For months, I have been successfully recording through the microphone as input in the back of my computer.
Today I got a USB adapter that runs the microphone throughout the USB port. Mine is a Windows computer, a COMPAQ.
I went to the Edit, preferences, audio i/o screen and selected USB Audio CODEC as the recording device (it was Microsoft Sound Mapper before). I left the playback device as Microsoft Sound Mapper - output.
When I record, it picks up the sound. But if I leave the USB in, then no sound is heard in my earphones in playback. When I remove the USB, then I can hear the sound during playback.
I searched the forum and saw a thread suggesting that the OS might have chosen some other output device. I don’t know how to figure out if that is the case. Or what to do about it, if that is the case.
I am not very learned about computers and USB and I/O devices.
Has anyone got any suggestions on how to have the USB mike in and be able to hear the playback?
Thanks - #1 worked.
However I find that my input volume through USB is much softer than through the mike jack in the back.
The input volume slide on the mixer toolbar goes back to 0.0 no matter what I try to pull it to.
If I turn up the playback volume to where it is acceptable to hear the voice, there is a lot of hiss.
The input volume slide does modify the volume when I’m going through the mike jack.
Have a look in the Windows Control Panel, and see if you can adjust the recording volume from there.
Some USB audio devices (such as the Behringer UCA202) run only at line level (no adjustment possible), and in such cases it would be necessary to run the microphone through a mixing desk or microphone pre-amp before the USB audio device.