MY USB Microphone/PC Woes

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SmokestackJones
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Post by SmokestackJones » August 1st, 2008, 8:13 pm

Okay, my turn.

Just bought a Logitech standalone USB mic, due to the great reviews here (you know the one - it looks like a black noodle) and I wanna go all digital (I like the noise-cancelling feature). Anyway, I'm running XP on a 2.7 Ghz, 248M RAM Celron Presario and using a Logitech compoiste mic/headset (the one with a USB converter and, no, I don't have the mic part plugged in) and Cool Edit Pro 2.1. I tried it on my wife's Vista laptop (with Audacity), worked beautifully. Tried it on the Presario and nothing. No record, no playback on the headphones. Any ideas? Any more info you need?

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Post by aradlaw » August 2nd, 2008, 6:02 pm

I had a bit of a problem with that mic initially. Did you select the USB mic through your sound card settings? My mic comes up as AK5370 selectable in the device pulldown.
Also the mic has to be recognized by the OS before audacity will 'see' it.
In my system it appears I have to unselect the USB mic before any other input will go into Audacity.
I hiope this helps.
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