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Windows 7: Line-in Troubles

27 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
Line-in Troubles

I recently installed Adobe Auditions 3.0. I record from a mixer that has a line level output so I went to inputs and selected stereo mix but found that when I began to record nothing happened. I looked in the control panel under recording and switched the default to Stereo Mix, but when I make sound from the mixer, the microphone still picks it up. The only way to record sound in Auditions is to go to inputs and select Microphone. Stereo mix doesn't work at all. Is there any way to fix this?

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28 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7/10 64 bit

Looking at the attaced Sound/Recording panel, it does not show a "line in", only the microphone input. You didn't fill in system specs so we can't really comment.

Some PC's, especially laptops, have a combination mic/line in jack depending on how it's used. Some other systems only show an input port if something is plugged in.

In most systems, if you have the Stereo Mix (System Mixer) any input (if it's a device that is detected and shown) will automatically be available to a program as this is what you are hearing on the speakers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2011   #3

windows 7 home premium 64bit

The output from the mixer is line level so I'm trying to use Stereo mix. Even though it is selected, the computer still only acknowledges the microphone.

System Info:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP G62 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, 1999 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.26, 11/8/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.80 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.43 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.60 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.03 GB
Page File Space 3.80 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Sound info:

Name Intel(R) Display Audio
Manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8086&DEV_2804&SUBSYS_80860101&REV_1000\4&1471BAA9&0&0301
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\intcdaud.sys (, 265.50 KB (271,872 bytes), 11/20/2010 2:42 AM)

Name Realtek High Definition Audio
Manufacturer Realtek
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0270&SUBSYS_103C1425&REV_1001\4&1471BAA9&0&0001
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtkvhd64.sys (, 2.38 MB (2,494,056 bytes), 3/4/2011 6:54 PM)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Right click on Stereo Mix to enable Show Disabled Devices.
You should be able to see Line In.
Select it and see if you can record.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2011   #5

windows 7 home premium 64bit

I think I figured it out. No line in, but I can fix the levels and eq on Audition so that it sounds fine. Eventually I'll spring for an external sound card with a line in jack.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7/10 64 bit

If it's strictly a Mic jack (which I doubt) you will only get one channel, not stereo as the "Ring" on a mic jack has 5VDC for a computer (condenser) mic. If it's a combo jack it will automatically switch to "line" in and allow two channel input.

I would run the input at -4DB, not 0DB, to keep from overloading the PC input. I have a recording studio using Sonar and am a musician (and ex-amp tech).
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