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microphone delay/latency, do i need a sound card?

by hemi-the-breslever / February 5, 2013 1:34 AM PST
hi, Happy i have a problem in win 8 that i had also in win 7, i did update sound drivers and it didn't help. when i want to hear my self using the microphone i press "listen to this device" (is this tha only way?) and there is a very small delay but its impossible to sing like that. i have a laptop, maybe that's the reason because the sound "card" is not a card but a small chip? my laptop is strong its an HP Pavillion g6 1229ej (cpu- i5 ,4gb ram, 500 gb hard drive, a very good graphics card, but still a laptop so probably the sound device is just a chip?) so i tried installing asio 4 all :} but it needed a music program to be attached to or something (that's what i understood that it doesn't work on its own) so i downloaded fl studio and played there with the settings and did (i think) change the delay/latency to a less delay but it was still annoying and impossible to sing to a karaoke like that. is the only solution is buying a sound card??? and if so, which one is the cheapest i can get that does just that, that's the only thing i need, to fix the microphone delay/latency. thanks in advance to all that read and help out. Happy
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You're rigtht.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2013 7:13 AM PST

As any sound card must digitize the audio then pass that over to a decoder then to an amplifier this will always result in a delay. If you had an amplifier then maybe you could do this but... if you watch folk that sing they hold their hand just so to hear themselves better.

In other words, this is not something a sound card can fix.

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ok thanks, and how 'bout just speakers
by hemi-the-breslever / February 5, 2013 9:12 AM PST
In reply to: You're rigtht.

hi, how 'bout instead of an amplifier, i get a cheap pc speakers that have a mic in and a headphones out, could i hear my self as well, like an amp? thanks again.

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(NT) Isn't that what I wrote above? Yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2013 9:17 AM PST
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