Delphi MediaPlayer component: Recording voice

I am still hoping to get in contact with someone who has tried
recording voice with the MultiMedia component, using a microphone and
simple sound card.

Who has had good luck with this?

I find the sound completely distorted and unusable. I do not think it
is my hardware, because Microsoft's Windows sound recorder/player
works fine - Delphi 16 bit Version 1.47.136.0. Is there a bug?

Email appreciated. I respond to every email.
Matthew