Solution ID: 63955

Recording using a headset microphone in Microsoft Windows Vista
Keywords / Key Phrases: microphone recording, vista

Since the headset has an attached microphone, the microphone can be used as an input device for the recording.

For more information on setting up your microphone and headset, please follow the steps below:

Connecting the Headset and Microphone

Connecting a headphone or headset (with built-in microphone) to a computer is a simple task. Audio jacks on most computers are color coded or labeled for easy identification. The Line Out (1) or Headphone jack is typically green, the microphone in (Mic In) jack is typically pink or labeled with a microphone symbol.

Should the connectors only be labeled differently, check the documentation of the headset to make sure which connector corresponds to which sound card connection.

If you have multiple audio devices in your computer, ensure that your microphone and headphones are plugged to the jack of an audio device that you want to use, and make sure that it is selected as the Default Device In Control Panel.

Make sure to select and configure the correct microphone that you want use for online chat and recording.

  1. Verify the microphone is connected to the Mic In jack on the PC if you are using an analog microphone.

  2. If the microphone requires an external power source, such as a battery, verify enough power is being supplied.

  3. Verify that you have select the correct recording source in Windows Control Panel or your software applications.

In Windows Vista

  1. Close all back applications, especially, Sound Recorder or other multimedia applications.

  2. Select Control Panel, and then Hardware and Sound.

  3. Click on the Recording tab.

  4. Select the recording source, for example, Line In 2/Mic 2, and then click Set Default. Recording device will be marked with a green tick mark.

Further Suggestion

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Last updated: July 3rd, 2009

If you require further assistance, please send an email to technical support.

Note: Product specification, technical or troubleshooting information are subjected to change. This is due to changes and/or updates in the new firmware/driver releases. Please refer to the web release notes in the download section for details.


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