[Mm-friends] for those on this list who contribute podcasts to Main Menu or are interested in audio production: question about "stereo mix" on Windows 7

Chris Nusbaum dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com
Mon Dec 26 17:18:32 GMT 2011

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! One of the things I 
received for Christmas was a new headset (with microphone,) which 
makes the audio output of my recordings and Skype calls a lot 
better than what was coming out of my PC's internal mic.  With 
that said, I have a question regarding recording on Windows 7: 
how do I change the setting to "stereo mix" in Windows 7? As you 
probably know, when a headset is plugged in, the only person who 
will be able to hear the audio coming out of the computer is the 
person who has the headphones on.  But that won't work when I 
record my podast for Main Menu on using Skype with JAWS, or any 
future podcasts that I may contribute to Main Menu in the future, 
as the listener will need to be able to hear my screen reader in 
order for my demonstrations to make any sense.  My friend told me 
that you can put the audio on your headset to stereo mix so that 
I would be able to record my screen reader and myself and both 
would come out on the recording.  So how do I do this in Windows 
7? Also, are there any recording software programs that you would 
recommend and are better/more accessible than Windows Sound 
Recorder? I've heard a lot about Goldwave; what does it do and 
how accessible is it? Thanks in advance for any help!


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