To ensure accurate presentation scores, we require all first-time users to adjust sound recording settings before using PitchVantage. Follow the instructions carefully and you only need to complete this process once.
First, connect a headset with a mic to your laptop.
Right click the sound iconon desktop > Click Recording Devices.
- Show Disabled Devices Enable
Next, for all Windows users:
- If your recording/input device is Realtek High Definition Audio, go down to the next step.
- If your recording/input device is Conexant SmartAudio HD, click here to continue.
- If your recording/input device is IDT High Definition Audio CODEC or other audio drivers, click here to continue.
- For Windows 7 & 8 users, double click Microphone for Realtek High Definition Audio.
- For Windows 10 users, click Device properties under Input.
- Uncheck Disable All Sound Effects (if visible)
- Check Immediate Mode (if visible)
- Check Noise Suppression (if visible)
- Check Acoustic Echo Cancellation (if visible)
- Check Mono Microphone (if visible)
- Check Microphone Focus (if visible)
Newer laptops have only one setting item: Enable. Check Enable.
- Drag Microphone slider to 100
- Drag Microphone Boost slider to 0.0 dB (if visible)
Important: make sure microphone is NOT muted.
Picture below shows the microphone is muted. Un-mute by clicking the icon .
Click Listen > Uncheck Listen to this device.
Click OK. Your adjustment is complete!
Lastly, click the attachment below to listen to a 6-second audio and get a sense of what good quality recording sounds like. You are all set and ready to launch PitchVantage!