These days using Voice IP services or video calling apps in our day-to-day lives has become pretty standard. However, things start getting a little complicated when your audio input volume is low. As a result, the other person can’t hear you or have difficulty understanding your voice. That’s where you should try to boost microphone volume in Windows.
In case if you don’t know how to do so. Then don’t worry, as, in this post, I will guide you with all the steps you have to follow to boost microphone volume in Windows 11 and Windows 10.
How To Boost Microphone Volume in Windows 11/10?
There are two ways to boost Microphone volume in Windows 10. The first method will walk you through the basic troubleshooting steps. The other one is the third-party software called VOICEMEETER Virtual Audio Mixer.
Here are two methods we will be following to fix the issue: increase the microphone volume and use third-party software.
1] Increase Microphone Volume in Windows 11/10
In Windows 11
- Right-click on the volume icon, and select Sound settings
- Go to the Input section, and then select your Microphone
- Under Input settings > Enhanced Audio> click on the Advanced link to open Microphone properties
- Switch to the Levels tab, and then change the Boost level to +40
- Apply the changes, and it should increase Microphone Volume.
In Windows 10
- At first, right-click on the sound icon from your taskbar and click on Sounds.
- Then from the top, click on the Recordings tab.
- Now select your Microphone and right-click on it, and go to Properties.
- Then a new window will open up. From here, switch to the Levels tab.
- Over here, you will see the Microphone boost option, which is set at 0.0 dB by default. However, use the slider to adjust it up to +40 dB.
- Finally, hit the Apply and Ok button to save the changes.
Also, do ask others about the microphone volume to adjust the microphone boost to the perfect level.
Alternatively, you may also notice that the low microphone volume issue might not get fixed after boosting the microphone volume. If you do face the same, then switch to the Advanced tab instead of the Levels tab.
In the advanced tab, you will find an option: Allow the application to take executive control of this device. Make sure to uncheck it to fix the issue.
2] Use VOICEMEETER Virtual Audio Mixer
You can also check out the Voicemeeter virtual audio mixer. It is a third-party application that lets you manage your audio sources from or to any audio devices or applications.
The application can be downloaded free of cost. To get started with this application, follow the below steps:
- At first, download Voicemeter from its official website.
- Once the setup is downloaded, double click on it and complete the installation process.
- After that, give your Windows system a restart.
- Next, launch Voicemeter and click on the first hardware input section and choose your Microphone.
- Now use the Fader gain slider to adjust the Microphone’s sound dB.
- Finally, click on the menu from the top right and select Save settings.
- After saving the settings, Voicemeter will load the saved volume profile, and it will help you boost Microphone volume in Windows.
So those were two of the effective ways to increase microphone volume in Windows 11/10. Now go ahead and check both of the steps out and see which one is working for you. Also, I hope this post has helped you to record steps on your screen.
What Do You Mean by Microphone Gain?
In general, microphone gain increases the signal’s amplitude. Signals from microphones are boosted to line-level levels so that professional audio equipment will recognize and understand the microphone signal. Immediately after the microphone output, the mic preamps control the gain of the signal.
What Happens if the Gain Is Too High?
If we increase the gain, i.e., take too much audio, it will pick up more noise, and the audio will be distorted. Microphones are used to pick up the nearby voice, but they will pick up everything if they are too sensitive.
What Is the Best Setting for Microphone Boost?
There is no fixed setting. It depends on the microphone quality. Some microphones can filter noise at the hardware level, while some don’t. The best way to figure this out is to experiment using audio recording software and listen to your audio on multiple devices.