Selecting an audio device with Windows® Vista:
If you are running windows vista you must manually set the recording device and restart the program.
Step 1. To begin RIGHT click on the Vista speaker icon in the lower right corner of your desktop.
Step 2. The following menu will pop up, now LEFT click on "Recording Devices".
Step 3. The system sound panel will now open with the recording tab selected. RIGHT click any item on this screen to show the following menu popup below. You want to make sure "Show disabled Devices" and Show Disconnected Devices are checked. Vista has a habit of hiding the "Stereo Mix"/"Wave Out Mix " device options. (This is used to record what you hear). RIGHT click on the device you wish to use and LEFT click "Set as Default Device" , click apply then OK. Attention: You must restart MP3MyMP3 after setting the default device.
Audio Mixer Control with Windows® XP: Volume settings can all be set from within MP3MyMP3 (XP) so you may only need to open this if you wish to mute unused sound sources to achieve a higher quality recording... ie. mute microphone when recording from wave source.
Step 1. Double click on the speaker icon to open the volume control mixer which looks like this:
Step 2. Click on options and select properties to get the Recording Mixer which looks like this:
Step 3.The Recording Control window above allows you to select and set the recording level for various sound sources.
Device selection and recording volume settings can all be controlled from within MP3MyMP3 (XP) so you can manage levels either way.