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  1.    17 Jan 2017 #11
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    Well I just set Stereo Mix as the default and so far so good. I'll be more certain after a re-boot but I'm in the middle of something now so will do that later.
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  2.    18 Jan 2017 #12
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    Its been a day. How is it going?
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  3.    18 Jan 2017 #13
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    Hi Fireberd, I just had a quick try and all seems good! I'm marking solved. Thanks all for your help.
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  4.    18 Jan 2017 #14
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    Great. Hope it stays.
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  5.    19 Jan 2017 #15
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    Nope - it didn't! I realised in the middle of the night that I'd left my PC on both last night and the night before as I was archiving material to my NAS. I've just re-booted and tested Skype: the chipmunk lives!
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  6.    19 Jan 2017 #16
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    Rats.

    It was OK until restarted. Look at what is in startup, could be something there causing it.
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  7.    19 Jan 2017 #17
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    Obviously the only way to go through startup properly is to disable them all and enable them one by one, re-booting each time. Ugh.

    Before I try that - this is what is in my startup. Anything that you can see that I might try turning off just in case?

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  8.    19 Jan 2017 #18
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    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.192 (Branch: RS3 Release)

    I think the problem is within Skype, not the drivers. Try resetting Skype settings.

    Steps:
    1. Kill the process Skype.exe using taskmanager
    2. Open the Run dialog and enter
    %appdata%
    and press enter.

    You should now get a new Explorer window opened.

    3. Find the folder named Skype and rename it to Skype.bak
    4. Restart Skype and set it up again.

    NOTE! you can always restore your old data from the Skype.bak folder.
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  9.    19 Jan 2017 #19
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    slicendice - I might agree if the problem was restricted to Skype.

    Skype is not in my startup at all. I could go and open something like Audacity and record myself and the result would be the same with no involvement from Skype. It's just that Skype is nearly all I use my microphone for.
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  10.    19 Jan 2017 #20
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    The symptoms you have been describing are actually "Features" of the "Karaoke" options of my Xonar DG sound card.

    Do you have any such similar type options on your Sound driver? or any other sound related driver which are switched ON ?

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    Although the options are shown in a graphic app display in my example I have known RealTek drivers to have options in quite deeply buried sub- Menus, especially in the "modified" drivers from major PC manufacturers, there is often a switch off all enhancements option which sometimes apply to extra options but not always
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