hear myself over the speaker when recording

Microsoft Windows 7 professional - upgra...
May 26, 2011 at 15:40:29
Specs: Windows 7, Quad Core i7 12 giggs
I recently purchased a new system, Dell Quad Core i7 series and had them install the Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium. When I record, I can hear myself over the speakers, thus my voice over the speakers is picked up over the mic as well. When I was on XP and used Creative, I was able to mute the Line in and that resolved the issue with me hearing myself over the speaker yet I was still able to record into the application that I use. Dell was on the phone with me but they weren't able to resolve it. I contacted Creative but because it's an OEM, I need to get support at Dell. I know there is a simple way to accomplish this but I tried every possible configuration in Media Source. If I mute the speaker, that is one option but I have to then unmute it for playback. I would prefer to mute the line in to prevent my voice from coming through the speakers yet still recording into the application. Does anyone have any suggestions? The OS is Windows 7 Professional. I have 12gigs of RAM.

Thanks!
Veets


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#1
May 26, 2011 at 16:38:57
The mic should be connected to the shocking pink input on the sound card. Is that where you have it? The speakers should be on the lime green input. What program are you using to record?

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#2
May 26, 2011 at 17:39:18
Hi,

Thanks so much! The color I have the mic plugged into is blue. When I went to Creative's website, it too said to plug the mic in the red jack. The colors of the jacks are blue, green, gray, orange and black. Dell had me try the orange jack and then the rest of them and it seems to only work in the blue jack. I am using Cakewalk's Sonar X1 to record. I asked the Dell tech if the sound card I have is the X-Fi Titanium and he confirmed it was. I am wondering if because it is OEM the jacks are colored differently.


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#3
May 26, 2011 at 18:15:06
I have my stereo amplifier in the blue jack. Call it red or orange but that's the mic jack.

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#4
May 26, 2011 at 19:14:17
Do yuo know where I need to go to Media Source to enable the orange jack? I will try it. The card didn't come with any manual or documentation and Creative won't help because the card is oem.

Thanks for your help!


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#5
May 27, 2011 at 05:20:11
Double click on the volume control near clock, lower right.

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#6
May 27, 2011 at 13:12:40
Hi,

I must be doing something wrong. I double clicked on the volume control near clock, lower right, but I don't see where to enable the orange jack. I went to Speaker properties and it shows the orange jack as C Sub Rear panel 3.5 mm Jack; The green is L R Rear panel 3.5 mm Jack; Blue is SL SR Rear panel 3.5 mm Jack; and black is RL RR Rear panel 3.5 mm Jack. It doesn't show the gray jack or what it does. Can my card and your card differ in the jacks and how they are set up?


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#7
May 27, 2011 at 14:28:11
I thought the colors were standard. Our eyes aren't. We might see things differently. Anyway, open that box again & click on options, (top left) properties. Check which controls should be seen & make sure that no mute boxes are checked.

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#8
May 27, 2011 at 14:34:43
I clicked on the speaker icon and opened the box but I don't see Options on any of the choices on the tabs. I was never this technically "dumb" before! I know Windows 7 is different but I am feeling really stuod right now. What am I doing wrong?

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#9
May 27, 2011 at 14:37:17
I have windows 7 on a laptop. I post again later when I look at it.

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#10
May 27, 2011 at 15:36:56
Thanks so much and I am so sorry for being a pest! I appreciate you taking the time to help me.

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#11
May 27, 2011 at 17:25:12
I booted windows 7 professional & I don't see anything to change that setting. Sorry.

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#12
May 27, 2011 at 19:02:33
I appreciate you checking and thanks so much! I sent Dell another email.

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