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Windows 7: Built New System - Cannot Record

13 Feb 2011   #1
Clyde54

Win64
 
 
Built New System - Cannot Record

Since building my system, I can not record anything. I would like to record streaming audio from web pages and have had no trouble doing this with past systems using Adobe Audition. But when I click record, no sound wave is visible and nothing is recorded. I tried recording with Windows Sound Recorder and again, nothing is recorded. Am using Win 7 64 bit. Is there some setting I need to use to get recording to work?


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13 Feb 2011   #2
Anthony

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Did you install your sound card drivers?
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13 Feb 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Go to your sound control panel.

Click the recording tab.

Right click in a blank space in that tab.

Make sure "show disconnected devices" and "show disabled devices" are checked.

After doing that, see if you now have a "stereo mix" choice available.

You still may not have "stereo mix" available, but this is a starting point.

Recording what you hear is problematic on Windows 7. Some sound cards simply do not support it, regardless of driver updates.

You can try old Vista drivers, installing in compatibility mode, etc and you may have success.

Or you may not. Your alternatives are to buy a sound card KNOWN to support stereo mix on Windows 7 or to run a standard RCA stereo cable from your sound card speaker outputs to the microphone inputs. That usually solves it.

Good luck. It's frustrating.
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13 Feb 2011   #4
Clyde54

Win64
 
 

Actually, I did not buy a sound card. The sound is built into the Gigabyte motherboard. I installed the Realtek HD Audio Driver on the Gigabyte disk. So apparently I need a separate sound card to record?
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13 Feb 2011   #5
James Colbert

 
 

If you find that you are unable to record with your current setup and are unwilling to invest in new hardware (or even if you are...), this program uses a 'virtual' driver and can record anything (and has other features as well):

Sound recording tools: Total Recorder - captures any audio from the Internet, records audio from CD, microphone, line-in, converts any sound formats to WAVE and MP3

They also have a version that records video.

James
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13 Feb 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clyde54 View Post
Actually, I did not buy a sound card. The sound is built into the Gigabyte motherboard. I installed the Realtek HD Audio Driver on the Gigabyte disk. So apparently I need a separate sound card to record?
I have a Gigabyte motherboard with onboard sound and can record what I hear with it.

My board has a Realtek ALC 892 sound chip.

I know of others with Gigabyte boards with ALC 889 sound chips that can record what they hear.

Did you try the steps I mentioned above?

If you have Realtek ALC 889 or ALC 892, it is probable you can record what you hear. It is just a matter of getting the settings right within Windows and some fiddling.

Another sound card would be a last resort, and even that might fail, depending on which you buy.
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14 Feb 2011   #7
Clyde54

Win64
 
 

Ok I right-clicked on the Recording tab, selected Show Disabled Devices, and Stereo Mix popped up. I right-clicked it to enable it and make it the default device. But I still cannot record

I could not record in Adobe Audition but windows Sound Recorder does now record, so that's progress anyway. It must be a setting in Audition now that needs changing...

Second update - I am now able to record in Audition but the record level is equal to the speaker volume level...and if I hit mute the recording stops. Anyone know how I get the audio levels in Audition to be independent of the speaker output?
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17 Feb 2011   #8
Clyde54

Win64
 
 

Does anyone have any other suggestions on how I can get Audition's recording level controls to show up?
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17 Feb 2011   #9
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clyde54 View Post
Does anyone have any other suggestions on how I can get Audition's recording level controls to show up?
Since Sound Recorder is now working, the indications are that your hardware is working properly, so unless someone posts that has experience with Adobe Audition, the Adobe forums may provide faster and more accurate solutions. Have you tried posting there? If not, here's a link to get you started:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/791653?tstart=0


James
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22 Feb 2011   #10
Clyde54

Win64
 
 

One reason I still suspect Windows may not be set up right: when recording with Windows Sound Recorder program, if I hit mute, the program records no audio. Surely that cannot be right?
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