- Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:06 am
I'm using a standard desktop PC with a USB gaming headset. I have no worthwhile speakers or headphones to plug into the built-in audio jacks, only a set of portable headphones.
Under Windows, I can't get any sound through the gaming headset with Yousician, even though it works perfectly in every other application and game I have, but the headset's microphone picks up my voice and seems to work with the tuning mode. If I switch to the built-in audio output, I can now hear the videos and backing tracks, but the microphone no longer works. The audio settings in-game give no way to choose the output, and the headset microphone is the only choice for input. This is after changing the sample rate on all interfaces back to 44100Hz; at anything else, *nothing* works at all (though I occasionally got a loud, continuous buzz instead).
Under Linux Mint, the sound comes through the internal output even when I explicitly select the USB headset, even though I've successfully made that the default for all other applications. There are *many* choices for sound input and output, but for most of them it tells me that it doesn't work, and I have to click many times to acknowledge that message before it lets me make another choice. Or at least, that's what I got on the first launch; now I just get a black screen. I'm searching for the settings file to investigate further.
ETA: Having found the settings file and reset the game to windowed mode, I now realise that the Linux audio settings are telling me to select an "input device" but giving me the names of *output* devices to choose from (eg. 2.0, 2.1, 4.0, 5.1, 7.1 interfaces to the same underlying hardware). The input device is, in fact, set to the corresponding physical device, but the output device cannot be changed at all.