May 05, 2006

Audio Geek Question

So up until the last time my laptop was in the shop, I could do this:

  • Run audio through the sound card - say, a streaming video or audio clip from Youtube or Political Teen or whatever.
  • while running Adobe Audition (an audio recorder/editor program), I'd arm a track and hit "Record".
  • Auditoion would record the sound; I'd get a waveform, and it'd play back just fine.
Now, I just get the faintest ghost of a track - I get almost no waveform on the track, and I get an extremely faint playback, almost like running line-level into a speaker.

Is there some setting I'm missing somewhere?

I won't blame the DFL for this.

Thanks in advance.

Posted by Mitch at May 5, 2006 09:39 AM | TrackBack

I'd check your recording settings. Under the Volume Control Panel (the little speaker icon in the taskbar) hit "Options" then "Properties" and select "Recording" - I'd make sure the right option is selected (something like "Wave Out") and that the volume is turned up to the right level.

Posted by: Jay Reding at May 5, 2006 09:53 AM


To expand a bit on the above comment:

1. Right click on the little speaker icon.
2. Left click on "Open Volume Control"
3. Left click on "Options" (menu item)
4. click on the "Recording" radio button.
5. Make sure the check box next to "Wave Out Mix" is checked.
6. Click OK.
7. Click the "Select" check box at the bottom of the "Wave Out Mix" fader.
8. Test with Audition.

Assuming all is well, close the dialog box with the faders.

Be well,
Bob Souer

Posted by: Bob Souer at May 5, 2006 10:34 AM

Thanks to both of you. I didn't know there WAS a recording level panel in Windows.

Woo hoo!

Thanks a billion.

Posted by: mitch at May 5, 2006 10:35 AM
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