I'm going around in circles on this, and I'm about ready to just say screw it and switch to Ubuntu.
In any case, this whole thing started when I wanted to record a guitar track. However I found that there was a noticeable amount of delay when recording (I was monitoring the audio through the software, meaning I was listening to it through my headphones while recording), and five hours of searching eventually revealed the problem to be with Windows 7.
Turns out that this is a pretty well known issue, with a lot of hit-or-miss 'fixes' floating around depending on your sound card. As luck would have it, I have a Creative Audigy SB 2 zs.
One of the fixes detailed going into Realtek and adjusting some settings, however when I open Realtek it only lists the Digital output as being active, although it should be Analog. There's no tabs for Microphone, just one tab for Digital Output.
I've heard that Realtek is only meant for the onboard soundcard on the motherboard, and won't work for the Audigy. If that's the case, is there some other GUI to adjust the audio settings? All of the packaged software that came with the card is corrupt, and there's nothing mentioned on the Creative site.
I tried updating my codecs, the manager, and my drivers
, but nothing's worked so far. Tried googling for a GUI or something as well, and that was fruitless too.
Is there some way to fix this? I've been trying to find a solution to the latency issue for literally hours (since 6pm last night, it's now 11am).