mic input volume

I am using a CAD U1 USB microphone with Audacity 2.0.2 on Windows XP. The input level control works fine on recordings from CD player or Line in, etc., but has no effect at all on the input volume of the microphone which is way too loud. is there another way to control the input volume on the mic? Thanks.

It’s not unusual for USB microphones to only set volume on the microphone itself.

Did you try the Audacity tool bar volume control?


Also, it’s happened that you only get volume controls when you load the software for the device – although that’s a little unusual for microphones.


Did you try going into Windows Control Panels and see if it will adjust there? Koz