I am a new user, just downloaded and installed.
My OS is WIN7, on an AMD 6 core 3.3 gig machine. Mic input. I can record, but setting the input level to the highest, I get VERY weak playback. The input level never goes above about -30db, where the manual suggests -6db for peaks.
My audio system is in good working order, I use Dragon speech to text software, and I get excellent results from that.
Any suggestion on how to control levels beyond just setting the input/output levels on the control board?
The mic came with my Dragon software package. It is a no-name cheapie. I have used it before to record speech, and it worked OK then. Not the best fidelity, but volume was not an issue. The mic is a USB device.
The sound on my motherboard failed a while ago, and I put in a fairly inexpensive sound card. Unfortunhately, I didn’t keep the paperwork on that card once it was working, so I do not know anything about it, except to say, again, that I am getting exceptionally good results from Dragon, and that software is rather sensitive to the charaqcteristics of the sound/speech it “hears.”
I tried the sound recorder that comes with WIN7. That gave me the same very low playback volume I am experiencing with Audacity. Then I downloaded a demo of NCH’s WavePad recorder. That works perfectly. I get the same [to my ear] playback volume as I get if I just go mic to speakers direct.
What could be different about WavePad that it does not experience this drastic volume loss that I see from Audacity?