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Windows 7: Mic quality

07 Sep 2010   #1
lt mays

windows 7 ultimate x32
Mic quality we'll ever since i've gotten this new pc in June, that came with windows 7 home (i burned a ultimate) x32, the sound has been bad.

On my windows 7 and every other one ive been on the sound isn't as high and my mic sounds more high pitched, no its not the mic its the new computers from vista - 7

On my windows xp, which broke, the sound was more deeper? i dont know i cant explain it and the sound played twice as loud

Also when you listen on xp it sounds a bit different

heres some examples
Dont diss my songs lmao, the W7 1 is just a test

W7 -- (listen to the taken off part )
it sounds worse sometimes


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08 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

I have a computer based recording studio using Sonar. I would never use a "computer" mic or the built in computer sound card for any recordings.

You didn't list your system specs so we can't directly comment on your hardware. But, at a minimum I would suggest a good quality USB connected mic such as Samson or Shure, if you want to use the built in hardware for recording. Otherwise an external USB connected interface unit and a good mic with an XLR connector for the interface unit would be my recommendation.
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08 Sep 2010   #3
lt mays

windows 7 ultimate x32

well its not my mic my mic works find on xp's its just newer pc sound systems
do you think i need a new sound card? because i really dont think different mic's will do anything its the sound on here

and if i need a new sound card what requirements would be good?
like - audio modes playback : 24-bit 96 khz 7.1 - 108 db ª record : 24-bit 96 khz
this is the 1 im looking at

heres my pc dont laugh lol
Compaq Presario CQ5300F Desktop Computer With AMD Sempron LE 1300 Processor by Office Depot
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08 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 10 64 bit

Even though it's an "entry level" PC, the audio chip is probably the same as other models.

According to the listing at office depot the card only lists Windows XP compatibility.

Most of the new Windows 7 Xfi models are PCIeX1 connection. According to what I find at HP your PC has two PCIeX1 connectors, one PCIeX16 (for video) and one PCI connector.

Actually, for recording I would go with a USB connected interface unit such as the Alesis IO2 HERE and a regular PA mic. You don't need a $100 Shure SM58, something such as this one will work good for Rap or singing. The Alesis even comes with a copy of Cubase LE multi-track recording software.
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08 Sep 2010   #5
lt mays

windows 7 ultimate x32

wooow thats a LOT!! lol
right now im just focusing on my pc mic making music i dont have a job to buy all that
i dont get why my voice sounds different on W7 than XP..
W7 whole sound system is different sounds are more high pitched
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10 Sep 2010   #6

win 7 64 bit home premium

a bit about microphones
some inputs take a stereo mic and others a mono,the incorrect one either wont work or will sound tinny.
and some take crystal mics or dynamic. contact your computer manufacturer as to what it needs if other suggestions don't work.
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10 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 10 64 bit

A "Standard" computer mic (and what I've run across on ALL Computers for years) is a "condenser" style mic. It is a mono microphone and the "sleeve" on the stereo plug is for 5 volts DC to power the condenser mic, it's not for a "stereo" mic.
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10 Sep 2010   #8
lt mays

windows 7 ultimate x32

well even if i set adobe audition to mono it still sounds pretty bad lol
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10 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Although I agree with fireberd, try right clicking on the speaker icon on the lower right, choose recording devices and select your input, enter properties -> advanced. Set recording to either 48kHz, 24bit or both and see if that helps.
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10 Sep 2010   #10

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Here is my mixer - behringer xenyx 802
YouTube - BEHRINGER Xenyx 802 Mixer Demo
And condensor mic
Behringer B1 Single Diaphragm Condenser Microphone | Sam Ash Music 1-800-4-SAMASH\

Very affordable. I use it for podcasting.
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