Advice 1: How to check the microphone in laptop

For quick recording and playback of sounds, music and speech are very convenient to use a laptop, especially if you are on a business trip, go on tour or participate actively in the ceremony. Any traveling musician and sound engineer will need to know how to check the microphone in laptop. It will be able to serve as a good substitute for a real recording Studio, right on the Amateur level.
How to check the microphone in laptop
You will need
  • Built-in laptop microphone, an external dynamic microphone, folder "Sound" ("Sounds and audio devices").
On the desktop, open your laptop, click start. Select in the section "control Panel" folder "Sound" (in earlier versions of Windows called "Sounds and audio devices"). In the new window that appears, click the "Recording" tab. Next, select the recording device to "Microphone". Click on it to change settings.
You will be presented with a small window "Properties: the microphone," where you can enable and disable the device itself, to adjust the volume balance, choose sound effects, set elements the recording quality is the bit depth and sampling rate for use in shared mode.
You can use the built-in laptop microphoneand also connect an external dynamic microphone through a special red socket "Microphone". It is located next to the line input and earphone Jack hole. In the folder Properties: microphone: click the" General "tab. Then in the bottom box, "device usage" click arrow "Use this device". After that, click "Ok". The microphone must be turned on.
In order to adjust the volume balance go to the relevant section "Levels". Put the sliders for microphone and amplifier to a desired level. Click "OK". Always listen carefully, hear whether the sound from the speakers of the columns, so how to check the microphone in laptop really only allows the very existence of the sound. Use additional functions, if you are going to add to the sound of the microphone sound effects.
Don't forget to press the power button on the microphone.
Useful advice
This method of connection, and check the microphone is the same as laptop and personal computer.

Advice 2 : How to check built in microphone

Modern laptops are different from their predecessors portability. Their characteristic feature is the presence of many embedded devices, including the camera and microphone. Before first use, the question arises of the quality of work microphone. To test its performance in several stages.
How to check built in microphone
Adjust the microphone by default:- click start, then in search field enter the name of the device. When prompted, select the list item "device Manager";
- open the "Sound, video and game controllers". If you right-click on "audio driver", uninstall the driver for the microphoneand;
- after the audio driver is removed, again click "start" in the search box type the word "backup" and click "OK";
- menu opens in which you need to follow all instructions, after which the audio driver will be installed by default.
Check for a faulty microphoneand:- as is often the built in microphone located at the top of the display, adjust the display of the laptop so that it was located directly in front of the mouth;
to record sound through the built in microphone it is advisable to choose the room where there is background noise;
- open the start menu and enter in the search field the word "Text" or "Sound". Select in the results list, the item "Recording device";
- start "Record" and speak into the microphone , any sound. After that, save the file in a convenient place, e.g. on your desktop.
- to reproduce recorded sound, open the file using "Windows Media" or any other player;
- if playback is missing, start to follow the steps in the next stage.
Check the settings of the microphoneand "Microphone", select "Properties" and make sure that it is enabled;
- open the "Levels" tab and set the maximum value for the volume settings (100%);
- open the "Advanced" tab and select the check boxes that are possible, all fields;
- click "Apply" and then "OK". Then close all Windows;
- record the sound again in order to check the microphone.
Useful advice
If the record fails to exercise, try to re-reset the MIC.
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