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.
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