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Windows 7: Stereo Mix not functioning properly in Win7

30 Jan 2012   #1
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
Stereo Mix not functioning properly in Win7

OK, so I've got a Conexant sound card, a CX20671, and since Microsoft removed the StereoMix from W7, I used a tweak which would let me use it again. The thing is, it works fine, but it's awfully quiet (It's almost inaudible). How can I fix this? Thanks for the help!


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30 Jan 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

As far as I know, whether stereo mix is available or not depends on your particular sound card. I don't think it has been removed by Microsoft in Windows 7.

But many sound cards don't provide the capability. Sound in Win 7 is generally more of a pain than in earlier operating systems.

I know nothing about Conexant or the tweak you mentioned.

Have you gone through the standard routine of uninstalling and reinstalling drivers---to include Vista drivers, compatibility mode, etc?

I don't know how well you had the Conexant running at one time, but ultimately you may have to go to another brand or possibly an external USB card.
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30 Jan 2012   #3
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Well, this is the tweak:How get Stereo Mix on Conexant sound card SOLUTION - Toshiba Forums
And Conexant's website:Conexant Systems, Inc.
Could you possibly suggest some drivers, maybe? I'm not sure where to start.
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30 Jan 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

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If you want to stay with Conexant, it looks like you are limited to hacks of whatever type you might find on the net, just as with the tweak you tried. I have no idea if there are others out there.

You can always try Vista-era drivers as they are known to work on Win 7 for some sound cards, possibly in compatibility mode.

Depending on your level of frustration with the status quo, you might find it preferable to bail out on Conexant and try another entirely different card--which might be an external if your PC is a laptop.
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30 Jan 2012   #5
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

@ignatzatsonic Unfortunately, my computer is a laptop, but I don't really want to buy a usb sound card right now... Anyway, I'll try to look for Vista drivers for my cx20671. It might work, because the tweak I showed you did work, It's just when I record it's like the volume isn't loud enough or something.
I'll give you a sample soon.
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30 Jan 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

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What app do you use for recording purposes?
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30 Jan 2012   #7
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I found this program called total recorder, but it's still not what I would like. I've got audio editing software, which it lets me use StereoMix, but it's still not loud enough. I heard it depends on what volume your playback is on, but because I use headphones most of the time, I'm not going to put the speaker icon up to 100%!
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30 Jan 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

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I'd recommend you at least look at Audacity---a free and widely used recorder/editor.

But it would require a working "stereo mix" setup if you are trying to record what you hear on the net.

I used Total Recorder a long time ago for speech recording and can't recall much about it.
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30 Jan 2012   #9
vStone1K

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'd recommend you at least look at Audacity---a free and widely used recorder/editor.

But it would require a working "stereo mix" setup if you are trying to record what you hear on the net.

I used Total Recorder a long time ago for speech recording and can't recall much about it.
While I was trying Total Recorder, I thought I'd try Audacity, like you said here. I tried it, and it's exactly the same - it's too quiet... I honestly don't know why it is doing tgis. but apparently a lot of people are having this problem, once they switch over to Windows 7.
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30 Jan 2012   #10
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Have you looked at:

Control panel/sound/recording tab/ ??

Highlight stereo mix there and choose properties and then levels.

Do you then see a "stereo mix" slider?
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