What's Wrong Here..?

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Re: What's Wrong Here..?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:49 pm

Could there be something wrong with my settings in my Windows 7...?

Yes. That's almost certainly where it's falling apart.

Right-click the speaker icon on the lower-right corner of your desktop (Leave Audacity closed). One of the options that opens should be the Windows sound control services. Volume Mixer?? Something like that. There should be volume controls, bouncing light sound meters and muting controls??

This is where the Windows elves take over. I can't give good detail on this.


Even if you get everything else working, Windows may try to apply voice processing to your music. You may get music that bubbles, garbles and fades by itself. That's another set of Windows controls.

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_ ... hancements

This seems to be a lot of work for a simple job, but it's not the job Windows machines are designed to do out of the box now. They're business machines and they come all set up for conferencing, chat and business meetings. Not songs.

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Re: What's Wrong Here..?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:04 pm

I got pieces.

Start (lower left) > Control Panels > Sound.

That should give you a control panel with all the Windows settings.

One of those tabs should show you the USB sound connection from the UMC22. It may not be called that. USB connections can be named anything. It could be called USB Audio CODEC. There might be the sound meter in that panel, too.

Am I losing you?

I didn't entirely understand Windows when I was using them and I still don't.

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Re: What's Wrong Here..?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:24 am

I borrowed a machine.

Start > Control Panels > Sound

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Switch to Recording tab. The thing on the right is a volume meter. Note it says Microphone, but in smaller letters it admits it's really the USB Audio CODEC which is the Behringer I plugged in. I have a smaller cousin to the UFO202.

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Re: What's Wrong Here..?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Maso » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:54 am

Attn KozMan...

Well... We're getting somewhere here now, but...
I still don't have it.

BTW... I really appreciate your effort on my behalf.

Here is what my Sound Panel looks like and it's not the same as yours:

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If I am just missing some drivers, then why didn't I get those when I downloaded the Audacity in the first place...???
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Re: What's Wrong Here..?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:44 am

Apparently, Windows machines take USB Drivers.

I wonder if that's true, though. I suspect if you didn't use the rest of the software package they send you and just plug it in cold, it just works...

I can't get anybody to tell me which Windows versions work.

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Not everybody has a Facebook account. It just seems that way.

I can see one problem. Somebody posted that ASIO4ALL comes down as part of the driver package. Audacity doesn't work with ASIO.

I would still be awfully tempted to try the interface without the driver software.

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Re: What's Wrong Here..?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:54 am

why didn't I get those [drivers] when I downloaded Audacity in the first place...???

Audacity doesn't get the sound from the UMC22. Audacity gets it from Windows. Windows has to know how to receive the sound from the USB cable before Audacity has a shot at it, and that's where the drivers come in.

Still, drivers are usually needed when you have fancy control panels in software and the device and computer have to talk to each other and coordinate to get things done. This thing is a mono USB audio device. It doesn't get a lot more simple.

I suppose the marketing department got their fingers in there.....

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Re: What's Wrong Here..?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:56 am

You can post a simple picture on the forum. Scroll down from a text entry window > Upload Attachment > Browse.

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Re: What's Wrong Here..?

Permanent link to this post Posted by Maso » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:30 pm

Okay...
I should have figured this out for myself...
I have seen this format before on another site.
Here's that picture:

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How do I get the drivers that I need...??? Do you have a link for them...?

I tried: http://semantic.gs/microphone_usb_audio_codec_driver_download

And... It didn't work...! :|
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Re: What's Wrong Here..?

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:03 pm

Maso wrote:Here's that picture:

In the one that says "mine", what does the writing say under "Line in"? (it's too small and blurred for me to read).
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Re: What's Wrong Here..?

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:54 pm

You see the green bars to the right? I had music playing, so mine are half dark green. Play music and watch the green bars. Do yours change?

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