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Windows 7: Samson G-Track

23 Apr 2010   #1
G3n

Windows 7 x64 Professional/Home, Windows XP Profesional/Home
 
 
Samson G-Track

Hi,

I encountered problems with my microphone (Samson G-Track) and Windows 7.
The installation went smoothly and the driver is recognized as "USB Audio Codec".
But then as I playback the recording it sounds distorted.
So Ive tested the mic on 3 different machines:
1. Notebook1 (old) with XP Home -> good
2. Notebook2 (brand new) with XP Home -> good
3. Notebook2 (same as above) with Windows 7 Home -> distortions
4. Power-horse of a computer with Windows 7 Professional -> distortions

So it has to be something wrong there with Windows 7, but I have no clue what. (Thought I tried different configurations and USB Slots)

Do you have any Idea how to solve this without dropping Windows 7 and returning to XP?

PS: As you may already assumed English is not my native language, but the problem needs now international help.


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23 Apr 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi G3n,

Your English is fine this sounds like a driver issue. Are you using a Windows 7-specific driver? Feel free to link us to the site from which you downloaded the driver.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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23 Apr 2010   #3
G3n

Windows 7 x64 Professional/Home, Windows XP Profesional/Home
 
 

Hello and thanks for your reply.

Well, I wish there would be a specifiv driver but it seems that there isn't one.
In any case heres the link to the product page :Samson Audio - G-Track
Windows 7 as well as Windows XP assign the same driver if plugged into a USB port, which would be the one mentioned in the first post.

With best regards,

G3n
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23 Apr 2010   #4
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi again,

This thread offers a solution: PLEASE HELP!!! SAMSON G TRACK MIC

Let me know if it's hard to understand and I will be happy to try and walk you through it (assuming I can figure it out too :P)

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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23 Apr 2010   #5
G3n

Windows 7 x64 Professional/Home, Windows XP Profesional/Home
 
 

Thanks,

Ill try that.

With best regards,

G3n
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23 Apr 2010   #6
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G3n View Post
Thanks,

Ill try that.

With best regards,

G3n
That article is partially correct but not entirely.

It is possible for Windows 7 to choose separate input and output devices. For instance, I have two audio cards, the built-in Realtek and an M-Audio 24/96 Audiophile PCI card. Using the Microsoft Mixer Recording/Playback device setup I can choose the M-Audio card as the default recording device and the Realtek audio as the playback device.

First, make sure all of your recording devices are visible. Right click on the Microsoft speaker icon and select recording devices. Right click anywhere in the window that opens and select "Show Disabled Devices' and "Show Disconnected Devices"

Does the "USB Codec or Samson" show up as a Recording Device, if so, select it and then click on Set Default". Then Go to Playback and select "Speakers" as Playback Device click Set Default.

If this works you should be able to record using the Mic and playback using the PC's sound system. If it's distorted or not working you may have to use the Samson's Headphone output to driver your speakers or headphones.

Another possible way to do this is to use recording software that allows separate input and output choice.

One example is: Audacity 1.3.12 Beta for Windows 7, best part it's free.

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder

Ap
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06 Jan 2011   #7
z752

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

If it's distorting, turn it down.

The gain of your recording is much higher in Windows 7 than XP, right? This is probably because of a flaw in Windows 7 where it has a digital gain control with a default of +30 dB. Go into recording devices --> properties --> levels tab, and turn the gain down to 0 dB. You'll notice there's no such gain control in XP.
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09 Feb 2011   #8
DJPeopleSkills

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
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I found that if you turn the gain level down to 0, you will barely get anything. I turned it down to 3 and I only get a tiny hiss which is barely noticeable if you're not too picky about your recordings and my G-Track's levels were fine after doing this.
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09 Feb 2011   #9
z752

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

3 dB or 3%? Right-click the number and you can choose between meaningful dB and meaningless percentage.
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09 Feb 2011   #10
DJPeopleSkills

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I just figured that out (right-click the slider in the "levels" tab). I put it to 0dB and the ol' G-Track works perfect
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