If you hear feedback from your loudspeakers after you have record-enabled an audio track in Sequel, please keep the following in mind:
- This problem often occurs with laptop computers equipped with an integrated microphone in the housing.
- If the microphone input is selected as the preferred record source a click on the record-enable button in Sequel opens the microphone input.
- All incoming signals are now routed to the audio track in order to get recorded.
- At the same time you hear the input signal with your loudspeakers. This is necessary so that you can hear yourself while recording something.
- But this also means that a feedback can be easily created, which is quite a disturbing situation.
A record-enabled audio track in Sequel
The easiest way to solve this problem is by using headphones. It is important that you monitor with headphones and not with your loudspeakers. If the loudspeakers are emitting any audio signal it is likely that you hear feedback again.
If you do not want to record with an integrated microphone at all, the best solution is to make sure that it is no longer defined as a preferred record source. How to change this depends on your used operating system and audio hardware drivers.
Mac OS X
Here is the procedure to change the preferred audio input:
- Go to the Apple menu and select "System Preferences..."
- There, start the control panel "Sound"
- Select the tab "Input" and change the selection from the integrated microphone to something else, e.g. Line-In input.
If you work with the ASIO DirectX Full Duplex driver in Sequel then make the following settings in Windows:
- Go to the Windows Start menu > Control Panels > Sounds and Audio Devices > Tab: Volume and click on "Advanced..." The Volume Control appears. Alternatively you can open this window by double clicking on the loudspeaker symbol at the right bottom of the task bar.
- In the Volume Control window go to menu "Options" and select "Properties"
- There, select "Recording" for "Adjust volume for", then click "OK".
- The "Recording Control" window appears. There, remove the "Select" checkmark for the intergrated microphone and select e.g. Line-In as the new audio input source.