I'm attempting to record some video game footage for fun using Fraps but I have a serious problem with my headset. I've disabled every audio input device except for my headset, which is a Logitech set (I don't know which. I doesn't have a model number on it, but it's one of the fancier ones with the mute switch on the mic). My problem is that when I record the game, my voice is just completely out blasting the game and I can't get the game volume high enought to compete with it. The Fraps sound is maxed.
I discovered the problem to be the fact that lowering the volume slider on the mic doesn't affect the volume input of the mic for some reason. Even when I set the volume slider of the mic to 0, the mic still stays at the same volume. When I test it on the device screen, it will indeed show no voice coming through. None of the bars will light up on the bar scale, but when I go back into the game and start playing again, it will record my voice blasting over the game audio as if I hadn't even touched that volume slider.
All other recording devices on the computer are disabled so it's not a case of another device piggybacking off of this one. Is there some other setting that I'm missing that makes the microphone ignore the volume slider? I've been an electronic musician for years using my computer for audio recording and I've never seen an issue like this. My only thought is that there's something in the computer that's trying to "normalize" the audo input and is overriding the volume but I don't know what it could be. I can't find a setting for that in there.
Fraps has no audio setting of it's own, so this isn't a Fraps issue. It has to be something with Windows 7 itself.
Edited by Blacklight, 20 October 2015 - 01:25 AM.