The following are possible reasons why there is no audio input or poor quality audio input from your recording device:
- Sound Card Driver is not updated
- Incompatible Audio Enhancements
- Channel settings
- Microphone privacy settings
- Wrong device selected
Sound Card Driver is not updated
To update the Sound Card Driver:
- Open Device Manager (You can open it by pressing Windows Key+R, then type devmgmt.msc)
- Double-click Sound, video and game controllers. Your Sound Card will be one of the items listed.
- Right-click on your Sound Card, and click Update driver. Windows will guide you how to search for updated Sound Card driver
Incompatible Audio Enhancements
Microsoft and third-party vendors have shipped audio enhancement packages designed to make your system’s specific hardware sound absolutely perfect. These are referred to as Audio Enhancements. But sometimes, these can cause problems with audio and sound. If you face issues with your audio, you may want to disable and see if it helps:
- Open Sound Control (You can open it by pressing Windows Key+R, then type mmsys.cpl)
- Go to Recording tab.
- Right-click on an input device (e.g. Microphone), and click on Properties.
- Go to Advanced tab, and un-tick Enable audio enhancements
- Click Apply button
Input device might have a problem with certain channel settings. Try changing channel settings in WavePad (e.g. use Stereo instead of Mono). To change channel settings, click here.
Microphone privacy settings
Your machine may need to grant WavePad access to your input device. To see the settings in Windows:
- Press the Windows button
- Type Microphone privacy settings, and click the link
Wrong device selected
A different recording device may have been selected in WavePad options. To check this, open WavePad recording options by:
- Go to Home tab and press Options button to open WavePad settings window
- Go to Record tab
- Check Device and Input if proper values are selected