I'm running a mic into a small mixing board, and then taking the signal from the headphone jack on the board and running it into a laptop. Well, specifically, the mic port on the docking bay of the laptop.
When I listen to the signal coming from the mixing board on my headphones, it sounds fine. When I run an MP3s player directly into the mic port on the dock, it records fine too.
But when I run the phones jack to the mic input, the recording is awful. I don't even get a signal.
What could cause that?
We've tried playing with the mic levels. Tonight, the whole IT department tried to isolate the problem and fix it, but we don't have a lot of audio equipment to test with. Still, no luck. Thoughts?