Question on Windows Volume control


I'm using Windows, (yes I know, heresy.) To anyone else using Win 7, when playing back your projects in mp3 form do you leave the Windows 7 volume at max, and attenuate with your sound card's physical volume knob?
Or, should windows volume be left at 50%?
I've heard a range of opinions on this from "clipping can be introduced at 100%", to "that's rubbish."
Anyone have any thoughts on this?


jsrobinson 6 years ago | 0 comments

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    Personally I don't use an onboard soundcard at all. If you are using an external soundcard, why would you need to use volume control in Windows7? Or do you mean the volume control of windows media player?

    Don't think it should matter much what you do to the volume.
    To make sure: if you turn up the volume of the player to max, and it doesn't clip the audio, the signal is good, so you can turn up the soundcard level after that. As long as nothing starts clipping you should be fine.

    6 years ago | 0 comments

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