I am trying to record my voic Bolde into my W10 laptop running Vegas Pro 17 using an external active Rode microphone. The sound is as bad as it gets. Huge background noise and like I was recording sitting upside down in a barrel. Using the same mic to record onto my video camera gives me a sound to die for.
I have now pinpointed the problem to be the following. Vegas is not using my Rode but the laptops built in microphone instead. And the screen is folded down so that's probably why the voice sounds so horrible.
However, there is no other option under Record Input other than Microsoft Sound Mapper. Under Help or the web or on YT tutorials there is also no info on a problem like this. Or I cant find it. I try to play around with Audio Buses but there is a new option under Record Input but I find no explanation what these options do. Engaging half of them results in an error message and recording is not possible.
So I go to my Windows 10 to look for possible solutions. Somehow I would need to rout the Rode to Vegas. However, I cant find any such solution. W10 is a nightmare for me. I can turn the microphone on or off but its the internal microphone and since my Rode is not identified by the laptop.