Quote: Originally Posted by kabukiman
Thanks for the quick reply,
I just plugged my mic into the line in port and got nothing either, even though my mic works when I plug it into mic in...
More than one possible solution.....
In the Taskbar tray, single right click on the Microsoft speaker icon, select recording devices.
Is Line-In listed there, if so, select it and then use the "Set Default" selector to ensure it's the default recording device. Select "Properties" and then the "Levels" tab... set at 20-30% while you're there make sure Line-In is not muted.
The small speaker icon would have a red circle/line if it is.
Ignore the other Line-In/Properties tabs.
The above sets Line-In as the default recording device and also sets the record level... but it does not set the level of the Line-In pass thru (monitoring) volume.
You can find the full set of level controls by single right clicking on the MS speaker icon, select Playback Devices, select Speakers, then Properties.... this should give you an overview of all volume controls. If you only need to monitor through the Line-In you should be able to set that volume here. It's a bit confusing as most don't realize there's separate levels for recording and direct monitoring.
(Plus there's the "Listen" tab that monitors inputs but also induces latency as the signal passes through the entire signal chain and can include all of the built-in effects...etc, don't go there)
Of course, none of this may be related to your problem!