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Right-click on the volume thing in your taskbar, and select "recording devices". This will open a dialog box with four tabs. Make sure the second tab "Recording" is selected. There you should see your microphone, with a bar showing if it is receiving sound or not. You can also check its properties here. If your system allows "Monitoring" that will echo the ...


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The Solution See if you can buy a TRRS to TRS connector. Don't push the plug all the way in (as I already mentioned above). Read on for a bit of explanation... TRS and TRRS Jacks I'm afraid you won't be able to fix the problem by software. There are two types of jacks: Those headsets have a three-way jack, with a tip, two rings and a sleeve (left, ...


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Just found a solution for this: First, Close your browser or any other programs that are using your microphone. Open Regedit Navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Talk Plugin] In this section it should have a string value named "audio-flags" with a value of 3 Change this value to one so it reads like "audio-flags"="1" ...


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In Windows 7: 1) Right click on the speaker icon in your system tray (bottom right of your screen). Go to recording devices. 2) Locate your microphone in the list. I am assuming it is not disabled as you mentioned examples of it working previously. Right click, go to properties. 3) Switch to the "Listen" tab, check off "Listen to this device". While ...


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In Windows 7 is slightly different from Windows XP I had to check the "Listen to this device" box in the Microphone properties


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In my Windows 7, there is a "Stereo Mix" in recording devices. Just choose that as default recording device and/or "default communicating device"(I don't know the exact name; it's in the context menu). Then any program which uses this device will catch what you can hear through the speakers. In Windows XP it should be the same name. However, it depends on ...


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The global fix for this issue (i.e. not a piped solution running in the foreground) is more or less described in the article linked from Archon, but I keep forgetting and ending up back at this page so I'll provide a summary: pactl load-module module-loopback latency_msec=1 This command will load the loopback module and enable global loopback of all ...


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The answer to your first question is: Yes, using USB will skip your current sound card. Or stated differently, the USB device is also a sound card, so once you plug it in, you will have two different sound cards. The sound quality you get through a USB device does not depend on the quality of the sound card in your computer. The answer to the second ...


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I use the following command (found at: http://efreedom.com/Question/3-127276/Play-Mic-Speakers-Ubuntu-Karmic): pacat -r --latency-msec=1 -d alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo | pacat -p --latency-msec=1 -d alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo Where: alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo is your input device ...


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While the application does not have a built in keyboard shortcut for it you can add one using the Keyboard Shortcuts feature in the Keyboard Preference Pane in System Preferences. Open System Preferences Open Keyboard Change to the Keyboard Shortcuts section (If using Snow Leopard click Application Shortcuts on the left side) Press the '+' button. Select ...


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The Mac Mini's line-in port is a line-level input. That means it's not providing any power to the device, so an unpowered computer mic is not going to work. You need something to pull the mic-level input of the mic up to line-level, like a mixer or certain types of powered mics. Alternatively, you can use something like the iMic, or any USB mic/headset ...


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Bad grounding affecting the analog circuitry in the microphone-preamp-ADC portion which then gets encoded in the digital signal sent to the computer. Microphones tend to have ground shielding. Having it connected to the computer guarantees the integrity of that shield. Having it plugged into a hub, especially a cheap one doesn't guarantee that you have a ...


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sndpeek No idea if this is any use for you - it's Open Source: http://soundlab.cs.princeton.edu/software/sndpeek/ sndpeek is just what it sounds (and looks) like: real-time 3D animated display/playback can use mic-input or wav/aiff/snd/raw/mat file (with playback) time-domain waveform FFT magnitude spectrum 3D waterfall plot lissajous! (interchannel ...


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Your operating system does not have anything to do with that. What counts is what your interface can do. The thing you plug your microphone into. Where this interface gets its power from is not important here. Maybe it's something like this: Computer → USB power → Audio Interface → Phantom Power → Microphone But it could also be like this: ...


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Enable it in device manager (that is, assuming you're on Windows). Click Start (windows icon) right click on my Computer and select manage. From the window on the left, click device manager. (Or: click Start button, write 'device' in the Search area, then select 'Device Manager') Locate your microphone in the list, right click on it and enable. EDIT ...


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"Line-in" is not synonymous with "Mic." You either need an amplifier to bring the mic signal up to line levels or a USB microphone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_level


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I am unsure exactly what you mean, however, if you are saying that what you say in to your microphone is coming out of the speakers then do the following: Right click on the audio icon near the clock. Click "Recording Devices" Double click on your microphone Device. Click the "Listen" tab. make sure that "Listen to this device" is unchecked. If you are ...


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When Skype is focused, Command+Shift+M toggles the microphone. Ctrl+Alt+Command+­­ ↑ also mutes the microphone for me, and works globally. However, it's not a toggle; as noted below, it switches to Push To Talk mode, in which the mic is muted by default but will be unmuted as long as Ctrl+Alt+Command+­­ ↑ is pressed. I'm on OS X 10.8, with the ...


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You should be able to find an adapter that has two plugs for your computer. Here's one I found by googling, but I can't vouch for the site myself: http://www.showmecables.com/viewItem.asp?idProduct=8183#


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go to Control Panel click on REaltek HD Audio Manager Click on Microphone Diable Microphone Effect. It will work. (Skype or Gtalk)


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It depends on both the mic and sound device. The simple answer is, you will probably have a significant difference in sound quality and it'll probably sound better. The major difference isn't just in the sound card - its also in the mic . The fact that it has a mic has a USB connector allows 'better' more power hungry components to be used compared to one ...


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You may have to install pavucontrol. XFCE is minimalist, so is expected that some settings are not found. To install it just type: sudo apt-get install pavucontrol


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A full explanation would be way to long so here is a brief: Wireless audio equipment is currently permitted to operate in the vacant spectrum between UHF television services (520-820 MHz) In Australia we're making the switch from analog television signals to digital signals and the Australian Communications and Media Authority wants to do a "Restack" of ...


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What's causing it is that the option to allow programs control over the device is set as active. To disable this there are two steps. A windows step and a Skype step. You will also want to check any others (like teamspeak and the like) that also have auto adjust options. On the Windows side: Goto Control panel Open Sound Click on Recording tab select your ...


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This will not work. 'Stereo mix' is a virtual recording device that uses the output of your sound card as its signal, so any audio playing on your computer can be captured from that recording device. Although this feature is often used to record 'what I'm hearing', it requires that what you're hearing originated from your sound card. In this setup, a ...


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The thing you pulled out of your cable pile is NOT what you need. That thing appears to have two RCA jacks on it, not headphone jacks. Plugging your headphones into them will do nothing, as they are a different type of connector altogether, and only have one conductor in the center. Further you'll notice that the picture you got from the web shows the male ...


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That model computer on Acer's website says that it has a webcam, which means it will also have a microphone that you can configure in Skype or whatever other program you want. Windows 7 Control Panel Hardware and Sound Manage Audio Devices Recording Tab Set the Microphone device to whatever is tied to your webcam, to your default communication device. ...


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I've found the Windows 7 drivers for certain Soundblaster families to be pretty awful (even though you don't specifiy a Soundblaster) and one of the major grievances for me, was the constant manipulation of the volume control. There's a setting that allows Windows to change the volume of applications if you send/receive phone calls. For whatever reason, I ...


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I have a Plantronics Calisto B70 Bluetooth headset that came with Dragon Naturally Speaking (Amazon.com: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 11 Bluetooth). If I try using sound recorder, I can hear some crackling noise as well as my voice, so I don't think the quality is great. One time, I was able to get it working 99% accurately with DNS, but since then I ...


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Usually this isn't a problem, particularly if you use push to talk rather than voice activated. Feedback may be an issue if you have the mic a long way away (and hence high levels on it to compensate), but i've used the mic from a cheap ($1) headset laying on my desk for the last few years after my old mic (a full studio boom mic) broke, and apart from a ...



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