Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default Microphone auto-adjusting while recording?

    Alright, my dilemma is this: my microphone, no matter what I do, auto-adjusts itself to a volume of 64. I am running Windows Vista, and have gone into the microphone settings by right-clicking on the audio icon on the bottom left, and selecting "recording devices".

    I turn it down to whatever volume I want, and the "Apply" button does not become available, so I hit okay, exit out of recording devices window, and go back to recording, only to discover it's turned itself up again. This time, I go through the same steps, but re-open the microphone settings to see if it's changed itself. It hasn't, it's still at the 28 I set it at. I go back to recording, and the microphone is still set too high. I go back into the device properties and it's, once again, at 64. Now, this wouldn't be an issue if a crackling noise wasn't prominent through what I'm recording, because I could just turn it down or whatever. I then decided to turn down the microphone both outside and inside the program, but to no avail, it still adjusts back up to 64.

    If it helps any, the microphone is an Audiotechnica AT-2020 and I'm using Audacity to record (yeah, yeah. hey, it's free.). I'm not sure what my sound card is. The only thing I can find is "Realtek HD Audio" but that doesn't sound like it would be a sound card. Anyway. Does anyone know how to fix this?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    NZ
    Posts
    44,643

    Default Re: Microphone auto-adjusting while recording?

    HD Audio is the soundcard, thats what it supports.

  3. #3
    Apple free and happy KarameaDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Appleby, Invercargill
    Posts
    4,282

    Default Re: Microphone auto-adjusting while recording?

    Try reinstalling the driver Realtek HD Audio which is your sound card.
    Also look at the last post on this page
    http://www.vistax64.com/vista-music-...e-premium.html
    might be the answer, disabling application exclusive control.

    For Microphone Levels:
    Try Start>Control Panel>Sound then select Recording tag, and click Properties, select Levels tag, and adjust the Microphone level. Then go to Advanced tag, and untick the "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" from Exclusive Mode.
    Last edited by KarameaDave; 23-12-2009 at 12:22 PM.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: Microphone auto-adjusting while recording?

    I might add that I've been using it for 6 months and it's never done this before.

Similar Threads

  1. Adjusting Recording Levels
    By JohnnyR in forum PressF1
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-02-2008, 11:37 AM
  2. Microphone recording propblems
    By Len in forum PressF1
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-07-2006, 09:43 AM
  3. Application to auto-adjust recording volume levels
    By Chilling_Silence in forum PressF1
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-03-2006, 12:10 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25-04-2005, 08:16 AM
  5. Microphone recording Win 98
    By in forum PressF1
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30-08-2000, 04:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •