I recently purchased an Asus S96J. One of its many features inclue two built-in microphones (I'm assuming for recording stereo sounds, as opposed to mono). The only problem is that I can't figure out how to "activate" them.
I have the generic sound recorder program, but nothing gets through whenever I try to record anything. That leads me to believe that they are somehow turned off and have to be activated by some super-secret method.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to read them, because it would be a lot cheaper than having to go buy a good microphone..
Assuming you are running Windows, in control panel click on Sounds and Audio Devices, click the Advansed button and you will see the audio contols.
Ensure the microphone bit is active.
First check the windows-device-manager if the device is installed properly. Perhaps you need a driver first?
Second check the windows-volume-settings, go to properties and choose record to see whether there are controls for the mics and if they're turned on.
Third check the manual or the manufacturers-website for documentation.
@Josso - crazy site
@Juparis: if you really want a mic that badly - the built-in is probably shit (they all are) so my advice is to buy a decent one off eBay or from Walmart or somit.
Good luck man.
Right now I'd much rather use the built-in ones, crap or not. My whole reason behind this thread was to avoid having to buy one off of eBay or--heaven forbid--Wal-Mart.
Did you look through the BIOS options for an enable/disable feature?
I retain my hope that the microphones are stereo (even if to an insignificant degree), since both were built in my model, as they are in several other models, and are intended to both be functional.
As for ditching Realtek, I'd love to, but I know that it goes specifically with whatever my soundcard is. I've already gotten my fair share of warnings from other forums not to switch to other (more managable) programs, as they may not "cooperate."
And call me a n00b, but how would I trudge through the BIOS? I'm not exactly keen on this type of environment.
Reboot and start taping the "Del" key.
Instead of booting up into the windows welcome screen
look for the BIOS menu to open instead.
Bios contains a lot of system configuration settings.
It resides on an eprom chip on your motherboard,
and it is the intial OS that tells the system components what to do
before the widows or whatever OS loads on startup.