Specifies whether the Voice Capture DSP applies microphone gain bounding.

Constant for IPropertyBag

Available only by using IPropertyStore.

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Microphone gain bounding ensures that the microphone has the correct level of gain. If gain is too high, the captured signal might be saturated and will be clipped. Clipping is a non-linear effect, which will cause the acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) algorithm to fail. If the gain is too low, the signal-to-noise ratio is low, which can also cause the AEC algorithm to fail or not perform well.

This property can have the following values.

Value Description
VARIANT_TRUE Enable microphone gain bounding.
VARIANT_FALSE Disable microphone gain bounding.


The default value of this property is VARIANT_TRUE (enabled).

Microphone gain bounding is applies only when the DSP operates in source mode. In filter mode, the application must ensure that the microphone has the correct gain level.


Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008



See Also


Using the Voice Capture DSP

Voice Capture DSP



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