Here's our Hardware Tip for.. September 15, 2000
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Microphone Tips--Part 1 of 5
Does your computer listen? More and more computers now ship with built-in microphones or headset microphones as well as voice recognition, voice memo, and video teleconferencing software. Over the next few days, we'll pass along some tips for getting the best performance while dictating, recording, or conferencing.

First, carefully read over the documentation that ships with your voice-related software. You'll want to pay close attention to sound board compatibility listings and settings. Voice packages often work best with certain sound cards and sometimes have known problems with other cards. Check to make sure your card works well with your voice package and is set correctly to get the best performance.