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Windows 7: Microphone(Handheld) has 1/4 - 1/2 second delay

18 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Microphone(Handheld) has 1/4 - 1/2 second delay

My PC just died which had XP Home installed, and I have never had a problem recording with my microphone such as for recording karaoke. So since my computer has died, I've had to install my karaoke programs on my father's laptop/notebook. This lappy has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed.

My problem is that when I talk into my microphone, there is a slight delay and makes me sound like I'm talking in slow motion and is so distracting that I can't even thing straight. I've tried many tricks I've found on the web, but most of them were a few years old. I've tried uninstalling the sound drivers and running the updater tool. I've also tried to set it as having priority than other recording/listening devices. I figured by now this would have pissed off enough users that Microsoft would have fixed this issue.

Thank you,
Todd

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18 Dec 2013   #2

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

I have a recording studio. The "delay", such as trying to sing along with a Karaoke disc, is called "Latency". PC audio systems are notorious for this. We also face this with our "professional" audio recording interface devices although they can be adjusted for lower latency. This is not a "Microsoft" caused problem, Apple MAC's have the same issues or those with Linux recording systems face the same Latency problems.

Usually there isn't much you can do with the PC's sound chip audio system. Most that want to do this will buy a USB connected recording device, such as the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 or one of the many other similar devices.
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18 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Open Sound and click on the Recording tab. Check to see if Stereo Mix is enabled. If it is, right click on it, select Properties. On that window, click on the Listen tab and clear the check box for "Listen to this device". Apply then OK out of the screens.


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18 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Open Sound and click on the Recording tab. Check to see if Stereo Mix is enabled. If it is, right click on it, select Properties. On that window, click on the Listen tab and clear the check box for "Listen to this device". Apply then OK out of the screens.
I looked there and it was already unchecked.
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18 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

as fireberd mentioned; its probably just the way pc audio devices are. I guess if ya really want to record with a mic then you are probably better off using a karaoke machine rather than trying to do it via pc due to the latency issue. But if you still insist on trying to get it to work take a look at some of these results from searching google; one of which might give u what u are looking for:

https://www.google.com/#q=windows%20...ncy%20problems
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18 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

It's has to be the software you're using then. A microphone, by default, won't play through the speakers. What software are you using? Check the sound driver and software options for enhancements and/or effects. There may be an option for "Acoustic Echo Cancelation" or similar in your audio driver.
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