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December 06, 2012

Tweaking Ubuntu mic volumes

Somehow my mic settings got messed up and sound very, very quiet with a lot of background static. There are probably better ways to fix this problem but here is a way to improve it, at least.

In my Sound Preferences (System > Preferences > Sound) I am using Hardware:Analog Stereo Duplex and Input: Microphone 2 (Front Mic)

In a terminal:

$ alsamixer

Press F4 to get to the Capture portion of the mixer.

Arrow Left or Right to Front Mic Boost and take to 100
Arrow Left or Right to Capture and set at ~85

Test and repeat

Posted by kkwaiser at December 6, 2012 04:26 PM

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