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Old 09-15-01, 09:55 AM
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Any way to force your soundcard to higher volumes?

I have a Soundblaster Live! Value card. Is there anyway I can force the card to output at a higher volume level? Obviously, I've already set the standard Windows volume controls to the max (wave & main). I'm trying to tape some movies onto a VCR, but the volume on everything but VCDs tend to be too quiet.

Are there any "hidden" controls for the SBLive that you need special software to access? Or any switches on the board to crank it up beyond normal levels? Or any software that cranks up the volume regardless of sound card?
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Good question. I just installed Win2K on a notebook and the volume is less than it was under NT. It almost seems to be a driver thing. I can't find any other settings for it other than the normal volume panels.
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Do you have the Live! Ware 3.0 program installed? You can it from the Soundblaster homepage.

One of the programs, Surround Mixer, has several features, like controlling the volume of sound files, CD, MIDI, etc. Here you can play around with the special effects settings--quite fun, if you use a microphone. And you can save these customizations. It's best to use the Creative Launcher and create a shortcut, since it integrates many programs.


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