- Jul 2, 2005
Has anyone used the Stereo Mix option with an onboard sound card? I have a Creative AC97 card which gives me very good sound, well as good as I want it to be, but as soon as I use the Stereo Mix option to record anything the results are absolutely dire, the sound being overmodulated or distorted as well as sounding as if it's coming out of a 1910 phonograph or something. I have done everything I could think of, new driver, volume settings etc. Maybe one you sound buffs could enlighten me or do I just need a new sound card or is this to be expected when using the the Stereo Mix i.e. is it an inferior way to record? I would have thought previously that Stereo Mix was as good a way as any to record sound but for me it doesn't work very well. Any advice appreciated.