i’m running a mic [thru booster pedal] to mixer and on to pc. works fine with headphones to mixer, but recording in audacity is silly quiet and heavily distorted - when i shout down it i get a signal to audacity but not a clear one…
i’m using windows 7 and the line in record level is already set to 100.
Also, tell us what version of Windows you are running.
I assume you have the mixer’s line-output connected to your soundcard’s line-in? And, you’ve selected the line-input as your recording source?
i’m running a mic [thru booster pedal] to mixer
Since the headphone-out from your mixer sounds OK, I assume that’s OK… But, I’ve never heard of a mic booster pedal… A good performance/studio microphone with an XLR connector into a mixer (with a matching XLR input) or into a proper mic preamp shouldn’t need any boost…
BTW - If you want to do any high-quality recording, you should avoid the mic-input on your computer altogether. It’s generally low quality (noisy) and it’s simply the wrong interface for any performance/studio mic, which will have a balanced-low-impedance connection.