Archive for July 26th, 2011

How to adjust your microphone levels Win7 Edition!

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Step 1. Start by going to your control panel… Start > Control Panel… as seen Above in image 1.

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Step 2. Now depending on how you view your control panel, categorically or by icons, what you see will be slightly different. And there is an extra step if viewing by category. Above is what you will see if you are viewing icons… simply click Sounds. And proceed to step 5.

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Step 3. Click Hardware and sound… then…

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Step 4. Click Manage Audio Devices

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Step 5. You will now see the Sounds properties screen. Click on the recording tab, then select your audio input device, and click Properties. The Microphone properties screen will open. Select the Levels tab and adjust your level! Simple as that.

How-To and screenshots contributed by Heretical G. Reposted with permission.

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How to monitor your microphone through headphones in Ubuntu

If you want to monitor your headphone feed, either for streaming it to the output or for mixing purposes, you’ll need to know your audio device names. Start with reading the latter half of this post to find your device names. Once you have the input and output device names, substitute them in the following command:

pacat -r --latency-msec=1 -d alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo | pacat -p --latency-msec=1 -d alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo

Note that the .monitor part has been removed from the playback device. Not much explanation to go on here, but it does the job and I’m writing this in a hurry.

Based on PulseAudio: Monitoring your Line-In Interface.

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