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Windows 7: Microphone way too quiet. Tried two different mics and sound cards.

19 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Same problem tried multiple mics and reinstalled sound card and still really quite it and it just recently started doing it

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26 Feb 2012   #12

Win7 64bit Ultimate

Seems even I am having this issue. I use the front panel input on the fatal1ty card and with the mic volume knob all the way up and all my settings at 100 I can't get enough volume in my recording. What I do get is clear and good quality but about half the volume I need it to be. I cannot find a +20 boost option which I think is because I am using the front panel input vs the rear panel. The mic is a seismic audio m20 not headset mic. I had the same issue on a headset mic plugged into the back with +20 boost enabled though. The only noticeable difference is that with this mic the noise is gone. So if I could get more volume out of this it would take a bit to get any hissing.

Anyone come up with any other answers? This literally seems to be a 7 problem too.
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26 Feb 2012   #13

64 bit operating system

Isn't there an option in control panel where you can just turn down the volume of mic?
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 Microphone way too quiet. Tried two different mics and sound cards.

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