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Windows Deletes Digital Mic Recording

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Windows Deletes Digital Mic Recording

    Hi. I'm sorry if the description of my problem isn't as comprehensive as the examples. Unfortunately, other than simply cutting out or fading volume, or just plain refusing to record, Windows doesn't give me any kind of message at all. There's no error code, or anything.

    I've tested the mic. The recording is on there, but Windows 8 has, on a number of occasions, deleted or skewed my recording in some way. My question is, Do I need some additional app? So far it seems I've had nothing but problems with Windows 8, particularly where sound is involved. The sound card, by Realtek, seems useless. The Realtek Manager shows an empty page.

    I downloaded Easy-Hi-Q Recorder. It seems to me this is for an analog mic.

    I had a similar problem with Steinberg Cubase.

    I'd like to hear from anyone who has had experience with recording, esp. in Windows 8. I'm about to give up on Windows 8 altogether if things don't work out.

    Thanks, very much appreciated.

    System Specs: Processor: AMD E1-2500 APO with Radeon (TM) HD
    Graphics 1.40 GHz
    RAM: 4 gigs
    System Type: 64 bit O/S , X64-based processor
    The computer is an Ace Desktop

    Last edited by mjl60; 07 Jun 2014 at 13:43. Reason: Adding Technical Detail

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  2. #2

    I have a Recording Studio, using both Win 7 and Win 8. My recording studio software and hardware work equally well in both.

    From your description, it seems there are several problems, at least that are in your post, and maybe more.

    By "digital" mic, I assume you are using a USB connected microphone? Is this correct? A digital microphone does not use the PC's sound card for recording. But, whatever is recorded uses the PC's sound card for playback.

    But, the first thing is to get the sound card working correctly. First thing, as this is an "Ace" (Acer?) PC, the Model Number would be helpful. If its the typical RealTek, you can download the Windows 8.1 driver directly from RealTek. But, before you do that, do you have the Windows 8.1 update? Windows 8.1 changes some items and that should be installed before updating/installing the RealTek drivers.

    Here is the link to RealTek and the High Definition Audio Controller (driver). Realtek

    Get the PC sound working correctly and then we can try getting the USB mic to work properly.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Thanks. The model no. of my PC is SX 2185. It is an Acer/Gateway. My digital recorder (H1 ZOOM) is connected by USB, and I do get playback on several of my apps. (WaveLab, etc).

    Very much appreciated. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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  4. #4

    The Zoom H1, changes everything. I have a Tascam unit, similar to the Zoom. I record with the Tascam and then transfer the FILE to the PC as a wav or MP3 file (basically copy the file to a folder on the hard drive). Thus nothing is actually "recorded" on the PC. I can play the file on the PC or I can import it into my recording studio software (Sonar X3).
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