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Note: For Windows 8 click on the Desktop tile of your Start Screen to following these instructions.

In this tutorial we will explain how to setup your Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer for recording on SingSnap.

When recording on SingSnap all you need to record are your vocals. When saving your recording the SingSnap Mixer will add the music track and allow you to adjust the timing (sync).

Step One:

Right click on the speaker icon by your system clock and select "Recording Devices". The Sound window will open to the Recording tab.

Step Two:

To show all recording devices right mouse click on the devices area. You will be given the option to Show Disabled Devices and to Show Disconnected Devices. Make sure both of these options are selected (indicated by a check mark). If they are not selected click on the options to select them.

Ensure that your Microphone (or the device you wish to record with) is selected as your default device. The default device is shown with a green circle containing a check mark. If your Microphone (or the device you wish to record with) is not set as your default device right mouse click on the device and select "Set as Default Device".

Step Three:

Speak into your microphone and ensure the level meter is moving. You should see the level meter move by your default device. If the meter is moving, but not shown as your default device follow the instructions in Step Two to set the device to default.

Step Four:

Right mouse click on Microphone (or the device you chose) and select Properties, or double click the device, to open the Properties window.

Click on the Levels tab to view the device sound adjustments.

Set your Microphone (or the device you chose) to about 75%. If a Microphone Boost option is offered set it to +10.0db. Note: These settings can be adjusted later if needed

Close the Properties and Sounds windows.

Step Five:

Right click on the speaker icon by your system clock and select "Playback Devices". The Sound window will open to the Playback tab.

Ensure that Speakers (or the device you use for audio playback) is selected as your default device. The default device is shown with a green circle containing a check mark. If Speakers (or the device you use for audio playback) is not set as your default device right mouse click on the device and select "Set as Default Device".

Right mouse click on Speakers (or the device you use for audio playback) and select Test. You should hear sound first from your left speaker and then from the right.

Step Six:

Right mouse click on Speakers (or the device you use for audio playback) and select Properties, or double click the device, to open the Properties window.

Click on the Levels tab to view the device sound adjustments.

Adjust the Speakers (or the device you use for audio playback) to about 50%. If a Microphone slider is shown adjust the level to about 75% and ensure that it's not muted (mute is indicated by a null symbol beneath the blue speaker). Note: These settings can be adjusted later if needed

Step Seven:

You're ready to Record a Song! To learn how to Record see our Record A Song Tutorial

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