Adjusting Sound/Recording Settings (Windows)

Adjusting Sound/Recording Settings (Windows)

Adjusting Sound/Recording Settings (Windows)

This guide explains how to adjust sound/recording settings so that you can choose where your sound is coming from.

First we have a couple of basic settings to define:

Playback tab - A list of Sound devices connected to your computer

Recording tab - A list of microphone devices connected to your computer

Default Device - Any device with this setting will output most sound coming from your computer. Examples: Music, Video, Game sounds, System Sounds, etc.

Default Communication Device - Any device with this setting will output all Voice related sounds coming from your computer. Examples: eXpWorld, Skype, Discord, Workplace calls, etc.

‚ÄčTo access the Windows sound settings, first click the settings icon in eXp World, located in the upper-right corner, and click Audio Settings
Next click on Open Windows Sound Settings

In your Windows Sound Settings, a device can be selected to be the default device as well as the default communication device. Devices can also be separate, As seen in the picture below:


example of a device being set as both                        example of two devices with each setting

Have you ever logged into eXp World, listened to the birds chirping or the footsteps of your avatar and wondered to yourself, "Why can't I hear anyone?" These settings being incorrect could be the culprit!

Sometimes when a new monitor is plugged in with an HDMI cable the sound settings can change to send sound to the new monitor. 
To change these setting please follow these steps:

Step 1. Find the device on the list. (You should see the name of the device on the list in the description.)

Step 2. Right click the device,  a drop down menu will open and you should have the option to set it as the default communication device or default device.

Please note that if a device is already set as the default device or default communication device the option will not appear in the drop down menu.

Step 3. Once you have the proper devices selected test the sound/microphone. 

If devices are not working properly check the connections of the devices (For example: Most speakers have a cable that connects to the speaker port on a computer.) and make sure they are turned on. Then check the volume and review the settings to make sure the proper devices are selected.

Below are short clips of how to change these settings:


example of adjusting sound (playback) settings                  example of adjusting recording settings

Congratulations, you are now a Sound Settings eXpert!