Subject: Re: [ecasound] Best way to record
From: harvey smith (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 21 2001 - 04:18:15 EEST
On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, S. Massy wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Nolan Darilek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Ok, maybe I don't have this recording thing figured out. :) In my last
> > message I complained that my recordings were all soft, that trying to
> > raise the volume on my soundcard caused clipping despite the fact that
> > the signal sounds great live. S. Massy recommends not using my
> > soundcard's mixer to amplify my sound, and this is where I'm
> > confused. :)
> Yep, the point is that the little onboard mixer on your soundcard will just
> add dirt to your sound and nothing more.
Huh... he wasn't using the mixer (that would be if he set it to record the
naster volume). From his description it sounds like he set it to record
the line input directly, but he needs to set the record volume.
Unless you can explain how to record without adjusting these controls!
> > I've also considered hooking the POD into the mic in, would this
> > accomplish anything? I'm really not sure what to do at this point, and
> No, I used the mic-in before but it gives you an awfully dirty sound, the
> output is just too loud compared to the signal it expects.
The mic-in goes through an onboard mic pre-amp to get the signal up to
line levels... obvoiusly if you are already at line level you don't want
to do this. Plus the built in mic preamp can't possible be of very high
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