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: Sample rate - microphone static

09 Apr 2010   #1
Vonderdurp

Windows 7
 
 
Sample rate - microphone static

I upgraded to windows 7 some time ago, and got a new microphone with it.

Every time I test or use my microphone, I get static in the background with it. The problem isn't with my microphone (I've tested it on windows xp), and seems to be with windows 7. Note that I only hear the static when replaying the audio from my microphone.

If I change my microphones sample rate (In the windows 7 microphone properties) from '1 Channel, 16 bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality)' to '2 Channel, 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality)', it fixes the static. This would all be fine, except when I restart my computer, or the device - it changes it back to CD quality, and brings back the static.

I've installed the latest realtek high def audio drivers to try and fix it, but my computer still seems to be running off the windows 7 high def audio drivers.

I need to know:
a) How to keep the sample rate on DVD.
b) How to force windows 7 to use my realtek drivers, rather then the default windows drivers.

Thanks for any assistance!





Alright, I might know why this is. The limit of my microphone settings is 16bit, but my external microphone mixer says it is 24 bit. Could this be the cause of the static?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Jan 2011   #2
sullivang

Windows XP
 
 

EXACTLY how are you playing back the recording? The reason I ask is that there does seem to be a problem with Windows 7 sometimes, when playing audio that has a sample rate that is different to that of the audio interface.
However, so far it seems that the standard Media Player works fine. The problem I am experiencing is with YouTube, and I have reported it here: Artifacts on Windows 7 due to sample rate conversion. (slightly OT)

Greg.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Sample rate - microphone static




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Sample Rate?
Hi all, I just got a new pair of headphones and am a bit confused about sample rates since as soon as I think I have a grasp of it I read another website that refutes what I just read. Audio wise I game, watch films and listen to music (mostly flac format). I just read a page that said flac...
Sound & Audio
Perfmon max sample rate no longer < 1 sec?
In past versions I recollect using a faster than 1 sec sample rate for Performance Monitor. It was done under Perfmon properties->General->Graph Elements, and you'd set "Sample every" to 0.5 seconds or so. On Win7 this no longer works and the UI only permits 1 sec minimum sample rate. Does...
Performance & Maintenance
Sample Rate questions, what should they be set to?
FIRST image = my windows7 sound settings when i right click the little speaker in the bottom right... i guess this is my ultimate overall sound setting... SECOND and THIRD are the media player I use called XMPlay what should those numbers in red be set to corresponding to the first image??? ...
Sound & Audio
Incorrect Sample Rate on Playback
I have an Alesis i02 audio interface and am running Cubase LE5 and also like to use audacity, too. Regardless of the program, when I record my voice using a sample rate of 44, upon playback the pitch of the voice is slowed down. When I playback at 48 it is fine, it seems. However (again regardless...
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 22:49.
Twitter Facebook Google+