Stereo Mix Option Vista

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Right-click the speaker icon in the Notification Area and choose Recording Devices from the pop-up menu. The Stereo Mix option should be. Stereo Mix will let you open a sound recording program on your computer, choose Stereo Mix as the input and it’ll record whatever sound comes out of your computer. If you use the default Sound Recorder or Voice Recorder (Windows 10) apps, they will automatically record from Stereo Mix as long as you disable the microphone first.

Reply by layo0n

i dont eb=ven have this icon pleaaaaase help i have one like a big rectangle and speakers in it when i press nothing appears

Reply by mclmsn

ok this is what i am trying, after checking my sound drivers in device manager i noticed that it was running on windows drivers and not the realtek drivers it should be so i am in the process of downloading the realtek vista drivers to see if that works. I will be back in a bit and let you know if it works.. well hopefully

Reply by mclmsn

ok well id ownloaded it and installed the vista driver but now i can hear myself through the speakers lol.. must find a way to stop that, thats if it makes me sound worse

Reply by mclmsn

ok well just checked and this is what i have

Reply by Pineknot1

Ok jason I've read ever thing you said to do. Now my problem is. When i right click on my speaker icon on toolbar. then recordings my windiws vista don't show what -u -hear. all it shows i s mic,Aux,line in,cd Audio. can you help me with this infro. That i've given you thx, pineknot1

Alright folks, here is a quick and dirty run through of the steps to enable Stereo Mix or What U Hear in Vista.

Step 1. Right click on the speaker icon by the clock in the lower right, and select Recording Devices.

Step 2. Your screen will likely look something like this. Notice only two items here.

Step 3. Right click in the 'blank area' and select Show Disabled Devices.

Step 4. Now you may have a lot more items in the list. Find one called What U Hear or Stereo Mix.

Step 5. Right click on the one you found, and select Enable.

Step 7. Next, right click on it again and select Set as Default Device.

Step 8. Done! YAY!

If you have more tips or find other neat things to do with this, post it here.

If you have questions or problems not covered here, start a new thread, don't reply to this. It will help you get a speedier answer.jason

Reply by sprstr7427

All I get period is the microphone/line in..When I click show disabled, I don't see a darn thing else??

What am I doing wrong?

Reply by AronBott

All I get period is the microphone/line in..When I click show disabled, I don't see a darn thing else??

What am I doing wrong?
sprstr7427

you have everything enabled. whick is fine. just right click on picture of soundcard and make it the default. good luck

Reply by AronBott

You can hear the mike and the music but i also git no music level to record on meters, or mike if i set the soundcard (stereo mix) to record from( inside wizard). it is aslo set as default device. but if i click on mike it records and meter works for only mike, no music on meters or recording. i went to thesimsonstage website and audio and video work fine. i give up
Aron Bott

Reply by AronBott

i have a new Acer vista computer, this used to works fine. but now no music to record/meters no matter what i do.

Reply by JPow-79GOLD

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! almost 900 songs I have done by placing my mic between my speakers and singing to get my voice and the music! and now i finally know how to do this! I cannot believe it was so simple!! THANK YOU!

Reply by AronBott

Well i solved it , but nothing uptop helped, here's how.

if you have a vista software. try this: first make sure your soundcard is working and your Default device by right clicking on speaker symbol.
then go to control panel then to hardware and sound then to the bottom of the list to Realtek HD audio manager, then chose the Stereo mix or what you hear tab and turn off the mute on the speaker picture.
Hope this works . By Aron

Reply by sweetmusic

Help please - I don't know if anyone out there is actually replying to these messages but I do need some advise. I have a Creative External sound card and Vista Home Premium on my computer. I followed the instructions and was able to finally get background music but now I can't get the mic to work. Frustrating..

Reply by treenbie

I don't know if this helps anyone, but I finally got my voice and music to mix together. My problem was that my microphone playback volume was muted in Realtek HD audio manager. My Realtek audio manager has an icon next to the time at the bottom right hand corner of my screen, so I just had to click on it and click on the microphone tab. The playback volume had an 'X' through it, so I just had to unclick it--now it works!! Yay

Reply by obsidianbutterfly

Damn, well got my laptop back today (being repaired even though only 2 months old grr) and was looking forward to both me and hubby singing (him on the main comp and me on the laptop) anyway found I cant do it!! Tried all available options on here and looked up online why. Hubby says I dont have an audio mixer, my prob was that I was either hearing music, or hearing myself not both together. Im really annoyed about this. Vista...bah!!!

Reply by LyriXingerGOLD

IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING 'WHAT YOU HEAR'!

I have the Sound blaster audigy SE and nothing was working for me, going through all those steps.

UNTIL went to the Creative site and downloaded all the updates:

Second, went back to the Control Panel/Sound/Recording followed the posted steps to get 'What You hear'

Third, Ran the Wizard and set it for 'What You hear' as well and voila, I won't have to record off my Webcam mic anymore lol....Oh I'm going to have some fun!

So just make sure you run the updates for your specific sound card first, if you are not getting the 'What You Hear' as posted OR before following any steps!

Woohoo!

Reply by obsidianbutterfly

Mines an onboard one. Its called conexant.

Reply by Lil_Smak

OK i have done all the steps possible and my comp has no stereo mix, any suggestions its a laptop gateway

Reply by dancinqueen

Okey, I have done all of the above steps like 10 times, still I get nothing but my voice or music. I cannot get both. I have 2 speaker symbols in my lower right corner. One of them is white and one is red. Does that mean anything to anybody. Please help this is really getting on my nerves.

Reply by angelathome2000

okay i did all that and i dont see stereo mix r wave out grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr this is upsetting

Reply by Marlounew

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! almost 900 songs I have done by placing my mic between my speakers and singing to get my voice and the music! and now i finally know how to do this! I cannot believe it was so simple!! THANK YOU!jas42679

That is the only way I get music with my voice, but I wish it wasn't like that. I would like the music to match sound wise!

Reply by ELVIS_USAGOLD

HI ALL: singen_for_you HERE: this link may help a lot of you: about VISTA and your sound card: http://www.thewhippinpost.co.uk/news/vista-compatible-soundcards.htm#1

Reply by oliviakay

i too followed all the instructions and with no avail..i have given up on SS on my laptop with vista..I just told my family members who dearly love karaoke about Ss and I bragged and bragged ..they went out bought a mic and new headset all ready..they cant use it ..they have vista and it doesnt work for them either even after goin thru the steps..I sure hope someone on the staff comes up with a solution to fix it all ..SS is a wonderful place to be but if the new upgrades dont work with it what are we going to do?..and to me singshot isnt like here at all i wuv it here ..help us staff please

Reply by angelathome2000

okay i have vista home and i followed the instructions i dont see stereo mix or what u hear not even the sound card grrrrrrrrr when i trry to record i hear my voice fine but the music is way low can someone help me thanks

Edited reply by CheekylilvixenGOLD

Well, I really don't think it is SS fault that VISTA is not compatible with SS. Seems Vista isn't compatible with alot of things. I have held of in upgrading to VISTA until VIsta works out all the bugs or at least most of the bugs. I have heard one too many people having problems not only on here but with their sound cards, their microphones, their recording programs etc .. It isn't SS, it is VISTA that is the problem. SS may still have some bugs here and there but for the most part it is VISTA.

Edited reply by Lexor

I do have Vista also and would love to finely get it set the way it should be . I have been days trying to set the dam thing and no luck ..I eighter get good mic sound or just the music. I have followed instruction from this forum Enabling Sterio Mix in Vista , and do feel i am missing certain instruction , however i have repeated the procedure at least ten times with no luck..At this point I have no more voice , only get music is coming out ...Wish someone would help me find the problem..
JAV.

Reply by teonnie

when i click items disabled i dont get what you hear that is not their

Reply by ocalakj

I have a compaq presario v6000 laptop. it has the conexant hd audio. I have not been able to add reverb to my songs...i need that. I was thinking off adding a external mixer to add some reverb. I have never attempted this. Can anyone direct me on how to add reverb to my songs with the set up I have or what do i need to add. I would like to go as inexpensive as possible, thx dave

Reply by angel-hunter

What operating system and what sound card does everybody have?

I have Vista Ultimate recently installed and now my mic no longer works for me.

My husband suggested I ask people here at SS what operating system and sound cards they have, that would perhaps help me to find out what I need.

I hope I'm making sense here...but your help would be most appreciated. Every thing works fine except for my mic.

Thanks,

Barb

PS: I have Vista Ultimate and Realtek AC97 on board sound

Reply by bartender

i have windows vista,and i dont have the what you hear or sound mixer,i tried everything,any sugestions,thank you

Reply by sc00bs

LOL well OMG now my pc is recording the music but not me singing now

Reply by sc00bs

I hate vista!!!!!! I have done everything enabled and set as default but all i get is the music recording not my voice even though while i am singing the mics level bar is moving as though it is recording sound Hellllllllllllllppppppppppppppppp I am beginning to hate my brand new pc that my husband bought me maybe i should just install windows XP on it

Reply by limahn

I have a solution of last resort for anyone who has tried everything, followed all the good advice found here and still can't get it to work. I use this solution on all my recordings and you can check my recordings to see if the sound quality is adequate enough for you to try this.
I make an MP3 recording of the background music..
I transfer that MP3 recording to a free recording software program..
I then add my vocal to that recording..
I then load that recording onto singsnap..

This method essentially bypasses the soundcard compatibility issues with singsnap and tricks their recorder into accepting your song!

It is rather complicated and time consuming but if you are as determined as me, you will be able to participate in singsnap. After listening to my recordings and you decide that you'd like to try this then leave a comment/request on my songs and I will give you a more detailed description of how to accomplish this if you would like.

Reply by bradsmom06

I have just purchased a new computer, and of course now have Vista. I tried following directions to click on the speaker icon, and then clicking to 'Show Disabled' but I only have :

Front Mic
Front Mic (Monitor)
Rear Mic &
Line In

It also says SigmaTel high definition audio CoDEC underneath....not sure what that means.

I am pretty much computer illiterate, but if someone can help me figure it out somehow I would be very grateful!!

Reply by PinkAngel

Ok, this is a 'Dell' so I'm not suprised at the problems, and it's Vista, so I guess I can't record, because I don't see ANYTHING that's pictured up here. Gosh, I guess I'll just have to wait for my computer to get online, it's the only one I can work with on here.I'll keep trying . there's recording sound, but nothing else. just me.Angel

Alright folks, here is a quick and dirty run through of the steps to enable Stereo Mix or What U Hear in Vista.

Step 1. Right click on the speaker icon by the clock in the lower right, and select Recording Devices.

Step 2. Your screen will likely look something like this. Notice only two items here.

Step 3. Right click in the 'blank area' and select Show Disabled Devices.

Step 4. Now you may have a lot more items in the list. Find one called What U Hear or Stereo Mix.

Step 5. Right click on the one you found, and select Enable.

Step 7. Next, right click on it again and select Set as Default Device.

Step 8. Done! YAY!

If you have more tips or find other neat things to do with this, post it here.

If you have questions or problems not covered here, start a new thread, don't reply to this. It will help you get a speedier answer.jason

Reply by KeriLynnLove

i finally figured it out ! after u enable the what uhear . go to playback
right click ur device
properties
levels
and UNMUTE the mic

Reply by dagin

i followed Lara's instructions and they worked for me.. try hers..

when i follow the steps when i get to showdisable devices i stillhavethe same items on the screen there is no what u hear or stereo mis pleasehelp dagin

Reply by dagin

don[t have what ;you hear or stereo mix on menu screen . dagin

Reply by Rambosings

I am Having the same problem alot of other people are having. I follow the instructions and when I get to the screen to right click to open the new stereo mix or what you hear I get nuthin! Why ? does anyone know ?

Reply by cobraputnam

I've tried all this stuff, and i seem to have a choise of either just me or just music, but not both. I did get a warning when i frist signed on with this new computer that singsnap might be recording me.no shit

Reply by BreaMark

Thanks. . . . . everything worked as you said. I'm wondering if the reason mine was so easy is that I have a sound card built-in on the motherboard.

All I have to do now is tweak the settings.

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Reply by cobraputnam

Hey everybody...thanks to Lara's directions (1st page) this thing is finally working. I followed the steps she layed out, and it worked, after i tested it a few times (with the damn (in line)mic mute button on)

Reply by DeViOuS_DeAmOn

Ok ive went through everything as described on pg1. Im using Windows Buisness :s and i have a SoundMax intergrated digital HD Audio which is enabled (Sterio Mix). ive set up SS with the settings and can only hear the music after recording.. not my voice!

Any help would be Greatly appreciated

Reply by Nierieka

Ok after attempting EVERYTHING on this site I have fixed my problem. I was experiencing the no mic once the mixer was enabled, I fixed the problem by going into control panel/sound then scroll all the way to the bottom you will see audio manager, go into that you should see in the top tabs almost all the way to the right a tab for sound mixer or wav our whatever yours is called I noticed the box next to recording level which had a pic of a speaker had a red x on indicating it was muted, aha! I found my problem, I played around in there a bit made sure everything was un-muted and at least at 50% or more, went back ran the wizard again and wa-la I work, I hope this helps you!!!!!

Reply by SweetTexasRose

I just bought a new HP Pavilion dv6000 Entertainment Notebook PC, It has Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Conexant High Definition Audio and i have no stereo mix or what u hear, It also has a built in mic I can hear myself but no music.This is what it looks like and when i do the right click and show disabled things there is NOTHING There..If i make the waveout mix my defalt then i can here music but no voice and then if i make the mic the default i have my voice but NOOOOOO MUSIC..GRRRRRRRRRR..I HATE VISTA

Reply by SweetTexasRose

SOMEONE PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HELP ME..LOL

Reply by SweetTexasRose

What is SOOOOOO STRANGE Is it works at singshot BUT NOT Here at singsnap..I WANNA SING Here NOTTTTT There, Someone was saying its not singsnap but from what im seeing it is singsnap, WHY DOES IT WORK THERE AND NOT HERE ??????

Edited reply by hexydes

For those of you with Creative Labs cards that do not have the 'What U Hear' option, even after displaying disabled devices, this is most likely the fault of Creative Labs. They have decided not to fully-support some of their products in Windows Vista. The reasons for this are specious at best (anywhere from not wanting to waste the resources, to getting paid by the RIAA), but the end result is that you won't be able to capture both your mic and your speakers at the same time, unless someone releases a hacked version of the drivers. It's simply an option in the installation that says something to the extent of 'Allow What-U-Hear to be visible'.

My advice to you would be to not support these types of shenanigans in the future, and go with someone else (as I will be doing). Thanks for looking out for your customers, Creative Labs..

Edited reply by trwmusic

'Alright folks, here is a quick and dirty run through of the steps to enable Stereo Mix or What U Hear in Vista.

Step 1. Right click on the speaker icon by the clock in the lower right, and select Recording Devices.

Step 2. Your screen will likely look something like this. Notice only two items here.

Step 3. Right click in the 'blank area' and select Show Disabled Devices.

Step 4. Now you may have a lot more items in the list. Find one called What U Hear or Stereo Mix.

Step 5. Right click on the one you found, and select Enable.

Step 7. Next, right click on it again and select Set as Default Device.

NEXT:

1st: you must have both the show disabled devices and show disconnected devices checked off in order to find the hidden devices.

Now hopefully I've written this as simply as possible, so here it goes:

Right-click on the audio device on the taskbar if you've already done the step above and have closed the window.
Go to Playback and right-click on speakers then click on Properties.
Click on Levels and set Line In to 45, set Microphone to 90.
You may want to change these later as you figure out your preference but it's a good starting place.
Click on Enhancements and check off Equalizer and also check off Immediate mode.
You should change your setting ie Ours is set for Living Room.

Click ok.

Next, click on Recording.
Right-click microphone then click on Properties.
Click on Levels and set microphone at 35 and set Microphone boost 2/3's the way to the right.
The little box beside it should say +20.0 dB.
Click on Enhancements and make sure that both Immediate mode and DC Offset Cancellation are checked.

Click ok.

Right-click Stereo Mix (may be listed under a different name ie. WaveOut Mix, but it should still be the same device).
Click Properties, then click Levels.
Set Stereo Mix to 65. Again, you may want to change this later but it's a good starting point.
Click on Enhancements and make sure both Immediate mode and DC Offset Cancellation are checked.

Click ok.

Right-click Stereo Mix once more and set as default device. This will change when you are singing but that's ok.

Now go and try to record a song.
You will probably have to adjust the volume but may I suggest you do the adjusting with the buttons on the keyboard.
It's a lot easier and less frustrating that way.
Once recorded, take a listen and see if you can hear both the music as well as your voice.

When I tried it after doing those settings all ya heard was a great big WOO HOO out of me!!! Cause it worked.

Hopefully this will help you all as well. If yer still stuck, PM me and I'll see if I can help ya!!'

THESE ARE TO COMMENTS FROM THIS STRING COMBINED I THINK WILL GET YAS ALL SORTED.

Reply by trwmusic

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BASIC VISTA SOUND SETUP
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Enable Stereo Mix/ What U Hear in Vista Operating System

1. Right click on the speaker icon by the clock in the lower right corner of your screen, and select Recording Devices.
2. Right click in the 'blank area' and select Show Disabled Devices.

3. Right click in the Blank area again and select show Disconnected Devices.
4. Now you may have a lot more items in the list. Find one called What U Hear/ or Stereo Mix, right click, and select Enable.
5. Then, right click on What U Hear/ or Stereo Mix again and select Set as Default Device.

Playback Settings

1. Go to Playback, right-click on speakers, then click on Properties.

2. Click 'Levels' TAB, and set Line In slider to 45, set Microphone slider to 90. You may want to change these later as you figure out your preference but it's a good starting place.

3. Click [Enhancements] and check [Equalizer] and also [Immediate mode].

4. Click ok.

Record Settings

1. Go to recording, Right-click on microphone, then click on Properties.

2. Click on [Levels] and set microphone at 35 and set Microphone boost 2/3's the way to the right. The little box beside it should say +20.0 dB.

3. Click [Enhancements] and make sure that both Immediate mode and DC Offset Cancellation are checked.

4. Click ok.

5. Right-click Stereo Mix (may be listed under a different name ie. WaveOut Mix, but it should still be the same device).

6. Click Properties, then click Levels.

7. Set Stereo Mix to 65. Again, you may want to change this later but it's a good starting point.

8. Click on Enhancements and make sure both Immediate mode and DC Offset Cancellation are checked.

9. Click ok.

10. Right-click Stereo Mix once more and set as default device. This will change when you are singing but that's ok.

Now go and try to record a song. You will probably have to adjust the volume. It's a lot easier and less frustrating that way. Once recorded, take a listen and see if you can hear both the music as well as your voice.
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SOUNDCARD SOLUTIONS
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Realtek HD Souncard SETUP

1. Make sure that your microphone playback volume is not muted in Realtek HD audio manager.

2. Realtek audio manager has an icon next to the clock at the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

3. Click on it and click on the microphone tab.

4. Then make sure your playback volume does not have an X in it.

Reply by trwmusic

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Post by Jason

Alright folks, here is a quick and dirty run through of the steps to enable Stereo Mix or What U Hear in Vista.

Step 1. Right click on the speaker icon by the clock in the lower right, and select Recording Devices.

Step 2. Your screen will likely look something like this. Notice only two items here.

Step 3. Right click in the 'blank area' and select Show Disabled Devices.

Step 4. Now you may have a lot more items in the list. Find one called What U Hear or Stereo Mix.

Step 5. Right click on the one you found, and select Enable.

Step 7. Next, right click on it again and select Set as Default Device.

Step 8. Done! YAY!

If you have more tips or find other neat things to do with this, post it here.

If you have questions or problems not covered here, start a new thread, don't reply to this. It will help you get a speedier answer.

Reply by Lovetoloveu36

Hi! i have been waiting to come back to singsnap i have a new laptop with vista and havent been able to sing as i couldnt figure out all the new settings with vista.
Now i did what you say up until step 4 and i dont get the two that you mention come up i only have one thing appear and its called
'wave out mix' ? does that mean anything to you?
your help would be greatly appreciated .
cheers
Deexx

Reply by stefalupagus

Hi. When I right click and show disabled devices, nothing new appears. I am running Vista Home Premium. Any suggestions?

Reply by Karaokeman27GOLD

mine does the same.

Reply by HowardH

I am a Vista user who was frustrated by these problems, too, for weeks. But it's finally working for me as of this morning! (SingSnap support guy Tony talked me through it.) I had followed all the steps above but I was still singing acapella, haha. Tony kept asking me if my sound card was selected on the microphone tab in the Flash player's settings. What? But yeah, that was what fixed it for me.

Right-click on the flash player, go to 'Settings..'. Then click the microphone tab. There is a drop-down list on that page. Your sound card (in my case, 'Stereo Mix') must be selected here as well. Suddenly I'm back in business (despite VISTA)!

By the way, Luvetoloveu36 (above), yes! 'wave out mix' is the same as 'what you hear' or 'stereo mix'. That should be your default recording device for SingSnap.
GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY. Keep trying.

Reply by T-DOGG

I tried that 2 and nothin i can't figure it out? if any one could help i would apreciate it thx!

Reply by nrh83

I had to buy a new sound card (was using onboard sound) Before I could get the 'What U Hear' option, I bought a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi and I highly recommend geting one if your serious about music on the pc.

Reply by Elisabeth

Arghh, it´s not working for me! I have a Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit External sound card and I could only hear my own voice, but now that I have enabled 'Stereo mix' there is no sound at all, no voice and no music!? What am I doing wrong?

Reply by Darlena

Yes it seems we all have similar problems here. When recording, I only get my voice sound recorded, not the music.. dell tech have not been able to help AT ALL.. I am running VISTA as well (which seems to be the big problem here) and have Soundblaster Audigy Soundcard.
I tried the above help.. I got to step three.. clicked on show disabled devices and nothing new appears!
Please help!

Edited reply by lily04GOLD

Arghh, it´s not working for me! I have a Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit External sound card and I could only hear my own voice, but now that I have enabled 'Stereo mix' there is no sound at all, no voice and no music!? What am I doing wrong?Elisabeth

Elisabeth-
I'm one of the fortunate ones I guess cause I've not had vista issues with SingSnap once i followed the above instructions.
In my quest to help, I did find something and I'm crossing my fingers this is your problem!
Right click on the flash player (just right click in the box where the lyrics come up) and then click on Settings. a box will open. you'll see a slider bar that has Record Volume above it. is it all the way to the left, per chance? i tried it out and when i recorded with the indicator to the left, i got zero sound. you may have to adjust it a little to get the best sound as if it's too far to the right it will cause distortion.
i hope this helps!!
good luck!

Reply by Daniela4LuvGOLD+1

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! I will be by soon! Stay warm & cozy * <3

OK.my problem is that i have windows 'vista' i have installed my emu sound card and it isnt giving me the option to choose that card for my audio to record music..so whenever i playback i do not hear music nor my voice, after recording.it just doesnt record the music and/or voice..because my sound card isnt an option..how can i fix that? i just got this computer and my old one which was windows xp it all worked great! help? can you please message me when you have answered my question so i know to go look at any replies?Thanks...

Reply by nextamericanidol

im having trouble every time i right click the volume its comes up the voulme box.not what it says there what do i do???

Reply by podsindapea

Yeah, I've had problems with this stinkin' Vista and SingSnap, too. I've done everything but stand on my head and nothing seems to work. Bless Tony's heart, he's tried to help me, but to no avail. My guess is to get a new sound card because nothing I do seems to help. I feel like I'm totally hosed!

Reply by -Snoopy-

i have vista home premium n a dell pc, i cant get the music to play along with my voice in playback and its sore on the ears to be hearing myself without backing music.lol ive tried all the help ideas above but to no avail, any one know anything else i can try?

Reply by Lara

Jason, thanks for the lowdown, BUT many of us Vista users only have a Mic and StereoMix Wave thing visible, which is a bit confusing for us non-techies..I finally figured it all out due to two posts in another thread which I think needs to go in this thread.

BIG THANKS TO HOOTZ AND WITCHDOCTRESS..without whom..there would be no more singing from me..it is bedtime now, but I got a whole lotta singing to do tomorrwow..cos I am all fixed thanks to THE FOLLOWING POST:

Reply by TheWitchDoctress on May 8, 2007 at 11:52 PM:

ok ppl..Me thinks I got it figured out..the hubby had to go and get this dang program with his new computer but it's me who gets to figure it all out..lol..
anyways, I used Hootz's link

to get me started.
1st: you must have both the show disabled devices and show disconnected devices checked off in order to find the hidden devices.

Now hopefully I've written this as simply as possible, so here it goes:

Right-click on the audio device on the taskbar if you've already done the step above and have closed the window.
Go to Playback and right-click on speakers then click on Properties.
Click on Levels and set Line In to 45, set Microphone to 90.
You may want to change these later as you figure out your preference but it's a good starting place.
Click on Enhancements and check off Equalizer and also check off Immediate mode.
You should change your setting ie Ours is set for Living Room.

Click ok.

Next, click on Recording.
Right-click microphone then click on Properties.
Click on Levels and set microphone at 35 and set Microphone boost 2/3's the way to the right.
The little box beside it should say +20.0 dB.
Click on Enhancements and make sure that both Immediate mode and DC Offset Cancellation are checked.

Click ok.

Right-click Stereo Mix (may be listed under a different name ie. WaveOut Mix, but it should still be the same device).
Click Properties, then click Levels.
Set Stereo Mix to 65. Again, you may want to change this later but it's a good starting point.
Click on Enhancements and make sure both Immediate mode and DC Offset Cancellation are checked.

Click ok.

Right-click Stereo Mix once more and set as default device. This will change when you are singing but that's ok.

Now go and try to record a song.
You will probably have to adjust the volume but may I suggest you do the adjusting with the buttons on the keyboard.
It's a lot easier and less frustrating that way.
Once recorded, take a listen and see if you can hear both the music as well as your voice.

When I tried it after doing those settings all ya heard was a great big WOO HOO out of me!!! Cause it worked.

Hopefully this will help you all as well. If yer still stuck, PM me and I'll see if I can help ya!!

Cheers,
Doc

Reply by Cajun77

I have Vista and did all of the steps above, i hear the music but no voice. When I enable the stereo mixer, my mic does not work. When I disable it and enable the mic, the mic works. Is there anything else I should be doing like lowering or raising the levels?

Reply by ZephyrWolf31

I have the same problem as Cajunbear77 there..I can enable 'What U Hear' with my Soundblaster Audigy SE, but when I do, my microphone stops working.

When I was using XP, I'd select 'What U Hear' and it would record everything, music AND voice. Now it seems I'm stuck with one or the other which is no good for this site.. Please help?

Reply by Gabz

mine does that too

Reply by Cajun77

Where in Vista is the Enhancements, Immediate Mode, DC offset? Still trying the steps above, but as usual with Stereo Mix, only music, no voice. With Microphone checked no music. Any luck from you guys?

Reply by Cajun77

If any of you have yahoo messenger, you can message me there to help out, my ID is jpb6499, please leave a message to let me know it's someone from singsnap, thanks

Reply by SunshineGOLD+4

Come join us..The Music In Me Contest..forum/topic/a4111ad6

I have the same problem...either no music or no voice..if someone finds a solution will you please post it here so that I can give it a try!! I just hope I don't have to buy an new soundcard....thank you...

Reply by danjgGOLD

everything on hear does not work for me

Reply by Silliana

Just got Vista and have problems with everything what sounds is about.

Reply by Silliana

Doesn`t hear either You Tube or Sing Snap-videos !!

Reply by VINCEGOLD

I am a Vista user who was frustrated by these problems, too, for weeks. But it's finally working for me as of this morning! (SingSnap support guy Tony talked me through it.) I had followed all the steps above but I was still singing acapella, haha. Tony kept asking me if my sound card was selected on the microphone tab in the Flash player's settings. What? But yeah, that was what fixed it for me.

Right-click on the flash player, go to 'Settings..'. Then click the microphone tab. There is a drop-down list on that page. Your sound card (in my case, 'Stereo Mix') must be selected here as well. Suddenly I'm back in business (despite VISTA)!

By the way, Luvetoloveu36 (above), yes! 'wave out mix' is the same as 'what you hear' or 'stereo mix'. That should be your default recording device for SingSnap.
GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY. Keep trying.HowardH

Reply by VINCEGOLD

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE FLASH PLAYER SETTINGS?

Reply by HowardH

Vince,
Here's how you get to your flash player settings:

When your SingSnap recorder/player is showing, right click on it anywhere. That's all. There are microphone tab, camera tab, etc. (On the 'privacy' tab, my Vista will not allow me to select 'always allow' and 'remember' for microphone access here (must be some over-zealous security feature?), so I had to click the 'advanced' privacy settings button, surf around a bit, and tell Flash to always allow 'www.singsnap.com' access to my mic & cam.

They sure like to make it difficult, don't they? Good luck.

Reply by Cajun77

Hi all,

I got the music and the distortion fixed, but still no luck in my voice coming through when I use Stereo Mix. The only time my voice works is when I go back to Microphone BUT no music or very low music. Has anyone had any luck fixing theirs that have Vista?

Reply by pixiwiggles

okay, I need help bad!!!!!!! I followed the instructions on how to enable the stereo mix, now I have no sound at all, anywhere. I went back and undid everything, and still, no sound. Everything I look at says my speakers are working, so what's going on?????

Reply by pixiwiggles

okay, nevermind, I fixed that, but I can't get back to the place that I was when I muted my mic, dangit!

Reply by Barbie_Smiles

no luck I have voice & no music & I have mic & stereo mix both enabled . very aggrevating to a singsnap addict !!

Reply by pixiwiggles

I think I've got it figured out. Do what they posted at the beginning, then go to the start menu, choose control panel, click hardware and sounds, and at the bottom should be an option for audio manager. From there, you can adjust your speakers, stereo mix and microphone. Maybe this will help you. Took me a while to figure it out and it worked for me.

Reply by Luv4julie1

ok..i am using a 'soundblaster external live 24-bit' mixer..which of course wasnt compatable with this CRAP vista..got a driver for it a while back and could only get 2 of the 5 things on it to work.but at least i could record. i found a NEW driver last night that said i could use EVERYTHING again with it..but after i dled it..i do not have the option{at least anywhere that i know to look} to get it on what you hear, stereo mix or anything like that. i have tried ALL of the steps above..and i dont get the options that you all mention. alsoooooooo..now this is weird..im still using the same mic i did b4..and it isss working when i test and try to record..but i cannot hear my voice coming thru the speakers now..but its there in playback..{without the music of course} i plugged the same mic into my karaoke machine today.and i could hear myself.so i know it isnt the mic. i ALSO tried doing a system restore..back to b4 i did the stupid download..and it still doesnt work..does it sound like i have missed trying ANYTHING????? lol plzzzzzzzzz help! im going thru SERIOUS withdrawls here..lol ..if anyone can help me..im on yahoo messenger as luv4julie2 AND aol as luv4julie1...>crossin fingers toes and everything!!<
LOL

Reply by Luv4julie1

somebody??? anybody???? >WAHHHHHHHHHHH<

Reply by Cajun77

Hey all,

I realized that I guess my sound card and Vista were not compatible with SingSnap so I did the unthinkable and switched back to XP, no biggie and everything works fine. I'm now able to record voice and music, using the same mic that plugs in to the sound card.

Reply by Silliana

Have got my sound back now,but still trying to get my mic to work.:-/

Reply by Luv4julie1

i still cant singggggggggg..help! plz! lol

Reply by Silliana

I can`t either,Julie.:-(

But now I finally got my mic to work,just have to get the music louder.

Must read what Lara above here wrote..

Reply by Lovetoloveu36

arrggh i gave up. went back to old pc with two cheap headsets that i have to use both as they both wont work on the own HAHA but. i can sing atleast.
well try to anyhow haha.
I should keep trying to fix it though but its not just the vista prob its the internal sound its crap.

Reply by Scotty209

Jason. I have a Vista. and I tried to follow your chart but I cant even get up the things you have displayed there.

my problem is the music. my mic works and all that but when playing back my recorded work. the music is very low to almost nothing.

any help or tips would be appreciated
scott`

Reply by Luv4julie1

me too scotty..i dont get the options they mention.i can find anywhere that i can change it to record 'what u hear' grrrrrrrrr! see if i ever download another update! :'(

Reply by Michelle_T

I'm with ya Julie, I wanna know what the h*** I can do to get this working again!!!!!!!! I just got this stupid computer with Vista and now I can't hear my voice coming through on the speakers either. So....I called the support line and after going through 15 thousand different things, she tells me 'Sorry, Vista doesn't allow you to hear your own vocals come through the speakers!!!!!! I don't know what to do, but if anyone can help at all....I would sooooooooooooooo appreciate it!!! I wanna sing :-[

Reply by Knotty

The problem seems to be that if you have vista on a new LAPTOP (like I do) the sound card doesn't have the same or as many options as the desktop version does. I may be way off here as I'm not computer savvy but this is the impression I'm getting.

My husband who works for Geek Squad at Best Buy says I have to wait for Microsoft to provide an update. Uh.. no i'm not gunna! So tried singing on SingShot. Very similar to SingSnap and while i miss all the things I love about SingSnap and all the people.. I really just want to be able to sing.

If anyone goes to Singshot and want to look me up.. i'm Debinatrix. And things there work fine for me. I can record perfectly. Maybe if enough of us get fed up with not being able to record here and leave for Singshot then the powers that be here at Singsnap will get the clue and fix the problem.

Deb
(Knotty)
or
(Debinatrix if you vist me on Singshot)

Stereo Mix Option Vista

Reply by shortstuff65

Hi Deb, I had the same problem only I have a desktop.I called hp the maker of my computer, they put me on another browser, 'firefox' I know have sound on both mic and music but, my music is so loud I can't turn it down. I also was told to check the mic setting on the flash player. it should be all the way to the left. right click on the player, then click setting and that will bring up a small window with ,I think 4 different icons, on the bottom click on the mic icon and move the lever to the left. I hope this help you. now I have to figuer,out how to turn the music down so I can be heard.
I hope this helps shortstuff65 .Sylvia

Reply by RobSTAFF+11

To Fix Vista Mic and Music setting
You must have The Playback Volume turned on to get both music and your vocals. It is in your microphone setting. I set mine at 50 for right and left it seems to be working well. I have my microphone set as default but I have the stereo mix enabled as well. When you go to the wizard select stereo mix not your mic also in the flash setting select stereo mix not your mic. You will still have to adjust you mic levels and the stereo mix levels I have mine set at 50 and 50 respectively

Reply by Jenna

also as a little tip.. don't run the Wizard if you have vista.. instead.. right click on the player. go to settings and adjust things there manually.. casue the wizards seems to not like Visat too much.. I've found this helps too and hope it helps you

Reply by MERVSBEEBEE

I would like to thank Lara for her instructions. they worked for me. I did have to turn my mic volume to 50 tho. and then when i was recording turn music to halfway on the meter but it worked.. whoooohoooooo

Reply by SeaShell

Thanks Howardh! The right click anywhere in7th step will open up another slide window,which ables you to click tab for settings to save! This Vista is the BenQ 2007 system & talk about advanced settings..I have been singing for some time now Accapella! I APPRICIATE everyone's greatful help! Hope the 'Right click' helps you all. The wizard will do the rest when ready to record,if you follow all 8steps! ~GodBless,~SeaShellp.s Vista is like speed stick,it slowed down&stuck! LoL

Reply by Ebony_and_Ivory

I wonder if it makes a differance what make the Vista is? Because i have an Acer and have had it for about 4 months and once i did the settings above i have never had a problem. Oh mine is a desk top as well. But it is true with the Vista it seems everything is hidden lol. I hope you all can get your Vista,s up an running, i know how frustrateing it can be. But hey look at it this way, we all have these new Vistas and we will know how they work before everyone else lol. Just trying to make ya all feel better, hugs Brenda

Reply by Ebony_and_Ivory

Oh yaaaaaaaa, i was wonderinf what kind of mic everyone is useing with their Vista, i know alot of things are not compatible with this computer

Reply by LadyArwen

i like how this is the only thread that people are being directed to. i have done everything in here, as well as a number of other things, and when i follow the instructions here, i get my voice but no background music. if i change anything, i get background music with no vocal.

i've noticed other people saying they don't have this problem on other karoke sites, and i think i am just going to give up on singsnap and head somewhere else.

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