[Mm-friends] for those on this list who contribute podcasts toMain Menu or are interested in audio production: question about "stereomix" on Windows 7
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Thank you Mary! Will all this work with a USB headset as a
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From: Mary Emerson <maryemerson at sbcglobal.net
To: mm-friends at acbradio.org
Date sent: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 09:39:34 -0800
Subject: Re: [Mm-friends] for those on this list who contribute
podcasts toMain Menu or are interested in audio production:
question about "stereomix" on Windows 7
Chris and list,
A lot of what you can do with recording depends on your sound
among other things. I have a Sound Blaster external sound card,
1090, which has a "what u hear" function; note that the word "u"
the letter u, not the word y o u. When you get into the sounds
of the control panel, you can choose the external sound card, and
choose what u hear. This lets you record your voice plus any
coming out of the PC itself.
I prefer to use Studio Recorder as my recording software. One of
options within Studio Recorder is the wave devices. If you have
external sound card, you choose it from the list of wave devices,
for input and for output. This lets you hear the playback
sound card, and it lets Studio Recorder use your sound card as
recording input device.
Windows 7 has a sound mixer that you can use to adjust sound
all the programs you're currently running that produce sound.
One way to
get to the mixer is to go to the system tray, then use
(that's the end key, not the word and); control-end gets you to
bottom of the list in system tray, which will get you to
enter on this, and a menu comes up; the first item will let you
the mixer. Press enter; a dialog comes up; in this dialog there
among other things, some sliders which are set to different
that designate various sound levels. I usually turn everything
up to 100
percent. There is no ok or cancel button in this dialog, so keep
and setting sliders till you get to the first item you set; when
to that slider, you know you've set everything up to the highest
At that point, press alt-f4 to get out of the mixer; this also
gets you out of the system tray.
When I enter a program that will produce sounds, including skype,
recording software, or winamp, I get into system tray and enter
mixer and adjust settings. If a setting is too low, people won't
to hear it, although you may hear it through your headset.
I hope some of this helps. Most of it should be applicable to
recording software you use. Your best bet would be to get some
recording software and possibly a sound card that has a "what u
similar function. They don't all have that, so you need to check
you buy. All the PCs I've bought don't have a "what u hear" on
default sound cards.
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