Low volume output from onboard sound. Any software solutions to boost gain?
Posted on 2004-08-25
We have a couple of Secretaries using NEC Powermate slimline desktop PCs. We use an electronic dictation software to record dicatation whch the secretaries playback on their PCs to then type.
The problem is that the max volume from the on-board soundcard is very low for this particular filetype. We've installed the latest drivers but that only boosted the vol. slightly.
The software vendor recommended that we install Soundblaster Cards, however the slimline cases are too narrow to fit a soundblaster card(!).
So, is there any software solution that can boost the gain, i.e. the amplitude of the input signal to the soundcard. My idea is that if we can increase the initial volume, before the audio reaches the soundcard then the final output will be louder...
- and getting the people doing the dictation to shout into the dictaphones is not an option! :)