· Use headphones instead of speakers.
· This is because, with the default settings,anything you input into the PC is output through the speakers.
· So if you speak into a microphone, unlessyou specifically mute its output, your voice will be played back through yourspeakers.
· This can cause feedback or weird echoes.
· Do a test record, for which you can use Microsoft’sown Sound Recorder.
· Go to Start > Programs >Accessories>Entertainment >Sound Recorder.
· You will se the Sound Recorder window.
· Click on the big red record button to startrecording.
· Ifyou’re going to be speaking You can use the “sndvol32 -record” command to intothe microphone, get directly to Recording Control do so normally.
· Then play back the sound to make sure itisn’t to louder to soft.
· If it is either to loud or too soft, you willhave to go to the Recording Control—Start > Run, type in “sndvol32 -record”and pres [Enter].
· Here, increase or decrease the volume ofthe microphone as required.
· Once you’ve set a satisfactory volume, youshould be able to hear your voice clearly without Youcanusethe“sndvol32-record”any distortion or jarring.
· This command to get directly to Recording Control means that your microphone is set optimally.