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Windows 7: Stereo Mix-How To Record Microphone and Music

02 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 x64
Stereo Mix-How To Record Microphone and Music

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and have been working on this stereo mix problem for a few hours today. Here's the solution I've found using Windows 7 and the IDT High Definition Audio.

This should work for any Window 7 system having the seeming lack of a stereo mix capability.

1. Go to the Sound controls for recording devices (right click on the speaker icon)

2. Right click on Rec. Playback and enable it.

3. Right click on your microphone and enable it and set a a default device (mine is a Logitec Pro 9000 webcam microphone, and I've set it as the "default communication device"

Here's the secret part:

4.When you click on your microphone then click on the "properties" button, and then click on the "listen" tab, and then click on "listen to this device"

Make sure you disable the Microphone/Line in by right clicking on it. As far as I can tell you can not have this enabled. It should read "Currently disabled" if you are doing this correctly.

Now you can hear your mic through your headphones and hear music playing through the Rec. Playback at the same time, and you should be able to then record or use it with any program to simultaneously play/record microphone and music.

I use it to broadcast my webcam with music and microphone at Don Browne - Florida on and it does work for that and should work for your use. (There is an slight echo heard through your earphones when you are using the mic but it does not show up on the recording)

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19 May 2011   #2

Windows 7

Hi just read this after stupidly buying this pc as I do internet raido like you.

Followed your guide and it works! Thanks. But how do I stop this echo in my headphones now please? I can't do a show with this.

Its weird as I am playing music through a numark cdmix 1 and that does not echo just the mic coming also from the cdmix 1.

Please help anyone with this echo problem if not I am going to take this computer back.
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21 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 bit

Hi I have the same problem.

I can see stereo mix on the recording tab. However it shows as 'currently unavailable'. If i set it as default, then it becomes available. But the microphone automatically becomes unavailable.

What I need is for both microphone and stereo mix to be available and active at the same time so that I can use both sources in Skype to show my screen sounds and my voice at the same time.

I already have installed the latest audio drivers for my motherboard. (SoundMAX Digital Integrated HD Audio).
I use an HP compaq 6735s notebook PC on Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OS.
Is there anything I can do to fix this? Is it even possible?

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21 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 bit

Oh! here is a couple of screenshots in case they help...Name:  Stereo mix unavailable 2.png
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09 Sep 2013   #5

Windows7 64bit

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