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Windows 7: Recording levels

08 Nov 2009   #1
macnab

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 
Recording levels

Quick summary: what is the option to view recording level when running sndvol.exe. It is no longer /r.

Full problem:
I have 2 objectives - to try and get volume control to more or less work as it did in XP and, to get it wotking with Adobe Audition.

I have a SpeedLink sound card, which has a C-Media chip. I have downloaded and installed the Windows 7 driver.

If I right-click the volume control and select recording devices I get a list of inputs (no wave, thanks to C-Media). All are currently unavailable, except which ever one I make the default device. This seems like a "fix" to me, and not the way one would expect it to work. For a start, it means you cannot mix inputs.

Nevertheless, by making line-in the default device I can get audio into Adobe Audition.

To "see" the recording level control, you have to tell Audition where the program is. Problem number one is that it used to be called sndvol32.dll. It is now called sndvol.exe.

Still, I can put this info into Audition. But the next problem is that, in the good old days, to be able to control input volumes one used sndvol32.dll /r. The /r does not work with sndvol.exe. Does anyone know what it should be?

To be able to set input levels with anything, never mind Audition, one has to right-click volume control, select recording devices, make sure that the input you want is the default device, right-click it and select properties, go to the levels tab and adjust it there.

Not a very elegant solution, and a giant leap backwards for mankind.

I understand that one can download a Windows 7 type volume control for XP, now all we need is for someone to write an XP type volume control for Windows 7!


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08 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You can right click in the window pane of recording devices. Choose "show disabled devices" and "show disconnected devices."

You can mix inputs in the host software if your hardware supports it.
I believe Adobe can also choose any input or output to use. Certainly other software like Cubase works flawlessly like this as intended.

Adobe should work with any input you tell it and you can see the volume levels within the software. No need to control audio recording levels anywhere else besides within the host software, i.e. Adobe. Default device doesn't matter as long as Adobe is set to use what you want instead.
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08 Nov 2009   #3
macnab

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Yes, in Audition you can select any inputs/outputs that the sound card can handle. But Audition does not have a recording level control, you MUST use Windows' volume control. Hence the problem.
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08 Nov 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

If that in fact is true, then Adobe is poor software. I highly recommend Cakewalk Sonar and/or Cubase.
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08 Nov 2009   #5
macnab

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The problem is that the money is already spent!! Will try again to see if I can get onto Auidition's forum.
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08 Nov 2009   #6
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

All you need to do in Audition is to go to Options | Windows Recording Mixer


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