The max volume of 100% is too quiet for me. Is there any setting/software i can use to increase the volume/gain?

Heres my neofetch if needed

  • Is there any particular software you're trying to use with the microphone? Sometimes, individual applications like Audacity will have extra gain features.
    – mchid
    Feb 6, 2022 at 9:43
  • Mainly steam and discord,
    – yaukari
    Feb 7, 2022 at 2:30
  • Two thins. 1. What Ubuntu version and type? 2. Additional info needs to be added to the question via edit not made as a comment.
    – David
    Feb 8, 2022 at 14:00
  • You seemed to have just skipped over the last line of text
    – yaukari
    Feb 9, 2022 at 4:51

1 Answer 1


Pulse Audio Volume Control

sudo apt install pavucontrol


This allows you to set more than 100 percent for both input and output.

Commands to set N percent volume to your microphone

preparation: check the name of your microphone

pactl list sources


pactl set-source-volume sourcename N%


pactl [options] set-(sink|source)-volume NAME|#N VOLUME [VOLUME ...] pactl [options] set-(sink-input|source-output)-volume #N VOLUME [VOLUME ...]

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