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Sound check sounds like a chipmunk

SKype worked great until last week when I called someone and they told me my voice sounded like a chipmunk and then went to low man voice and back to chipmunk.  The person I talked to sounded fine on my end.  I uninstalled and reinstalled skype but still having the same problem. 

 

When I record a video on my computer it plays back and sounds fine.  My voice is good.  Can anyone help me figure this out>>>>?????

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Does that problem occur with just that one contact or more than one?

 

How about if you call the Echo / Test service?  How does your recorded voice sound there?




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We had the identical problem.   It happened with more than one contact.  We did the Skype sound check, which sounded fine.   We then went back to try again and all was well.  Never did find out what the issue was.

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I have this problem using the latest version of Skype (as of 7/2013) on Win 7 64 bit.  On the first call either from a new boot or a wake up from sleep mode, Skype will not allow my voice to go through or it will sound like a chipmunk.  The second call is ok.   This is true using the Echo test service or calling anyone else.  Very annoying as I often forget.  I use a Logitech Pro 9000 camera/mic on USB. 

 

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Do you have all the latest driver updates for your soundcard?

 

Open Windows Device Manager. Expand the key: Sound, video and game controlers. Are all the listed devices shown as working there (no exclamation sign)?

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I upgraded my motherboard a couple of months ago to an ASRock 970 Extreme 4 which uses on board audio by Realtek.  No sound card is used and I checked the device manager and there is no yellow exclamation mark.  Though I can't remember when the problem started it may be roughly about the time of the upgrade.  However, I have had the same issue in the past, well before any upgrade and you can see posts from 2012 from others on that.

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Looking into the specifications of this motherboard, it appears that the onboard soundcard is 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec). Try to open the control panel for this soundcard and set the sound output to stereo. 7.1 surround sound settings may not work well with Skype.

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I had the sound set to quadraphonic since I'm using 4 speakers with a sub woofer.  I have temporarily changed it to stereo to see if the makes any difference.  I do want t make clear that all alls after the first one, work fine.  Its just the first call after wake up or boot up.  Sometimes even the first call works ok but mostly not.  If there were a conflict with the sound system i would expect there to be problems on all calls. Incoming sound is always ok jut the outgoing sound is a problem on this first call.  Check the microphone in the tools section shows the mic to be working.  

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I've taken som etime and did a bit of testing.  The chipmunk sound still happens.  Sometimes, instead of the funny sound, the person I'm calling just can't hear me, even though I can hear them fine.  These things happen when using the echo service as well.  It seems that the sound from my mic (Logitech webcam Pro 9000) is altered or not handled properly by Skype on the first call.  If check my mic on Skype tools I always see the response with the green level meter.  My conslusion is that Skype has a bug.  Now I wish they would get someone to fix it.

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I have the same issue, and it's irritating me to the point I'm considering leaving Skype.  I was using Windows 7 64 bit, but am now on Windows 8 64 bit.  I also have the Logitech 9000.  Every time I reboot or turn on the computer, on the first call I make, the person on the other end hears chipmunk.  On every call thereafter, everything is fine.  Really annoying.  I use the echo test service for my first call after rebooting now so that it hears the chipmunk.  All of my drivers are up to date.

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