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Windows 7: Unable to record sound

18 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 pro 64 bit
Unable to record sound

Hi everyone, Just got windows 7 installed last week. All in all really pleased with it, but now I'm trying to record sound and I'm having problems.

I'm using Cool Edit Pro 2, which runs fine, but I can't get it to detect any sound input. The system settings all appear to be fine, and it will play sound with no problems at all. However when I click on "Windows Recording Mixer" i get an error message which says:

Cannot find the mixer program "sndvol32/r"

Does this mean that it's missing? How do I fix it?

Any help would be appreciated, thanks

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18 Nov 2009   #2

windows 7 pro 64 bit

Don't worry, fixed it! Had to select recorder in the control panel!

NoOb error
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30 Apr 2016   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
Hey breakz

I'm having the same problem, I know it's been a while since u posted this, im hoping u should be able to help. Im getting the same error message (Can not find the mixer program "sndvol32/r) on my cool edit, is there anyway u can assist please? thank you
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21 May 2018   #4

Windows 10 x64
re: Windows 7: Unable to record sound

Here's the magic solution (also works for Windows 10 64-bits)

Cool Edit Pro Mixer Fix

1. go to your start menu
2. in the live search box (the new 'run' equivalent), type the following: regedit
3. after a while you should see the regedit program appear at the top of the results
4. right click on the regedit.exe file
5. choose 'run as administrator'
6. press 'continue' when prompted
7. your registry editor will appear!
8. navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Syntrillium\CEPro2\Tools
9. you should see an entry called: Mixer2
10. its data/value should read: sndvol32 /r
11. simply double left-click on the word Mixer2, this will bring up the data entry, which we will modify on the next step
12. what we need for it to be in there is: sndvol /r NOT sndvol32 /r
13. so either simply delete the '32' portion of the data entry or if you prefer delete the whole entry and retype: sndvol /r
14. note that there is one space after sndvol
15. press ok to close and set that new entry in place
16. then exit the registry editor and the next time you launch CEP you will have mixer functionality!
thats the manual way, which sure does seem long winded when doing it blow by blow.
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