diff b/w line-in & mic-in??

Discussion in 'Computer Forum' started by ambush, May 12, 2006.

  1. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    I see these two sockets behind my pc

    Is there ant way i can record simultaneously with both mic-in and line-in
  2. dirt_nectar

    dirt_nectar New Member

    Even i want to ask the same question is there any way that i can record with
    two mics on my PC?
  3. light_of_erindi

    light_of_erindi New Member

    NO. U can only select one recording device at a time. However if u have a good sound card it might allow u to do what u want. Most onboard stuff does not provide such recording.
  4. sayanakaharry

    sayanakaharry Forum Leader

    YEs, u CAN record with both. first select the playback volume mixer and turn up the volumes of both line in and mic in. now u shud be able to hear inputs from both ports from ur speakers. then go to recording control, and select the loopback mode. sometimes its also called stereo mix, and is generally the left most bar. select it and adjust levels. now record. bingo!
  5. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Usual soundcard as well as recording software wont allow you to record simultaneously.

    However what Sayan says is possible if your sound recording software doesnt aks for whcih device to specifically pick the signal from.
    Mine asks.

    Hence I have to supply one.

    Ofcourse if your soundcard permits then you can select "What I am hearing option".
    That will record everythign. Clicks included.
  6. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    is there any software with the "what i am hearing" recording option
  7. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    I guess, "waht I am hearing" is same as recording Wave (out).

    Check if you have that.
  8. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Seems like my card does not support it
  9. .:SpY_GaMe:.

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

    go on options c if u have that wave/mp3 option clicked!!!
  10. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    no luck
  11. light_of_erindi

    light_of_erindi New Member

    Most of the times...the recording device selection is mutually exclusive...i.e. when u select mic,it disables line in.....but some cards allow them to be chosen simultaneoously.
  12. g0g0l

    g0g0l ! SpAm

    I think Sayan suggested the smartest way to do it, but normally, it's not possible... But yes, sound cards like creative etc support it....
  13. Guitar boy

    Guitar boy New Member

    using line in and mic simultaneously has been discussed above.

    I too had a thought, how different is line-in from mic. Got satisfactory explanation from internet.

    1. Mic input is led into a high gain amplifier compared to line-in.
    It is designed such bcoz line-in signals are supposed to be stronger than of that produced from mic.

    2. Line-in is stereo, MIC is mono. (for you guitarists it doesnt matter).

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