[linux-audio-user] VIA82xx/ICE1232, low sound level on recording

Brett McCoy idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Mon Nov 21 06:07:40 EST 2005

S. Massy wrote:

>Well, the subject line pretty much says it all; I plug a microphone in
>the mic jack of the on-board sound chip and, when recording, the level
>is very low. Turning on "MIC Boost" does help a very little, but that's
>about it; raising "Capture" over 85% yields a sound not unlike an idling
>car. Looking around on the internet, I could find information about low
>playback level problems with this card, but nothing regarding recording
>levels. Anyone has any idea on what the matter might be? See full
>information below.
You probably need a microphone pre-amp to get the signal up to a level 
appropriate for recording. I wouldn't expect a whole lot of audio 
quality going direct into the onboard audio hardware like that.

-- Brett

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