Thursday, December 19, 2013

How To Find Stereo Mix On Windows 7- How To Enable Stereo Mix With Conexant


I like to use Audacity to record things off of the Internet sometimes. However, to get a clean recording, you need to be able to use the Stereo Mix feature on your audio device. If you have certain Conexant audio devices, you  may not be able to use the Stereo Mix feature. According to some reports, computer makers, like Sony Corporation, asked Conexant to disable the Stereo Mix feature to stop people from recording things off of the Internet that might violate a copyright. Well, no matter the reason, I'm here to show you how to enable Stereo Mix on your Conexant device. Make sure you do the right things with this power.

First we are going to make sure you don't have Stereo Mix on your machine already. If you are technically savvy and are completely sure you don't have it, then you can skip this step.


  1. In the lower left hand of your task bar, right click on the speaker icon.
  2. Select Recording devices. 
  3. Right click in the blank white space and select Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices.
  4. If you don't see Stereo Mix, like the photo below shows, then you need to follow the second set of directions.




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OK. Now we are going to add Stereo Mix. It once was lost, but now it will be found! Ready?

  1. Go to your start menu and type Regedit. We are going to edit your Registry. Once the software comes up, click on Regedit. 
  2. Once you have Regedit open, you are going to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000\Settings\EPattributes.
  3. Once you get to the EPattributes node, you are going to check and see if you have the EpSettings node. If you HAVE this node, move on to the next step. If you DO NOT have the EpSettings node, you will need to add it by right clicking on the EPattributes node and selecting New and then Key. Enter EpSettings.
  4. After you have either added EpSettings or verified that you have it, you are now going to add a key to EpSettings by right clicking on EpSettings, selecting New and then Key and creating a key named StereoMixEnable.
  5. After it has been created, right click on StereoMixEnable, click New and then Binary Value to create a Binary Value called Enable
  6. Change the value for Enable to 1 or 01 if you can't just put the 1 in.
  7. Right Click on StereoMixEnable again, click New and then Binary Value to create a Binary Value named MixAssocSeq.
  8. Change the value of MixAssocSeq to e0 e0
  9. Right Click on StereoMixEnable again, click New and then Binary Value to create a Binary Value named MuteGainSettings.
  10. Change the value of MuteGainSettings to 00 00.
  11. Now close Regedit and restart your computer.
  12. After your computer restarts, go to Control Panel, Sound and then click Recording tab and you will see Stereo Mix. It will be disabled.
  13. Right click Stereo Mix and enable it.
  14. Set it as the default device.
Now you can use Stereo Mix to record sounds from the Internet directly into your computer using something like Audacity.

If you have problems or questions, just ask!

Smooches!
Kila Morton

Problem:
You do not see Stereo Mix on your laptop or PC and you have a Conexant device.

Solution:
You must alter the registry settings, restart your machine and enable Stereo Mix.

25 comments:

noodles4u69 said...

didn't worked :(

Kila Morton said...

What didn't work? Which step did you have a problem with? You can't just say something doesn't work without saying what you did. List the steps you took and we can get you working.

noodles4u69 said...

i followed everything you said i was feeling hopeful coz your step by step was pretty clear and i was getting excited but once i restart, the stereo mix still aint there

Kila Morton said...

What operating system do you have? What typeople of computer do you have? When you restarted your computer and go to the Sound screen, did you right click and make sure that everything was checked? If not, try that. That wasn't in my instructions, but you might need to do that too. Let me know if it shows up after that.

noodles4u69 said...

32-bit operating system its a toshiba sattelite runs on window 7 so nothing flash.. and i did ticked all boxes after restart nothing show up, in desperation i installed virtual audio cable it works the only problem is its got this annoying voice on the background repeating TRIAL so i unstalled it, btw thx for ur time and effort to response back Kila cheers

Kila Morton said...

Hi noodle! Ok. I think there may be an extra step for Toshiba Satellites. This link may offer you just what you need. Try it and let me know. If it works, I will update my post with the Toshiba specific information.

http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/audio-sound/how-get-stereo-mix-on-conexant-sound-card-solution/td-p/174656

Kila Morton said...

I haven't said this, but the other thing is to make SURE you have a Conexant audio device. I'm sure you have, but I will say it anyway. :-)

Rich Rochester said...

Hi,

I have a Sony laptop vintage 2010. It runs Win7. I got to step 3 and did not have a EPattrubutes choice. There was only this key: \Drv6662_DevType_0262_SS104d906b under Settings.
Also, how do I tell that I have a Conexant device?

Thanks for your help.

Ronnie Burns said...

Hello, I did everything in this tutorial and, as expected, stereo mix has appeared! One problem though, even if I enable it, it doesn't do anything, it just sits there looking stupid not knowing that any sound is being played, and yes I've gone into properties to try and see if the problem was there. One minor difference between the tutorial and my computer is that HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000\Settings\EPattributes wasn't there, instead, there was no Settings under 0000 and thus no EPattributes, however, these were under 0001. Is this the problem? If so, what can I do to correct it? Thank you for your help, it is much appreciated and I hope this is of no inconvenience to you.

Anonymous said...

thank you! very clear.

Humburgar said...

this worked for me.. after
trying many other incomplete
procedures found on the net..this
is the one that succeded !!

excellent tutorial

Gkaywood said...

Kila, I went into the registry as you directed and drilled down to the 0000 folder as you directed BUT there is no folder simply named "Settings." There is a folder named "Global Settings" and another named "Power Settings." There is no "EPattributes" to be found in either of these. I am using a new Toshiba Satellite S55 Laptop and made sure that I have the most current Conexant drivers installed. StereoMix simply does not appear anywhere . In fact the only thing that shows up in the recording or playback devices listings is the computer's built-in microphone, Conexant Smart Audio HD. I'm wondering if the info you have posted (last December) is already outdated thanks to Microsoft's paranoid meddling to control every aspect of any computer its OS's are installed in. Can you offer any help?

Kila Morton said...

Gkaywood what type of Conexant device do you have?

Trieu Nguyen said...

Hello I am using the laptop l645 stereo mix and I need some work. I have tried to follow but still no results. Ad can help with team view is not. And here is a picture that I get . Thank's

Trieu Nguyen said...

Hello I am using the laptop l645 stereo mix and I need some work. I have tried to follow but still no results. Ad can help with team view is not. And here is a picture that I get . Thank's

Anonymous said...

I follow the steps like you said, but i can't find .../setting/...

Anonymous said...

it works!!finally..thanx man..by the way my laptop were at 0001 ..not 0000.. TYVM !!!

stavros said...

windows 8.1 worked like a charm! Thank you man!

Colin said...

Worked great for me; just the same 0001 / 0000 replacement other commenters mentioned.

Unknown said...

I am running Windows 7.

When I enabled "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices," stereo mix still did not appear.

I looked at your instructions on how to edit the registry, but I do not have the same directories that you do.

Your and my machines are the same up to the directory:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000

However, I do not have a subfolder named "Settings."

Instead, I have: Drivers, GlobalSettings, MixerSettings, PinConfigOverrideVerbs, PowerSettings, WaveportSettings.

Unknown said...

I am running Windows 7.

When I enabled "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices," stereo mix still did not appear.

I looked at your instructions on how to edit the registry, but I do not have the same directories that you do.

Your and my machines are the same up to the directory:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000

However, I do not have a subfolder named "Settings."

Instead, I have: Drivers, GlobalSettings, MixerSettings, PinConfigOverrideVerbs, PowerSettings, WaveportSettings.

Anonymous said...

On a win10 Lenovo Z70, that was upgraded from original win8, this had the effect of producing a Conexant SmartAudio HD stereo mix device in the recording devices menu, which seemed to be able to play back the computer noises, but did not also play back from my microphone. Might test more later.

Anonymous said...

Hi Crazy DotNet woman,

Thank you for this post. You are beautiful. After searching and messing with other solutions, yours is the only one that worked - easily, simply, the first time. You are indeed beautiful.

Numsgil DidInBlog said...

Thank you, had been trying to get Stereo Mix for 2 hours now.

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