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Topic Title: Easily set microphone volume?
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Created On: 09/02/2021 03:26 AM
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 Easily set microphone volume?   - BigTech - 09/02/2021 03:26 AM  
 Easily set microphone volume?   - j_mundel - 09/02/2021 06:24 AM  
 Easily set microphone volume?   - Lunis Orcutt - 09/02/2021 12:08 PM  
 09/02/2021 03:26 AM
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Right-Click System Tray Icon > Audio > Check Microphone

Dictate into the microphone quietly or loudly.

Is that the only way?

Cannot just enter a number someplace, for the microphone volume?


 09/02/2021 06:24 AM
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I've been running into my own mic input volume issues lately and I found the following helpful.

If using Dragon Professional Individual 15.xx on the Dragon bar Click Profile -> Manage dictation sources...

Then highlight the microphone you're using and make sure the box for "Automatically adjust the microphone level as I speak" is unticked.

Then if in Windows 10 open the settings app then click System -> Sound and then under "Input" heading make sure the microphone you're using is selected then click "Device properties" below that.

Here you an increase the volume to the desired level. Dragon normally adjusts this setting automatically and in some cases it may be set too low. Doing the first step should stop dragon from automatically adjusting this so you can set the desired level. Trial and error might be neccessary for optimum results.

Best of luck!

 09/02/2021 12:08 PM
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We concur with the 1st part of J_mkundel's recommendation but changing Windows sound settings is a waste of time because Dragon will reset the volume input level when you run the Microphone Check; which you will have to do. If you wish to raise your microphone input level, speak at a lower volume level when you run the Microphone Check. Vice versa will produce the opposite results.


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