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:
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