[System] Asus motherboard P7H55-M PRO w/ i5 processor
[Audio] Onboard 8 channel High Def Audio Codec
Background is this; I need to record two separate inputs, Line In and the Mic. The Realtek HD Audio Manager allows you 3 choices of:
1) Line in
or 3)Stereo mix (this is both inputs mixed together)
This is a one choice wonder. When I go to the audio programs I use for recording, I only see the "Realtek HD Audio Input" for a choice. I do not get to choose, line in or mic. I need to keep the channels separate.
I have been looking everywhere for the answer and I'm ready to throw a rock at my computer. Is there additional software that I can replace the Realtek stuff with? What’s the Answer?
Afaik, it's supposed to do that. When you plug a new device into a jack, it auto detects and asks you to identify the thing in question. You can specify whether the device should be headphones, speakers and also mic or line in I think (auto-guesses). Sorry if that's inaccurate, it's been a while since I used a mic on my pc (which has the realtek thingy)
Looks like sound card is what I'm going to be adding. I have a PCI and a PCI-E left on my board. I already upload 1 stream, Scanner Feed. I would be looking for a card that has a stereo input so I can add additional feeds. Would any cheap card do the trick? Also if I install the card, would I still use my onboard 7.1 surround sound for gaming?