posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 12:26 PM
We just got a new sound card (Audiophile 192
) to do some MIDI creation in the
The problem is that we cannot record from the microphone. The system does not appear to be recognizing the presence of a microphone or any input
device at all. Sound playback works fine.
We have exhausted the Audiophile web site's Knowledge Base.
In Control Panel | Sounds and Audio Devices | Audio, the system lists the 192 as an available recording device, but the volume and advanced buttons
are disabled (grayed out).
The volume control applet on the system no longer shows volume controls for line in or microphone. The Audacity recording program we currently use no
longer shows any available input device for recording. We do not currently have any MIDI devices connected, just a microphone. We have plugged the mic
into the Left In and Right In input jacks, with equal lack of results.
Immediately prior to installation of the 192 (to support future MIDI devices), we were able to record from a microphone using the sound card built
onto the Intel motherboard. We have now disabled the on-board sound card in the BIOS. We have tried uninstalling the 192 drivers, removing the board
and re-inserting into a different PCI slot (along with re-installing the drivers).
My husband and I are new to this level of audio work, but he has over 20 years experience in software development on the Windows platform.
In my search for answers, I came across a board thread which mentioned the need to plug the mic into a preamp for the system to be able to 'see' it.
Does this sound like it might be our problem?
Any help you may provide on this issue will be most welcome. Thank you in advance.