Can I boost the line-in feed on my laptop?
February 7, 2006 4:17 PM Subscribe
PC Audio: How can I boost the audio coming in through my laptop's line-in?
posted by Brian James to technology (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm recording classes using a single boundary microphone connected to my laptop. On playback, the speaker is audible and intelligible, but I have to max out my volume controls and questioners can't be heard.
Is there a way, on my laptop, to boost the line-in signal? I have maxed out the mic volume control, and I don't seem to have any kind of Mic Boost or AGC function on my soundcard. (A SOUNDMAX Digital Audio, if that matters)
I have a feeling the "correct" solution here is to get a microphone preamp, but those that I have seen on the interweb are pricey ($200 and up), and my classes just aren't worth it. I'm seeking a cheaper alternative.