Dimension 9150 on board sound card

Discussion in 'Dell' started by s.v.nielsen, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. s.v.nielsen

    s.v.nielsen Guest

    In Dimension 9150 with Sound blaster Audigy Advanced MD on board I have
    this problem:
    I want to record what I hear when I play back a MIDI file, but I can not
    select the right recording source: 'what You hear'.
    Only can I select recording from: Line in, Microphone or Rear Microphone.

    I wonder, is there a work-around?

    The solution where you plug a cable from output to input is not what I want

    You could install another sound card but then you would loose the
    ability to use the front I/O connectors?
    s.v.nielsen, Jan 25, 2007
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    jmbainbridge Guest

    I had this problem but never found a solution.

    In my case I purchased a utility to convert the audio source to a
    usable file (in this case realaudio to mp3). Have a google for 'convert
    midi to wav'. Alternatively you can get better sound cards that do have
    the correct internal connectors (from Dell for a start) ... if they
    will allow recording what you hear I'm not sure. In any case running a
    conversion should give you better quality.

    jmbainbridge, Jan 26, 2007
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  3. s.v.nielsen

    s.v.nielsen Guest

    Hi James!

    Thanks for your tip! I will try that out :)
    The PC prior to to this one had 'Sound Blaster Live' and there were
    never problems recording: 'What You Hear' :-(
    s.v.nielsen, Jan 26, 2007
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    s.v.nielsen Guest

    Hi James!

    Now I succeeded in finding a converter program that pleases me very much.

    I had to try out at least ten programs. Nine of them relied on the
    playback and record functions in my sound-card, so they did not work!

    Number ten do not rely on a sound card at all, so it works! You don't
    have to fuss with recording levels and it even work faster! I've
    measured that it takes less than 12.5% of the playback time to convert a
    midi-file to a MP3-file.
    On top of it all you can choose the very sound font file (*.sf2) you
    want in the conversion. :) :)

    Anyone who has the same problem, go to:

    Thanks again to you James for putting me on the track :)
    s.v.nielsen, Jan 28, 2007
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    jmbainbridge Guest

    No problem ... doing it that way should give you better quality

    jmbainbridge, Jan 28, 2007
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