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Old 12-11-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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no record with Mic / Etch ?


my problem with microphone /and/ recording is slightly
different perhaps... I know this works in Etch, and with
the microphone I have... while testing all this yesterday,
I was able to produce two recordings, but was more interested
then in how to save the file.

Now, I cannot get recording to work again. Im wondering
if there is a "checklist" to work thru... files and/or
settings which will determine whether microphone/recording
are functional or not in Etch ?

I did find a tutorial for USB Microphone / Audacity...
however, this never explains what to do IF one of the step
fails... very useful otherwise.

To those who may use Etch and have similar problems
recording, Ill say in addition that sound playback is working,
from MP3 or WAV or other, and internet sound is working.
It is sound recording which will not work for me. Any
qualified suggestions welcome.

thanks
 
Old 12-11-2009, 11:20 PM   #2
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part Two: usb microphone problem

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Originally Posted by stu7 View Post
my problem with microphone /and/ recording is slightly
different perhaps... I know this works in Etch...
What further perplexes me is the behaviour of my microphone with
various of the sound recording apps... the mic is recognized by
all applications... I can see the mic name and information, so,
Etch seems to be ready to record with it.

It simply does not seem to be "activated"... again, it is
detected, but functionally, a "dead mike"... the two dont
seem to go together.

For this to happen, one part of Etch audio has to be finding
the mic... but... some other (unknown) part is not transferring
the signal ?
I wont hypothesize further... this is the problem as well as I
can describe it.

Thanks again to anyone who has fixed this, or knows how to.
 
Old 12-12-2009, 01:16 AM   #3
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part Three / usb microphone problems / possible clue ?

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Originally Posted by stu7 View Post
What further perplexes me is the behaviour of my
microphone with various of the sound recording apps...
the mic is recognized by all applications...
I shouldnt continue to add comments, as it may appear someone
has answered the question(!)... I say this with a grain of
salt... the following -might- in fact explain what is going
wrong.

In the various mixer configuration applications, we see "Mic"
representing the microphone... but... it occurs to me this
might, at the bread and butter level, only apply to the physical
audio/microphone jack itself, and not to a USB device which
also happens to be a microphone. The audio/microphone input
plugs directly to the sound card... and I am unsure as to how
the USB mic connection works... but... it seems possible that
this may be considered a "line in" or other alternative
connection ?
I will try various other selections... as I say... somehow
all this DID work for me before.

Thanks once more, and hope Im not wasting space on this
great board overlooking something like this.

EDIT: Nope... no other setting for input improves on this...
its just a "dead mike" situation_ err_ even though the mic
is detected /and/ has worked. I officially give up on this
goose chase till some better answer becomes known.

Last edited by stu7; 12-12-2009 at 07:44 PM.
 
  


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