[FOLLOWUP] Need help with PC settings/recording device

Subject: [FOLLOWUP] Need help with PC settings/recording device
From: aklemmer -at- factset -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 11:56:33 -0400


Last week I posted to techwrl regarding this issue. I can't say I've solved
the problem entirely, but I did troubleshoot a bit with our IT guy, and now
I know how to accurately test the recording quality before I actually
record a webinar.... so if there are problems, I can at least attempt to
fix them beforehand instead of kicking myself later.

Here's a very brief rundown of what I learned. (Warning: a lot of these
controls are very hidden in WinXP, and they WILL vary according to your

To adjust audio-controls:
Double-click on the little speaker in the system tray. This launches the
"Volume Control" dialog box.
Select Options > Properties.
Select "Recording" under "Adjust options for..."
Make sure "Microphone" is checked.
Click OK.
(TRICKY POINT: The "Volume Control dialog has now mysteriously changed
into the "Recording Control" dialog. Not very user-friendly IMHO, but
there you have it.)
Adjust the Microphone volume here using the slider-bar. (I found that it
works well in the middle; YMMV.)
Select the Options menu & make sure "Advanced Controls" is CHECKED.
(careful, tricky... if it's already checked, DON'T select it since this
will un-check it!)
Click the "Advanced" button in the bottom center of the Recording
Control dialog box.
Under "Other Controls," make sure "1 MIC Boost" is checked.
Click the "Close" button.
Click the 'x' in the upper right hand corner to close the dialog box.

** Our IT guy warned me that sometimes these settings tend to change
spontaneously in XP. He recommended checking it before each recording
session. **

Now you're ready to test it out....
{{ These steps assume that you either have a microphone or recording device
plugged into your PC. }}
Click START > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder.
Click the red-circle "record" button.
Whoever is doing the "talking" for the webinar recording should speak --
whether it's you at your desk, or a colleague over the phone, whatever
-- do a "testing 123" bit.
Stop the recording.
Play back the recording. How does it sound?? Look at the green soundwave
in the window -- the sound waves should be nice & round -- filling
3/4ths of the vertical-space shown. The tops should NOT be cut-off. Try
playing it back on your PC at different volumes.
If it doesn't sound good, go back & adjust the audio controls
accordingly & test again.

I hope this helps someone out there!

Abby Klemmer
FactSet Research Systems


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