Stereo Mix - a reality.
I’m talking about the sound card option that had been removed on some Dell
laptops and desktops purchased during the past few years. The
option was not available, on purpose.
This week, Dell released a new driver where the Stereo Mix option is a
choice. My laptop is now letting me successfully record both sides of a Skype
conversation. I really did not believe
it was going to work – but it does! Here
are my steps:
RoMac Sound Card Management allows you set up
each of your programs that use a sound with its own individual levels for a sound card, and then launch
When you quit the selected program, the RoMac Sound
Card Management utility will return all the sound card levels back to normal. It works also for Windows Vista (freeware).
I have summarized some resources about sound card requirements on my course notes 2.3 metalist:
After assessing my existing hardware and looking at some blog entries, I noticed that this issue has not
received much attention, even though the sound card is the central workhorse in webcasting.
Hi --- I was webcasting last week through an pa system -- so I was going directly into my soundcard via a 1/8 inch audio cable from the mixing board. I selected the Stereo Mix Audio Recording Control and put the volume up and was not getting any input from my sound card to Simplecast or Audacity. I panicked, restarted Simplecast, checked my audio settings -- nothing seemed to work. So I closed and opened Audacity, and then I saw that the microphone was selected in the audio input in Audacity. I changed that to Audio Mix and that fixed the problem.
So what does this all mean? I think that Audacity may take over some of your Audio settings on your computers, so checking the settings there before you start streaming is important. I hope that this helps some of you.