & headphones plugged in

When I boot my pc with speakers + headphones plugged in, they're detected but don't play sound. When I test them, they show that they're playing sound, but I don't hear anything. The strange thing ...
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Sound card problems

My dolby soundcard is broken but i can still get sound through the built in windows output, some programs like skyrim, google chrome and VLC still run with sound but the majorty of games and programs ...
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Sound card / microphone impedance mismatch

First of all I'm not completely sure this is impedance mismatch, but from what I found on the Internet I believe it is. It seems to be a common problem. The question is not as much about solving the ...
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MY computer speakers / earphone producing “zzzzh” noise only in windows?

MY computer speakers and headphone producing "zzzzzhhh" noise during using windows. The noise starts when I get into windows login screen but no problems untill login screen. But in linux there is ...
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Asus Xonar DSX causing freezes

I have an Asus Xonar DSX sound card installed in my system that has been giving me grief lately, and Asus support and Google searches have been no help in figuring out what's wrong with it. The ...
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No sound from the subwoofer

I'm running windows 7 Ultimate x 64, have a brand new soundblaster Z 5.1 surround sound audio card. Computer is a Gigabyte Z86 based mobo, Core i7 CPU, 16 Gb RAM. When I run the speaker test ...
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Sound Card not detected

My brother just gave me his old PC, but he reconfigured it to Windows XP (earlier it was Windows 7) Now its saying there is no sound card. I was trying to play Grand Theft Auto IV and it said it ...
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What other application is using my sound card?

First off, if the answer to this is simply "you can't," I'm okay with that. That said - in Windows 7, I open the properties of the audio out on my sound card, change the default format from 16 bit to ...
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Unable to hear any sound through speakers or any other device

I am unable to hear sound from my speakers which are plugged in to rear panel of my PC, all was working fine (even I didn’t had Realtek installed) but suddenly it stopped giving any sound, than I ...
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Why the volume is higher when earphones' jack is not plugged in completely?

This is interesting. When I plug in the jack completely the volume is normal as it should be, but the interesting part is that if I do not plug it completely but leave around 2 mm. of the jack ...
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Can't access server sound card when vnc'd into ubuntu server

I've set up my ubunutu 10 server with xfce, nxserver, and now tightvncserver so that I can control it remotely from my Windows 7 laptop. NX is working fine for remote access, but when I run (for ...
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Recording “Stereo Mix”

I am trying to record my Stereo Mix into Adobe Audition and I cannot get it to work. All I hear is a hiss from the Stereo Mix. When I choose listen to device in settings all I hear is a hiss and it ...
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How get video from video card and sound from sound card into HDMI cable?

I have a video card and a sound card. My Monitor has a audio jack which just forwards the audio signal from the HDMI cable. But the cable is connected to my video card and for sound, only the onboard ...
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How to make Alsa pick a preferred sound device automatically?

I bought an USB sound card. I'd like to set up my Linux desktop so that it prefers the USB device, if it is plugged in and automatically switches as the device is (un)plugged. Is it possible, and how? ...
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Microphone not working on a Dell (Windows 8) not even with an external sound-card

My microphone doesn't work on my Dell Inspiron 17 laptop. The microphone is a beyerdynamic (dynamic singing) microphone. I've tried the following things: - Bought an external sound card (Terretec ...
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No sound and every game crashes on sound issues (but everything ok in device manager)

My brother uses this Lenovo G780 laptop with Windows 7 64-bits running on it. Recently, there's no sound coming out of it anymore. There used to be a ! in device manager, so I reinstalled the ...
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Soundflower with FireWire soundcard transmits on all output channels

when I try to use Soundflower together with my external 12ch FireWire sound card on a MacBook Pro, I get the same signal (left and right channel combined) on all of the output channels. If you know ...
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Monoing the output of the audio jack in Mac OS X

I am using an audio mixer which only accepts mono inputs and I want to send the output of my MacBook Pro to it. I just wonder if it is possible to convert the stereo output of the audio jack to mono? ...
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How to use an iPhone as a USB Sound Card

I know this is highly irregular... but this is actually what I am trying to do, you understood correctly... I have a computer running Ubuntu 11.04 which does not recognize my earphones, and I cannot ...
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No sound from my Windows XP computer

I am not getting any sound from my computer (running Windows XP). I tried to turn up the volume from the start menu but it will not let me do anything. Why is this? I am unsure if I have any sound ...
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Record line-in audio from two applications using Alsa

Im currently working on an small application which runs on a cubieboard (ARMv7, rasp-pi-like). What I really need to do is, accessing and recording the line-in audio-signal from two different ...
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Reconfigure line-in as analog-out

I am trying to reconfigure my "line in" as another "analog out" and use it alongside with the default analog out port. I am using an onboard realtek sound card. It is very simple to do this in ...
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Use laptop as an external sound card

I'm interested in audio mixing and want to try to be a disc jockey. I downloaded Mixxx to mix different tracks, but to do it the best I should have two separate audio outputs to play headphone and ...
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How to stabilize PCIe sound card in its card slot?

I have a Soundblaster Recon 3d Fatal1ty sound card and randomly every once in a while my computer won't recognize it. I am almost 100% sure it is something to do with its PCIe slot. After I turn off ...
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Updating my graphic card firmware to latest version but my sound card disabled and won't work

I have below device: CPU: Intel 3570K RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600 Mainboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe (with latest version of BIOS) Power: Green 685 VGA: AMD 5970 When I changed BIOS of graphic card (AMD ...
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Dedicate more CPU to external sound card

So I recently got an external sound card/audio interface to use with my laptop (Edirol UA25 if you'd like to know). Now, after installing the drivers and setting it up, I've found that occasionally, ...
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How to get good sound recording quality?

Here is my current recording setup. I run a mic and a guitar line into an Alesis Multimix 6 mixer and from there, a USB goes into a Sound Blaster Recon 3D Fatal1ty sound card. I am using Audacity to ...
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Connecting a Razer Tiamat 7.1

I have a box with a AsRock z77 extreme4 motherboard. Just got a new headset, which is a Razer Tiamat 7.1. Both devices state they support 7.1 channel surround. There is however a mismatch between the ...
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How to get my speakers and headphones to play audio at the same time?

My speakers have a port to plug my headphones into. Whenever I plug them in, I only hear sound through my headphones, and not through my speakers anymore. I would want to hear sound through both of ...
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Plugging USB sound card prevents Windows Screen saver from running

I'm developing an embedded Windows based device with some extra hardware (an information kiosk). I need second sound card in the device so I use USB Device like this but when I plug it in it ...
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Can all notebooks record from the sound card?

Is it possible that a modern notebook (say built in the last 5 years) contains a (onboard) sound card that it is not possible to record from? I've always assumed that this is a very basic capability, ...
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VU meter web application [closed]

I want a VU meter web app which can detect sound levels from my system's mic. Any suggestions?
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Need sound card for gaming, not PC

I recently bought a Turtle Beach PX21 headset and also a GTX 650 TI. Do I still need to get a separate sound card for better gaming sound and performance or is there a sound card component in the GTX ...
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Is there a difference between speaker and headphone jacks/ports?

I have a 2.1 speaker setup going into my computer, but primarily plug them into the headphone jack as it is easier to access. I do this because I switch between a couple different devices with these ...
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Running Jackd on Ubuntu for my External Firewire Sound card

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I have an external Sound card: Phonic Firefly 302. I've connected the device, installed Jackd, added the lines: @audio - rtprio 99 @audio - memlock 500000 @audio - ...
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Browsing the web using a secondary sound output device

I use the web for playing music (usually tunein radio). I have two sound cards - one for the computer speakers (primary) and one for my stereo system (secondary). I'm looking for a software - web ...
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Whine emanating from soundsystem, independent of volume, on Ubuntu 12.04

When ever I plug in my headphones in to my computer's headphone jack, on Ubuntu, I get a constant whine that is independent of volume or any other modification I make on alsamixer. I do not have a mic ...
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Windows Sound bug

I got some issue with Windows 8, some time when I connect my Stereo casque or I disconnect it my the sound stop working, I got this litle red x on the sound icons, so each time I had to restart my pc. ...
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Soundcard and headset - microphone picks up low to no sound

I have headset connected with two 3.5 mm jacks to my computer. I use my microphone mostly for communication via TeamSpeak. Unfortunately, in the last time, the other side hears sound which goes slowly ...
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How do I troubleshoot my win7/win8 browser and application sound halting after a system sound, when system sounds still play fine?

How can I effectively troubleshoot or solve the following sound problem? Microphone sound works fine Speaker sound will work fine for a bit but then a 3 tone system sound plays in windows 8 (it was ...
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Will an 8-channel HD sound card output HD 7.1 surround sound through…?

I'm considering buying an MSI C847MS-E33 mATX with an integrated CPU and sound card for use as a micro CD/DVD-player/HTPC. The mATX has six audio ports on the back panel, and one internal port/header. ...
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Stream Soundcard to Squeezebox

I'm looking for a way to transmit what's being played by my soundcard directly to my squeezebox. The goal is to be able to having anything music that's being played (whether it's from myspace or ...
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Windows XP: No audio, no master volume available or disabled, device and driver shows okay

I have here a Windows XP Prof machine (asus laptop A2D) with a onboard soundcard (Realtek AC97) that was working previously OK. On some moment the soundcard does not produces any sound and the most ...
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Edirol UA-25 driver on Windows 8 Preview

I've installed Windows 8 developer preview on a laptop and everything is working apart from my external sound card. The sound card in question is this one, and I've tried downloading and installing ...
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soundblaster x-fi HD SPDIF input not working in windows 7

I recently bought a Creative x-fi HD usb sound card, with the intent of using the SPDIF optical input to play audio from my PS3 games console through my Computer. I have connected the sound card to ...
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Separate front audio panel in GNU/Linux

Is there a way to make the front audio panel act as a separate sound card in GNU/Linux? I have a motherboard with sound card that may be split into two logic sound cards (front panel and rear panel). ...
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USB Sound Card with no “native” sound card

On a PC (HP ML110 G60), with no soundcard, Can I achieve sound/microphone plugging a USB sound card? Runnning Linux.