I recently bought an analog-to-digital converter to simplify the process of adding LPs to my computer-based music system. The music library is kept on an offboard hard disk system connected to a Mac Mini, but I wanted to use my Windows 7 PC for the LP transfers because of its greater memory and hard-disk space.
I connected the ADC to the PC, and set its inputs so it could receive the digital stream. That part works. The problem is that in the Windows 7 audio control panel I have no indication of a line input. The signal from the ADC is being treated as a mic-level input, with the microphone icon, and of course the input is overloaded by the ADC's line out put.
I've looked everywhere I can think of to find some way to change that USB audio input from mic-level to line-level, without success. Even the driver that came with the sound card (Creative Recon 3D) offers no help. A search on the Web showed some other folks asking the same question, but no working answers. Does anyone here have a suggestion?
In the meantime, I simply switched to using the SP/DiF optical connection, and that works well. The USB question is more curiosity than anything else. I'm wondering what I've missed.