I've found this issue and various discussions online about this, but no obvious "just do this", so I'm wandering over here from ServerFault to ask this.
Is there a way to disable or hard-set the input level on a mic? In the
Sound preferences on the
Input tab if I click on the device and set a level and then start talking it picks up the sound and then start to auto-adjust the mic input level.
This causes issues when talking with someone on Lync/Skype/etc because one minute the sound is fine and then if you raise your voice for a second and then lower it back down (or shift around in your chair) the auto-adjust causes the other party to think your whispering or yelling.
I'd like to be able to disable the auto-adjust if possible. Yes/No?
NOTE: The issue is similar this one: iMac OSX 10.8.4 Volume adjusts by itself but rather on the input side and not the output side for me.
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