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Windows 7: Can't control gain! No slider in control panel!

19 Sep 2014   #1
Speluncus

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Can't control gain! No slider in control panel!

Hello!
I got myself an Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ condenser microphone a few weeks ago, and I haven't really found out how I can change the gain, which I hear is important to do.
There is only one slider where the gain slider also should have been. The mic doesn't have a gain know like some other microphones have.

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As you can see there is one slider. It only changes volume as far as I know.

How can I change the gain, is it needed, or can I maybe control gain using the volume slider?
If I can't change it directly through the mic or through the control panel, how can I change it? D:

Thanks in advance!




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19 Sep 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I have a recording studio (Sonar X3) and use several AT mics but they are not USB mics (such as the AT2035 and AT2050).

"Volume level" is the same as "gain". You can adjust the "Volume Level" or you can adjust the "gain" - both are the same thing. On mixers, amplifiers, etc, some will call the volume control "level" and others "gain".

A USB mic should have its own listing in the Sound/Recording Panel. Whatever slider that is has, such as what you show, should adjust the volume level. Many recording programs also have volume level adjustments.
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20 Sep 2014   #3
Speluncus

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ah, I see. I was expecting a second slider with the possibility to control "gain". My bad, and thank you so much for the answer!
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