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Re: [SLE] 9.2 - Mic does not record properly - RPM problem ?
  • From: Mirko Perak <m.perak@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 00:10:10 -0800
  • Message-id: <200503260010.10966.m.perak@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 25 March 2005 10:26, Matt Gibson wrote:
> On Friday 25 Mar 2005 17:47 pm, Dumb Waiter wrote:
> > While I can hear myself in the headphones just fine, loud
> > and clear, a recording ends up useless "whisper".
> >
> > Have played with various mic settings, mic boost is on, have
> > played with etc/asound.state settings based on an usenet msg,
> Are there any jumpers on the sound card?
> Not all microphones are necessarily compatible with all soundcards. Most
> PC microphones are of the electret condenser kind which requires power to
> be sent to the microphone. Some soundcards have a jumper you have to set
> to send power to the mike, because they're designed to work with either
> electret or standard dynamic microphones, and are changed in hardware
> rather than software.
> Certainly the symptoms you describe would happen if you were either (a)
> using an electret microphone without power, or (b) using a dynamic
> microphone on a soundcard which expected an electret mike.
> First thing I'd do is borrow a couple of microphones from friends and see
> if you get any better results -- it may be that you're bashing your head
> against a wall by playing around with the software.

I have same problem, but I am not sure it is "mic not powered" because I can
hear myself just fine in headphones, but Skype felow barelly hear me. I have
CMI 8738 sound card, and SUSE 9.2. Didn`t found any solution yet.


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