How to record from headset microphone?

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I've tried recording with Camtasia and GeForce Experience but both don't seem to record my voice from my headphone mic. I have an Overpowered laptop that has two headphone jacks while my headphone only has one. I went to my sound settings and saw that my headphone isn't showing up in there at all even though I've been using it for a long time (for watching videos). My headphone is a PS4 lvl 3 headset. Help would be greatly appreciated. 
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Joe Morgan

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Try right clicking an open area in sound settings and Show disabled device. See if the mic shows up.


Shadowplay records system audio and system sound to recorded video as 4 tracks of sound. 2 of each to capture both channels. "Stereo"

Camtasia will only recognize one audio track because it doesn't support 4 channels.
A typical shadowplay recording is depicted below.


Regards,Joe
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I made sure it shows disabled devices but it has yet to show my mic. My older cousin used to share his Camtasia software (Camtasia 8 I believe) and back then it would separate my voice from whatever sounds (2 tracks of sound total) are happening on my previous laptop that notably had only one jack to plug in. 
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Hi there

Your laptop likely has two jacks because one is for the audio you hear and the other is for a microphone.

Looks like this headset is configured with an "all in one" connection. So you will need to acquire a splitter that connects to the headphones and has two pins you will then connect to the computer.



https://www.walmart.com/ip/M4-3-5mm-Audio-Y-Splitter-Cable-1-Female-to-2-Male-Headphone-Microphone-Cord-Gold-Plated-for-Headphone-to-PC-Adapter/181386503?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=18988&adid=22222222227276949094&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=333508576766&wl4=pla-643061693162&wl5=1020414&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=125210027&wl11=online&wl12=181386503&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI176DwYvE4wIVj4bACh38bQNrEAQYBSABEgLO_fD_BwE

Cheers... Rick :)
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The video below will likely help as well.

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Thank you for the help as your reply pretty much explains it all to me.
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Makes sense, I haven't used an analog headset before. Only USB.
Glad you figured it out, if you ever upgrade to a digital mic and headset "USB connection" You'll be much better off, the microphones are much cleaner sounding by comparison. The signals stronger.Many advantages.
The speakers in a headset can sound good with an analog connector.