Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows Sound Input Not Recording

14 Sep 2013   #1

Win7 64Bit Enterprise
Windows Sound Input Not Recording

I have an Alesis I/O 26 ASIO-based driver, but I also have a Realtek soundcard. However, neither one will record a signal on my Free Sound Recorder software from Free Sound Recorder: Record Anything You can Hear through Your PC to Audio Files. I uninstalled, and reinstalled my Alesis driver, and it records fine on several of my professional audio apps, so I know it's not my driver. Although, I haven't been able to get a reading on the Windows Recording input from any driver. I can't even record on Windows Recorder. I've been doing this for 25 yrs, and I can't imagine what the problem is. Can you suggest anything?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

I have a recording studio, using Sonar X2 and a Roland Octa-Capture. I had an Alesis IO26 when I first started computer based recording but didn't like it and went to a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. However, I've given up on Firewire and now only have USB with the Roland Octa-Capture and my backup an MAudio Fastrack Ultra 8R.

If the Alesis records on other DAW software but not the Free Sound Recorder, I would suspect either that application is not compatible or there is a configuration issue in the application. Along with Sonar X2, I have ProTool MP9 and I had a 30 day trial version of Pro Tools 10, and the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 was supposed to be compatible. It took help from Focusrite, the gearslutz forum and Sweetwater Music support before I could get ProTools set so it would recognize the Saffire Pro 40.

If you are going to use the IO26, I would disable the internal PC sound so it does not conflict. I had that problem with a SoundBlaster Xfi causing conflicts in Sonar with my Saffire Pro 40 (that was my recording interface at the time). I finally had to remove (uninstall) the SoundBlaster.

After you connect the IO26, post a screen shot of the Sound Panel Recording Section (mine is shown as an example) to see what you have.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums[2]=General Tips

Attached Images
Windows Sound Input Not Recording-recording-panel-octacapture.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows Sound Input Not Recording

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Sound Forge with Windows 7 Not Recording
I have Sound Forge 9 installed on my desktop computer and it works fine. I realise thereís doubt over compatibility of Sound Forge 9 with Windows 7 but Iíve installed it on my new Windows 7 laptop (Acer 1410 64 bit) and it works as normal - except it wonít Record. I can send a music file to...
Sound & Audio
Can Camstudio also record the input and output without recording the s
Can Camstudio also record the input and output without recording the screen at the same time? If not can anyone what are the other programs that can do this?
Line Level Input Recording Volume LOW / QUIET
I have Xonar D1 with Windows 7 x64 using Sound Forge 9.0e to capture audio from Line Level inputs (LPs played on stereo system). The recording level maxes at -12Db to -15Db. This of course artificially restricts the dynamic range. All settings are maxed in the Xonar D1 control panel as well...
Sound & Audio
[Recording] Stereo Mix Available, Sound Recording Not
Hello. I am EpicallyAWSM. Alright before I explain, I must tell you that I WAS able to record audio previously. I'm having a problem while recording audio with Fraps (a game video-recording software). Previously, I was unable to find the Stereo Mix at all, until I found the Drivers CD that...
Sound & Audio
Recording sound with Windows 7
Hi...I"ve loaded Windows 7 and now am not able to record with it...I've loaded and updated allmy drivers that I can think of...but the option for What You Hear does not come up...I've checked show disabled devices as well and still nothing...Can someone help me with this...thanks...I've got an Asus...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11.
Twitter Facebook Google+