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Windows 7: Sound Forge with Windows 7 Not Recording

05 Nov 2010   #1

Windows Vista 32
 
 
Sound Forge with Windows 7 Not Recording

I have Sound Forge 9 installed on my desktop computer and it works fine.

I realise thereís doubt over compatibility of Sound Forge 9 with Windows 7 but Iíve installed it on my new Windows 7 laptop (Acer 1410 64 bit) and it works as normal - except it wonít Record.
I can send a music file to it OK. Waveform displayed and I play with it, etc. However when I ask it to Record, all I see on the monitor is noise at around -60dB, just as if the recorder has an open-circuit input, which it probably has! It will record and playback this noise so itís running but not connected to a sound source.
The source would usually be an internet source eg. streaming radio.

So to check things Iíve downloaded Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 (trial version) which is compatible with Windows 7 but I get the same results, -60dB noise only!
Iíve also tried Audacity 1.3 Beta, the same!

So somewhere I guess, I need to tick a box or change a setting to let audio through. Iíve tried all the various sound settings I know about in Sound Forge and via Control Panel.

Grateful for any idea?
Thanks


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05 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

What or where are you trying to record from? If it's streaming audio from the Internet you need the "System Mixer" function. On some new PC's it's not there and on some others it's there but not enabled.

If the System Mixer is what you need, go to the Sound Panel. Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound. In the Sound Panel click on the Recording tab. If the System Mixer is listed, make it the default recording device. If it's not listed, RIGHT click in an empty area in the panel and check both boxes to display both Disabled and Disconnected Devices. If the System Mixer now shows up you can select it and make it the default playback device. If it still does not show up, if you are lucky the PC vendor will have updated drivers that enable the System Mixer.
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05 Nov 2010   #3

Windows Vista 32
 
 

Unfortunately this doesn't fix it!
But thanks for trying.
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05 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fivenails View Post
Unfortunately this doesn't fix it!
But thanks for trying.
1. Have you set Sound Forge's recording device. It sounds like it's defaulting to Line In.

2. Have you set Windows default recording device, whether it be Line In, Stereo Mix, Mic....etc

By the way, SF9 works perfectly well in Windows 7

Ap
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05 Nov 2010   #5

Windows Vista 32
 
 

Sound Forge via Preference & Audio tabs gives three options Micro Sound Mapper, Direct Sound Surround & Windows Classic Wave Driver.
Windows Classic Wave gets me to Stereo Mix High Definition which I thought would be right.
Tried all these options – still same!
Windows default Recording device set to Stereo Mix but still same!
Thanks but please keep up the suggestions.
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06 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Perhaps the record level isn't set.
You're trying to record streaming audio correct?

Right click the microsoft speaker icon in the taskbar, select Recording devices, single left click stereo mix then select the properties button.

Do you have a "levels" tab? This level will adjust your recording level.
Also, make sure none of your devices are muted while testing, although... to reduce noise I would mute all inputs and reduce levels of inputs -not- being used.

Ap
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06 Nov 2010   #7

Windows Vista 32
 
 

Thanks Aphhelion but even with all inputs set at zero or muted, there's still only the noise (fluctuating around -60dB)
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06 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fivenails View Post
Thanks Aphhelion but even with all inputs set at zero or muted, there's still only the noise (fluctuating around -60dB)

Sorry I couldn't be of help, if you get recording and/or input signal going with windows all of the audio programs you mentioned should start receiving input.

Here's what my Stereo Mix "Properties" look like.

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You might make sure the advanced tab is using 16-bit, 44.1 kHz and also try disabling all enhancements.

Ap


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06 Nov 2010   #9

Windows Vista 32
 
 

Don't be sorry, I'm pleased to have your interest.
Sadly though, again no change!
Reducing level at Stereo Mix reduces noise as I would expect as it's the only input poor old Sound Force is seeing. Still no input signal though.
In the old world of audio recording it's as if I haven't plugged the mics into the recorder - as open circuit!
Regards
5nails
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06 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fivenails View Post
Don't be sorry, I'm pleased to have your interest.
Sadly though, again no change!
Reducing level at Stereo Mix reduces noise as I would expect as it's the only input poor old Sound Force is seeing. Still no input signal though.
In the old world of audio recording it's as if I haven't plugged the mics into the recorder - as open circuit!
Regards
5nails

Ok, I wasn't really sorry.. hahaha..

Each recording device, whether it's the default or not can be selected and it's properties adjusted, so, if you have Line In and Mic enabled select each one and see where it's record level is set then try recording via Line In or Mic.

You have Playback Output set to Speakers?

Ap
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