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My stereo mix doesn't work well

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    My stereo mix doesn't work well

    Title: My stereo mix doesn't work well

    My PC: SP 2000-2b49Ca, window8
    Audio: Realtek driver: (installed sept 21 2013)

    Panel settings:
    External Mic: ready, level 75+20dB, 3,5mm connector
    Microphone: ready, level 75+20dB, ATAPI internal connector
    Stereo mix: default, level 75, no connector info (???)

    My recording setup:
    1) Quicktime to play a short instrumental
    2) Audacity to record it and add my voice using a mic

    My problem when recording: (one shot: music + my voice)

    1) input device: stereo mix
    Playback result: music only, no voice

    2) input device: Ext. Mic or Microphone (I tried both)
    Playback result: my voice only, no music

    With Ext. Mic the sound is lower than with Microphone (same setting)
    I also noticed when playback: skipping and buzz sounds.

    With my old PC(XP, sound blaster) everything was working fine.
    Input device: what you hear (with a mic ready)
    Playback result: music and voice (very good)

    I am a songwriter and I need a PC that can do what I want:
    Record my music with my voice. As simple as that.

    Any solution?

    Thanks, Guy

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    I have a recording studio (I use Sonar X2 DAW software). Your best option is to buy a small USB connected recording interface unit. It will work better than any PC audio device and have less latency than the PC audio does. It will also allow you to use better quality microphones, such as a Shure SM58.

    A device such as the Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 would work well. I think it even comes with a recording program.
    Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 |
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

My stereo mix doesn't work well

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