[linux-audio-user] VIA82xx/ICE1232, low sound level on recording
fsmith at walescomputers.co.uk
Mon Nov 21 06:59:43 EST 2005
Yes a cheap small desk will help,
or the Behringer Mic 100 is very cheap and not bad quality.
A mic direct into the PC will be very low.
Brett McCoy wrote:
> 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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