Sound Board Check

For Windows XP and earlier

Sound Board Check V9.22

This is an updated sound board checker that correctly scores newer sound boards that have a separate multiplexer on the digitizing input and will work with WL V9.22 and later.

Instructions: unzip this file to sbrdchk.exe and run it.

For Windows Vista and later

This checker is not necessary when running WriteLog version 10.77 or later on Windows Vista or later. In those versions, WriteLog does not manipulate the sound board mute buttons or recording or playback levels. Use the Windows volume control to set the recording and playback levels.

There is one feature from WriteLog running on Windows XP  that cannot be duplicated on Vista and later: “Echo Mic”. But this feature is only lost if you want to put receiver audio on the same sound card’s line in as the microphone. On new OS’s, you either have to forgo recording RX audio on the line in, or have a second sound card and put the RX line in and the mic on two different sound cards.

If you are running on Vista or later, and if you previously had any WriteLog version prior to 10.77 installed, and if WriteLog is silent on one channel or the other, then it is possible that Windows Vista sound board virtualization has memorized some levels or mute button settings that current versions of WriteLog do not override. You can fix this using these steps.

  1. Click your start menu and enter: Regedit.exe in your search bar and run it.
  2. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore
  3. Press CTRL+F and enter WLSOUND.exe
  4. In the bottom of the window, you will see the full key name containing the WlSound entry. It will be similar to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\f8ef7687_0
    Right click that key in the left pane of Regedit and delete it.

This is essentially the same problem some firefox browser users have had, and the fix is more thoroughly documented here