i installed the latest (i think) driver for my CHAINTECH SOUND CARD CT-AV710 7.1 card.
when i record from line in source (i use cassette deck or MD player) my sound levels are really hot. i set my line in level (in my windiws sounds and audio devices settings) as low as possible. level are still so hot i am distorting in my cool edit pro program. in my windows sound settings, i can lower my line in level as stated, but i cannot lower the master recording volume, it won't let me.
anyone have *any* idea what this is about? i am a digital archivist, believe it or not, and i am screwed if i can't get clean signals onto my hard drive.
any suggestions? (i am already anticipating the "get a good sound card")
win xp, btw