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Windows 7: Microphone not working (works on winXP not win7)

08 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Microphone not working (works on winXP not win7)

Hey, I'm trying to get my microphone to work, it works perfectly with Windows XP x32 but with Windows 7 x64 it doesn't work, the audio aspect of it works perfectly and I can hear movies/music/games etc but the microphone isn't working, when I record all I can here is static.

I've tried both front and back panels.

The most I could ever get is VERY faint recording and static noises.

current settings.



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08 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I don't know about your software and drivers, but almost all microphone inputs have a check box or similar to raise input levels.

i.e. It is known as "padding" or "boost". Try looking for a setting like that.

Here it is in my software - 1) = My onboard audio, 2) = My firewire interface


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08 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Try increasing the gain on your microphone. I increased mine to +40 dB and it working fine. I am also using Realtek drivers
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08 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah I already have it on +30.0 dB
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11 Nov 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Did you look for a boost setting in advanced or custom tab?
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11 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Did you look for a boost setting in advanced or custom tab?
Yes.
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11 Nov 2009   #7

7600.20510 x86
 
 

If you don't have that and you already maxed the input volume, then there's nothing else you can do besides using a microphone with better matching impedence for the mic input.
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11 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
If you don't have that and you already maxed the input volume, then there's nothing else you can do besides using a microphone with better matching impedence for the mic input.
But it works perfectly on XP why wouldn't it work on Windows 7? The mic doesn't need drivers I assume since it never came with any, I thought it was standard plug-n-play?
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12 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

When you enable sound playback to the device can you hear yourself? For example. If you mic is plugged into Line 1 and you unmute the playback for line 1 can you hear yourself without static?
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12 Nov 2009   #10

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Parker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
If you don't have that and you already maxed the input volume, then there's nothing else you can do besides using a microphone with better matching impedence for the mic input.
But it works perfectly on XP why wouldn't it work on Windows 7? The mic doesn't need drivers I assume since it never came with any, I thought it was standard plug-n-play?
Different driver on 7. Maybe it's not programmed to raise the level as high as before. I dunno. I think there probably is a mic boost setting somewhere that could be found.

But if not and you've raised the input as high as possible now, your only hope is to find a different driver and/or use a different mic.
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