#1
weird sorta-music recording related question...

sometimes, i mess around with recording random stuff on acid xpress (just to hear how i sound) using my laptop's built in microphone. recently, though, ive had major trouble: normally, sound moves the mic input levels (and if its too loud it goes to red, you all know that hole thing)... but, recently, from the moment i open the program's recording screen, the slider is immediately at red. its not just this program that does this, too.

now, its so bad that i have to check "mute mic" on my laptop's sound settings otherwise my speakers get messed up and all of my laptop's sound is distorted. personally, i think something is wrong with my sound card, but i have no idea how to check that. anyone have any ideas/insight/expertise here? im really not so much the computer type -- at least, in the sound department -- so any help is appreciated. thanks.
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#2
call those computer geek guys that drive those vw bugs...
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#3
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call those computer geek guys that drive those vw bugs...

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#4
hmm, no, see... like, if you go to control panel's sound and audio devices tab and then choose 'test hardware,' i have the same problem. when i test the mic, the level rises right to red, and when i try to adjust the mic's volume, the slider moves by itself right back up to the top... so its not a problem with the program. and i might know more than ****ing geek squad does. i, sadly, bought my laptop from best buy. what a waste, lol
"Cause I threw you the obvious
Just to see if theres more behind the
Eyes of a fallen angel
Eyes of a tragedy"

"3 libras" --apc