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Windows 7: Audigy 2ZS => Microphone not working

20 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Audigy 2ZS => Microphone not working

Hello everyone,

I recently installed Windows 7 RTM x64 Ultimate on my PC (previously installed with windowsXP, everything working fine).

I updated my Audigy 2 ZS drivers with those ones found on the Creative site : Sound Blaster Audigy series driver 2.18.0011

After the installation the Autoupdater can't find any Creative card but nevermind, the installation ran fine beside that and I have no uninstalled device in the device manager.

My problem is when I want to use my microphone for example with Teamspeak (I use a sennheiser PC-350 plugged directly on the sound card). My team mates tell me I have some kind of "robot voice" and I am just barely understandable. I found on the web that it seems I am not the only one to have this kind of problem.

I can't find any solution to have my microphone working, any hint ? maybe I should change this "old" soundcard with a more recent one if the drivers are known to work flawlessly with Seven ?

Many thanks in advance :)

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20 Aug 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Have you checked to see that the mic is set as the default recording device, and that the mic boost is enabled,

Also click on the Playback tab and make sure that the mic is muted there.

You may also want to give this a try,

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 2.0 (04/17/2009) - Creative Labs

as it will give you some of the apps back that worked in XP.
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20 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks a lot Stormy, I'll try that and let you know if it solved my prob :)
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20 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

It works with the Daniel_K pack !! Yessssss Thanks a looooot :)
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24 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate

Just to tell that everywhere I was told to install the 2.0 package from Daniel_K but it seems he released an updated pack I found there :

daniel_k’s Creative SB Audigy Series Support Pack 2.5 No More Goat Soup

Hope it will help
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15 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 , Ubuntu 9.10
Mirror Support pack 2.0 For audigy

SB Audigy Series Support Pack 2.0's mirrror. In the link the download does not work.

Download Link

About the driver.

Operating systems supported: 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 7 / Vista SP1 & SP2 / XP SP3

Included in the pack:

- Audigy series driver 2.18.0010.17
- ALchemy 1.25.10
- Audio Console 1.31.10
- DDL License Activation 1.00.04 (*)
- Dolby Digital Live Pack 3.00.01 (*)
- EAX Console 3.00.56 (Windows XP only)
- Graphic Equalizer 2.00.65
- MediaSource DVD-Audio Player 2.00.78
- SoundFont Bank Manager 3.21.00
- Speaker Settings 2.00.60
- Surround Mixer 4.00.63 (Windows XP only)

(*) Purchase and activation required, more info at Creative Labs.

Fixes and improvements:

- Updates all InstallShield setup scripts to support Windows 7.
- Fixes installation INI to properly install applications depending on the detected OS.
- Removes COM workaround for Equalizer, fixed by Creative.
- Adds workaround to a memory corruption issue preventing Equalizer from starting on Windows 7/Vista.
- Updates shared modules, responsiveness on certain applications is improved.
- Enables CMSS2 and Stereo Surround.
- Fixes 32-bit ASIO not working on Windows 7 x64.
- Fixes Encoder not available on Windows 7 x64 (related to fix above).
- Modifies default format on Windows 7 / Vista to 24-bit, 48kHz.
- Properly adds support for 64-bit OpenAL and 64-bit ASIO.
- Sets default speaker setting to 5.1 to properly reset configs to their defaults during install (fixes Bass and Treble leves not set to 50% on Windows 7 / Vista).

Undocumented fixes by Creative (not listed in the release notes):

- Fixes Equalizer Out of Memory error.
- Fixes Equalizer settings being lost on Windows 7 / Vista when speaker configuration is changed.
- Fixes low volume on Windows 7 / Vista when default format is set to anything higher than 16-bit, 48kHz.
- Fixes MIDI instruments in Melodic Pool not playing when speaker setting is higher than 2.1 speakers.
- Restores missing Microphone option in Surround Mixer (documented).
- Fixes Microphone mute, volume and +20db boost controls.
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15 Feb 2010   #7

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

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