New to forum:help with recording
Hey, im looking for some help on recording sound on my new Acer laptop. Im not really sure of the specs of the soundcard ect... All I know is that it is a pretty new computer that my sister gave to me.
Anyway, I wish to record guitar and vocals on the computer. Im not looking for anything crazy, just want to use what I have to get a decent recording. Im running into a few problems though. My friend just plugged in a set of headphones on his computer into the mic jack and recorded using some free program off limewire. It was good enough quality for me, sounded pretty clear and all. I tried that on my comp using windows sound recorder and you had to SCREAM into the the mic just to get it to pick up any sound. I downloaded the program my friend had and tried it and had the same problem. I deleted that program because of spyware ect...
I thought it was just the ghetto headphones trick, maybe my headphones weren't as good. I bought an adapter to use my SURE mic that I use on my guitar amps to sing and I am still running into a few problems
1st off, I cant get ANY sound to record when I plug the mic into the mic jack. I can only get it to work through the furthest to the left jack (not sure what it is but its not the headphones jack). When I use the jack that works, it picks up sound but VERY quietly. You can barely hear it and I have to increase the volume by 25% on sound recorder about 10 times to get it loud lol. I messed around with all the recording sound quality settings and volumes, nothing helped. Is it the program I am using or is it something else? I find it strange that I cant record when the mic is in the mic jack, seems like that is what SHOULD work lol. Help me please