So about a month ago i decided to pick up a sound card (Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 SE, PCI interface) to see if i was missing out on anything, and holy crap was i! the new depth to infected mushroom, born of osiris, hell ANYTHING i threw at this card was great (for an older sound card, mind you).
My JBL platinum edition 2 pc speaker set now screams at me with pleasure from the music
and that's right, 2 pc. i love em. ive never heard another speaker set that's 2 pieces that sounds nearly as good as these.
But i stumble across one kind of big issue for me about a week ago: i used to plug my guitar into the line in jack on the onboard to record a cover or some riffage, and it worked.. well it was ok. quality was lacking.. hence the new card.
well, the mic/line in is not functional. i've spent hours trying, the thing just wont work. So far audio out (analog) works, and i've no other means to test the digital or other outs unfortunately.
Mind you, for the most part im by no means a n00b to computers, ive been at this for some time now.
1) install the latest drivers from Creative, including the Alchemy, as i do still play diablo 2
2) turned off the integrated sound in the BIOS.
3) plugged my guitar/ipod into EVERY interface on the card to make sure i wasnt missing something/plugging it into the wrong port.
4) Tried playing around in: Right click on speaker in taskbar--> Recording Devices (tried setting as default device AND default communication device).
now, i have searched all over the internet, and on here, and i havent seen something quite like this. Ive also personally never encountered this up until now.
Thanks in advance for the help.