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These are the preference options if Wave mode is selected in the Sound Device Preferences. Only use Wave mode if nothing else is available.
Tip: Always make sure that you have the latest drivers for your sound device or sound card. Visit your sound device or sound card manufacturer's website.
Default Input (Recording)
Choose the default sound device from which to record audio. You may need to make sure the device is on and plugged in, otherwise it may not show up.
Default Output (Playback)
Choose the sound device from which to play audio. You may need to make sure the device is on and plugged in to the speakers, otherwise it may not show up.
Choose a sample rate for both recording and playback. 44100 is the default for CD quality. Mixcraft supports sample rates up to 192000, if your sound card supports it.
This is the number of bits per sample. 16 is the default for CD quality. Mixcraft supports bit depth of 24 bit for ultra high quality. Only use 8 bit if you have to (8 bit sounds very noisy).
Number Of Buffers
This is the number of audio buffers to pre-mix before starting playback. The number of buffers will determine the latency. More buffers lead to higher latency. Fewer buffers lead to lower latency but possible audio gapping.
The size of the buffer also determines the latency of the software. Larger buffers lead to higher latency. Choosing different buffer sizes may help the software work better with your sound card or sound device. Smaller buffers lead to lower latency but also possible audio gapping.
This button opens the Window's mixer to allow you to configure the inputs or recording levels for your sound devices.