I bought a new microphone and headset and have plugged it in, the speakers work really well but I cant get the mic to work, it won't detect my voice...
Any ideas why?It's a really good top of the line model too. :bawl: I tried something with a friends help.I went on ventrilo and tried talking to him, all he heard were some small puffs like i was tapping the mic, apart from that nothing.Then I played some music through Windows Media player and he heard it really clearly...What does this mean? Is my voice non existent? :confused: Thanks guys, any help would be greatly appreciated
Make sure the micophone is not muted in the sound control panel.
check your sound settings: ( not the microsoft sam bullshit, the other settings )
- check the speach -> record speech -> volume -> options and then properties -> select microphone there and uncheck the rest !!!
- press OK -> you get the record speech window and you see microphone -> select that box there ! -> adjust the volume !
- also check if your speech device is a stereo headphone
- if you have mic boost -> turn it on
- also check the volume and settings in ventrilo !
- test it with sound recorder -> record your own voice and play it then
last thing: what soundcard do you use? if it is onboard -> what motherboard?
ok that was freggel's problem guide, hope it works!
Thanks freggel. :bows: If you meant 'speech' in the control panel, I click it and it and this thing comes up saying "the requested task could not be carried out because the necessarry engine could not be created, please select a different engine and/or audio device" I click ok and the panel comes up. I cant see any 'record speech' :confused: Wrong one? Mic boost is on. Ventrilo volume is on high. Voice recorder still aint picking anything up I went sounds speech & audio devices, clikced the voice tab and then clicked test hardware and it didnt pick up anything. I'm a bit of a tech n00b but my soundcard is a "SounMAX digital audio" I think. Dunno about my motherboard Just a bit confused about the first lot of instructions. Thanks again. :)
MG42ManiacMake sure the micophone is not muted in the sound control panel.
For most (all?) voice com programs out there the mic SHOULD be muted in windows, otherwise you're likely to get an echo for all sound input. And don't test the mic online with team speak programs... it's likely connection/firewall issues are involved and they complicate matters.
I got a new one (same model) in exchange for the old one, but it still won't work....