New to the forum and hopefully someone can help me out. Not sure if this is the stack to be asking this on or not, sorry if not.
I'm trying to setup a system that will allow me to record meetings in a hall. The setup has the mics going in to and speakers going out of a mixing desk. I can get the sound to come out of the laptop into the mixing desk and out to the speakers fine, but when I try to hook up the mixing desk so that the sound is coming into the laptop using a combo audio adaptor the quality is just unusable.
What I need is: The ability to play audio from the laptop Record audio on the laptop (through the built-in mic isn't good enough quality). It will also be used for Skype so that people who are at home can join a call and hear the meeting.
Anyone got any idea on what's wrong? If the audio jack isn't going to do it what are my other options?