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

S. Massy smassy at sdf.lonestar.org
Mon Nov 21 12:12:09 EST 2005

Thanks for the input; that was more or less my intention in the short to
mid term. However, for right now, I meant to run it directly in and
didn't expect any problem, as this very same mic used to perform okay
going into my old SBLive. But I guess maybe that card had better gain...

On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 11:59:43AM +0000, studio-64 wrote:
> HI
> 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.
> bob
> 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
> >
> -- 
>             Bearmusic
>             hearmymusic.co.uk <http:www.hearmymusic.co.uk>

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