low voice recording volume with Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card

low voice recording volume with Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card

Post by Alber » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 07:06:57


Hi all,

Here a while back I build a new computer and installed a Sound Blaster
X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card. The Asus P5Q PRO TURBO motherboard I put
in it had integrated sound but would not do what I needed.

Now, I'm having problems with the microphone not having enough volume
to properly record voice. For some reason when I go into Sounds and
Audio Device Properties, Voice and Test Hardware the mic volume yield
is very low unless I put a boost under Record Control, Advanced. After
I do another Test Hardware everything working properly but when I try
anything that uses analog headset/mic the boost checkmark disappears
and I lose recording volume. By the way I did not have this problem
with Sound Blaster live 5.1 in the old computer. The reason I'm using
the Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card is because it has a
head-end hookup for the headset/mic combo.

Okay now, I'm thinking about using a USB headset/mic instead of the
analog one that I have. As I understand it, when you plug it into the
USB slot, it will show up in your Sound and Audio Device Properties as
an alternative to the sound card for voice recording, is that correct
and if so do you think that it would eliminate the problem or at least
improve the voice recording quality. One other thing, the integrated
sound software (ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio - ATI
AA01) is still showing in sound hardware could that be a problem?

Thank you, all help would be greatly appreciated.


Albert
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low voice recording volume with Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card

Post by SC To » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 08:37:37


First off, go into your BIOS and disable the onboard sound and see if that
fixes it. If not, I would suggest trying the Creative Labs web site and/or
forums for a solution.
--
SC Tom

 
 
 

low voice recording volume with Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card

Post by Alber » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 10:23:59


I guess I should have mentioned the BIOS but the post was getting
awfully long as it was. The onboard sound system was disabled but I
went in and checked it again and it still is. Although it's disabled
it still shows up in the hardware menu as I explained above.

As far as Creative Labs is concerned I'm having problems making
connection with their tech support because the sound card was OEM and
they're saying that they do not support OEM and that the seller is
supposed to give support and they're not any help at all. I guess I
could Google "Sound Blaster forums", I'll give that a try.
I want to thank you for your trouble and if I decide to get the USB
headset/mic I'll post the outcome.

Albert
XXXX@XXXXX.COM
(use s instead of z
to e-mail me)