So this is an issue I’ve bee struggling with for sometime. I work form home and do hours of online conference calls. I have been trying to get an effective way to control my mic input levels, bet everything I have tried has not worked.
If you use Zoom on fedora, in the newest version of the software you can deactivate the automatic mic level … maybe it is this what makes you trouble ? I installed it on Fedora 34 and first time the mic volume made what I wanted.
Thanks for the Zoom setting suggestion; I hadn’t thought about that being part of the problem. I installed and shifted over to pipewire last night, so we’ll see if those two items coupled solve things, as I have a conference call this afternoon.
Ok, so Pipewire suffers the exact same issue as Pulseaudio when it comes to input volumes. I’m wondering if anyone knows of any other work around’s or maybe how the input recording volumes could be manually controlled through a script?
I think you will find that it is the Conferencing software that is adjusting the mic gain, and most of the popular apps do it whether you want them to or not. I have tried finding a way to disable it on Zoom, Teams, Blue Jeans etc and none of them seem to allow it and each app does it (although I haven’t tried Teams or Zoom in the last 3 months).